Category Archives: EU

Now I will Need To Find a Real Job

As everyone knows, the UK is set tp leave the EU this week. Here are a few facts and figures regarding this useless entity, and the freeloaders it supports. How much do MEPs earn? While Brexit negotiations continue, British MEPs will receive a salary. Since 2009, all MEPs within the EU, regardless of the country they represent have received the

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EU should not have forced Ukraine to choose between the EU and Russia, – ex-president of European Economic and Social Union

Henri Malosse stated this during the presentation of the “Normandy format parliamentary dimension” at a meeting with members of the French Senate, National Assembly and representatives of diplomatic and business circles of France The EU should not have forced Ukraine to choose between the EU and Russia. The ex-president of the European Economic and Social Union Henri Malosse stated this

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Four reasons why Ukraine may not find peace in 2020

Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region is unlikely to find a road to peace in 2020 unless the country’s president Volodymyr Zelensky can shore up international support for his country’s independence. At a time when Ukraine’s positions are being eroded by the actions of its allies, rebuilding an international coalition opposed to Russia’s aggression is crucial to avoiding a scenario in which

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Trump urges NATO, Germany and France to help Ukraine financially

He noted that he was ready for any scenario of the impeachment investigation U.S. President Donald Trump has called on NATO, as well as Germany and France, to provide financial assistance to Ukraine. It was reported by Voice of America. “Where is Chancellor Merkel? Where is French President Macron? Why do not they allocate money? Why only the United States?

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EU’s Ukraine War Conundrum in 2020 and Franco-Germany’s Failure in Relations with Russia

The current attempts to resolve the Ukraine – Russia conflict based on transactional arrangements seem doomed precisely because of their transactional nature. The last months of 2019 have seen some supposedly positive developments in Europe’s most important war since the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia (mini-Yugoslavia) over Slobodan Milosevic’s attempted ethnic cleansing of Kosovo, namely, the war in the Donbass

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EU condemns U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

European Commission is currently analyzing the possible impact of U.S. sanctions on the European Union The EU, along with Germany, condemned US sanctions against companies laying the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is reported by RFI.   “The EU is opposed to the imposition of sanctions against EU companies conducting legitimate business,” said a spokesman for the European

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EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia – journalist

16:40, 11 December 2019 EU leaders will hear a report on the situation with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements at a summit in Brussels on December 12. Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the European Union will extend sectoral sanctions against Russia for another six months. “Sanctions on Russia expected to be extended by six months at the European

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Medvedev: EU should “ask” Russia to restore relations

Russian PM says it was Brussels officials who “spoiled” ties. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that the European Union should reach out to Russia to have relations restored. “We want normal relations with the European Union, but until the EU itself is willing to restore them, we’ll do nothing,” Medvedev said at a joint press conference following talks with

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Gazprom’s Double Standards

The Russian state-controlled energy company Gazprom wants to be known in Europe as a serious business partner capable of providing a stable supply of gas. But back home in Russia, the gas giant plays a different role. Here, Gazprom owns the nationwide network NTV, which conducts systematic media attacks on diplomats representing the European countries, alongside Russian civil society activists.

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Germany, France no “neutral mediators” in Donbas talks – German foreign minister

The two countries will contribute to bringing peace to eastern Ukraine, Heiko Maas said. Germany and France in negotiations on Donbas settlement uphold territorial integrity of Ukraine rather than act as neutral mediators, according to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. The law on special status of Donbas, Maas said, together with the preparation for local elections and the issue of

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EU, US “fully support” Georgia’s anti-government protests

By Tamar Svanidze Journalist, Global Affairs The United States and the European Union have thrown their support behind Georgia’s anti-government protesters who took to the streets of the capital Tbilisi after the country’s parliament failed to pass an amendment that changes the voting system to proportional representation. In a joint statement released on Monday, they expressed “full support for the

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Countering Disinformation: Right Direction, Insufficient Speed

This article represents personal opinions of the author. Stopfake editors may not share this opinion. By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal The recent #StratComDC event ended with a closed session where the top government specialists from North America, Europe, and Asia discussed countermeasures against disinformation campaigns. Given that the session was behind closed doors, what was said will remain private.

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Why Kyiv’s Confrontation with Moscow in Eastern Ukraine Will Continue without an EU Policy Change

Andreas Umland is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, Principal Researcher with the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, as well as General Editor of the ibidem-Verlag book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” and “Ukrainian Voices” distributed by Columbia University Press. When it became clear, in spring 2019, that Ukraine’s leadership was undergoing

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Ukraine supports EC’s proposal for new gas transit with Russia – Minister Orzhel

The EC proposes a 10-year contract for 60 bcm of gas annually. Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksiy Orzhel says Ukraine has supported the proposal put forth by the European Commission (EC) on amounts and timeframe of a new gas transit contract with the Russian Federation. “We fully support the position of our European partners, given the clear

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Remarks by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič following trilateral talks on gas transit with Russia and Ukraine

Brussels, 28 October 2019 We have just concluded the fourth round of trilateral talks at political level on the long-term transit of Russian gas via Ukraine to Europe as of next year. My key message during our meetings, both bilateral and trilateral was: the time is flying and given the date, there is – and there must be – a

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