Contents tagged with EU

  • Media: EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia on December 14

    On Thursday, before the EU summit, which will be held on December 14-15 in Brussels, the heads of state and governments of the EU member states will adopt the political decision to extend the sectoral economic sanctions against Russia, which were imposed for encroachment on the sovereignty and territory of Ukraine, reports Ukrinform news agency, citing a senior official of one of the EU governing bodies.

    “French President Emmanuel Macron and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak to the …

  • European Union: the war in Syria is not over yet

    The European Union does not believe that the military conflict in Syria is over, as stated by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "We know very well that the fighting in Syria continues, and that civilians suffer from attacks," she said.

    According to Mogherini, there is no reason to agree with the notion that the war in Syria has come to an end and that the situation may soon normalize.

    In this regard, the …

  • EU accuses Prosecutor’s General Office of undermining operation of Ukrainian anti-Corruption Bureau

    On Tuesday evening, the European External Action Service (EEAS) distributed a statement signed by press secretary Maya Kosyanchich on the state of the fight against corruption in Ukraine. The document was published on the official EEAS website.

    In this statement, for the first time, the EU sided with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the conflict between Ukraine’s law enforcement structures, and blamed the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) for exacerbating the …

  • Le Figaro: Minsk process is dead

    The results of the Eastern Partnership summit, which took place on November 24 in Brussels, show that the Donbas risks becoming a new frozen conflict within the territory of the former Soviet Union, following the examples of Transnistria, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, due to inaction of Europeans, writes the French publication Le Figaro.

    Despite the fact that the EU declared its support for Ukraine, neither the conflict in the Donbas nor the Russian annexation of the Crimea was incorporated …

  • EU prepares additional duty-free quotas for Ukrainian grain

    The system for calculating additional duty-free grain exports from Ukraine was promulgated in the EU, as indicated by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Trade representative of Ukraine, Nataliya Mykolska, on her Facebook page.

    "The European Commission has published a procedure for administering additional tariff quotas for Ukrainian cereals," she wrote.

    According to her, the opening of duty-free quotas for cereals required the adoption of separate regulations …

  • Dodon: Moldova has no chance to join EU

    According to Moldovan President Igor Dodon, the Eastern Partnership summit showed that Moldova “has no chance of joining the EU,” so the country should return to a strategic partnership with Russia, as expressed   in a statement by Dodon, in which he gave his assessment of the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, reported

    According to Dodon, citizens of Moldova have undergone a massive campaign of manipulation, the purpose of which was to prove that joining the European Union …

  • Russia plans to file complaint with the UN over restrictions for obtaining US, EU and Canadian visas by Crimean residents with Russian passports

    Tatyana Moskalkova, Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights intends to appeal to the UN Secretary General and the Council of Europe regarding the restriction of the rights of Crimea residents to receive visas for travel to the EU, the United States and Canada on Russian passports, TASS reports.

    “I will appeal to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and to the Council of Europe on this issue, because such a defeat in rights is completely illegal, immoral and unreasonable," said Moskalkova. …

  • EU to allocate 1 million euro annually to counter fake news coming from Russia

    The European Union will increase the funding of the working group that works on countering Russian disinformation and monitors the news on Russian media. Starting in 2018, 1.1 million euros will be allocated for these purposes annually for three years from the budget of the EU, Voice of America reports.

    The operational working group on strategic communications East StratCom Task Force was established in March 2015 by the decision of the heads of states and government of the countries of the …

  • EU puts governor of Sevastopol on sanctions list

    The European Union added the "Governor" of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov to the sanctions list established by Resolution 269/2014 regarding "actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine." This was reported in the journal of the European Union.

    "Ovsyannikov was elected the Governor of Sevastopol after elections held on September 10, 2017, organized by Russia in illegally-annexed Sevastopol,” the journal explained as the reason for …

  • European Union intends to reduce assistance to Turkey

    The European Union decided to reduce its financial assistance to Turkey which it provides as part of the EU candidate support program, Deutsche Welle reports.

    During the discussion of the budget plan for 2018 on Saturday, November 18, it was decided that the amount of funds allocated to Ankara would be reduced by 105 million euros compared to the first draft of the budget, which was drawn up by the European Commission. Another 70 million euros are under consideration. They will be paid only if …