Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO says decision on Patriot deployment up to specific country Poland asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request that German Patriot air defence units be sent to Ukraine, after NATO’s chief suggested the military alliance might … Read more

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to reach a deal on Wednesday at what level to cap prices for Russian sea-borne oil under the Group of Seven nations (G7) scheme and will resume talks on Thursday evening or on Friday, EU diplomats said. Earlier on Thursday representatives of the EU’s 27 governments … Read more

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, arguing that its military strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets such as energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters violated international law. European lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The move is … Read more

G7 urges China to abstain from threats, use of force

G7 urges China to abstain from threats, use of force

MUENSTER, Germany, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven on Friday urged China to abstain from “threats, coercion, intimidation, or the use of force,” while expressing their aim for cooperation where possible to tackle global challenges including security, global health and climate. The mildly-worded communique, wrapping up two days of meetings by the foreign … Read more

Berlin conference lays out vision of post-war Ukraine

Berlin conference lays out vision of post-war Ukraine

BERLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the European hosts of a conference on his country’s reconstruction laid out a vision of a future Ukraine as a European Union member and major exporter of green energy to the continent on Tuesay. “This is not a regular donor conference,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz … Read more

EU to give 18 bln euros to Kyiv next year to help run Ukraine

EU to give 18 bln euros to Kyiv next year to help run Ukraine

EU offers 1.5 billion euros per month to run Ukraine in 2023 Berlin to host Oct 25 conference for long-term reconstruction EU split on more Russia sanctions, seizing assets, war tribunal BRUSSELS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The European Union will give Kyiv 1.5 billion euros a month in 2023 to help run Ukraine as it … Read more

EU slaps human rights sanctions on Iran, warns of more over Ukraine

EU slaps human rights sanctions on Iran, warns of more over Ukraine

Ukraine says Iran supplying drones for Russia’s war Crackdown on protests brings EU punitive action EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg Oct 17 (Reuters) – Several European Union foreign ministers on Monday called for sanctions against Iran over the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia, as the bloc agreed a separate set of asset freezes … Read more

‘How’s Brexit going?’ British politics mocked at home and abroad

‘How’s Brexit going?’ British politics mocked at home and abroad

ROME, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s political and economic turmoil has been greeted with thinly veiled satisfaction among pro-European and leftist politicians abroad, with some commentators drawing parallels to chaotic Italy. New British finance minister Jeremy Hunt will set out tax and spending measures on Monday, two weeks earlier than scheduled, as he races to … Read more

EU set to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops, provide more arms funding for Kyiv

EU set to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops, provide more arms funding for Kyiv

BRUSSELS, Oct 17 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers are expected to agree on a mission to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops from next month and an extra 500 million euros worth of funding for arms deliveries to Kyiv when they meet in Luxembourg on Monday. The ministers are also likely to slap additional sanctions on … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more