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    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification
    Dec16

    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification

    The leaders of the European Union have agreed to the proposals voiced by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, aimed at unblocking the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which was suspended due to the negative outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The corresponding conclusions...

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec16

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Brussels agreed with the EU leaders on the Netherlands-offered addendum to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, NOS reports. With this adjustment, Rutte wants the Dutch authorities to ratify the Deal, which the Netherlands voted against at a referendum earlier in 2016, according to NOS. ”After a one and a half...

    Crime against Ukrainians: U.S. Ambassador on money stolen by Yanukovych
    Dec15

    Crime against Ukrainians: U.S. Ambassador on money stolen by Yanukovych

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch has branded the illegal withdrawal of assets from Ukraine by ex-top officials during the Viktor Yanukovych rule a crime against the Ukrainian citizens. The diplomat agreed with the idea that asset recovery cases are ”complicated” because there is the ”need for justice and getting the...

    ”No one postponed anything”: European Parliament source elaborates on date of Ukraine visa liberalisation vote
    Dec15

    ”No one postponed anything”: European Parliament source elaborates on date of Ukraine visa liberalisation vote

    The issue of visa liberalization for Ukraine will be put to a vote in the European Parliament immediately after the completion of inter-institutional negotiations, while the forecast date of April 3, 2017 is not mandatory, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported citing her source in the EP. ”No one postponed anything,” the source said,...

    European Parliament to decide on visa liberalisation for Ukraine in April
    Dec15

    European Parliament to decide on visa liberalisation for Ukraine in April

    The European Parliament has slated its decision on visa liberalisation for Ukraine for April 2017, according to technical information on the EP`s official website. The date of the EP`s indicative plenary sitting on Ukraine is set for April 3, 2017. It will be considered in first reading in single reading mode. Earlier, this decision-making was...

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre
    Dec15

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre

    A rally was staged outside Russia`s embassy in Kyiv on Thursday over alleged war crimes against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo that was captured on Tuesday by the regime forces backed by Russia, according to hromadske.tv. About a hundred protesters gathered on Povitroflotsky Avenue near the Russian embassy`s building, hromadske.tv said....

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials
    Dec15

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials

    U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ”a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence...

    European Parliament backs visa suspension mechanism
    Dec15

    European Parliament backs visa suspension mechanism

    New rules passed by European Parliament on Thursday say that visa requirements for non-EU nationals will be reintroduced faster when EU countries face irregular migration surges or security risks. EP rapporteur for the proposal, Agustin Diaz de Mera (EPP, ES), said: ”We have succeeded in creating a more flexible and operational tool, while...

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini
    Dec15

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says the EU is prepared for a ”more deal-oriented relationship” with the United States after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, but EU sanctions against Russia will be linked to peace implementation in eastern Ukraine, according to...

    President of the European Council vows to do his best to ensure ratification of EU deal with Ukraine
    Dec15

    President of the European Council vows to do his best to ensure ratification of EU deal with Ukraine

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he will do his best to ensure the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and facilitate prompt completion of the visa-free waiver procedure for Ukraine, according to Poroshenko`s press service. The parties have had a phone...

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