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    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017
    Dec13

    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017

    In the case of a positive completion of the inter-institutional negotiations on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime, the European Parliament may vote this issue February 1 of next year, according to the website of the EP. The website states the approximate date of the plenary session, when the Ukraine visa liberalization issue may be considered,...

    Antonio Guterres sworn in as new United Nations secretary-general
    Dec13

    Antonio Guterres sworn in as new United Nations secretary-general

    Portugal`s Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth U.N. secretary-general, according to Voice of America. ”The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective,” Guterres told member states. ”It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,” he said, VOA reported. The 67-year-old...

    EU increases humanitarian aid in Donbas to over EUR 26 mln in 2016
    Dec12

    EU increases humanitarian aid in Donbas to over EUR 26 mln in 2016

    The European Commission has mobilized EUR 4 million additional emergency assistance to address urgent humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, bringing the total EU humanitarian aid in response to the crisis to EUR 26.4 million in 2016, according to the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. ”We have kept the humanitarian aspects of the...

    Netherlands succeeds in agreeing 3 out of 4 requirements on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec12

    Netherlands succeeds in agreeing 3 out of 4 requirements on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    As of today, three of the four issues have been agreed, in respect of which the Netherlands wishes the legally binding declaration to be adopted, to allow for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported, citing her diplomatic sources. See also: Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine deal at EU...

    Source shares details of Savchenko`s secret meeting with Donbas terrorists in Minsk – media
    Dec12

    Source shares details of Savchenko`s secret meeting with Donbas terrorists in Minsk – media

    Member of Parliament of Ukraine from the Batkivshchyna parliamentary faction Nadiia Savchenko has visited the Belarusian city of Minsk to attend talks with leaders of Donbas terrorist organizations, the Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”), according to Ukrainian news portal Obozrevatel. ”It is no secret that...

    Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine deal at EU summit – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte
    Dec12

    Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine deal at EU summit – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will ask European Union leaders on Thursday to rule out financial or security guarantees for Ukraine and not to offer Ukrainians the right to live and work in the bloc, according to a document seen by Reuters. Failure to meet the Dutch demands would jeopardize a landmark EU-Ukraine agreement that establishes closer...

    Russia`s big cheat – investigation of Russian doping of athletes by The Washington Post
    Dec12

    Russia`s big cheat – investigation of Russian doping of athletes by The Washington Post

    For millennia, rules have been at the core of athletic competition. Not that they haven`t been broken, but the Olympics still stand for the principle of human striving on a level playing field, or the primacy of rules, according to The Washington Post. This is why the final report of Richard H. McLaren`s investigation into Russian doping of...

    Ukraine and Lithuania sign bilateral documents on cooperation
    Dec12

    Ukraine and Lithuania sign bilateral documents on cooperation

    Several documents on expansion of bilateral cooperation between the states have been signed in the presence of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite who is on a working visit to Ukraine. The Agreement between the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and the Ministry of Environment of...

    Ukraine and Lithuania mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
    Dec12

    Ukraine and Lithuania mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

    Ukraine and Lithuania are marking the 25th anniversary of its diplomatic relations since the moment when the two countries turned a new page in bilateral cooperation, sharing deep historical roots. ”A quarter century of intergovernmental relations, which has passed since the opening of diplomatic missions in Kyiv in 1992 and in Vilnius in 1993,...

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin
    Dec12

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the possible handover of Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia is currently on the agenda, though he gave no particular names, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”This issue has been repeatedly discussed during the contacts of working groups, it was mentioned by the Ukrainian side at the Berlin meeting of...

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