Among the EU Member States, Germany and Poland, followed by Italy, in 2014 were by far the largest exporters to the Eastern partner countries.
Amnesty International says both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are almost daily perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners.
The Macro-Financial Assistance Programme for Ukraine, amounting up to 1.8 billion euros, added to the previous ones of 1.61 billion euros, "is the largest Macro-Financial Assistance Programme which has ever been committed to a non-EU country.
The selected investment projects will ensure the diversification of gas and power supply sources, as well as the increase of the number of alternate suppliers
Europe ''has to work'' with Moscow on the negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme and over the UN Security Council resolution calling on states to take part in the anti-smuggling mission in the Mediterranean Sea