Contents tagged with EU

  • 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 …

  • EU to allocate €2 million to Ukraine for law enforcement reform

    The EU’s Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) will allocate two million euros in 2017 for 45 projects to promote the reform of Ukraine’s law enforcement system,  reported the head of the initiative, Kestutis Lančinskas, in an interview with DW.

    “We have already approved 45 projects to be financed. We will finance training courses and trips of our colleagues to other European countries to share the best practices. We will also finance equipment for law enforcement agencies. We will give …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to start negotiations on joining Schengen Area

    The Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze, made an announcement regarding negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the Schengen zone.

    "One of the tasks that we set for ourselves is beginning a dialogue regarding the accession of Ukraine to the Schengen zone," Klimpush-Tsintsadze said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. She also stated that it is necessary to negotiate "road maps" on the liberalization of access to Ukrainian services …

  • Ukraine sends a letter to the EU citing ‘Russian aggression’ as the reason for blocking access to Russian websites

    Ukraine sent a letter to the Council of Europe detailing its official position on the blocking of Russian Internet sites and the introduction of economic sanctions against companies from the Russian Federation.

    According to the Evropeiska Pravda publication, the European Council posted a notice about the receipt of this document from Ukraine on its web site dedicated to the safety of journalists.

    “The aggression of the Russian Federation and the problems that Ukraine faces require appropriate …

  • EU expressed its deep regret over Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

    The European Union expressed its regret that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed its decision to liquidate all registered organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses, as announced on Tuesday, July 18, by the European Union External Action Service.

    “Jehovah's Witnesses, like all other religious organizations, are guaranteed the right to peaceful freedom of assembly by the Russian Constitution, as well as by Russia's international obligations and international human rights standards," …

  • Mingarelli: EU has not changed its position on fighting corruption in Ukraine

    The position of the European Union on the need to combat corruption in Ukraine remains unchanged, stated the head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli, at a meeting with Ukrainian deputies and civil society representatives, according to the Facebook page of the EU Delegation.

    The Ambassador made assurances that the EU's position on combating corruption, which should be accelerated and intensified, had not been changed.

    "The EU has closely followed the process of creating the …

  • Head of EU delegation to Ukraine: There still exist oligarchs in Ukraine who try to usurp the reforms process

    The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli said during a conference on Tuesday in Kyiv that there still exist oligarchs in Ukraine who try to usurp the reforms process “daily,” Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “The power of the oligarchs cannot be stronger than three years ago but, nevertheless, they oppose the reform process daily. They try to undermine it in all sectors. Every time the reformist decisions are made, there is an attempt to emasculate these reforms …