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EU-Ukraine Association Council praises Ukrainian government’s plans and results on integration with EU

The European Union and Ukraine held the sixth meeting of the Association Council on 28 January 2020 in Brussels. This was the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the EU delegation was led by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the […]

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President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum speaks about diplomacy, conflict prevention and the work on reconciliation and reconstruction

European Commission: The EU should invest not only to avoid crises in the world but also to pay more attention to existing conflicts. This was stated by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “We are the largest donor for development cooperation – in fact, we invest in […]

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The European Union and the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine joint statement on gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG) a hidden global crisis which knows no boundaries of geography or culture and affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – the European Union and the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine are joining […]

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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council

EUDelegationUkraine: According to High Representative Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister Vadym Pristaiko provided a comprehensive and sufficient overview on the plans to solve the conflict in Donbas. “We received from him a very comprehensive and satisfactory picture of the plans that the government and the administration have on the reform agenda of the country, but also […]

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EU to take action against fake news and foreign electoral interference

European Parliament : Foreign electoral interference seriously threatens European democratic societies to the benefit of anti-EU, right-wing extremist and populist forces, warn MEPs. Attempts to influence decision-making in the EU put at risk European democratic societies, warn MEPs in the resolution adopted on Thursday with 469 votes for, 143 against and 47 abstentions. Obscure party […]

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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 Parliament: European Parliament approves new copyright rules for the internet

“This directive is an important step towards correcting a situation which has allowed a few companies to earn huge sums of money without properly remunerating the thousands of creatives and journalists whose work they depend on.”- said the rapporteur, Axel Voss (EPP, DE) MEPs adopted the directive in plenary by 348 votes in favour, 274 […]

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European Parliament: Russia can no longer be considered a ‘strategic partner’, say MEPs

European Parlament: On Tuesday 12th of March, MEPs agreed that the EU should remain open to imposing further sanctions if Russia continues to violate international law.Parliament adopted on Tuesday a resolution by 402 votes to 163, with 89 abstentions, assessing the current state of EU-Russia political relations.Sanctions must be prolongedMEPs note that new areas of […]

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Documentary about Kremlin’s political prisoners to be screened in EU Parliament

Deutsche Welle: The film premiere took place on March 19, 2019, in the European Parliament ( Bruxelles, Belgien )The documentary depicts the phenomenon of at least 70 Ukrainians political prisoners illegally imprisoned by the Kremlin in Russia and occupied Crimea. They become innocent hostages of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Tortured, convicted in kangaroo courts and […]