Quentin Ariès


Brussels news assistant

Ariès joined The Post in January 2018 as a researcher.
Latest from Quentin Ariès

Where have Ukrainian refugees gone?

Countries that had limited numbers of refugees from Syria and other countries in 2015 and 2016 have been far more welcoming to Ukrainians in the last four months.

June 27, 2022

E.U. leaders make Ukraine a candidate for membership

The move sends the message to Russia that Ukraine is a very real country with a future of its choosing, diplomats said.

June 23, 2022

Ukraine should get E.U. candidate status, European Commission recommends

All 27 member states must agree. Even then, full membership could be many years away.

June 17, 2022

E.U. agrees to phase out Russian oil but exempts pipeline deliveries

The bloc will end seaborne deliveries of Russian, but pipeline deliveries will continue.

May 31, 2022

Divisions emerge among Western allies over how to cut Russian oil profits

One proposal would see European nations set a price cap for their purchases from Moscow.

May 19, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on Russian oil imports by end of year

The plan, announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, has been circulated to E.U. diplomats and could be approved this week.

May 4, 2022

E.U. close to deal on Russian oil phaseout; Hungary, Slovakia object

Talks gained momentum last week after a major holdout, Germany, softened its opposition.

May 2, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on Russian coal after Bucha massacre in Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen suggested that oil could be next — but offered no concrete plan or timeline.

April 5, 2022

Europe says it has a ‘financial nuclear weapon’ against Russia. But it’s uncertain if it wants to use it.

Whether or not to cut Russia off from SWIFT has become one of the first points of serious European division in this crisis, after the bloc of 27 nations, the European Union, had for weeks demonstrated unity.

February 26, 2022

Top E.U. court says bloc can withhold billions of euros from Hungary and Poland for violating rule of law

The governments of Hungary and Poland have been accused of overseeing a gradual decline of democratic standards in recent years. Both nations are major beneficiaries of E.U. payments, which they could now stand to lose.

February 16, 2022