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EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for ‘new era’

RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union sees some signs of an easing in the Ukraine conflict and a more constructive approach from Russia to tackling issues like Syria, offering hope of a “new era” in relations with Moscow, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Thursday.

Federica Mogherini said Ukraine had reported “limited but positive signs” from the east of the country, where more than 4,700 people have been killed since last April in fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists.

Jan 8, 2015

EU offers 1.8 bln euros for Ukraine as Germany seeks reform

RIGA/BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union proposed on Thursday offering an additional 1.8 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy as Kiev assured Germany it had credible plans to modernize.

With an International Monetary Fund team resuming talks in Kiev, the European Commission offered the medium-term loans to add to the 1.4 billion euros it handed over last year, subject to approval by EU governments and EU lawmakers.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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