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    TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak `shows risks of EU-U.S. deal` – BBC
    May02

    TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak `shows risks of EU-U.S. deal` – BBC

    EU standards on the environment and public health risk being undermined by compromises with the U.S., Greenpeace has warned, citing leaked documents, according to the BBC.The environmental group obtained 248 pages of classified documents from the TTIP trade talks, aimed at clinching a far-reaching EU-U.S. free trade deal, the BBC wrote.Secrecy...

    No pasaran: Opposition Bloc MPs Boyko, Novinsky forced to leave Odesa
    May02

    No pasaran: Opposition Bloc MPs Boyko, Novinsky forced to leave Odesa

    Opposition Bloc leader Yuriy Boyko and Opposition Bloc member, oligarch Vadym Novinsky, who arrived in Odesa on Monday to take part in a rally on Kulykove Pole Square, have been forced to depart for Kyiv without leaving the city`s airport, according to Zorian Shkiriak, an adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.”Boyko, Novinsky and...

    Ukraine cancels gas price benefits for households as of May 1
    May02

    Ukraine cancels gas price benefits for households as of May 1

    The Ukrainian government has decided to cancel reduced prices of natural gas for households and set a single market price from May 1, 2016, at the level of a purchasing price of imported gas, according to a Cabinet resolution dated April 27, 2016.The single price is fixed at UAH 6,878 ($275) per 1,000 cubic meters.The new price consists of the...

    G7 ready to support Ukraine`s energy sector
    May02

    G7 ready to support Ukraine`s energy sector

    The Energy Ministers of the G7 member states, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States announce their support of Ukraine`s energy policy reforms.”We welcome the substantial energy policy reforms ongoing in Ukraine including market and tariff system reform in the gas and electricity sectors as well as...

    Ukrainian activists blocking Opposition Bloc MPs Boyko, Novinsky at Odesa airport
    May02

    Ukrainian activists blocking Opposition Bloc MPs Boyko, Novinsky at Odesa airport

    Ukrainian activists have been blocking Opposition Bloc leader Yuriy Boyko and Opposition bloc member, oligarch Vadym Novinsky, who have arrived in Odesa, which is marking the second anniversary of the tragic events today.”Boyko and Novinsky have arrived at Odesa airport and are now in the VIP lounge. Patriots do not let them out and demand that...

    Reuters: Drones, Turkish artillery hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 dead
    May02

    Reuters: Drones, Turkish artillery hit Islamic State in Syria, 34 dead

    Shelling by Turkish artillery and drones which took off from southern Turkey struck Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday, killing 34 militants, the Turkish military said, according to Reuters.It said the strikes, in response to Islamic State rocket attacks which hit the southern Turkish province of Kilis, destroyed six vehicles and five...

    Tombinski wants transparent investigation into May 2 fire in Odesa
    May02

    Tombinski wants transparent investigation into May 2 fire in Odesa

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has called on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a transparent investigation into the Odesa fire and shooting incidents, which took place two years ago.”Today we recall the tragic events in Odesa on 2 May 2014, that left more than 40 people dead and 200 injured. I urge the...

    TASS: Gazprom`s gas exports to Europe go up by 19.8% in January-April
    May02

    TASS: Gazprom`s gas exports to Europe go up by 19.8% in January-April

    Russian gas giant Gazprom`s gas exports to Europe increased by 19.8% in January-April, according to Russian news agency TASS.”According to latest updates, Gazprom`s gas exports to Europe went up in the first four months of 2016 by 19.8% on January-April 2015. The leader of the growth dynamics is Great Britain [+126.7%],” Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller...

    Sentsov, Kolchenko sign papers for extradition from Russia in April – lawyer
    May02

    Sentsov, Kolchenko sign papers for extradition from Russia in April – lawyer

    Ukrainian film-maker Oleh Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who have been imprisoned in Russia, signed documents for extradition from that country to Ukraine early in April, according to Kolchenko`s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina.The documents, which were signed early in April, must have already arrived at the Justice Ministry of the...

    EurActiv: EC set to propose lifting of visa requirement for Turkey
    May02

    EurActiv: EC set to propose lifting of visa requirement for Turkey

    Despite deep public misgivings in some countries, the European Union will this week drive forward a plan to grant Turks visa-free travel to Europe as a reward for having reduced a flood of refugees and migrants into Europe to a trickle, according to EurActiv, an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU policies.The European...

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