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    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences
    Mar02

    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences

    The European Parliament is ready to take a decision on granting Ukraine the additional trade preferences on the proposal of the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported on Twitter, referring to chairman of the INTA committee (International Trade) of the European Parliament Bernd Lange. The comment...

    Ukraine`s imports exceed exports by $236 mln in January
    Mar02

    Ukraine`s imports exceed exports by $236 mln in January

    The balance of foreign trade in goods and services in Ukraine recorded a deficit of $236 million in January 2017, which was 50% down from deficit at $468 million in January 2016, according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The balance of foreign trade in goods for the month recorded a deficit of $391 million, which was 33.4%...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline
    Mar02

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine has applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to grant it a right to join the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which challenged the decision of the European Commission on expanded access for the Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom company to the European gas pipeline OPAL,...

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia
    Mar02

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia

    The Moldovan government is recalling Ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Braghis, who was also the head of the country`s diplomatic mission in Tajikistan. A decision on the issue was made at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reported. The draft decision was presented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration,...

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb
    Mar02

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb

    Ukraine increased consumption of natural gas in February 2017 by 19% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 4.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukraine`s state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. ”In February, Ukrainian consumers of all categories used 4.5 bcm of natural gas, which was 19% up from the same period last year,” Ukrtransgaz`s...

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister
    Mar02

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has told ZN.ua that the signing of the memorandum with the IMF is a matter of several days. ”We have not signed the memorandum, but we are very close to that. I think that everything will be decided in the coming days – today or tomorrow. And I hope that this issue will not be delayed. But at the...

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert
    Mar02

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert

    The drills involve over 1,000 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, the press office of Russia`s Southern Military District told TASS on Thursday. ”Pursuant to a decision by Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, military units and formations stationed in Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic,...

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation –  Presidential Administration
    Mar02

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation – Presidential Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had two telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”Since the latest escalation in Donbas, in order to stop the...

    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets
    Mar02

    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets

    Following a vote in the European Parliament, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her parliamentary immunity over her tweeting of images of atrocities by the Islamic State terrorists, AFP reports. ”#BREAKING European Parliament votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets,” AFP tweeted. French prosecutors opened an investigation in...

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