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    Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal
    Dec16

    Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday praised a European Union decision which paves the way for final agreement on a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc. …read more Source:...

    EU extends targeted sanctions against Russia
    Dec16

    EU extends targeted sanctions against Russia

    The heads of European Union member states decided in a summit on December 15 to extend for another six months the bloc’s sanctions against Russia for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Dutch get their EU deal on Ukraine referendum; now its up to the senate
    Dec16

    Dutch get their EU deal on Ukraine referendum; now its up to the senate

    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has won the support of the 27 other European leaders for a supplementary to the… …read more Source:...

    European Parliament adopts mechanism that would allow suspension of visa free regimes
    Dec16

    European Parliament adopts mechanism that would allow suspension of visa free regimes

    European Parliament voted on Thursday to adopt a mechanism that would make it quicker and easier to reintroduce visa regimes for countries that currently have visa free travel regimes. The mechanism was adopted in order to open the door for visa liberalization with Ukraine and Georgia, with immigrant skeptical countries insisting that the EU...

    EU deal on Ukraine could unravel in Dutch parliament
    Dec16

    EU deal on Ukraine could unravel in Dutch parliament

    Dutch PM needs support from opposition parties, or ratification of the strategic Ukraine treaty could still be blocked. …read more Source:...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 16 Dec 2016
    Dec16

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 16 Dec 2016

    Aleppo evacuation ‘could take days’ The Red Cross has warned that the evacuation of all 50,000 people trapped in eastern Aleppo could take days, after 3,000 were removed yesterday. Russia’s defence ministry, meanwhile, says 6,400 were bussed out yesterday to its ‘Reconciliation Centre’. The US has accused Syria,...

    Minsk to host workshop on UNESCO transnational nomination file 16 December
    Dec16

    Minsk to host workshop on UNESCO transnational nomination file 16 December

    Experts from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Germany will discuss the preparation of the UNESCO World Heritage transnational nomination file tentatively entitled “Socialist Postwar Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe”. …read more Source:...

    EU Should Consult Trump Before Keeping Russia Sanctions – Bulgaria PM
    Dec16

    EU Should Consult Trump Before Keeping Russia Sanctions – Bulgaria PM

    Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hypothesized the European Union should consider lifting sanctions on Russia if the United states revokes the measure under Donald Trump. Speaking after the last European Council in Brussels on Thursday, he explained he had demanded that the EU hold “consultations” with Trump before...

    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit
    Dec16

    Europe confronts limitations at year-end summit

    EU leaders attempted to draw a line under an excruciatingly tough year at Thursday’s summit by extending economic sanctions on Russia, clearing the path for a trade deal with Ukraine and agreeing to move towards greater military cooperation. Such incremental advances were overshadowed, however, by their powerlessness to halt the Syrian...

    DON’T POKE THE BEAR: Now EU chiefs EXTEND sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine threat
    Dec16

    DON’T POKE THE BEAR: Now EU chiefs EXTEND sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine threat

    BRUSSELS has imposed strict sanctions onto Russia for a further six months as tensions escalate once more in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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