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07-08-2015 Russia | Economic Issues | EU


The European Commission has today formally extended until the end of June 2016 the safety net measures for the European fruit and vegetables sector.





31-07-2015 Russia | USA | Politics & Policies | Security


WASHINGTON To ensure the efficacy of existing sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated and identified a range of individuals and entities under four executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine. Todays action is designed to counter attempts to circumvent our sanctions, to further align U.S. measures with those of our international partners, and to provide additional information to assist the private sector with sanctions compliance.





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:





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.





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





22-04-2015 Russia | Politics & Policies


In his televised call-in marathon Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted that the worst of his countrys economic troubles would be over within two years. The Russian ruble has risen more than any other currency this year, after plummeting some 40% against the dollar last year. Russias stock market has risen significantly in 2015 as well.





06-03-2015 Ukraine | Russia | Eastern Partnership | Third Sector | EU


The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) condemns the killing of Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition leader and campaigner for a free and democratic Russia and calls for the speedy arrest of those responsible for the murder.





03-03-2015 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Politics & Policies | Security


Let me start by thanking the Councils president, Joachim Rucker, for convening this session. And I particularly appreciate the opportunity to be here at such an extraordinarily important time not only for the future of this body, but for human rights around the globe.





19-02-2015 Ukraine | Russia | Politics & Policies | Security | OSCE


VIENNA, 18 February 2015 The Bureau of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly today unanimously rejected the Russian Federations designation of Olga Kovitidi as a Member of the OSCE PA. Ms. Kovitidi was identified by the Russian Federation as a Member of the Federation Council representing the so-called government of Crimea. The Bureau made its decision following an official challenge by the Ukrainian Delegation to the OSCE PA regarding the designation.





12-01-2015 Russia | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


According to a recent article published in the EU Observer, several EU states have supported plans to combat Russian propaganda, including a regulatory crackdown on media which incite hatred.








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