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Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Norway extend sanctions against Russia, - EU Council

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Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have joined the EU's extended sanctions against Russia that were imposed over the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Ukraine, Albania, Norway and Montenegro join extension of EU sanctions against Russia

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The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, align themselves with Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect ...

U.S. allies in EU should not support projects like Nord Stream II, - official

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Initiatives like this increase the EU's energy addiction to Russia, says Wess Mitchell, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

RFE/RL: Italian minister says Rome will oppose extension of EU sanctions on Russia

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Italy’s deputy prime minister says his country will oppose a renewal of European Union sanctions against Russia, but he suggested Rome is not ready to break with the rest of the EU and veto a rollover of the sanctions. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Italian minister says Rome will oppose ...

Reuters: Italy renews pro-Russia push ahead of EU summit

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BRUSSELS – Italy’s euroskeptic government is pushing for a reduction of tensions between the European Union and Russia but risks isolation in Brussels as EU partners seek instead stronger measures to deter Moscow from interfering in EU affairs. Read more here. The post Reuters: Italy renews...

UNIAN: Poland’s PGNiG challenges EU decision on Russia’s Gazprom

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Poland’s largest state-owned oil and gas company PGNiG has challenged the decision of the European Commission on the antitrust case of Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Poland’s PGNiG challenges EU decision on Russia’s Gazprom appeared first on...

Ukraine integrating into EU as democratically strong country - PM

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The foreign policy strategy of the Ukrainian government is to restore state integrity and borders and to integrate into the European Union as a democratically strong and economically developed country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said.

RFE/RL: Italy expected to propose reviving EU funding for small Russian businesses

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Italy will propose that the European Union revive funding for small- and medium-sized private businesses in Russia when EU leaders meet in Brussels this week, several sources have told RFE/RL. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Italy expected to propose reviving EU funding for small Russian busines...

Deutsche Welle: EU paves way for Russia sanctions over chemical weapons

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The European Union on Oct. 15 unveiled a legal framework to allow sanctions against the use of chemical weapons. Read more here. The post Deutsche Welle: EU paves way for Russia sanctions over chemical weapons appeared first on KyivPost.

Ukrinform: Ukraine reduces gas imports from EU by almost 25 percent

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In January-September, Ukraine decreased natural gas imports by 24.7 percent compared with the corresponding period last year due to significant gas reserves in the underground storage facilities. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Ukraine reduces gas imports from EU by almost 25 percent appeared...

Ukraine reduces gas imports from EU by almost 25%

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In January-September 2018, Ukraine decreased natural gas imports by 24.7% compared with the corresponding period last year due to significant gas reserves in the underground storage facilities.

Reuters: Italy resisting EU push to impose sanctions over cyberattacks

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BRUSSELS – Italy is resisting a European Union push to impose sanctions on states who carry out cyberattacks, a move that appears in line with Rome’s calls to de-escalate tensions with Russia but that could alienate Italy from its EU allies. Read more here. The post Reuters: Italy resisting...

Bloomberg: UK, Netherlands lead EU push for new cyber sanctions

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The U.K., the Netherlands and other European Union governments are pushing the bloc to expand the scope of its sanctions regime to include cyberattacks, following alleged attempts by Russian and Chinese operatives to infiltrate the computer systems of agencies in Europe and the U.S. Red more here...

Ukraine proposes that EU should expand sanctions against Russia over Kerch Strait Bridge

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The actions of the Russian Federation in the Sea of ​​Azov waters, blocking and illegal inspections of commercial vessels and the very fact of construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait create a very dangerous situation for European security in general.

EU Observer: Ukraine activist risks jail at home after EU visits

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Ludmila Kozlowska, a Ukrainian activist barred by Poland from entering the EU on security grounds, is under investigation by Ukrainian security services, the SBU, for treason in a case that could lead to 15 years’ prison, Ukrainian website Stopcor.org has said, citing SBU documents. Belgium...

UkrInform: Minister Semerak says EU should move to ‘more for more’ approach towards Ukraine, Mold...

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Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have a more ambitious agenda than other Eastern Partnership countries and implement it. Therefore, the EU should proceed to ‘more for more’ approach towards these countries. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Minister Semerak says EU should move to ‘more for more’ ap...

Minister Semerak: EU should move to ‘more for more’ approach towards Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

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Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have a more ambitious agenda than other Eastern Partnership countries and implement it. Therefore, the EU should proceed to ‘more for more’ approach towards these countries.

Vice PM Klympush-Tsintsadze: EU should continue to support reform process in Ukraine

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Ukraine and the EU have never been as close to each other as they are now. Our partnership, based on common principles and values, already yields specific results in transforming the country and increasing opportunities for citizens.

Door to EU membership should remain open for Ukraine - Duda

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The door to EU membership should remain open for Ukraine, Georgia and the Balkan countries, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said.

Ukrainian political prisoner Sentsov short-listed for EU human rights prize

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BRUSSELS – Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on the short list of three candidates nominated in the European Parliament for the Sakharov Prize. Following a joint vote by MEPs in Brussels on Oct. 9 in the Foreign Affairs and Development committees, the three finalists for the 2018 Sakharov P...

Russia launches Crimean reactors with Siemens gas turbines sold in scam to avoid EU sanctions

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The two reactors now launched are at the Tavria TPS near Simferopol and the Balaclava TPS near Sevastopol, though apparently a lot of work is still needed before they are fully operational

Reuters: EU’s Sefcovic warns fellow easterners on laws, EU funds

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BRUSSELS – Governments in ex-communist states will face growing budgetary pressure from Brussels if they fail to respect rules on judicial independence, the Slovak commissioner who is running to head the EU executive said on Oct. 8. Read more here. The post Reuters: EU’s Sefcovic warn...

UkrInform: EU calls on Russia to provide proper treatment to Sentsov and release him

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The EU calls on Moscow to provide Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov with proper medical treatment and release him immediately along with other Ukrainians, who have been detained illegally in Russia and Crimea. Read more here. The post UkrInform: EU calls on Russia to provide proper treatment t...

112.ua: EU Parliament to consider situation in the Sea of Azov on October 23

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Deputies will consider the situation in the Sea of Azov at the plenary session of the European Parliament on Oct. 23. Journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported this on Twitter on Oct. 4. Read more here. The post 112.ua: EU Parliament to consider situation in the Sea of Azov on October 23 appeared first ...