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    EU to help Ukraine cut gas dependence on Russia
    Sep02

    EU to help Ukraine cut gas dependence on Russia

    The EU aims to help Ukraine become independent of Russian energy supplies in the next “three to four year”, its PM and an EU commissioner have said. …read more Source:...

    Negotiations in progress to rescind Ukrainian special import duty on Belarusian goods
    Sep02

    Negotiations in progress to rescind Ukrainian special import duty on Belarusian goods

    During the session of the Belarusian-Ukrainian high-level working group on mutual trade representatives of Belarus and Ukraine discussed a large number of matters. Among other things the sides discussed the annulment of a special Ukrainian import duty on a number of Belarusian products. …read more Source:...

    Czech Foreign Ministry vows to close “representative centre” of Donetsk
separatists
    Sep02

    Czech Foreign Ministry vows to close “representative centre” of Donetsk separatists

    Russia-backed separatists from Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region attempted to establish an official representation in the Czech Republic on Thursday, opening a mock consulate in Ostrava which was described as the “the first official representation in the EU” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The move...

    Bulgarian FM Daniel Mitov takes part in meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers
    Sep02

    Bulgarian FM Daniel Mitov takes part in meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov takes part in an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), held in Potsdam, Germany, at the initiative of the current German presidency of the OSCE. The focus of the meeting was security challenges, the conflict in Ukraine, migration crisis, the...

    Ukraine’s disappeared citizens underline rights’ groups dilemmas
    Sep02

    Ukraine’s disappeared citizens underline rights’ groups dilemmas

    Human rights groups accuse both the government and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine of secretly abducting and imprisoning civilians. David Stern in Kyiv looks at why some say this is only part of the story. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Johnson: UK committed to EU foreign policy, Russia sanctions
    Sep02

    [Ticker] Johnson: UK committed to EU foreign policy, Russia sanctions

    New British foreign minister Boris Johnson told journalists in Bratislava on Friday he and British PM Theresa May remained “absolutely committed to participation in European foreign policy”. He added, ahead of his first foreign ministers’ ‘Gymnich’ meeting, that the EU should maintain pressure on Russia until it...

    Central and Eastern European dimension of Belarusian diplomacy – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest
    Sep02

    Central and Eastern European dimension of Belarusian diplomacy – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest

    Alena Kupchyna and Witold Waszczykowski – Photo Michał Jasiulewicz/MFA Poland In July and August, Belarusian diplomats kept busy reinforcing ties with the country’s partners in Central and Eastern Europe. These relationships may prove to be instrumental in bolstering Belarus’s foreign policy …read more Source: Belarus...

    Putin hits Trump, Clinton ‘shock tactics’
    Sep02

    Putin hits Trump, Clinton ‘shock tactics’

    Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton “are setting the best example” with their presidential campaigns, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Bloomberg published Friday. “They’re both using shock tactics, just each in their own way,” Putin said, amid allegations that the Kremlin is favoring the Republican nominee as...

    14th International Fair of Traditional Crafts at Etar, Gabrovo
    Sep02

    14th International Fair of Traditional Crafts at Etar, Gabrovo

    In the period September 2 – 6 the Etar Ethnographic Open-Air Museum near the town of Gabrovo, Central North Bulgaria will host the 14th International Fair of Traditional Crafts. “The event is a museum product and has the task to educate and not just entertain the visitors, which makes it different from other initiatives of that kind,” says...

    [Ticker] Report: German and Greek ships flout EU sanctions on Crimea
    Sep02

    [Ticker] Report: German and Greek ships flout EU sanctions on Crimea

    EU states’ ships are flouting the bloc’s embargo on doing business with Ukraine’s Russia-annexed Crimea, according to a new report by the OCCRP, a club of investigative reporters in eastern Europe. “Over the past two years, 24 vessels bearing EU countries’ flags, 43 vessels registered in the EU and 22 vessels owned by EU...

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