Ukraine needs to step up reforms and find a solution to the fate of jailed former premier Tymoshenko before striking a deal with the EU.
Germany's European neighbors are not overly concerned by the aftermath of the election in Berlin. They expect Angela Merkel to remain the "dealmaker" in Europe. Trust in her appears as strong as ever, says Barbara Wesel.
The NATO-Russia summit sends a positive signal, despite a "wide range" of differences between two sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Merkel also pledged military support to the ex-Soviet state of Lithuania.
After 20 years, words are put into action: American soldiers are coming to Poland for the long term, while German and British troops head to the Baltics. Polish officials will celebrate the Americans' arrival Saturday.
Visa-free travel in Europe for Ukrainians with biometric passports has been proposed by the EU migration commissioner. Dimitris Avramopoulos said Ukraine had met all EU benchmarks. Turkey had only 10 days to do so.
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