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25-06-2015 Ukraine | Ukraine-NATO | NATO


Allied Defence Ministers reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine in a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Thursday (25 June 2015).





19-06-2015 Ukraine | Russia | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the EU restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol until 23 June 2016. The sanctions include prohibitions on:





10-06-2015 Ukraine | Human Rights | Law | The Council of Europe


Council of Europe standards still apply in Ukraine, said the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in response to a notification by Ukraine that it would derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights under Article 15 of the Convention.





22-05-2015 Ukraine | Eastern Partnership


The Heads of State or Government and the representatives of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the representatives of the European Union and the Heads of State or Government and representatives of its Member States have met in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. The President of the European Parliament and representatives of the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities of the Eastern Partnership and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly were also present at the Summit.





20-05-2015 Ukraine | Economic Issues | European Neighborhood Policy | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | EU


The fourth Eastern Partnership summit will be held in Riga, Latvia on 21-22 May 2015. It will bring together the leaders of the European Union and the Member States with those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The summit will be chaired by President Tusk and hosted by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.





20-05-2015 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Eastern Partnership | Politics & Policies | Security


According to a new monitoring report, Russian viewers of television news are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a western plot to bring Russia to its knees.





12-05-2015 Ukraine | Eastern Partnership | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | EU


Invitation to submit expressions of interest to participate in the 7th annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Kyiv, Ukraine, 20-21 November 2015):





11-05-2015 Ukraine | Russia | Human Rights | OSCE


Delivered by Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on 7 May 2015





08-05-2015 Ukraine | Visa/Migration/Borders | EU


Ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga on 21-22 May, which will be an important milestone in the cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries, the Commission is issuing two progress reports on the implementation by Georgia and Ukraine of their respective Visa Liberalisation Action Plans (VLAP). This is a sign of the Commission's commitment and of the pace of the measures being taken by the two countries.





06-05-2015 Ukraine | EU


Since the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, the financial situation of Ukraine remains weak. Debates about economic, financial, military and political assistance are the major topic for discussion among Ukraine and foreign partners. But if military assistance is almost denied, financial help is being granted on a permanent basis. During last year and the beginning of 2015, Ukraine has received vast sums of money from the EU, the USA, Japan and Canada. But to assure economic development it is, obviously, not enough. The problem remains: there are almost no investments, which have been declining over past two years.