Hearings of designated EU Commissioners

South Stream fallout dominates energy council

Ministers from eight member states are meeting this afternoon to discuss next steps after Russia's abrupt cancellation of the pipeline project.

Gas deal struck between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia strike gas deal

EU brokers deal to secure gas supplies to Ukraine and the EU through the winter amid warnings that corruption and conflict could still endanger supplies.

Gunther Oettinger, on the left, and Alexei Miller

Ukraine gas deal 'within reach'

Night of EU-brokered negotiations ends with no deal between Russia and Ukraine, but EU believes agreement is now possible.