NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

Madrid summit to adapt NATO stance towards Russia Change driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine New strategy paper to brand Russia a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively boost the number of troops on high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies set to adopt a … Read more

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO summit over three days in Madrid; Biden to attend Turkey’s veto over Sweden, Finland application a big issue NATO to agree new defences for Baltic region Aid package to Ukraine aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and … Read more

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

‘The notion of cheap energy is gone,’ Latvian PM says Inflation in euro zone has shot to all-time highs Germany warns some industries may have to close this winter BRUSSELS, June 24 (Reuters) – EU leaders on Friday warned that “cheap energy is gone” and agreed to boost preparations for further cuts in Russian gas, … Read more

Balkan membership hopefuls leave EU summit empty handed

Balkan membership hopefuls leave EU summit empty handed

Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama arrives for Western Balkans countries meeting with EU leaders, in Brussels, Belgium June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Balkans say Bulgaria’s veto is a ‘disgrace’ EU recommits to eventual membership for Balkans BRUSSELS, June 23 (Reuters) – A summit of European Union … Read more

Ukraine on course for EU candidacy at summit, EU says

Ukraine on course for EU candidacy at summit, EU says

BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine is set to become an official candidate for European Union membership on Thursday in a symbolic but morale-boosting decision following Russia’s invasion, ministers and diplomats said on Tuesday. EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign off on last week’s recommendation by the European Commission, the EU executive. After … Read more

EU leaders to keep sanction pressure on Russia, gold flagged as new target

EU leaders to keep sanction pressure on Russia, gold flagged as new target

EU leaders to hold summit this week, Ukraine in focus They will commit to work on more sanctions – draft accord Gold, vital asset for Russia cenbank, may be among new targets BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – European Union leaders aim tomaintain pressure on Russia at their summit this week by committing to further work … Read more

France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A negotiated solution to the war would be needed, official says France ready to help on Ukraine’s grain stocks crisis PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) – France is … Read more

EU blacklists “butchers” of Bucha and Mariupol in latest Russia sanctions

EU blacklists "butchers" of Bucha and Mariupol in latest Russia sanctions

Olympian Kabaeva, “closely associated” with Putin, on list Putin spokesman Peskov blasts lack of EU independence Wife of billionaire Melnichenko also among 65 names BRUSSELS, June 3 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday blacklisted Russian military commanders who it said led troops involved in atrocities in Ukraine, describing them as the “butchers” of Bucha … Read more

Germany picks Boeing’s Chinook helicopters to replace Sikorsky fleet

Germany picks Boeing's Chinook helicopters to replace Sikorsky fleet

A Chinook helicopter flies over the city centre during a military parade marking Greece’s Independence Day, in Athens, Greece, March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 1 (Reuters) – (This June 1 story corrects to read ‘CH-53’ (not ‘CH-53K’) in paragraph 1) Germany will buy 60 … Read more

EU makes eleventh-hour push to agree on Russia oil sanctions

EU makes eleventh-hour push to agree on Russia oil sanctions

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 30 (Reuters) – Top European Union diplomats meet on Monday for a last-ditch attempt to agree on Russian oil import sanctions before their leaders meet later … Read more