Contents tagged with European Parliament

  • Members of European Parliament call for boycott of FIFA World Cup in Russia

    60 members of the European Parliament called on EU member states to boycott the FIFA World Cup in Russia, DW reports.

    The initiator of this appeal is a representative of the Green Party, Rebecca Harms. She believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be a host of the World Cup while the war continues in Syria and Ukraine. She also pointed out that Russia supports right-wing extremist and anti-democratic parties in the EU and has been trying to influence elections.

    Overall, the …

  • European Parliament delegation to visit Ukraine to assess the progress of reforms

    The delegation of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs will visit Ukraine to assess the progress of reforms and the use of EU financial assistance, the press office of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine reported.

    Parliamentarians will also discuss the implementation of the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the light of the report of the European Parliament, which will be made public soon.

    The delegates will also meet with Verkhovna Rada deputies, …

  • European Parliament decides to not send observers to elections in Russia

    The European Parliament will not send observers to the presidential elections in Russia on March 18, nor will they send them to Azerbaijan on April 11.

    This was announced on Wednesday by the co-chairs of the European Parliament’s group on democracy support and election coordination David McAllister and Linda McAvan, Ukrinform reports.

    “The European Parliament will not observe these electoral processes and, consequently, will also not comment on these processes and the results which will be …

  • Members of European Parliament call on EU to reduce dependence on Russian gas

    In a joint statement published on Tuesday, March 6, three Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) expressed the opinion that recent actions by Gazprom should push the European Union (EU) to reduce dependence on gas and oil from Russia. Deutsche Welle has reported on this. These individuals are David McAllister, Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee; Dariusz Rosati, Co-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee; and Michael Gahler, …

  • European Parliament takes Ukraine’s side in Kyiv’s dispute with Russian Gazprom over gas transit

    The European Parliament believes that Russia's refusal to deliver gas to Ukraine is an element of political pressure that can have negative consequences for the European Union, as said in the statement released by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister, Ukrinform reports.

    The statement condemned the actions of Gazprom concerning the cessation of gas supplies to Ukraine and further attempts to terminate the contract. "This is yet another proof of the use of gas …

  • European Parliament votes in favor of imposing sanctions against Poland

    The European Parliament (EP) will support the European Commission (EC) in its actions against Poland, Polskie Radio reports.

    The European deputies have adopted a resolution to support the first stage of the procedures provided for in Article 7 of the EU Treaty. In December 2017, the EC issued a statement regarding the measures criticizing judicial reform in Poland. The Polish reforms, in the opinion of the European commissioners, threaten the independence of the courts.

    The resolution says …

  • European Parliament calls for new sanctions against Russia over interference in elections

    The European Parliament is urging the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to the interference of Russian hackers in elections, as discussed during debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France) on the impact of Russian propaganda on the European Union.

    The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, German MP David McAllister, stressed that the Russian disinformation campaign is aimed at undermining the foundations of objective journalism …

  • European Parliament to discuss issues of Russian propaganda next week

    The plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg will discuss the issue of Russian propaganda next week, stated European Parliament spokesman Marjory van den Broeke at a briefing in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "Every month, one of the political factions has the opportunity to choose a relevant debate topic. This time, it will be done by the faction of the European People’s Party that chose the topic "Russia and the influence of Russian propaganda in the EU countries,” van …

  • European Parliament calls on Russia to stop repression in Crimea

    At a plenary session in Strasbourg on Thursday, the EU parliament adopted a resolution which accuses Russia of violating human rights in annexed Crimea, especially the rights of Crimean Tatars, Voice of America reports.

    European parliamentarians have demanded the release of political prisoners and have called for representatives of the UN, OSCE and the European Council to be granted unobstructed access to Crimea.

    The resolution states that the EU Parliament “condemns the sentences given to …

  • Poroshenko denounces European Parliament deputies’ trips to the Crimea

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani after the signing ceremony of the decision to implement an EU visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, the presidential press service reports.

    During the meeting, Poroshenko sharply condemned the cases of illegal visits by certain members of the European Parliament to the annexed territories of the Crimea and the Donbas, and asked Tajani not to allow such visits in the future.

    It was noted …