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Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties

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Minsk wary of riling Moscow but hopes links with west will boost independence. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: Education minister explains to Austria Ukrainian attitude to education law

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The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine explained the attitude of Ukraine on the new ‘Law on Education’ to Austria that will preside over the EU Council. Minister of Education of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych met the Ambassador of Austria to Ukraine Hermine Poppeller as the website of the Edu...

Reuters: EU’s Tusk says non-euro states should take part in euro reform talks

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BRUSSELS – European Union countries still outside the euro zone should take part in euro zone reform preparations to show the unity of the bloc and the importance of the currency, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said. In a letter to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of Eurogroup of euro ...

UNIAN: Ambassador says Hungary to block integration of Ukraine into EU over education law

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Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken says that Budapest intends to continue to block further integration of Ukraine into the European Union due to the Ukrainian education reform, according to the news outlet Novoye Vremya. Read more here.   The post UNIAN: Ambassador says Hungary to...

Hungary to block integration of Ukraine into EU over education law– ambassador

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Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken says that Budapest intends to continue to block further integration of Ukraine into the European Union due to the Ukrainian education reform, according to the news outlet Novoye Vremya.

Economic Development Ministry: Ukraine’s exports to EU four times larger than exports to Russia

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According to the results of eight months of this year, the volume of exports of goods from Ukraine to the countries of the European Union was 4.2 times larger than the volume of exports to Russia.

EU supports "dialogue policing" in Ukraine - media

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A group of three Ukrainians who were trained earlier this year by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) led a three-day training course for the country's national police, according to The Financial.

EU leaders rule out involvement in Catalan crisis

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European Council President Donald Tusk has explicitly ruled out any EU action over Catalonia, despite the "concerning" situation, according to BBC.

Ex-EU ambassador to Russia ‘happy’ to speak his mind

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Unburdened by the need to always be diplomatic and take into consideration the views of all 28 European Union nations, former EU ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas is enjoying his new-found freedom to speak his mind since leaving the post he held since September 2013. “I am extremely happy to ...

Juncker says no EU unity for Russia Nord Stream 2 talks

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The European Commission on Thursday said that despite a lack of unity among member states over Russia’s plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany, it would press ahead to seek support for talks with Russia on its objections.

Reuters: Juncker says no EU unity for Russia Nord Stream 2 talks

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BRUSSELS – The European Commission on Oct. 19 said that despite a lack of unity among member states over Russia’s plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany, it would press ahead to seek support for talks with Russia on its objections. Read more here. The post Reuters: Juncker says no EU unity...

RFE/RL: Top EU Court upholds sanctions on Ukraine’s Yanukovych

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld sanctions imposed by the European Union on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr. The Luxembourg-based court confirmed on October 19 the freezing of their funds for the period from March 2015 until March 2016, upholding a...

EU to continue financial support to Ukraine in energy efficiency

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The European Union will continue to provide financial support to Ukraine in the field of energy efficiency by investing in a specially created for this purpose Fund, which should start working in 2018, Head of press and communication of EU Delegation to Ukraine Jurgis Vilcinskas told journalists.

EU leaders to review sanctions against Russia in December – diplomat

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EU heads of states and governments will consider the issues of migration and Brexit at the Brussels summit on Thursday, while Russia sanctions over its aggression against Ukraine will be the subject of discussion at the EU summit scheduled for December, a top European diplomat told an UNIAN corre...

Media report EU court recognizes legality of decision to freeze assets of Yanukovych, his son

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg) has upheld the European sanctions levied against disgraced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr, whose accounts were arrested during 2015 and 2016, the Kyiv-based e-zine Yevropeiska Pravda (European Truth) has s...

EUobserver: Tusk: EU migrant quotas have ‘no future’

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EU Council head Donald Tusk has said obligatory migrant quotas “have no future” amid efforts to mend fences with eastern European states. Read more here. The post EUobserver: Tusk: EU migrant quotas have ‘no future’ appeared first on KyivPost.

Poland smashes Nord Stream 2 – media

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Polish government's documents have concluded that controversial pipelines from Russia to Germany should be a subject to EU legislation. This may reduce its harmfulness for Central and Eastern Europe markets or even – in case of Nord Stream 2 – block the construction. Poles' ne...

EurActiv: EU summit begins with ultimatum day in Catalonia

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Spain’s political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Oct. 19 when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region’s future. Read more here. The post EurActiv: EU summit be...

Reuters: EU leaders to call for end to North Korea’s weapons programme

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BRUSSELS – European Union leaders will demand on Oct.19 that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. Read more here. The post Reuters: EU leaders to call for end to North Korea’s weapons programme appeared fi...

Ukrinform: Presidents of Ukraine, Malta discuss extension of EU sanctions against Russia

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with President of the Republic of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca discussed the issue of extending EU sanctions against Russia. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Presidents of Ukraine, Malta discuss extension of EU sanctions against Russia...