: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: European Voice (EU)

    EU bid to appease Russia over Ukraine deal collapses
    Dec21

    EU bid to appease Russia over Ukraine deal collapses

    A last-minute attempt to prevent Russia from slapping economic sanctions on Ukraine failed Monday, as EU-led negotiations between the parties broke down. The sticking point is the launch of a delayed EU free trade agreement with Ukraine that will enter into force on January 1. The EU had been talking for 18 months over Russia’s concerns the...

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia
    Dec21

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

    The EU will extend for six months its economic sanctions against Russia, the Council announced on Monday, noting that the conditions of the Minsk peace deal have not been met. The bloc imposed the sanctions in July 2014 and revised them in September 2014 after a deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine, where the country’s army was...

    Economic Ideas Forum, inspiring ideas into policy action:  7 key takeaways
    Dec21

    Economic Ideas Forum, inspiring ideas into policy action: 7 key takeaways

    We have stabilized the Euro and carried out reforms. Now we need to focus on innovation for growth and the digital economy. These are the words used by Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament during his opening of the Economic Ideas Forum that was held in Brussels on December 2nd 2015. The...

    Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs Kolomoisky
    Dec21

    Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs Kolomoisky

    GENEVA, Switzerland — One evening in late October, the skies above Dnipropetrovsk whirled with the sound of helicopters. Below, armored vehicles and a 500-strong SWAT team moved in assault formation. Even by Ukrainian standards, it was a dramatic scene. As he was dragged from his doorstep, the target of the exaggerated raid — the...

    Trump’s competitors don’t want Putin’s approval
    Dec20

    Trump’s competitors don’t want Putin’s approval

    Republican presidential candidates trailing Donald Trump are making it clear they don’t want the same endorsement the billionaire businessman and entertainer got from Russian president Vladimir Putin. This week, Putin said Trump is “a very bright and talented man.” In response, Trump said he appreciated “when people call you brilliant” and...

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways
    Dec19

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways

    Never mind POLITICO’s test of whether you can tell the difference between the European Union and Star Wars: Members of the European Parliament have issued an alternative test of how sad your life is. Since Christmas and New Year already constitute a sufficiently difficult time for those whose lives lack purpose, you might not feel the need...

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire
    Dec18

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire

    Plans to double the capacity of the Russia-backed Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would only serve to consolidate Moscow’s grip on the European gas market, European Council President Donald Tusk warned Friday. Central and Eastern European countries, together with Italy, forced the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion onto the agenda...

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’
    Dec18

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’

    Donald Trump on Friday expanded upon his welcoming of praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin, remarking that “when people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” even when that person happens to be not so friendly to journalists. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe...

    Kharkiv, city of vagabonds and poets
    Dec18

    Kharkiv, city of vagabonds and poets

    I was recently in Kharkiv for a conference on how to build dialogue in times of conflict. It seemed the right sort of place to have this conversation. During the revolution and subsequent war in Ukraine, Kharkiv — the country’s second largest city just 40 kilometers from the Russian border — saw violent clashes between pro-Russian and...

    Report: Renzi planning to fire Italy’s EU ambassador
    Dec17

    Report: Renzi planning to fire Italy’s EU ambassador

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is planning to fire his ambassador to the European Union, Stefano Sannino, according to newspaper Il Corriere della Sera. The news, which has not yet been officially announced, came only hours before the start of an EU summit at which Renzi is expected to vent his frustration with Europe at a time of mounting...

    Pin It on Pinterest