Contents tagged with European Parliament

  • Members of the European Parliament call for new sanctions against Russia

    According to the Mission of Ukraine to the EU’s post on Facebook,ninety seven members of the European Parliament called on High-Representative Federica Mogherini and all European government leaders to impose targeted sanctions against Russia because of its attack on Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait.

    On the 25th of November, a Russian ship forcefully prevented three Ukrainian military ships from sailing through the Kerch Strait. Russia attacked and seized the ships and captured their crew. …

  • President of the European Parliament approves allocation of 1 billion euro for Ukraine

    President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani signed the decision to allocate one billion euro of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Mykola Tochytskyi.

    "Decision of the EP and the Council providing the Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine amounting 1bn EUR has been signed today by President Tajani and Austrian Presidency on the  eve  of 20th UA-EU Summit. Thanks a lot for the support to all friends of Ukraine …

  • European Parliament approves allocation of 1 billion euros in macro-financial aid to Ukraine

    On Wednesday, June 13, the European Parliament (EP) voted to allocate a new program of macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1 billion euros to Ukraine.

    Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reported that 527 members of the EP voted in favor of the aid disbursement, while 124 voted against it.

    The first tranche of 500 million euros may be delivered in September.

    “The absolute majority of the deputies have just voted in favor of the proposal of the European Commission to allocate a …

  • European Parliament may call for boycott of World Cup in Russia

    Deputies of the European Parliament are going to introduce a resolution, related to human rights in Russia, for a diplomatic boycott of the World Cup by officials of EU countries. The tournament will soon start in Moscow.This was reported by Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels correspondent for Radio Liberty.

    “The European Parliament is likely to call for a diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in a resolution on human rights in Russia that is set to pass on 14 June,” the reporter wrote on Twitter. He …

  • European Parliament may adopt resolution on human rights situation in Russia

    According to Ukrainian human rights activist Maria Tomak ,the European Parliament will debate a resolution on the human rights situation in Russia, particularly regarding the case of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director from the Crimea.  

    “On Thursday [June 14], there will be a vote on the document. The idea and initiative for the resolution lays with European Deputy Rebecca Harms, for whom the topic of Ukraine has been a priority for a long time and who has closely monitored the situation …

  • European MP: there is evidence that Putin pays those who support him in European Parliament

    Supporters of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who receive money from Moscow, are operating actively in the European Parliament, Ukrinform reports, with reference to a statement by the Lithuanian MEP and chairman of the EU Informal Group “Friends of European Ukraine”, Petras Auštrevičius.

    “We have a lot of people with impartial views, and we have information about the situation in Ukraine—we are Ukraine's strong supporters,” Auštrevičius stated. “We do our best in this respect. At the …

  • 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, …