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    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association
    Dec16

    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association

    Today, December 16, the Dutch Government has approved a bill that is required for ratification by the country`s Parliament of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote on Facebook. According to Mr Rutte, the bill is yet to be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Netherlands. The prime minister...

    Ukraine politicians unwilling to share details about Yanukovych`s schemes – FBI
    Dec16

    Ukraine politicians unwilling to share details about Yanukovych`s schemes – FBI

    An FBI agent says Ukrainian politicians are unwilling to share information about former President Viktor Yanukovych`s schemes, according to the Ukrainian-language media outlet, Radio Svoboda (Radio Liberty). The FBI`s Supervisory Special Agent Karen Greenaway said at the Third Asset Recovery Conference in Kyiv on December 15, that the biggest...

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017
    Dec16

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017

    The European Parliament can reach an agreement with the Council of the European Union on granting Ukraine visa-free regime in January next year, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz told a press conference in Brussels in the framework of the EU Summit December 15, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Schultz has informed the heads of...

    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...

    ”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...

    Ukrainian Interior Minister not to resign after five policemen dead in shooting between police and state guard service
    Dec15

    Ukrainian Interior Minister not to resign after five policemen dead in shooting between police and state guard service

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said that he will not resign because of a shooting incident in the village of Kniazhychi in Kyiv region`s Brovary district, where five law enforcement officers were killed, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”There has been speculation about my resignation for a long time. I will draw conclusions and...

    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...

    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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