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  • Moldova will receive 100 million euros from the EU for financial assistance

    The European Union may give Moldova 100 million euros in macro-financial assistance. A decision about this was made today in Brussels by ambassadors of member nations of the EU, as reported  on the website of the Council of the European Union.

    It is expected that of the total amount to be provided for assistance, 60 million euros will be long-term loans, and the remaining 40 million euros will be a grant, which means the money will not need to be repaid.

    The funds will be used to support the …

  • Ukrainian official claims that Putin threatened Yanukovych to convince him to give up joining NATO and the EU

    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin warned former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych that he would "take away the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine" if Yanukovych signed the Association Agreement with the European Union, as stated by the Chairman of the Trans Carpathian Regional State Administration, Gennady Moskal, during an an interview with 112 Ukraine TV.

    "When they had to travel to sign the agreement, Putin said, ‘Russia's borders will never join with the borders of the EU and …

  • Rosneft calls decision of the EU Court on sanctions illegal

    In its press release, the largest Russian oil company, Rosneft, has said that the decision of the EU Court regarding sanctions against the company is illegal and politicized.

    The report notes that despite the fact that the European Union did not provide grounds for imposing sanctions during the process, the Court recognized their legality.

    "The court refused to admit that the EU sanctions were adopted, among other things, to achieve hidden goals, and are in fact a form of competitive …

  • EU fears Moscow's increasing influence in Serbia

    Moscow is increasing its influence in Serbia, which is a candidate for joining the European Union.

    This was stated by David McAllister, German politician and Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, reports Die Welt.

    "Russia is deliberately pursuing a strategy of destabilization in Serbia. This is a cause for serious concern," he told Die Welt in an interview.

    According to McAllister, who represents the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, "Moscow is trying to exert a …

  • Mogherini: EU would be glad to lift sanctions on Russia if Minsk agreements are implemented

    The countries of the European Union "would be happy" to lift sanctions imposed on Russia once they have reached the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, but at the moment it cannot be done, said the head of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, during her visit to the United States.

    "We would be happy to lift sanctions against Russia if the Minsk Agreements were fully implemented," she said, speaking at an event at the Carnegie Institute in Washington.

    On the topic of US-Russia relations, …

  • Kosovo forms army despite NATO’s protests

    In spite of the sharp objections of NATO, the EU and the US, the Kosovo authorities are not backing down from their intention to create their own army. As reported by the Zeri newspaper published in Pristina on Saturday March 18, 51 million euros are to be allocated to the creation of the army.

    According to the publication, this amount will grow annually by 5 million euros.

    According to the plan, the army will consist of 8 000 military personnel, 3 000 of whom will be reservists, the …

  • Georgia’s visa-free travel privileges with the European Union will start on March 28

    The resolution on the introduction of a visa-free regime for Georgian citizens was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 8th of March. This resolution will enter into force 20 days after publication on the 28th of March.

    The abolition of visas with the European Union will allow Georgian citizens who have biometric passports to enter the territory of Schengen countries visa-free for the period of 90 days in six months. The policy does not grant the right to employment …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: EU is partially responsible for annexation of the Crimea

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius believes that the EU bears partial responsibility for the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the war in the east of Ukraine. According to him, the European Union, and the West could have reacted more quickly and done more.

    "We are not consistently consistent, we reacted inappropriately. Sometimes our reaction is too late, sometimes too weak, "he said.

    Linkevičius believes that the West has chosen a comfortable position, the "golden mean," for …

  • Medvedev: Russia should be prepared to live under sanctions for the 'indefinite future'

    Russia should be prepared to live under the sanctions regime for the indefinite future, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with TV channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the United States and the EU are trying to “perpetuate” their legislation.

    “We must be prepared to live under sanctions for the indefinite future. Just look at what our friends overseas and in Europe are doing! They are enshrining these sanctions in law, they are codifying them. They are initiating a great deal …

  • EU member states will begin deliberations in two days on an interim agreement on visa-free travel for Ukraine

    As a result of the consultations of the EU member states, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission, an agreement was reached on the launch of visa liberalization for Ukraine's citizens. The update was provided by the Maltese EU Presidency, a representative of which participated in the meeting, according to Evropeiska Pravda.

    "The representatives of the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament reached an interim agreement on visa liberalization for Ukrainians, …