• 49% of Dutch people aren't aware of upcoming vote on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Almost half of Dutch citizens do not know about the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (EUAA), which will take place on the 6th of April 2016, according to the results of a TNS Nipo poll, as reported by the daily publication De Telegraaf.

    The researchers found that 49% of the residents of the Netherlands do not know about the referendum.  "It seems that too few people will vote," the edition notes.  In particular, only 21% of the respondents said that "of course" they will vote …

  • Resolution on Armenian Genocide sparks lively debate in German Bundestag

    Yesterday in the Bundestag (Parliament) of Germany a resolution on the Armenian Genocide as proposed by the Green Party, was discussed.

    The representatives of the ruling coalition of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) chose not to jeopardize the negotiation process on the issue of refugees with Turkey.  The Green Party has proposed to vote on the resolution after the next month’s summit with the EU on the issue of refugees.

    The parties have agreed to revise the …

  • Former Ukrainian PM says he will return to Kiev from Russia with a 'rescue plan'

    The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, who fled Ukraine after the Revolution in 2014, promised to return to the Ukrainian government and proposed to restore the previous composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “I will return to Ukraine for sure. I’m in Moscow now, as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, but I’m not a former Ukrainian politician,” he stated at a press conference in Moscow on the 25th of February, TASS reported.

    Azarov also stated that he saw no reason to …

  • Russia to construct gas pipeline under the Black Sea

    Russian company Gazprom, Italian company Edison and Greek company DEPA have signed an agreement to transport gas from Russia to Europe via a route under the Black Sea, as stated in a press release by Gazprom.

    The Russian company emphasized that the parties were interested in natural gas supply routes from Russia to Greece, as well as from Greece to Italy.  The results of work carried out by Edison and DEPA under the ITGI Poseidon project will be used “to the fullest extent” for these purposes. …

  • EU expects Ukraine to implement two more reforms before visa-free regime can be established

    The European Union expects full implementation of two out of five commitments in the so-called “visa-free” package from Kiev. 

    A European diplomat said this to the correspondent of UKRINFORM in Brussels, commenting on the package of "visa-free" legislation approved by the Verkhovna Rada last week.

    "Yes, indeed, there are still two important questions left: the National Anti-Corruption Agency and the law on electronic declarations," the diplomat said.

    At the same time, he believes that the …