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    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors
    Dec08

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors

    EU assistance to Ukraine had limited impact and, despite the impetus for reform since then, the results achieved so far remain fragile, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Over most of the period audited, the unstable political, legislative and administrative context limited the effectiveness of EU assistance, according...

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election
    Dec08

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election

    On Wednesday, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress on creating an independent commission to investigate Russian government involvement in the digital attacks that shook the presidential election this year, according to Wired. The 12-member commission, to be chosen by both Republicans and Democrats, would present their findings and...

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism
    Dec08

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

    EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the ”visa waiver suspension mechanism” between the EU and third countries. This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime. The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in...

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table
    Dec08

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday demanded that Russia cooperate constructively, ahead of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg, according to Ukraine Today. During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Steinmeier told him that Moscow...

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool
    Dec08

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool

    Starting December 7, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will be able to deploy as many as 1,500 border guards at short notice to assist member states in emergency situations at their EU`s external borders. The creation of the rapid reaction pool is a significant milestone in the development of the European Border and Coast Guard...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko
    Dec08

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that the European Union has reached a compromise over a visa waiver suspension mechanism for third countries. ”I`ve got encouraging news from Brussels based on my regular contacts with EU leaders. A compromise regarding a visa waiver suspension mechanism has been reached. It is for the Council of the EU...

    Slovak gas cheaper than gas offered by Gazprom – Naftogaz CCO
    Dec08

    Slovak gas cheaper than gas offered by Gazprom – Naftogaz CCO

    Naftogaz of Ukraine Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Yuriy Vitrenko says that the price of natural gas Ukraine currently buys from the Slovak Republic is lower than the price of the gas Russia`s giant Gazprom may sell at in the first quarter of 2017. ”The price of Gazprom gas is now not $140-160 as Yulia Tymoshenko states, but $178-183 per 1,000...

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