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EU Statement on the Security Situation in and around Ukraine: conflict in Ukraine ist a bleeding wound on the European continent

OSCE Secretariat: During the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation that was held in Vienna, Austria, European Union made a statement about the situation in and around Ukraine. In it’s statement, EU urged countries to find the solution to end this ongoing conflict in Ukraine:” The conflict, which started six years ago as a consequence of […]

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OSCE Representative Désir calls on Ukrainian authorities to find swift and effective solution for unblocking accounts of public broadcasting company

OSCE: The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, called on the Ukrainian authorities to urgently find an effective solution to lift the blocking of the bank accounts of the public broadcasting company of Ukraine, UA:PBC. According to UA:PBC, on 18 February 2020, the Department of State Executive Service (the bailiff service) at […]

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EU-Ukraine Association Council: the EU reiterated its unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders

The EU reiterated its unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, says the joint press statement following the 6th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine . Both sides reiterated their strong condemnation of the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts […]

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EU report: Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

European Commission: According to the EU report published today Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions, as demanded by the Ukrainian citizens. The next step in the process is to improve the business and investment climate. “The Association Agreement continues to bring the European Union and Ukraine closer together. Thanks to this agreement, the […]

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EU extends sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

EU sanctions targeting Moscow’s finance, energy and defense industries will stay in place until mid-2020. EU leaders extended sanctions in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilization of a neighboring sovereign country. The decision about the extension of the economic sanctions comes after the leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in […]

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Speech by Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament Plenary debate on eastern neighbourhood developments

EU Parliament: Federica Mogherini in her speech at European Parliament on 27th of November outlined the most important developments concerning eastern partnership:” We have become closer as the European Union to all six of our Eastern Partners, in different ways, and I believe we have managed to improve the situation of each and every one […]

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For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

Council of EU: The Council today adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: 1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and […]

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EU extends sanctions over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity until 15 March 2020

Council of the EU: The Council has extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2020. The measures consist of an asset freeze and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 170 persons and 44 entities. The relevant information […]

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European Parliament adopted a resolution on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners

EU Parliament: The European Parliament calls on the Russian authorities to release without further delay and unconditionally all illegally and arbitrarily detained Ukrainian citizens, both in Russia and in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, and to provide for their safe return, including Crimean Tatars, the recently detained Red Square peaceful demonstrators of 10 July […]

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Better work-life balance for parents and carers in the EU: Council adopts new rules

Council of the EU: The Council today adopted a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers which aims to increase the participation of women in the labour market and the take-up of family-related leave and flexible working arrangements. The new act also provides opportunities for workers to be granted leave to care for relatives […]

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The EU and its six Eastern Partners agree to develop better transport links

Council of the EU: Marking 10 years of cooperation within the Eastern Partnership (EaP), transport ministers from the 28 EU countries and the 6 EaP countries met in Luxembourg to discuss cooperation in the area of transport. The main topics for discussion were road safety and infrastructure, including investments linked to the extended trans-European transport […]

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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met with President of Ukraine Volodimyr Zelenskyy

EU: High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met with President of Ukraine Volodimyr Zelenskyy Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met with the President of Ukraine, Volodimyr Zelenskyy, during his first visit abroad since taking office. The High Representative congratulated President Zelenskyy on his election victory and underlined that […]

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EUAM Ukraine: Der Europäische Rat verlängert die Mission und genehmigt eine Budgeterhöhung

Europäischer Rat:EU-Rat: Der Rat hat heute das Mandat der Beratungsmission der Europäischen Union (EUAM) in der Ukraine bis zum 31. Mai 2021 verlängert. Er genehmigte auch ein Budget von 54 Mio. € für die nächsten zwei Jahre, was einer Erhöhung um mehr als 25 % entspricht, was der Intensivierung der Aktivitäten der Mission entspricht, unter […]

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EUAM Ukraine: Council extends the mission and approves a budget increase

EU-Council: Today, the Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2021. It also approved a budget of € 54 million for the next two years, an increase of more than 25%, which reflects the intensification of the mission’s activities, including through the establishment of a second […]