European Union leaders have been meeting in Brussels to decide the way ahead on Ukraine. Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk was also invited to the meeting.
EU leaders agreed to continue economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the bloc's top politicians also discussed migration and security, revealing national differences.
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to cut funding for Turkey linked to its bid to join the bloc. While raising concerns about the rule of law in the country, she praised Ankara's support for refugees.
Dubbed the leader of the "last bastion of Western liberal power," Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the list again. But just behind her is another European leader navigating her country's post-EU future.
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