: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: POLITICO – Europe Edition (EU)

    Ukraine’s ‘bold’ move to nationalize bank
    Dec20

    Ukraine’s ‘bold’ move to nationalize bank

    KIEV – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is nationalizing the country’s largest retail bank in an effort to stabilize the country’s financial sector, a move that comes at a perilous time of heightened political disenchantment domestically and growing doubts about western support for Kiev. In a...

    Ukraine defends nationalization of biggest bank
    Dec19

    Ukraine defends nationalization of biggest bank

    Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv defended the emergency nationalization of the country’s largest bank Monday, saying the takeover was transparent and based on international valuations. The takeover of Privatbank is certain to prompt debate because one of its main owners, the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, has clashed repeatedly...

    Petro Poroshenko urges Dutch to sign EU-Ukraine agreement
    Dec16

    Petro Poroshenko urges Dutch to sign EU-Ukraine agreement

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday urged the Netherlands to ratify a pact between his country and the EU after amendments were agreed by EU leaders. Poroshenko wrote on Twitter “we call upon the Netherlands to fulfill the relevant procedures to ensure its swift entry into force.” He added that the agreement,...

    European Council: Live blog
    Dec15

    European Council: Live blog

    EU leaders are gathered to discuss the implementation of the Turkey migration deal, how to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement after the Dutch referendum in June, sanctions against Russia and the conflict in Syria. There will also be talks without British Prime Minister Theresa May on the EU27’s Brexit strategy. …read more...

    5 things to watch at the EU summit
    Dec15

    5 things to watch at the EU summit

    The more problems pile up for the European Union — migration crisis, economic troubles, the rise of Euroskeptic parties — the shorter the regular meetings of EU leaders become. And so it is when leaders meet for their summit Thursday and President of the European Council Donald Tusk will have to deliver on his promise to...

    The race for EU membership
    Dec15

    The race for EU membership

    The United Kingdom might be trying to check out of the European Union, but there are at least 10 countries keen to be in. There’s a problem though: The EU’s golden age of expansion is over. While national governments would like to ensure political stability in the EU’s neighborhood, they have no appetite to let...

    Trump can wipe out Russia sanctions with stroke of the pen
    Dec14

    Trump can wipe out Russia sanctions with stroke of the pen

    Senate Democrats are powerless to stop Donald Trump from easing sanctions against Russia after he takes office. But they’re determined to make Trump and Republicans pay a political price if he does. Trump’s appetite for warmer relations with Russia is drawing partisan fire in the Senate, even as a top adviser said the...

    EU ministers reject Austria’s call to freeze Turkey membership talks
    Dec13

    EU ministers reject Austria’s call to freeze Turkey membership talks

    European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday rejected a push by Austria to halt Turkey’s EU membership talks over concerns about a crackdown on opponents since a failed coup in the summer. Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister, threatened to block adoption of conclusions on EU enlargement before they are passed on to leaders...

    Dutch threaten Ukraine trade deal
    Dec09

    Dutch threaten Ukraine trade deal

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he will ask EU leaders for legally binding guarantees to ensure an association agreement with Ukraine will not create a defense guarantee or become a step towards membership of the bloc for the country. In an interview with the Financial Times published Friday, Rutte warned that if the Netherlands does not...

    EU’s Ukraine aid has limited impact on corruption
    Dec07

    EU’s Ukraine aid has limited impact on corruption

    The unstable political and legislative climate in Ukraine has meant EU funds designed to help the country reform have had a limited impact and results are “fragile,” according to a European Court of Auditors report published Wednesday. In the report, which examined public finance management and anti-corruption measures between 2007 and 2015,...

    Pin It on Pinterest