The China-EU summit in Beijing was relatively low profile this year, overshadowed somewhat by the Communist Party plenum and the ensuing reform packag(...)

Ukrainian euro integration supporters wave flags during their meeting on Independence Square in Kiev yesterday. Protesters have been demanding that the Ukrainian government roll back last week’s decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union, calling for president Viktor Yanukovych to sign the deal. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The European Union yesterday issued a stark warning to Russia that it was in danger of breaching the Helsinki Accords over its treatment of Ukraine, a(...)

Students stand on a street and hold hands to form a human chain from the Ukrainian capital to the western border during a demonstration in support of EU integration at Independence Square in Kiev today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The European Union has strongly criticised Russia’s interference in Ukrainian affairs rejecting calls for trilateral discussions between Russian, the (...)

Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko, wearing a T-shirt with her mother’s photograph during an interview on the sidelines of an Eastern Partnership summit. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

in VilniusUkrainian president Viktor Yanukovych flew to Lithuania yesterday to face EU leaders for the first time since his government halted negotia(...)

The document, prepared by  chairman of European Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy, will form the basis of discussions between senior euro zone officials at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday . Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Euro zone states are considering cheap loans to member governments as an incentive to carry out painful economic reforms, according to an EU discussio(...)

Social Democratic Party Peer Steinbrueck served as finance minister under Angela Merkel between 2005 and 2009. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

There was a cautious welcome across Europe to the results of the German election, as Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secured a third (...)

A passerby uses his smartphone to take a picture of the euro sign landmark in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank  in Frankfurt yesterday.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The EU and euro area continue to face the most serious crisis in the history of integration. The European Union is in a period of transition that will(...)

A mother holds her hands up as she escorts her son from the al-Fath mosque in Cairo on August 17th, 2013. Gunmen opened fire on security forces from a second floor window in the Fath mosque, where hundreds of Morsi supporters had been taking refuge since protests turned violent on Friday. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Egypt’s army-backed rulers met today to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed president Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference during an EU  leaders summit in Brussels  yesterday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on senior figures who know the truth behind the Anglo Irish Bank debacle to “stand by” the Republic and come forth wit(...)

French president François Hollande: As tensions continue between France and the European Commission on Brussels’ handling of the crisis,  he  reiterated the need to tackle “growth and jobs” ahead of the summit, adding that it was “what Europe expects. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

EU leaders pledged last night to intensify the campaign against unemployment as they seek to refocus their attention away from crisis management towa(...)

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