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    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says
    Dec18

    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says

    Nord Stream II, a proposed new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, is not in the EU’s interests, the European Council President Donald Tusk has said. “In my perspective, Nord Stream [II] does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependency,” Tusk has said at a press conference in Brussels on Friday, according to euobserver.com....

    Ukraine’s PM says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia this weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s PM says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia this weekend

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    Ukraine refuses to repay $3bn loan owed to Russia after bitter row
    Dec18

    Ukraine refuses to repay $3bn loan owed to Russia after bitter row

    Kiev’s rejection of payment proposal could hinder Ukrainian efforts to restructure country’s growing debt with international creditors Ukraine has refused to repay Russia a $3bn (£2.01bn) loan after a bitter row that could put on hold Kiev’s plans to restructure its growing debt with international creditors.The Ukrainian...

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extends Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016
    Dec18

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extends Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016

    European Union envoys have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine by another six months until 31 July 2016, newswires reported on Friday. The sanctions, which apply to Russia’s oil, military and energy sectors as well as individuals linked to the Ukraine conflict, were to expire on 31...

    Kyiv halts payment on $3 billion debt to Russia
    Dec18

    Kyiv halts payment on $3 billion debt to Russia

    Ukraine has imposed a “moratorium” on the large loan Moscow granted its neighbor before the regime change, the country’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. The Kremlin has threatened to sue Ukraine over the issue. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months
    Dec18

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months

    EU states’ ambassadors in Brussels on Friday agreed to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months. EU capitals are to complete formalities by written procedure at noon on Monday. The decision is to become legally binding when it is published in the bloc’s gazette, the Official Journal, on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    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...

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children  –  but only for a day
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children – but only for a day

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    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria
    Dec18

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria

    Ukraine has banned a party that is neither communist nor dangerous – clearing the way for a new left loyal to neither Russia nor the westAn anti-communist hysteria is prevailing in Kiev. After banning Soviet symbols earlier this year, a court has now outlawed the Communist party of Ukraine, preventing it from organising and taking part in...

    [Ticker] Ukraine, Georgia get thumbs up for EU visa-free travel
    Dec18

    [Ticker] Ukraine, Georgia get thumbs up for EU visa-free travel

    The European Commission on Friday said Ukraine and Georgia have fulfilled technical conditions for visa-free travel. Member states are to take a political decision in 2016. Commission said Kosovo still needs to meet eight benchmarks. EU commissioner Avramopoulos said he’ll go to Pristina personally to check progress early next year....

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