Contents tagged with EU sanctions

  • Lithuania promises not support the EU sanctions against Poland

    Lithuania will oppose the sanctions against Poland imposed by the European Union, stated the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius during the meeting in Vilnius with his Polish colleague, Jacek Czaputowicz, Polish Radio reports.

    "We will oppose the sanctions against Poland. This dialogue is very complicated but we believe that the result will be positive. Our neighbors also want to improve relations with the European Union in the context of the rule of law. Ultimatums and strong …

  • France rules out quick removal of EU sanctions against Russia

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, stated that Paris is against a rapid review of EU sanctions imposed against Russia for its aggression towards Ukraine, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty reports.

    “When there is progress [towards settling the conflict in Ukraine], then we will be able to raise the issue of sanctions, and that is what we will tell Italy,” he stated.

    Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that his government will advocate a review of the …

  • Belarus calls on EU to lift sanctions

    Belarus has called on the EU to ease the sanctions.  “We regret that in February, the European Union extended restrictive measures against Belarus, which have long lost any rational explanation, and we continue to urge the EU to remove the restrictive measures that still remain,” stated Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Makei, DS News reports.

    Minister Makei added that cooperation over the past few years has brought far more positive results than the previous two decades of …

  • EU intends to impose sanctions against five people responsible for the elections in the Crimea

    The European Union intends to freeze the assets of five people who are responsible for conducting the Russian presidential elections in the Crimea. This was stated by a Brussels correspondent of Radio Svoboda, Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    "EU is set to impose an asset freeze and visa ban on 5 people responsible for organizing the Russian presidential elections in Crimea in March. It will be confirmed by EU ministers in mid-May. They'll be added to the sanctions list …

  • EU considers extending sanctions against Russia for another year

    The EU may extend the duration of the economic sanctions against Russia by one year instead of six months, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius announced upon arriving at the EU Council session in Luxembourg, TASS reports.“Additional sanctions or at least an extension of the sanctions by 12 months instead of six could become a reality,” he said.

    On December 21, 2017, the Council of the EU prolonged the sanctions against Russia by six months, moving the expiry date to July 31, 2018. …