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112.ua: Dutch parliament votes on ending ‘Ukraine-type’ referendums

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The Dutch lower house of the parliament is voting on a bill on February 22, that would make it impossible for citizens to demand a referendum on future EU treaties, as they did with the EU-Ukraine association agreement, the EU Observer reported. The four coalition parties supporting Mark Rutte...

Horizon 2020: EU provides more than EUR 17 mln for participants from Ukraine

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The funding in the amount of more than EUR 17 million is provided for the implementation of the projects for 117 Ukrainian organizations participating in the Horizon 2020 programme.

112.ua: EU closes border projects – Ukraine to lose about 27 million euros

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The European Union has officially confirmed that it stops financing projects to develop more than 10 checkpoints on the western border of Ukraine. In addition, Ukraine will have to return some of the funds. This is stated in the official explanation of the European Commission, Evropeyska Pravda r...

EU court lifts sanctions from MP Serhiy Klyuyev, his account not to be unfrozen yet

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The European Court of Justice located in Luxembourg has ruled on the illegality of the last wave of sanctions imposed by the EU Council in 2017 on non-aligned Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deputy Serhiy Klyuyev, the Kyiv-based Ukrayinska Pravda edition has reported, citing the press service of the co...

RFE/RL: Lavrov vows close Russia-Serbia ties despite EU ambitions

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During a visit to Belgrade, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov welcomed Serbia’s drive to join the European Union but also vowed that Moscow would remain engaged with the Balkan country no matter what happens. Lavrov arrived in the Serbian capital on February 21 for a two-day visit aime...

UNIAN: EU Council approves Action Plan for Ukraine worth 29.5 million euro

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The Council of Europe will continue to provide Ukraine with assistance in reforming the judicial system, law enforcement agencies, as well as in the areas of decentralization and combating corruption. The Council of Europe has approved an Action Plan for Ukraine in support of reforms for 2018-202...

112.ua: Ukraine placed 57th in gold reserves rating

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The total amount of gold in the official reserves of the world is 33.8 thousand tons, including in EU countries – 10.8 thousand tons. This is reported by the World Gold Council. Ukraine takes 57th place in the rating. The total amount of gold in our country is 25.5 tons; its total cost is $ [R...

Xinhua: Klimkin says Ukraine not ready for EU, NATO membership

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Ukraine is not ready for the membership either in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the European Union (EU), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said here on February 21. “At the current stage, Ukraine has no chance to become a member of the EU and NATO,” Klimkin t...

UNIAN: Luxembourg says Budapest’s policy might cost Hungary EU membership

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn says the policy of the Hungarian government might cost the country its EU membership. In an interview with the Hungarian edition of Magyar Magyar Nemzet, he said that Hungarian policy defied EU principles. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: L...

Xinhua: US, EU become top donors to Ukraine

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The United States and the European Union (EU) were the biggest financial contributors to the Ukrainian economy last year, local media reported February 21, citing an official report. According to the report released by Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry, Ukraine received 370 ...

Luxembourg says Budapest's policy might cost Hungary EU membership

UNIAN

Luxembourg's foreign minister says Hungarian policy defied EU principles.

RFE/RL: EU renews sanctions on Russian officials, separatists

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European Union ambassadors have prolonged the asset freezes and visa bans on 150 Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists for another six months, EU diplomats told RFE/RL. The measure was also rolled over for 38 entities on the sanctions list. The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anony...

EU court overturns sanctions against Ukraine's Klyuyev

UNIAN

The court believes the EU Council made a mistake when it failed to take into account official's arguments.

Media reports EU court lifts sanctions from MP Serhiy Klyuyev

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The European Court of Justice located in Luxembourg has ruled on the illegality of the last wave of sanctions imposed on non-aligned Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deputy Serhiy Klyuyev by the EU Council in 2017, the Kyiv-based Ukrayinska Pravda edition has reported, citing the press service of the co...

Parubiy signs law about limited, double liability companies

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Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has signed bill No. 4666 about limited and double liability companies and sent it to the president for signature. “Today I signed and submitted to the president for signature an important EU integration law, No. 4666, about limited and double liability...

Xinhua: Ukraine, EU to jointly finance new Silk Road transport corridor

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Ukraine and the European Union (EU) will jointly finance the “Go highway” project, which would establish a new transport corridor on the Silk Road, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said on February 20. “The EU is ready to partially finance our ‘Go highwa...

Ukraine, EU to jointly finance new Silk Road transport corridor - Xinhua

UNIAN

Last year, Ukraine has launched the project to connect four Black Sea ports in southern Ukraine and two Baltic Sea ports in northern Poland.

Ukraine authorities on EU's decision to scrap border project: Early and wrong to talk about it

UNIAN

The scheme aimed to help integrate Ukraine's economy with those of its EU neighbors by building or modernizing checkpoints at crossings with Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.

Ukraine's agri-food exports to EU increase to EUR 5.52 bln in 2017

UNIAN

In general, the value of EU agri-food exports reached EUR 137.9 billion in 2017.

UkrInform: EU expects that Ukraine approves transport strategy 2030 this week

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Ukraine’s national transport strategy for the period until 2030 can be approved this week. Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said this at a briefing on the results of a meeting with the European Commission’s Director-General for Mobility and Transport, Henrik Hololei, in t...