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    Sarcozy says Russia should lift sanctions first
    Jun16

    Sarcozy says Russia should lift sanctions first

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to take the first step in lifting sanctions by starting to remove retributive barriers Russia imposed against food imports from the European Union, according to Bloomberg.”I told Putin to make this offer — there`s no risk in being the first to make a gesture of...

    Prozorro helps save UAH 217 mln of budget funds
    Jun16

    Prozorro helps save UAH 217 mln of budget funds

    Cost savings due to a Prozorro electronic public procurement system in May amounted to UAH 217 million with 16,400 tenders held, according to the system`s website.The number of organizers of trading in May was 2,900, with the average number of bidders at 2.48.The rating of customers in May was topped by the Kyiv City State Administration with...

    Switzerland withdraws application to join EU
    Jun16

    Switzerland withdraws application to join EU

    The Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to officially withdraw the country`s dormant application to join the European Union, according to POLITICO.Following a vote in the lower house, the government will now tell the EU to ”consider [the application] as withdrawn,” Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter was quoted as saying by the Neue Zurcher...

    Russian spy with fake identity revealed in Spain
    Jun16

    Russian spy with fake identity revealed in Spain

    For the first time since the Cold War, Spain uncovered a Russian ”illegal” – a spy who had infiltrated the country 20 years ago under a fake identity, Politico reported in its piece titled ”The Spanish Story of a Russian Spy.” A Moscow spy has worked for two decades under a carefully constructed ”legend” – a false identity, complete with a fake...

    Ukraine makes another step toward air travel liberalization with EU
    Jun16

    Ukraine makes another step toward air travel liberalization with EU

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified air travel agreements with Greece, Cyprus and Poland. As stated in explanatory notes to the documents, the adoption and signing of the agreements with Greece and Cyprus took place within the framework of Ukraine`s participation in the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the Chicago...

    Private land owners lodge claim with ECHR against farmland sale ban in Ukraine
    Jun16

    Private land owners lodge claim with ECHR against farmland sale ban in Ukraine

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has started considering claims filed by individual owners of privatized plots of farmland in Ukraine in connection with the impossibility to buy or sell their property due to the moratorium on farmland sale, according to the Ukraine`s Agrarian Union`s press service.”Owners of privatized plots of farmland...

    New gas pipeline connecting Ukraine and Poland to be launched in 2020
    Jun16

    New gas pipeline connecting Ukraine and Poland to be launched in 2020

    A new gas pipeline connecting Ukraine and Poland is to be commissioned no later than 2020, Ukrtransgaz spokesperson Maksym Beliavskiy wrote on Facebook. As reported, the tube is to stretch from Ukrainian-Polish border to Bilche–Volytsko–Ugerske underground gas storage, which is located in Lviv region.Both Ukrainian and Polish engineers have...

    Russian defense minister arrives in Crimea
    Jun16

    Russian defense minister arrives in Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Thursday arrived in Crimea to listen to reports on the construction of military infrastructure facilities, official spokesman for the ministry Igor Konashenkov told reporters, Russian news agency TASS has reported.”The head of Russia`s defense ministry will listen to the command of the Southern Military...

    Ukraine`s President names most promising sectors to be considered for investment
    Jun16

    Ukraine`s President names most promising sectors to be considered for investment

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has named agriculture and infrastructure as the most promising sectors that require ”contribution and development,” the presidential press service reported.This statement the Ukrainian president made during the solemn opening of a new oilseed production and transshipment terminal in the territory of the Sea...

    Resumption of EU relations with Russia must begin with Ukraine – Juncker
    Jun16

    Resumption of EU relations with Russia must begin with Ukraine – Juncker

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that the resumption of relations between Russia and the European Union must begin with Ukraine and full implementation of the Minsk agreements, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”If our relationship today is troubled and marked by mistrust, it is not broken beyond repair. We need to...

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