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  • Europe locked in migrant quota dispute
    May 21, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union countries are locked in an increasingly bitter battle over proposals to set quotas for accepting asylum seekers and other migrants fleeing Africa and the Middle East. What has […]

  • EU mediates gas talks between Russia, Ukraine
    March 2, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Russia and Ukrainian energy ministers got together for key gas talks in Brussels, amid threats by Russia’s Gazprom to cut off deliveries to Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have sparred over […]

  • EU leaders mull harsher anti-terror measures
    February 12, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Just over a month after the Paris attacks, European leaders are meeting to discuss a range of counter-terrorism measures – from better information sharing to tougher border controls and scrutiny […]

  • Russia sanctions on hold as EU waits for peace talks
    February 10, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to postpone further sanctions against Russia for a week to give time to a peace push to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. EU ministers […]

  • EU ministers propose tougher anti-terrorism measures
    January 30, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union Justice and Interior Ministers are discussing ways to strengthen information sharing and border control, among other measures to crack down on terrorism. Their two-day meeting ends Friday in […]

  • EU offers mixed reaction to Syriza victory
    January 27, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels have suggested they are open to giving Greece more time to pay back its debt, but there is little support for a total […]

  • ECB launches economic stimulus for euro zone
    January 22, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Central Bank has launched an ambitious stimulus program aimed to stop deflation and boost the ailing, 19-member eurozone.  The  ECB plans to buy billions of dollars worth of […]

  • EU leaders on Russia: After sanctions, what next?
    December 21, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    It’s a rare occasion when European Union leaders end a summit in just one day, but that’s what happened Thursday when heads of state wrapped up their last big meeting […]

  • EU sanctions Ukraine separatists, holds off on Russia
    November 18, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Ukrainian separatists, but is holding back on new sanctions against Russia.  Decision by EU foreign ministers taken amid deepening tensions between the […]