European Council: News

17 May 2023


EU warns India for allegedly reselling Russian oil, Jaishankar responds

European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Josep Borrell has recommended action against India for allegedly reselling Russian oil to Europe.

16 May 2023


European Union approves world's first crypto rules: What it means

The meltdown of crypto exchange FTX and the subsequent turmoil shed light on the need to regulate cryptocurrencies.

17 Dec 2022


After backlash, Elon Musk reinstates suspended Twitter accounts of journalists

Amid outrage over the suspension of the Twitter accounts of some prominent journalists, Elon Musk has decided to reinstate them.

31 May 2022

Vladimir Putin

European Union bans most Russian oil imports: Details here

The leaders of the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to put an embargo on most imports of Russian oil.

02 Sep 2021


Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit three central European countries, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, in a four-day tour from September 2-5.

22 Apr 2019

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

He once played Ukraine's President, is now one in real-life

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country's political establishment.

11 Apr 2019

Emmanuel Macron

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

European Union leaders and Britain today agreed to a Brexit extension that will allow the UK to delay its EU departure date until Halloween.

24 Nov 2018


May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

British Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels today to defend the planned Brexit divorce deal even as Spain threatened to boycott an EU summit meant to endorse it.

29 Jun 2018

Russia News

EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

European Union leaders agreed to extend punishing economic sanctions against Russia for six months over the conflict in Ukraine, the European Council, comprising 28 leaders, said after a summit in Brussels.

16 Dec 2017


Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

After arriving at a breakthrough Brexit deal recently, EU leaders who met in Brussels have agreed to move the talks on to the second phase.

11 Oct 2017


Catalonia declares independence, puts it on hold

The Catalan Parliament signed a declaration of independence in a session eagerly watched by the whole world.

07 Oct 2017


India-EU summit: Both sides commit to jointly fight terrorism

India and the EU adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism on Friday during the 14th India-EU summit in New Delhi.

29 Mar 2017


Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

Pro-Brexit MPs "politely walked out" of a meeting of the Brexit Select Committee after a report presented was deemed "too gloomy".