Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on BRICS countries to support Russia in the face of "selfish actions" from the West. The summit of BRICS leaders is being hosted by Beijing via videolink.
North Macedonia has already rejected the French EU Presidency's compromise plan because it foregrounds Bulgaria's complaints about its neighbour.
The US has unveiled a new package of military aid for Ukraine, worth $450mn. It includes artillery ammunition, patrol boats, tactical vehicles, machine guns and four new long-range rocket launchers.
Ukraine and Moldova have been granted official candidate status, with the same promise to Georgia once it has addressed its "outstanding priorities".
Longtime candidate countries North Macedonia and Albania are still unable to begin accession talks because of a Bulgarian veto, while Montenegro and Serbia are no closer to joining, and Bosnia-Herzegovina has not yet been granted candidate status.
Statement may reinforce worries Ankara remains too close to Moscow despite Nato membership and Kyiv’s need for stepped-up weapons deliveries.
Russia’s retailers have started importing electronics using “parallel imports” that source the products from intermediaries and allow them to ignore the wishes of the owners of the intellectual property.
Under the special presidential decree published on June 23 Russia has adopted a “temporary procedure” on the execution of foreign currency state liabilities, enacting a scheme under which foreign sovereign debt will be paid out in rubles.
EU leaders gather in Brussels on June 23 to vote on Ukraine’s EU membership candidacy in a vote that is widely expected to go through, as Russia intensifies its attacks in Donbas.
Outgoing Governor Jiri Rusnok steers through 1.25pp hike to curb inflation, which reached 16% in May.
A fire at an oil refinery 150 km behind Russia's front line has been widely attributed to a kamikaze attack by Ukrainian drones. This is only the latest in a series of targeted acts of sabotage in Russian territory.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik announces major investment after he blocked Russia sanctions and voiced strong support for Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.
Vote ends efforts by Kiril Petkov's government to tackle graft in the EU's most corrupt country and plunges Bulgaria back into political instability.
Aleksandar Vucic, Edi Rama and Dimitar Kovacevski will travel to Brussels for EU Council to show their commitment to joining the EU despite frustration with stalled accession process.
Oil imports by China and India from Russia have surged thanks to the sanctions on Russia in May to overtake Germany as Russia’s biggest trade partner.
Conventional media outlets have all been obliterated by the government.
President Dodik threatens to scupper cross-party agreement to work towards EU membership if member states don’t offer candidate status at this week’s EU Council meeting.
Heads roll and opposition parties demand ejection of STAN party from the government after kickbacks scandal.
Lithuania says restrictions are due to EU sanctions and talk of blockade is 'plucked out of thin air'.
The €720 million project creating 1,200 jobs is the largest investment so far announced this year in the country.