Contents tagged with EU

  • EU confirms cutting off financing of projects on modernizing Ukrainian crossing checkpoints

    The European Union has officially confirmed that it has stopped funding the projects that would have reinvigorated several crossing checkpoints at the western state border of Ukraine and that Ukraine must return the unused funds.

    This was said in an official statement provided by the European Commission to the Eurointegration news media at the media’s request. The information was also confirmed to the media by several sources within the EU. EU Press Secretary Maya Kocijancic confirmed that the …

  • EU agrees to extend individual sanctions against Russia for six months

    On Wednesday, ambassadors of the countries of the European Union agreed to extend a package of individual sanctions against Russia for six more months. These sanctions, which provide for the freezing of assets and the ban on obtaining visas, are in place because of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and the war in the Donbas.

    According to Rikard Jozwiak, the Brussels correspondent for Radio Liberty, the European Union has extended for another six months the sanctions applied to 150 citizens and …

  • Hungarian Parliament adopts resolution to support Poland against Brussels 'pressure'

    On February 20, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a resolution "to support Poland against pressure from Brussels", reported the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

    Parliament called on the Hungarian government not to support proposals resulting from the country's membership in the EU that would restrict the exercise of fundamental Polish rights.

    "We’re calling on the Hungarian government to support Poland; to ensure that Poland avoids being stripped of rights guaranteed by the EU treaty; to stand up …

  • Merkel: Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not threaten EU energy security

    Germany regards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as an economic project that does not threaten the European Union, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    "We are also for energy diversification. We also want Ukraine to continue to have transit gas traffic, but we believe Nord Stream poses no danger to diversification," Merkel said at a joint news conference after meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    The Polish Prime Minister objected to Merkel, stating " I do not agree…that …

  • Media: EU revising sanctions against Yanukovych

    The European Union (EU) has begun work to revise sanctions against former Ukrainian officials that are scheduled to expire on March 6. This concerns the fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych in particular, UNIAN reports, citing an EU Council representative.

    "Work on the latest review has begun. As usual, the decision will be made before the expiration of the decision that currently exists," the agency's source noted.

    On March 6, 2014, the European Union imposed sanctions against former …

  • Gazprom compares the volume of US LNG supplies to Europe with drips of coffee

    At a meeting with investors in New York, Gazprom stated that supplies of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the European market are just a few drops in the background when compared to the volumes of natural resources supplied through pipelines by the Russian company.

    The company illustrated this idea in the form of an infographic. The infographic depicted a full cup of coffee on one side – representing Gazprom’s estimates of its own deliveries – and, on the other side, a magnifying glass …

  • Moldovan government endorses introducing phrase 'European integration' in the Constitution

    The Moldovan Government supports the introduction of a Constitutional article on the country’s European aspirations, as stated in a message on the website of the Government of Moldova.

    "Today the Cabinet of Ministers expressed a favorable opinion on the legislative initiative to amend the Constitution to highlight the country's European integration aspirations and promote the Republic of Moldova’s orientation towards the European democratic value space," the report said.

    The Ministers …

  • EU calls on Ukraine and Russia discuss future of the gas transit

    Maros Sefcovic, the European Commissioner for the Energy Union encouraged Russia and Ukraine to discuss the future of the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine after the Stockholm Arbitration passes its decision.

    “We have discussed the dynamics of exporting Russian gas over the past year and we’ve concluded that the export volumes were quite impressive, and that the transit of gas through Ukraine played a very important role supplying gas to Europe. From our viewpoint, this …

  • Journalist: US and EU intend to recognize spring elections in separatist-held territories of Ukraine

    According to information from inside the circles of the Russian President’s confidant, Vladislav Surkov, and the United States Special Representative for Ukrainian Negotiations, Kurt Volker, Surkov and Volker have already agreed on conducting Ukrainian Parliamentary elections this Spring in the separatist-held territories of Ukraine, under the oversight of the OSCE monitoring mission and with open borders, as Sergey Garmash, a journalist from Donetsk relayed to InfoResist news website.

    “The U. …

  • European Union: creation of an Anti-Corruption court is one of the most important reforms for Ukraine

    The European Union considers the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine to be one of the most important reforms for the country, as stated by the head of the Support Group for Ukraine in the European Commission, Peter Wagner, during the international round table "Ukraine: Prospects for 2018."

    "If we talk about what is expected from Ukraine outside the state itself, then we are talking about several agendas. At the moment, the creation of the high Anti-Corruption court is critically …