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    EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15
    Dec09

    EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15

    The European Parliament will vote for the suspension mechanism of the visa-free regime on Thursday, December 15, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”So we will have the debate on the suspension mechanism in the EP plenary on Wed and the vote on Thu (15 Dec),” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on December 9. As UNIAN reported...

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization
    Dec09

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the summit Ukraine-EU in Brussels promised to cansel the moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. It is a condition for the EU to grant 600 million euros and promise of visa liberalization in a short time. A lot of Ukrainians outrage of the EU position and call it “visa...

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”
    Dec09

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”

    The Russian sports ministry, aided by the country`s security service, allegedly orchestrated a massive ”institutional conspiracy”, according to an investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), SkyNews reports. According to SkyNews, the investigation`s findings allege ”an institutional conspiracy across winter and summer sports athletes...

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section
    Dec09

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has signed a contract to build the first line of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream pipeline bypassing Ukraine in the Black Sea, the information department of Gazprom told UNIAN. ”Today in Amsterdam, the company South Stream Transport B.V. signed a contract with Allseas Group S.A. for the construction of the...

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule
    Dec09

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule

    Hungarian authorities have closed a camp for illegal migrants 30 km west of Budapest in the town of Bicske, according to the BBC. About 60 refugees who remained in the camp were given one hour to leave premises, the BBC reported. Some migrants were sent to a camp on the border with Austria, while another part was sent to a shelter for the...

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln
    Dec09

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln

    The U.S. Congress has passed the consolidated National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017, boosting U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to US$ 350 million, according to a posting on the Facebook page of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”U.S. Senate has finalized consideration and following the House passed the consolidated National Defense...

    Germany to send military advisers to Ukraine
    Dec09

    Germany to send military advisers to Ukraine

    Experts from Germany will arrive at the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Sahaydachniy in Lviv. Germany will deploy its military advisers in Ukraine, according to an agreement signed Thursday, December 8, by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine on European integration Ihor Dolgov and Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry...

    Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal
    Dec09

    Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal

    The Netherlands has threatened to scupper a trade and security deal between the Ukraine and the EU unless it receives legally binding guarantees at a summit of European leaders next week, according to the Financial Times. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, outlined his demands for a decision signed by EU...

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas
    Dec09

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas

    In the framework of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Hamburg, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier discussed the possibility of strengthening the security component of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, according to MFA Ukraine press service. A corresponding...

    Ukraine position on trilateral gas talks: winter package similar to previous seasons
    Dec09

    Ukraine position on trilateral gas talks: winter package similar to previous seasons

    ”The objective of talks is to find consensus on a new winter package, which would be similar in terms of its content to those that we had in 2014 and 2015, to ensure that this winter Gazprom is able to sell gas, while the Ukrainian side – to buy it. We hope that as the outcome of tomorrow`s debate (I use the word ”hope” because we know that the...

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