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    Bulgaria returns Georgieva to Commission
    Aug05

    Bulgaria returns Georgieva to Commission

    Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev today (5 August) put forward Kristalina Georgieva for a second term as Bulgaria’s European commissioner, a decision announced at the same time as he unveiled a caretaker government. Georgieva has won widespread respect for her performance as European commissioner for humanitarian aid and emergency...

    Yanukovych challenges EU sanctions
    Aug05

    Yanukovych challenges EU sanctions

    Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s former president, is challenging sanctions imposed against him through both Europe’s top human-rights court and the top court of the European Union. Russian and Ukrainian media reported this morning (5 August) that Yanukovych, who fled Kiev on 21 February, had lodged an appeal with the European Court of...

    Interview with Petras Auštrevičius
    Aug04

    Interview with Petras Auštrevičius

    Nationality: LithuanianParty: Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis (The Liberal Movement)European Parliament group: ALDEBirthdate: 16 May 1963Birthplace: Vilinius, LithuaniaCommittees: • Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member) • Subcommittee on Human Rights (Member) • Committee on Regional Development...

    Interview with David McAllister
    Aug04

    Interview with David McAllister

    Nationality: GermanParty: Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Christian Democratic Union)European Parliament Group: EPPBirthdate: 12 January 1971Birthplace: Berlin, GermanyCommittees: • Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member) • Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Substitute) • Subcommittee on Security and Defence...

    The portfolio that Navracsics should not be given
    Jul31

    The portfolio that Navracsics should not be given

    Tibor Navracsics was officially nominated to be Hungary’s next European commissioner on Wednesday evening (30 July). The nomination was no surprise, and, in sending his foreign minister, former head of his private office and one of his oldest and closest political allies, Viktor Orbán is putting forward a member of the small category of...

    Russia loses second Yukos case
    Jul31

    Russia loses second Yukos case

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay €1.87 billion in compensation to holders of shares in Yukos, which was once Russia’s largest oil company. The ruling is the second judgment in four days against Russia related to its decision to seize Yukos’s assets on grounds of tax evasion and other charges. The ECHR...

    Putin’s inner circle targeted by EU
    Jul31

    Putin’s inner circle targeted by EU

    The European Union has added three of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest associates to a list of Russians barred from entering the EU. The decision to add more senior figures in Russia’s business and political elite to the blacklist was made on Tuesday (29 July), but the names were revealed yesterday evening. The three...

    EU agrees economic sanctions on Russia
    Jul29

    EU agrees economic sanctions on Russia

    The European Union today (29 July) agreed to impose economic sanctions on Russia, four and a half months after it first warned Russia that it would suffer “far-reaching economic consequences” if it did not try to end the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions, which were agreed by the EU member states ambassadors in Brussels, prevents EU...

    The Yukos case and the EU
    Jul28

    The Yukos case and the EU

    An international tribunal in The Hague today (28 July) ordered Russia to pay $50 billion (€37.2bn) to investors who held shares in the now-dismantled oil company Yukos, once Russia’s largest oil company. The award is 20 times higher than any previous award by the court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the wording leaves no...

    EU sanctions Russia’s intelligence chiefs
    Jul28

    EU sanctions Russia’s intelligence chiefs

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on some of Russia’s top intelligence officials in a prelude to possible sanctions against strategic sectors of the Russian economy. Among 15 individuals added to the blacklist on Saturday were: the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Mikhail Fradkov; the director of the Federal...

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