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Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks

Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ukraine’s government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.The nine-point deal includes setting up a 30 kilometre (19 mile) buffer zone, a ban on overflights of part of eastern Ukraine by military aircraft and the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries on both sides. The agreement was announced at […]

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Ukraine: European Commission adopts restrictive measures

Ukraine: European Commission adopts restrictive measures

President Barroso made the following statement today (26 July): “Having been mandated to prepare a package of restrictive measures in the light of Russia’s role in destabilizing and escalating the situation in Ukraine, the European Commission tabled today a legislative proposal building on the package of targeted measures presented to member states by the Commission […]

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Launch of European Academy for constructive dialogue

Launch of European Academy for constructive dialogue

The Academie Européenne – a Strasbourg-based NGO has introduced a programme of constructive European dialogue with neighbouring non-EU states. Speaking at the launch meeting in Brussels on 22 July, MEP Professor Jean-Luc Schaffhauser stressed the need to improve the quality of communications about EU-Russia and EU-Ukraine affairs; it would be a prime function of the […]

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Eastern Partnership Summit still holds sway over Ukraine policy

Eastern Partnership Summit still holds sway over Ukraine policy

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The echoes of November 2013’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius may have long since faded but, with Ukraine on the brink, the results of this meeting continue to reverberate throughout Europe especially its eastern part.  With EU diplomats meeting on 28 April to agree a broadening of sanctions over links to separatist actions in Ukraine,  […]

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MEPs want more concrete EU action to support eastern partners

MEPs want more concrete EU action to support eastern partners

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The outcome of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit of 29 November shows that the EU must do more to support the European aspirations of its eastern partners, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on Thursday. They urge the December EU Council to send a strong political signal that the door to the EU is still […]

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