Contents tagged with EU

  • European Parliament calls on EU to intensify sanctions against Russia over repressions in Crimea

    The European Parliament (EP) has called on the European Union (EU) to expand the list of economic and personal sanctions against Russia and those involved in the persecution of the Crimean Tatars, as well as other Ukrainian hostages of the Kremlin.

    The corresponding item is included in drafts of five registered resolutions of the legislative body of the EU concerning the cases of Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz, Ilmi Umerov and journalist Mykola Semena, Ukrinform reports.

    "The European …

  • EU investments into Ukraine reach $600 million

    Since the beginning of the year, EU countries have invested 597.3 million dollars in the economy of Ukraine, making up 84% of their total investments for the same period last year, as stated by the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, UNIAN reported.

    It is noted that Cyprus ($287.1 million) and Great Britain ($160.1 million) are the top EU investors into Ukraine.

    It is noted by the Ministry that by July 1, 2017, the total volume of foreign direct …

  • Mogherini: EU counter-propaganda group reveals over 3000 cases of disinformation by Russian-speaking media over two years

    The EU’s operational working group for strategic communications, called the East StratCom Team, has identified more than 3000 cases of disinformation from Russian-language media over two years, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

    "It is important for us to analyze, predict and react to disinformation. For this reason we created the first working group on strategic communications within the framework of the European External Action Service ( …

  • German journalist: the European Union is waiting for Putin to leave

    Russia is waiting for the European Union (EU) to understand that the EU needs it, while the EU is waiting for Putin to leave and be replaced by someone with whom they can talk, as in the 1990s, stated Alexander Rahr, the scientific director of the German-Russian forum, at a political discussion dedicated to the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Germany, Rosbalt reports.

    "I believe that the influence of the Kremlin on the elections and Western policy is very exaggerated. I do not think …

  • Ukrainian farmers will receive new trade preferences from the EU beginning October 1

    Expanded trade preferences of the European Union for Ukraine will enter into force on October 1, said Mykola Tochytskyi, Representative of Ukraine to the European Union, on Facebook.

    According to Tochytskyi, on Wednesday, September 13, during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France), the President of the Parliament and the Estonian President of EU Regulation signed an agreement on the granting of additional EU trade preferences to Ukraine for a period of three …

  • Estonia says it has every right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if they undermine country’s security

    The Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union said that it has a right to deny Russian journalists accreditation if it considers that their actions are aimed at subversive activities, reported EUobserver.

    "Estonia reserves the right of not accrediting or considering as media such channels [like those belonging to the Rossiya Today group] whose editorial offices are not independent, who do not follow good journalistic practice," the Estonian presidency stated.

    Estonia also said …

  • Poland urges EU to review migration policy after attacks in Spain

    Commenting on the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Polish Deputy Minister of National Defense Michał Dworczyk stated that the European Union needs a new migration policy and concrete, effective actions to ensure human safety, Polish Radio reports. 

    In the opinion of the Deputy Minister of Defense, an appropriate migration policy is needed to avoid such attacks.

    According to Dworczyk, Poland will not give "consent for the forced resettlement to Poland of people whom we cannot test from the point …

  • Analysts: Russia deploying equipment on EU border under the cover of Zapad 2017 military exercise

    Since the start of August 2017, large-scale deployment of Russian military equipment has been observed along all lines of the European border with Russia.

    This is the finding of an OSINT investigation by the international investigative community InformNapalm, Ukrinform reports.

    By monitoring social networks and analyzing photographs, InformNapalm volunteers established that since the start of August 2017, “large-scale deployment of Russian military equipment has begun along all lines of the …

  • Ukraine's agricultural exports to the EU grow by a third

    Exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to European countries between January and June 2017 reached (US)$2.774 billion, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy announced on August 3.

    Compared to the same period last year, exports increased by 31.4%, or $663.4 million.

    "Today, the EU countries are consistently ranked second in the regional structure of our agricultural exports. Their share accounted for 34.9%, based on the results of the first half of 2017. Total foreign trade …

  • Warsaw: EU's refugee resettlement procedure threatens Poland's security

    The European Commission scheme for the distribution of refugees among the countries of the European Union is erroneous and threatens the national security of Poland.

    This was nnoted in the Minister of the Interior of Poland's response to a statement by the European Commission on the transition to the next stage of prosecution against Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary over their refusal to accept refugees in agreement with European Union quotas.

    As follows from the statement of the Polish …