Tag: EU

May 24, 2022

FT learns that Orban invited the EU to postpone the discussion of the oil embargo

Discussing an embargo on Russian oil at the level of EU leaders would be counterproductive, the Hungarian Prime Minister said. According to Orban, the first step is to resolve the differences Viktor Orban Hungary will not support the EU's decision to impose an oil embargo against Russia until the EU provides the country with more detailed information about financial assistance to it, and proposes not […]

May 23, 2022

Reuters learned about the request of 4 EU countries to send Russian assets to Ukraine

This initiative was taken by Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovakia. They believe that it is necessary to maximize the use of Russian assets for the restoration of Ukraine or use their freezing as leverage Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovakia have prepared a letter for the finance ministers of the countries— members of the EU, which calls for the confiscation of Russian assets and send them […]

May 23, 2022

The President of Poland promised “not to calm down” until Ukraine joins the EU

Duda called the Ukrainian citizens who arrived guests, not refugees. The President of Poland warned against the cession of “even a centimeter” of the territory of Ukraine to Russia =”The President of Poland promised to “not calm down” until Ukraine joins the EU” /> Andrzej Duda Warsaw is ready to do everything possible to ensure that Ukraine becomes a member of the European Union, Polish […]

May 23, 2022

Borrell announced the depletion of EU military stocks due to support for Ukraine

Europe should focus on strengthening its defense capabilities: increase spending on it and be more coordinated in this matter, Borrell said. The existing system has many shortcomings, they were exposed by the events in Ukraine “Borrell announced the depletion of EU military stocks due to support for Ukraine” /> Josep Borrell Europe must strengthen its defense potential, which is now depleted due to the provision […]

May 23, 2022

Borrell called for the creation of the armed forces of the EU

According to him, there has been a “tectonic shift” in the “landscape” of European security because of Ukraine. Against this background, the EU should take more responsibility for its own security, says Borrell .jpg” alt=”Borrell announced the need for the creation of the EU armed forces” /> Josep Borrell The reconfiguration of security in Europe requires the EU to make greater self-defence efforts, including the […]

May 22, 2022

The French Foreign Ministry admitted that Ukraine’s accession to the EU will take up to 20 years

Minister Delegate to the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon: Ukraine's accession to the EU will take 15-20 years Scholz and Macron warned about the same, in Kyiv they said that the country does not need “surrogates for candidate status” Clement Bon The process of Ukraine's accession to the European Union may take 15 or 20 years. This was stated by Minister Delegate to the French […]

May 21, 2022

Berlusconi invited the EU to persuade Kyiv to accept Russia’s terms of peace

Europe must convince Kyiv to accept the demands put forward by Moscow and personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the politician said. EU countries need to join forces and develop proposals for a settlement, he said. Silvio Berlusconi Europe must convince the Ukrainian authorities to accept Russia's terms in peace talks, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said, according to Libero Quatidiano. “It is necessary […]

May 21, 2022

Hungary proposed to the EU to impose a ban on offshore oil supplies from Russia

The Foreign Ministry believes that this will help find a compromise, since most of the oil from Russia comes to the EU by sea. Hungary depends on Russian oil imports by 60% and does not remove the veto from the sixth package of EU sanctions, it has no access to the sea Peter Szijjarto In the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which the EU […]

May 20, 2022

Nebenzya suspected the EU of accumulating grain instead of exporting to poor countries

Thus, Ukraine can “pay off” with Western countries for the supply of weapons, the permanent representative believes. In March, US President Joe Biden said that Washington, along with its allies, is looking for a way to get grain out of there European countries can accumulate exported grain in their storage facilities, and not transfer it to poor countries, said Vasily Nebenzya, Russian Ambassador to the […]

May 19, 2022

Beijing called on NATO and the EU for a comprehensive dialogue with Russia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the international community should join forces to establish peace and “take concrete actions to cool the conflict, and not add fuel to the fire” Wang Yi China calls on NATO and The EU will start a comprehensive dialogue with Russia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a video conference meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the BRICS […]

May 19, 2022

The EC promised to decide the fate of the assets of the Russians under the laws of the EU countries

EU member states will decide on the confiscation of the assets of the Russians, who are currently frozen, based on their criminal law. Brussels intends to determine how to send them to the restoration of Ukraine Valdis Dombrovskis The possibility of further confiscation of the assets of Russians in Europe will depend on the criminal law of the state where they are, said the Vice-President […]

May 19, 2022

The French Foreign Ministry said that NATO and the EU do not want to fight with Russia

French Foreign Ministry: NATO and the EU are not at war with Russia and do not want this NATO does not want a war with Russia, the French Foreign Ministry is sure. They believe that Moscow is expelling diplomats for “false reasons.” Previously, Lavrov said that Western countries have declared a “total hybrid war” on Russia ” alt=”The French Foreign Ministry said that NATO and […]

May 18, 2022

CNN learned about the development of US and EU routes for the export of Ukrainian grain

According to the TV channel, Western countries are considering the possibility of exporting wheat and corn from Ukraine by rail and aircraft The US authorities, together with European partners, are working on ways to export wheat and corn from Ukraine in order to further deliveries to global markets, CNN reports, citing sources. According to the channel, the administration of US President Joe Biden began to […]

May 17, 2022

Euractiv announced the approaching limit of EU sanctions against Russia

On the eve of the foreign ministers of the EU countries were unable to agree on the sixth package of sanctions due to disagreements about the oil embargo. According to the source of the publication, it is difficult to imagine what restrictions could be included in the seventh package .jpg” alt=”Euractiv announces imminent limit of EU sanctions against Russia” /> The European Union is approaching […]

May 15, 2022

Bloomberg learned about the EU plan to buy gas from Russia without violating sanctions

Importers will have to declare the fulfillment of all obligations to Russia after paying for gas in euros or dollars, the EC plan says, writes Bloomberg, further actions are unacceptable. Poland did not see clarity in the plan The European Commission has prepared a plan for the purchase of Russian gas, which will allow importers to comply with Moscow's conditions without violating sanctions. In particular, […]

May 13, 2022

Russia announced a change of position on the issue of Ukraine’s accession to the EU

The Kremlin previously pointed out that the topic of Ukraine's accession to the EU “lies on a different plane” than membership in NATO. Now, according to Dmitry Polyansky, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Moscow's position has changed alt=”Russia announced a change of position on the issue of Ukraine's accession to the EU” /> Dmitry Polyansky Russia's position on Kyiv's desire to join the EU […]

May 13, 2022

Bloomberg learned about the discussion in the EU of the postponement of the embargo on Russian oil

Several European Union countries have announced the need to consider postponing a ban on Russian oil imports, Bloomberg writes, citing EU diplomats. According to the agency, the delay is due to the willingness of countries to continue working on the rest of the proposed package of sanctions in the event that Hungary does not support the embargo. However, there are also parties in the EU […]

May 12, 2022

FT learned the cost of the EU’s refusal from Russian energy carriers

An accelerated EU withdrawal from Russian energy sources will cost an additional €195 billion An accelerated transition to clean energy sources and, accordingly, a faster withdrawal of Russian energy supplies will cost the EU an extra €195 billion, the European Commission has calculated The EU will need spend an additional €195 billion over the next five years to phase out Russian energy and accelerate the […]

May 12, 2022

Mordashov challenged the decision to impose sanctions against him in the EU court

Aleksey Mordashov filed a lawsuit with the EU Court, challenging the imposition of sanctions against him. The lawsuit was filed on May 6. Bloomberg notes that its review could take years. The representative of Alexei Mordashov called the sanctions unlawful EU decision to impose sanctions against him” /> Alexey Mordashov Owner of Severstal Alexei Mordashov challenged the imposition of EU sanctions against him in the […]

May 11, 2022

Borrell ruled out the possibility of the EU to become a mediator in negotiations with Kyiv

Borrell said “the Russians will not accept” the EU as a mediator in negotiations with Ukraine Russia will object to the EU mediating negotiations with Ukraine, the UN would be best suited for this role, but Turkey is now doing a “good job”, said Borrell. He explained this by Ankara's good ties with Moscow and Kyiv Josep Borrell Moscow will be against EU mediation in […]

May 11, 2022

Politico learned about the development in the EU of the possibility of confiscation of assets of Russians

Politico: the EU is preparing a bill on the confiscation of assets frozen due to sanctions A legal norm that would make circumventing sanctions against Russia a criminal offense could be submitted within two weeks. It will also allow the confiscation of the assets of Russians and companies from Russia frozen due to sanctions jpg” alt=”Politico learned about the development in the EU of the […]

May 11, 2022

UN criticizes EU decision not to invite Russia to conference on Syria

Photo by pixabay.com Deputy official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said that the decision of the European Union not to invite Russia to participate in the donor conference Syria “Brussels-6” is regrettable. “The Russian Federation is a member of the United Nations and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a key partner,” he recalled. At the same […]

May 10, 2022

France allowed the introduction of the EU embargo on Russian oil “this week”

State Secretary of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon allowed the EU embargo on Russian oil until May 15 Secretary of State for European Affairs of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon said that the EU could take a decision on the embargo on Russian oil as early as this week. Today Emmanuel Macron will speak with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban France allowed the […]

May 10, 2022

DPA learned about the EU’s refusal of sanctions on the transportation of Russian oil

The decision has been postponed for now. At the same time, according to the interlocutors of the agency, the ban on European companies from insuring oil tankers carrying Russian oil is still part of the planned sanctions The ban on the transportation of Russian oil is no longer included in the new package of European Union (EU) sanctions being developed against Russia. This was reported […]

May 10, 2022

Kyiv handed over to the EU the last part of the questionnaire for joining the union

Ukraine has submitted the second part of the questionnaire for EU accession. It includes about 2,000 questions and concerns the implementation of EU legal norms in Ukraine. Zelensky handed over the first part of the questionnaire on April 18 Ukraine handed over to the European Union the second part of the questionnaire, which had to be completed in order to apply for EU membership, said […]

May 10, 2022

Bloomberg learned about the EU plan to reject the ban on the transportation of Russian oil

The main role in the decision to abandon the ban on the transportation of Russian oil by EU vessels was played by the lack of a common position among the G7 countries, writes The European Union intends to soften the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, in particular to abandon the proposed ban on the transportation of Russian oil to third countries by EU ships, […]

May 9, 2022

Erdogan urges EU to “write a new history for itself”

Erdogan believes that the European Union, which has been “influenced by the short-term policy” of the member countries, needs to focus on common goals. The situation in Ukraine is a tragedy and at the same time a warning for the EU, he said alt=”Erdogan invited the European Union to 'write a new history for itself'” /> Recep Tayyip Erdogan In recent years, the European Union […]

May 9, 2022

Macron said that Ukraine’s accession to the EU will take years

French President Macron: Ukraine's accession to the EU may take years The leader of France proposed the creation of a new “European political community”, which will include Ukraine /v6_top_pics/media/img/3/31/756521012545313.jpg” alt=”Macron said that Ukraine's accession to the EU will take years” /> Emmanuel Macron The process of Ukraine's accession to the EU may take several years, even decades. This was stated by French President Emmanuel Macron, […]

May 9, 2022

List of EU concessions on sanctions against Russia published

Photo: pixabay.com The European Commission plans to make a number of concessions to agree on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, reports Reuters with citing sources. Thus, according to the agency, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic may be given additional time to abandon Russian oil. They will be promised subsidies for infrastructure reconstruction. The EU is also going to lift the ban on […]