EU members have established a new political community with almost all other European countries as a response to Russia’s war on Ukraine. The aim of the association is to enable closer exchanges between EU countries and partners outside the EU. The interactive map shows the composition of the community, consisting of the 27 EU countries and 17 other non-EU countries.
The share of national gas imports from Russia is over 50% in some EU countries. This interactive map shows how this looks in the individual member states. In addition, the graphic provides an overview of the most important gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict
Maltese politician Roberta Metsola has been elected head of the European Parliament, the youngest person ever to clinch the job, but fanning controversy for her opposition to abortion
EU flags flew at half-mast for European Parliament speaker David Sassoli, who died on January 11, aged 65, as tributes flowed in from leaders and officials from around the 27-nation bloc and beyond
Italy's parliament will start voting on January 24 for a new president, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi widely expected to take over despite the risk of destabilising the country's post-pandemic recovery