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Washington Post: EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion in antitrust case over search results

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The European Union’s antitrust chief hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine June 27, saying the powerful web-search leader illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping site and warning that other parts of Google’s business were in the crosshairs. Read more here. The post Washington ...

European Commission fines Google EUR 2.42 bln for abusing dominance

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The European Commission has fined Google EUR 2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

NYT: EU must get more Russian guarantees over gas pipeline plan-Ukraine

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Ukraine urged the European Union on Monday to seek more guarantees on energy security from Russia before building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and said it could have "dangerous consequences" by leaving the bloc reliant on Russian supplies, according to The New York Times.

Bloomberg: Google gets record $2.7 billion EU fine for skewing searches

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Google lost its biggest regulatory battle yet, getting a record 2.4 billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine from European Union enforcers who say the search-engine giant skewed results in its favor to thwart smaller shopping search services. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: Google gets record $2.7 bi...

Over 45,000 Ukrainians enjoyed visa-free travel to EU in past 2 weeks

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More than 45,000 Ukrainian nationals had crossed the European Union border with no visas in their biometric passports by June 25 after EU countries started to implement the visa-free travel regime for Ukrainians, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a press release on June 26. “...

Reuters: EU must get more Russian guarantees over gas pipeline plan-Ukraine

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Ukraine urged the European Union on June 26 to seek more guarantees on energy security from Russia before building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and said it could have “dangerous consequences” by leaving the bloc reliant on Russian supplies. Read more here.  The post Reuters: EU must...

Reuters: EU must get more Russian guarantees over gas pipeline plan-Ukraine

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PARIS -Ukraine urged the European Union on June 26 to seek more guarantees on energy security from Russia before building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and said it could have “dangerous consequences” by leaving the bloc reliant on Russian supplies. Read more here. The post Reuters: E...

Most Ukrainians support joining NATO, EU

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A relative majority of Ukranians support the country’s accession to NATO, according to the results of the ‘Ukraine in Focus’ survey conducted by the Rating sociological group from May 22 to May 31. If a referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO was held today, 43 percent o...

Poroshenko: EU Association Agreement ratification in July; U.S. weapons could come by fall

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Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU will be ratified by the beginning of July, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on June 25 in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels. The Ukrainian leader stated that all political decisions regarding the ratification have been taken and that a...

UkrInform: Beata Szydlo says EU need to think about strengthening of sanctions against Russia

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Poland stands for the extension of sanctions against Russia and for their strengthening if it is necessary. Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło said this after the EU summit in Brussels, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. Read more here The post UkrInform: Beata Szydlo says EU need to think a...

Reuters: EU flexes military muscles with new defense plan

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European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defense plan for decades on June 22, agreeing a multi-billion-euro weapons fund, shared financing for battlegroups and allowing a coalition of the willing to conduct more missions abroad. Read more here. The post Reuters: EU flexes military...

RFE/RL: EU extends sanctions against Russia

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BRUSSELS — European Union leaders have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions against Russia by six months until January 31. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: EU extends sanctions against Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

EU agrees to extend sanctions against Russia – Tusk

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President of the European Council Donald Tusk has announced the EU member states agreed to extend sanctions against Russia.

EU leaders agree to extend economic sanctions against Russia for half a year

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BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk announced on Thursday that the EU leaders agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another half a year. “Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk Agreement,” ...

EU sanctions give opportunity for Russia to start fulfilling Minsk accords – Poroshenko

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a series of meetings with leaders of the EU during the working trip to Brussels and discussed the continuation of sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements, according to the presidential press service.

Representatives of EU, Ukrainian Interior Ministry discuss migration policy

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Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Tatiana Kovalchuk and Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Oleksandr Lapin met with Head of Operations Section 1 “Good Governance and Democratisation” of the European Delegation to Ukraine Martin Klaucke and EU Delegation Sector Ma...

Poroshenko: EU sanctions extension to motivate Russia to observe Minsk agreements

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BRUSSELS. June 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that the European Union’s decision to extend sanctions against Russia will motivate the latter to implement the Minsk agreements. “Why is today a very important day and we should be in Brussels? Today...

Politico: EU and Ukraine hail closer ties, extension of Russia sanctions

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With recently approved visa-free travel to Europe, Ukrainians have finally broken their historic chains to the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said June 22. Read more here. The post Politico: EU and Ukraine hail closer ties, extension of Russia sanctions ...

Economy minister says Estonia does not support Nord Stream 2 project

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TALLINN – The Estonian government objects to the laying of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea bottom, Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Minister Kadri Simson told a press conference. The stance Estonia will present at the June 26 meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunic...

Ukraine must check those who arrive from occupied territories to apply for biometric passport, - ...

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The number of Ukrainian citizens from Crimea and occupied areas of the Donbas who want to receive Ukrainian biometric passports has increased since visa-free travel for Ukrainians to EU came into force on June 11.