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    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia
    Oct21

    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia

    Matteo Renzi has forced a retreat from new sanctions on Russia as Germany, France and Britain pulled back their demand for fresh EU penalties against Moscow over the bombardment of Aleppo, according to the Financial Times. During nine hours of talks at a European summit in Brussels, the Italian prime minister succeeded in removing a proposal for...

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals
    Oct21

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals

    Oil prices fell on Friday, pulled down by a stronger dollar, but traders said there were signs that physical fuel markets were tightening after two years of ballooning oversupply, according to Reuters. The dollar rose to its highest level since March against a basket of other leading currencies on Friday, potentially crimping demand as fuel...

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk
    Oct21

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the Russia`s strategy is to weaken the European Union, but its unity will be kept. ”This evening we had a broad discussion about Russia. Leaders emphasized all sorts of Russian activities, from airspace violations, disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks, interference into the political...

    National Bank of Ukraine cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.70 to dollar
    Oct21

    National Bank of Ukraine cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.70 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.70 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 21: $100 costs UAH 2,570.3574 (on October 20, it was UAH...

    Ukrainian Parliament adopts joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity, later to be endorsed by Poland`s Sejm
    Oct21

    Ukrainian Parliament adopts joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity, later to be endorsed by Poland`s Sejm

    The Joint Declaration of Remembrance and Solidarity of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and The Sejm of the Republic of Poland Sejm with Poland, adopted in Kyiv Thursday, notes the need to boost efforts for carrying out unbiased research on certain historical issues. Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said that the text was also supported by the committee...

    Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss strengthening Ukraine-NATO cooperation
    Oct21

    Poroshenko, Stoltenberg discuss strengthening Ukraine-NATO cooperation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in NATO Headquarters in Brussels discussed the issues of deepening cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from a joint briefing of the two leaders. The Ukrainian president said he discussed with Mr...

    EBU delegation visits Kyiv, host city of Eurovision 2017
    Oct21

    EBU delegation visits Kyiv, host city of Eurovision 2017

    The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, and the Chair of the Reference Group, Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling, have visited Kyiv, where they with host broadcaster NTU as well as officials from the Ukrainian government and City of Kyiv to discuss plans for the forthcoming contest, Eurovision.tv reports. With nearly 200...

    Dutch Premier`s demands cast new doubt over EU-Ukraine pact
    Oct21

    Dutch Premier`s demands cast new doubt over EU-Ukraine pact

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will press European Union leaders Thursday for a declaration stating that the bloc`s trade and political agreement with Ukraine doesn`t set Kyiv on a pathway to EU membership, according to European officials, raising fresh doubts about the fate of the accord, The Wall Street Journal reports. Mr. Rutte`s push, one...

    Vice PM names main factors of Ukraine`s economic growth in 2017
    Oct21

    Vice PM names main factors of Ukraine`s economic growth in 2017

    The Ukrainian Government calls the increase of export capacity, which is projected at 8%, as well as attracting foreign direct investment as the factors of economic growth in 2017, according to First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv who spoke at a round-table in Kyiv Thursday. ”The main points of growth are exports and attracting...

    Stoltenberg: NATO supports drafting ”road map” of Minsk-2 implementation
    Oct21

    Stoltenberg: NATO supports drafting ”road map” of Minsk-2 implementation

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomes the outcome of the Normandy Four negotiations and calls on all sides to implement Minsk agreements, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from Stoltenberg`s joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels. ”I welcome that you had a meeting yesterday in the...

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