The Guardian and the Washington Post have won the Pulitzer prize for public service for their articles on the National Security Agency's surveillance activities based on leaks from Edward Snowden. The whistleblower said the prize "is a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government".
Victor Spirescu, the only Romanian worker who flew to London on 1 January, instead of the expected 'flood' of Romanians and Bulgarians after labour market restrictions were lifted, is now stumping for a newly founded pro-EU party in Britain, Channel 4 reports. The party's founders are Uk-residing Romanians.
EU foreign ministers call for de-escalation and expand sanctions on individuals but resist tougher measures against Russia; No common position on whether Moscow is behind pro-Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine