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EU slaps Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine war
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the sanctions send "a strong signal to Moscow: we will keep the pressure high for as long as it takes."
EU bans imports of Russian gold and freezes Sberbank's assets
The precious metal has been used by oligarchs as a safe haven to soften the impact of Western sanctions.
EU pushes back against claims Russian oil ban is hiking prices
The EU ban will not be completed until the end of the year, so its economic effects are still unclear.
Brussels defends sanctions, while pledging more Ukraine financial aid
EU foreign ministers met in Brussels Monday, agreeing to give €500 million in military aid to Kyiv.
EU to target Russian gold in next round of sanctions over Ukraine war
The precious metal constitutes Russia's top export after energy and was worth more €18.5 billion in 2020.
Inside Kaliningrad, Russia's exclave at the centre of EU sanctions row
The exclave used to be part of Germany called Köningsburg but was ceded to the Soviets after World War II.
'It's a big deal': Experts and MEPs weigh in on EU's Russian oil ban
The phase-out of seaborne crude is considered the most radical measure taken by the EU since the Ukraine war broke out.
Roman Abramovich files lawsuit against EU Council
The billionaire, who was sanctioned by the European Union in March, filed a lawsuit against the EU Council on Tuesday.
EU leaders are struggling to pass sanctions on Russian oil. Why?
Fresh EU sanctions on Russian crude and refined oil have been on the table for weeks without progress.
MEPs demand sanctions on Schröder over his ties with Russian firms
Gerhard Schröder still holds positions at Rosneft, Russia's leading oil company, and Nord Stream AG.
Talks on an EU-wide Russian oil ban could drag on until end of May
Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are against the timeline of banning Russian oil imports by the end of the year.
A week on, the EU appears no closer to a Russian oil embargo
Unlike other rounds of sanctions against Moscow approved swiftly by member states, these talks have been slow and optimism is diminishing.
Orban criticises EU plans to sanction head of Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill's support of Putin and the war has already drawn condemnation with Pope Francis warning him not to become "Putin's altar boy".
Any EU state could be next victim of Russian energy cuts — Commission
The European Commission is due to publish proposals on a potential Russian oil embargo, following a meeting of energy ministers in Brussels.
Europe's week: War in Ukraine continues to dominate
Diplomacy and war persisted in keeping Brussels busy.
The online misinformation spreading ahead of France's election runoff
False rumours about Russian sanctions, the 'Yellow Vest' protests and climate change policies have gone viral.
German employers and unions unite to oppose EU Russian gas boycott
German bosses and unions have opposed a ban on Russian gas imports by the EU, claiming it will cause job losses and factory closures.
Sanctions on Russian oil would have 'direct impact' on war: Ukraine
The Ukrainian trade representative said oil exports make up nearly a third of Moscow's revenues.
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Europe's week: Fresh sanctions human trafficking & Hungary latest woes
The EU will now target imports of Russian coal in a bid to weaken Moscow's war machine.
EU countries agree on new Russia sanctions, including coal embargo
"The aim of our sanctions is to stop the reckless, inhuman and aggressive behaviour of the Russian troops," said the EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
Russia committing 'massive war crime' in Mariupol, says Borrell
Ukrainian authorities rejected a Russian ultimatum for Mariupol to surrender.
Brussels mulls Russian oil embargo in new sanctions round
Russian provides more than a third of EU imports of petroleum products and 40% of all EU imports of natural gas.