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30-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Economic Issues | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


EU governments have agreed to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, targeting state-owned banks, imposing an arms embargo and restricting sales of sensitive technology and the export of equipment for the country's oil industry, in response to Moscow's continued backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine.





30-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Economic Issues | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


Russia has remained defiant following the announcement of tough new sanctions from Brussels and Washington.





28-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Cross-Border Cooperation | Economic Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


Sometimes a stick in the air is better than a stick on the head. Words of wisdom from Avi Dichter, a former chief of Israels internal intelligence service, the Shin Bet, who knows a thing or two about psychological warfare. He was speaking in Brussels - at the outset of the Syrian war - on the deterrent effect of potential EU sanctions.





25-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Cross-Border Cooperation | Economic Issues | Institutional Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


German and Dutch companies, so far among the most reluctant to back EU's planned Russia sanctions, are ready to take a hit from possible retaliatory measures. The "Eastern association of German economy" representing firms who are active in Russia is ready to support the sanctions, its chief Eckhard Cordes told Handelsblatt.





24-07-2014 Ukraine | Ecology | Economic Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | EU


On 22 July 2014 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed a new law on food safety, drafted with the support of EU experts. This law is an important step in reforming the food safety control system from farm to fork in Ukraine, according to EU legislation and standards.





24-07-2014 Ukraine | Cross-Border Cooperation | Economic Issues | Institutional Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | EU


The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the European Union addressed the national strategy for the reform of the technical regulation system of Ukraine at a conference organised on July 23, 2014 in Kyiv. The conference discussed the recently adopted legislation on metrology and standardisation, as well as other measures in place and planned actions to align Ukrainian standards with those functioning in the EU.





17-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Economic Issues | Politics & Policies | Security


The United States has increased sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, targeting major banks, defence and energy firms.





08-07-2014 Ukraine | Economic Issues | Politics & Policies | EU


The Ukrainian government set out their plans for a central authority to oversee the implementation of the AA/DCFTA and to ensure effective donor coordination as well as coherence and sustainability of their reform agenda.





07-07-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Economic Issues | Politics & Policies | Security | EU


BRUSSELS - Most of the EUs top arms exporters have imposed a quiet ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraines military embargo is likely to have a bigger impact on the crisis.





04-07-2014 Ukraine | Cross-Border Cooperation | Economic Issues | Institutional Issues | Political Dialogue between Ukraine and EU | Politics & Policies | EU


On 8 July, the EU institutions and member states, Ukrainian government and international donors will gather for a high-level meeting in Brussels to discuss the key priorities and support for Ukraine going forward.








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