Contents tagged with EU

  • US refuses to allow European companies to trade with Iran

    The U.S. does not want to release EU companies from the sanctions that Washington intends to impose on Iran, stated the Minister of Economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Maire in an interview published on Friday in the newspaper Le Figaro.

    “In the spring of this year I wrote to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin with a request to make an exception for European countries that are legally operating in Iran, and to extend the period in which they will not be under the sanctions. …

  • Poroshenko: NATO summit showed that Alliance’s doors are open to Ukraine

    The NATO meeting with Ukraine was accompanied by the universal recognition of its aspirations to membership, President Petro Poroshenko stated while commenting on the results of his participation in the NATO summit in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports.

    "Every leader of 19 member sates took the floor and stated that the support for Ukraine should mean the acceleration of Ukraine’s membership prospect. I believe that it demonstrates their attitude towards Ukraine and the policy of open doors," …

  • EU summit calls on Russia to accept responsibility for downing of flight MH17

    The leaders of 28 EU member states called on Russia to accept responsibility for downing Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17, which was shot down in the skies over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014.

    The EU Council published a statement on their website outlining conclusions of the first day of the summit held in Brussels, attended by EU heads of state and government. “The European Council reiterates its full support for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2166 concerning the …

  • A resolution on the crash of MH17 is being prepared at the EU Summit

    The Summit of the European Union on foreign policy on June 28 to 29 in Brussels could adopt a resolution on the crash of Malaysian Airlines passenger airliner MH17 in Ukraine, as stated in the documents for the European Council meeting, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "It is expected that the European Council will adopt the conclusion on the crash of flight MH17, calling on the Russian Federation to take responsibility and to cooperate fully with all efforts to establish the truth, justice and …

  • Iran threatens Europe with 'terrible future' if the nuclear deal is broken

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European countries of the "terrible future" if the nuclear agreement with Iran is abolished, Interfax news agency reports with reference to the Iranian TV channel Press-TV.

    "If the EU and other countries supporting a joint comprehensive action plan do not demonstrate a principled position and respond to U.S. policy in a timely fashion, they will face a terrible future and unprecedented security gaps in the region …

  • EU prepared to help Ukraine close dangerous mines

    The EU is prepared to collaborate with Ukraine in order to reduce risks in the energy sphere, especially with respect to the closing of exhausted and dangerous coal mines.

    A statement to this effect was made by Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EU’s Commission for the Energy Union, on Friday at a high-level international conference on the development of Ukraine’s electrical energy sector in Brussels, Ukrinform reports, citing its own correspondent.

    “I congratulate Ukraine on the tasks to …

  • EU allocates 3 million euros to integrate Syrian refugees into Armenia

    The EU has allocated 3 million euros to integrate Syrian refugees in Armenia.

    This was reported in a statement published on the Armenian Foreign Ministry’s website following the first meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council, which was held on June 21 in Brussels.

    “The Partnership Council emphasized that the search for a lasting and reliable political solution to the conflict in Syria is of paramount importance. To facilitate the integration of Syrian refugees in Armenia, the EU …

  • EU extends sanctions against Crimea for another year

    The EU Council has decided to extended sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol for one more year, TASS reports, citing an unnamed member of the EU parliament.

    This decision was made during a meeting in Luxemburg of the Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries from 28 EU countries.

    On May 14, the EU Council imposed sanctions against the Crimea’s Deputy Chairman of the Election Commission Inna Guzeeva, and Secretary Natalia Bezruchenko; the Council additionally imposed sanctions against the …

  • Poland wants to be a mediator in the US-EU conflict

    The Polish government intends to take the position of an intermediary between the European Union and the United States in the conflict that erupted after the G7 summit over trade tariffs, said Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Moravetsky in an interview with Gazeta Polska.

    "Everybody probably noticed that today, the paths taken by the EU and the United States began to diverge and now [the situation] depends on whether Poland [can mediate] the two sides or remain in the uncomfortable position of …

  • European Commission offers mediation between Russia and Ukraine on Nord Stream-2

    The European Commission (EC) offered mediation services to Russia and Ukraine in the dispute over the new Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction. The goal is to conclude a detailed agreement on continuing of the Russian gas transit through the territory of Ukraine after 2019, said the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Maros Sefcovic on Friday in Brussels.

    He claimed that Germany actively facilitated the coordination of such a tripartite meeting. On May 28, Sefcovic plans to discuss with Russia a …