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26-12-2014 Human Rights | Politics & Policies | Azerbaijan


The Baku bureau of RFE's Azerbaijani Service has been sealed shut following a surprise raid by investigators from the state prosecutor's office.





20-12-2014 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Crimea | Politics & Policies


USA imposed new sanctions against Russia. Today was issued new executive order Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Crimea Region of Ukraine.





19-12-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Politics & Policies | Security


Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and new export restrictions on technologies used in Russias oil exploration and extractive sector:





18-12-2014 Russia | Politics & Policies | Security


President Vladimir Putin is holding his end-of-year news conference amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.





18-12-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Politics & Policies | Security | Third Sector | EU


The Council has imposed substantial additional sanctions on investment, services and trade with Crimea and Sevastopol. This is to reinforce the EU's policy of not recognising their illegal annexation by Russia and follows a conclusion by the Foreign Affairs Council of 17 November.





16-12-2014 Ukraine | Politics & Policies | Security | NATO


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the Alliances efforts to support Ukraines government with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at NATO Headquarters on Monday (15 December 2014).





15-12-2014 Politics & Policies | EU


The work of Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels (15.12) will focus on the following main points:





15-12-2014 Ukraine | Eastern Partnership | Human Rights | Politics & Policies | Third Sector


On December 15 in Kyiv, interna! tional public organization Internews-Ukraine presented the results of Media Freedom Index for the six Eastern Partnership countries in the second half of 2014. The research was conducted as a part of EU-funded project Media Freedom Watch in the Eastern Partnership countries. According to Index findings, Georgia and Moldova traditionally ranked first and second places respectively. Ukraine claimed third position, again ahead of Armenia. Azerbaijan and Belarus came in fifth and sixth places respectively.





15-12-2014 Ukraine | Politics & Policies | EU


Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, meets with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, on 15 December 2014, in Brussels.





15-12-2014 Ukraine | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


The European Union and Ukraine held today the first meeting of the Association Council under the new Association Agreement. The EU and Ukraine reconfirmed the common objective to build a democratic, stable and prosperous country. The EU and the Government of Ukraine agreed to continue to work together towards Ukraine's political association and economic integration with the EU.








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