Contents tagged with EU

  • Polish Interior Minister urges NATO and EU to reach a unified decision on Huawei

    The Polish Interior Minister, Joachim Brudziński called on the European Union and NATO to work towards a common position on whether the Chinese corporation Huawei should be excluded from their markets, RMF FM reports. 

    Brudziński made the statement after a Chinese citizen, a worker of the local Huawei department was arrested on charges of espionage. However, the representative of Polish Special Services announced that the charges were not directly related to Huawei. 

    "NATO has also concerns …

  • EU prepares sanctions against four Russian military intelligence officers

    The ambassadors of 28 EU countries agreed impose of sanctions against four Russian military intelligence officers, TASS reports with reference to its sources in EU council. Among them are Russians suspected of attempting to kill Sergei and Yulia Skripal, known as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. The names of the other two people, the diplomat did not name. They will be known after the EU Council approves the decision of the ambassadors. "As expected, the foreign ministers will approve this …

  • President Poroshenko: Ukrainian Army will reach NATO standards by 2020

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated during a trip to Rivne Oblast on Thursday, January 10th that beginning next year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will measure up to NATO standards, Ukrinform reported. “In 2020, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be organized and able to act completely according to NATO standards in accordance with the law on national security,” said the President.

    Poroshenko is convinced that Ukraine's path to the EU and NATO will help to ensure the safety of its borders …

  • European Union calls on Russia to release illegally held Ukrainians

    The European Union called on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors captured in the Kerch Strait and other Ukrainian citizens, that Brussels says, are also held illegally, DW reports.

    “The European Union reiterates that all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in the Crimean peninsula and in Russia and the crew of the vessels captured by Russia on 25 November must be immediately released. International human rights observers must be granted full, free and unhindered access to the Crimean …

  • Ukraine increases exports of corn to the EU fourfold

    Within the three months of the 2018-19 marketing year, Ukraine has exported 4.66 million tons of maize that is 112% more than the same period last year, reported Ukragroconsult.

    "In November, Ukraine exported 3.12 million tons of corn. It was twice that during first two months of the current period and 97.4% more than in November last year,” the statement reads.

    In September to November, Ukrainian corn was mainly exported to the EU, China and Libya. Compared to the same period last year, …

  • Moldova counts on Romania’s support in integration with European Union

    The Moldovan government expects an improvement in the relations with the European Union, counting on the support of Romania, which will be holding EU presidency next year.

    “The role of the president of the EU Council implies impartial and professional management of the issues on the agenda – from the simplest issues to the most complex ones,” said Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.

    According to Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of Moldova Iurie Leanca, “this is a unique …

  • Ukrainian President promises imminent liberation of the Donbas

    The territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not under the Ukrainian’ control will soon be returned to Ukrainian jurisdiction, stated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with students.

    “I thank those who have come and who continue to be engaged in science and education even when their homes are occupied by the aggressor country. Yes, they are now doing this in Vinnytsia, Lviv and Kharkiv where we moved the educational institutions. They are the anchor that …

  • EU fails to impose new sanctions on Russia over the Kerch Strait incident

    Germany considers Russia’s claims to the Sea of Azov inappropriate, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Bundestag deputies on Wednesday. She stated that Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian Navy ships in the Kerch Strait was “a cause for concern.”

    “Let us call things by their proper names. We do not accept Russia’s actual claims to the Sea of Azov,” Merkel stated. Nevertheless, Germany rejected the idea of new sanctions for the Kerch incident. At the EU Summit on December 13, Berlin will advocate the …

  • European Union allocates €500 million of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

    The European Union allocated 500 million euro of the first tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine, stated Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis on Twitter. He also noted that the European Union continues to actively support Ukraine.

    Later, a source in the Ministry of Finance confirmed that money has been transferred to Ukraine.

    On November 16, Ukraine completed the ratification of the agreement on receiving 1 billion euro from the EU. The allocation of macro- …

  • Russia refuses to recognize captured Ukrainian sailors as prisoners of war

    On Saturday, the Head of the Russian Investigative Department of the FSB, Mikhail Shishov stated at a broadcasted briefing that Russia would not recognize the Ukrainian sailors detained on November 25 in the Kerch Strait as prisoners of war.

    “The Ukrainians are trying to present their soldiers as prisoners of war, but these Ukrainian citizens were accused of a criminal offense. In accordance with the Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, signed at Geneva on August 12, 1949, they …