• Dutch Foreign Trade Minister sees potential in Ukrainian agricultural exports

    The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Lilianne Ploumen believes that Ukraine can further increase the export of agricultural products. Doing so would enable Ukraine to regain its lost status as ‘bread basket of the world.’“The development potential of the domestic agricultural industry is significant,” Ploumen stated. “The possibilities of Ukrainian agricultural industry are also significant. Some time ago, it had already been the bread basket of the …

  • US to build radar system along Russian-Norwegian border

    RBC reported on March 30th that the US will build a new military radar system in the Norwegian Vardø municipality on the border with Russia. The new military radar will be an upgraded model of the Globus II, which was installed in the late 1990s and is currently still in use. Work will begin in the summer of 2017 and will take about three years to complete. The US intends to spend 118 million to upgrade Globus II.

    Norwegian Intelligence claims that Norway will be able to monitor objects in …

  • Mogherini: Montenegro's accession to NATO will promote stability in the region

    The head of EU Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, in Brussels, welcomed the country's role in international politics as a reliable partner of the European Union, according to a statement by the European External Action Service on the results of the negotiations.

    As noted in the document, Mogherini "expressed the EU’s appreciation for the full compliance of the country with all the positions of the EU's foreign policy and …

  • Lukashenko: It is impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the US

    It's impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the US, as expressed the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting yesterday with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Michael Carpenter, BelTA reported.

    Alexander Lukashenko noted that the issues that are arising in Eastern Europe, "if not today, then tomorrow, could seriously affect the situation in Europe in general... To balance the situation here, I mean Ukraine and other trends, is impossible without the …

  • EU delegate to Ukraine: Shokin's dismissal is an opportunity to initiate reforms

    The new Prosecutor General of Ukraine must ensure the General Prosecutor’s Office’s (GPO) independence from political influence and pressure, according to a statement made by the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski."I noted that today, the Verkhovna Rada has accepted the resignation of the Prosecutor General. This decision provides an opportunity for a new start in the General Prosecutor’s office," he said.Tombinski expressed his hope that Shokin’s successor will be …