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    [Ticker] Merkel and Putin revive dialogue in troubled times
    May17

    [Ticker] Merkel and Putin revive dialogue in troubled times

    Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet for the second time in just one month in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday to discuss current global issues of Iran, Syria and Ukraine. The meeting could signal a shift in EU-Russia relations, amid a deepening US-European crisis of confidence, Russian...

    [Ticker] Putin opens bridge linking Russia to annexed Crimea
    May16

    [Ticker] Putin opens bridge linking Russia to annexed Crimea

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday inaugurated the vehicle section of the new 19km-long Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea to Russia, further cementing control over the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Facebook that “the invaders will need the bridge when they have to urgently leave our...

    [Ticker] Merkel wants Ukraine role in Nord Stream 2
    Apr10

    [Ticker] Merkel wants Ukraine role in Nord Stream 2

    German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany was “not possible without clarity” about Ukraine’s role as a transit country between Russia and Europe. “We cannot allow that, with Nord Stream 2, Ukraine would have no significance at all any more with...

    [Opinion] Nord Stream II aims to undermine Energy Union
    Mar28

    [Opinion] Nord Stream II aims to undermine Energy Union

    The Gazprom pipeline simply does not have any commercial bearing. Rather, it undermines the functioning and effectiveness of the European Energy Union and circumvents Ukraine for gas transits – paving the way for further Russian strong-arming in the region. …read more Source:...

    [Interview] Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption
    Mar26

    [Interview] Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption

    Kiev is hoping to secure more than €500m in EU aid by July, amid its never-ending fight against corruption. The finance minister tells EUobserver the prosecutor general should resign – meanwhile privatisations of 3,500 state-owned companies go ahead, despite war. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Merkel: ‘no reason’ to sanction Schroeder for Russia support
    Mar20

    [Ticker] Merkel: ‘no reason’ to sanction Schroeder for Russia support

    German chancellor Angela Merkel sees “no reasons” to punish her predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, for holding top posts in Russian companies, her spokesman Steffen Seibert told press in Brussels on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. “It’s his [Schroeder’s] decision, but politically it’s a disaster,”...

    Kiev wants EU sanctions on former German chancellor
    Mar19

    Kiev wants EU sanctions on former German chancellor

    Ukraine’s foreign minister is seeking EU sanctions on Gerhard Schroeder, a former German chancellor, who now chairs Russian state-owned oil giant, Rosneft. …read more Source:...

    [Opinion] Four years on – but we will not forget illegally-occupied Crimea
    Mar16

    [Opinion] Four years on – but we will not forget illegally-occupied Crimea

    Together with many other partners, including the United States, Canada and Norway, the European Union has implemented a policy of non-recognition and sanctions regimes, targeting people and entities that have promoted Russia’s illegal annexation. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU rolls over Russia sanctions
    Mar12

    [Ticker] EU rolls over Russia sanctions

    The EU extended for six months on Monday sanctions against 150 Russian individuals and 38 Russian entities over the annexation of Crimea and Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014. The measures, which include asset freezes and travel restrictions, will run until September. They come in addition to restrictions on economic relations with Crimea and...

    [Ticker] Germany calls for UN mission in Ukraine

    Germany’s foreign minister has called for setting up an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine ahead of Russia’s March presidential election, to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. “This has to be a strong, armed mission that is present across the entire territory of the conflict zone,” Sigmar Gabriel...

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