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    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...

    EU extends Russian sanctions list
    Jul25

    EU extends Russian sanctions list

    The European Union has agreed to extend its blacklist of Russians subject to sanctions for stoking the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It has also started intense discussions on details of possible restrictions on sophisticated sectors of strategic Russian industries. A meeting of ambassadors of the EU’s member states ended yesterday with...

    Ukrainian government collapses
    Jul24

    Ukrainian government collapses

    Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, resigned today (24 July) following his failure to push through two pieces of legislation and the decision by two parties to leave the governing coalition. Ukrainian media report that the political parties had been negotiating behind closed doors about the possibility of leaving the government,...

    EU names head of Ukraine mission
    Jul24

    EU names head of Ukraine mission

    The European Union has appointed one of its former special envoys to head its newly established security-sector mission to Ukraine. Kalman Mizsei, who is Hungarian, served as an EU special representative to Moldova in 2007-11 and before that, for five years, as a director for the United Nations Development Programme in Europe and the former...

    ECB board faced with struggling eurozone
    Jul24

    ECB board faced with struggling eurozone

    Worse than expected economic figures for the eurozone in the second quarter of 2014 will weigh heavily on the European Central Bank’s governing council when it meets on 7 August. Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 1.1% in May compared with April, according to Eurostat. Notably, Germany experienced one of the largest slowdowns in...

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