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Inside Europe is a weekly news magazine exploring the topical issues shaping Europe. The program, hosted by Helen Seeney, includes interviews with newsmakers and personalities, background features and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the continent. Produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.
Europe has been acting unanimously when it comes to the crisis in Crimea. But is that going to impress Russia or is giving in the way to go?, asks DW's Bernd Riegert.
More than one third of Europe's gas needs are covered by Russian gas. The crisis in Ukraine has kindled fears that Russia could stop the flow.
The European People's Party will pick a top candidate for this year's EU ballot later on Friday in Dublin. With an eye on Crimea, assembled leaders including Angela Merkel invited Yulia Tymoshenko and Vitaly Klitschko.
The EU and US have both announced preliminary steps against Russia over the situation in Crimea. Chancellor Angela Merkel said EU economic sanctions could follow within days unless Russia changes tack.
Vitaly Klitschko and Yulia Tymoshenko have addressed delegates at the European People's Party (EPP) convention in Dublin - but it appears they both expect too much from the EU.