Kiev/UNI: The European Parliament Thursday approved an 18 billion euro ($18.7 billion) conditional loan for Ukraine to cover essential public services and rehabilitation of infrastructure throughout next year.
Tirana/UNI: The European Union (EU) will provide 80 million euros (79.7 million US dollars) in grants to Albania to tackle the energy crisis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
Washington/UNI: The United States and the European Union are each set to impose their own new set of sanctions on Russia, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials.
Strasbourg: EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has called for cuts to electricity use across the bloc and windfall taxes on energy firms to tackle high prices.
Berlin/UNI: Several German opposition politicians are advocating for a ban on the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians, the Bild newspaper reported on Monday.
Kyiv: European Union home affairs commissioner Yiva Johansson has announced creation of a hub in Moldova to battle organised crime, particularly arms smuggling from war-torn Ukraine.
Brussels/UNI/Sputnik: The Council of the European Union on Monday renewed without changes its list of sanctioned persons and entities established in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says she does not support the idea of boycotting the G20 summit if Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part.
Brussels: The European Union's executive branch has proposed to ban coal imports from Russia in a bid to hit the country's lucrative energy industry over its war in Ukraine.
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has admitted that Prime Minister Imran Khan could have avoided slamming Western powers publicly.
In yet another wave of measures to isolate Russia and choke its international money flow, the European Union (EU) on Wednesday blocked seven Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system and banned Kremlin-controlled media outlets RT and Sputnik.
Kyiv: As the Ukrainian delegation arrived at the border with Belarus for peace talks on Monday, Ukraine President and Prime Minister urged the European Union for its membership.
Helsinki/UNI/Sputnik: Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday described the situation around Ukraine as quite worrying, saying the European Union was waiting for Russia to follow words with actions concerning the troops' pullback from the Ukrainian border.
Brussels: The ongoing row between Lithuania and China took a new turn when the European Union accused Beijing of "illegal" trade practices as it launched an official dispute on behalf of one of its smallest member states.
Ottawa/IBNS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will expand its military training mission in Ukraine by deploying 60 more troops to the country in the coming days, intelligence sharing, support to combat cyberattacks and shipping non-lethal equipment to help the latter face the threat of Russian invasion.