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18/01/2017

Russia: ‘Illegal’ Ukrainian fining of Gazprom puts EU consumers at risk

Location: Ukraine


Elections 18-01-2017

Outgoing president warns Bulgaria may lose EU Presidency

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, whose term expires on Sunday, warned in his last speech in parliament today (18 January) that the country may lose its EU Presidency, "if it contributes to the division of the Union".
Global Europe 18-01-2017

Russian activist: If Putin regains Ukraine, the Baltics are next

Vladimir Putin's strategy is to install pro-Moscow politicians in Ukraine. If Europe consents, his next stop will be the Baltic countries, with NATO incapable of defending them, which will put an end to the organisation, Ilya Yashin told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 17-01-2017

Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in EU path

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday (16 January) Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Former Eastern EU leaders warn Trump on Russia

Seventeen leaders of EU member states, among which only Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is still in office, wrote to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him not to improve relations with Russia.
10-01-2017

Pro-Europeans call for more Erasmus funding

As Erasmus turns 30, politicians and teachers have called for a massive increase to the programme's funding. Hugely popular and undeniably successful, Erasmus is currently accessible to just 7% of young people. EurActiv France reports.
Energy 06-01-2017

Naftogaz official: The EU should not worry about another gas crisis

An official with Ukraine's Naftogaz told EurActiv.com today (6 January) that EU countries need not fear a disruption of gas supplies, despite Russian warnings that a harsh winter may trigger a crisis similar to those of 2006 and 2009.
Europe's East 05-01-2017

Ukraine moves to blacklist Le Pen over Crimea comments

Ukraine indicated on Wednesday (4 January) that it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimise Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Europe's East 04-01-2017

Austria kicks off chairing of OSCE with Ukraine visit

In mid-January, further negotiations will be held on the Ukraine conflict, within the framework of the OSCE. Time is of the essence as the situation remains dramatically unchanged. EurActiv Germany reports.
Energy 04-01-2017

Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU

Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the EU, warned in an interview published on Tuesday (3 January) of the risk for European countries of remaining in the cold, as Ukraine is pumping gas from the underground storage intended to ensure the security of supply in winter.
Europe's East 23-12-2016

Ukraine’s rising Euroscepticism

Ukraine’s pivot towards the West has barely begun, yet Euroscepticism could already set in, writes Borja Lasheras.
Global Europe 22-12-2016

Former RT presenter: Russian disinformation is a weapon

The ultimate aim of the Russian disinformation machine is to destabilise the West, Liz Wahl, a former Russia Today (RT) news presenter, told EurActiv Poland.

Global Europe 20-12-2016

NATO urges Russia to persuade Ukraine rebels to honour truce

NATO yesterday (19 December) urged Russia to use its clout with insurgents in Eastern Ukraine to make a troubled truce stick, as the two sides held talks to defuse what are the worst tensions since the Cold War.
Energy 19-12-2016

Ukraine invites EU monitors to prevent another gas crisis

Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz has asked the EU today (19 December) to send a monitoring mission immediately to entry and exit points of Ukraine’s gas transport system, in an effort to prevent another gas crisis.
Europe's East 19-12-2016

Ukraine says five troops killed in worst clash in months

Ukraine said five of its troops were killed yesterday (18 December) by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months.
Europe's East 19-12-2016

Tangible results on the road to reform in Ukraine

In signing four projects with Ukrainian officials in Brussels today, EIB will have fulfilled its €3 billion obligation to Ukraine. Instead of providing general aid, the EIB supports very specific projects, writes Vazil Hudák.

Global Europe 19-12-2016

NATO reassures Russia over troop deployments

NATO will seek to reassure Russia today (19 December) that its troop deployments in the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance's and Kremlin's envoys that is unlikely to resolve long-standing grievances.
Energy 19-12-2016

Poland appeals to European Court over Opal pipeline decision

Poland has appealed to the European Court of Justice over a European Commission decision to give Gazprom more capacity on the Opal gas pipeline through Germany, Polish media reported yesterday (18 December), citing a foreign ministry spokesperson.
Enlargement 16-12-2016

Ukraine urges Dutch to sign EU deal

Ukraine on Friday (16 February) urged the Netherlands to ratify the EU's historic association pact with Kyiv soon, after the bloc struck a compromise deal following its rejection by Dutch voters.
Global Europe 16-12-2016

Stoltenberg: NATO to hold talks with Russia

NATO will hold a fresh round of formal talks with Russia on Monday (19 December) to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict, according to alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg.
Global Europe 15-12-2016

EU summit extends Russia sanctions for six months, reassures Dutch over Ukraine deal

EU heads of state and government agreed tonight (15 December) to roll over sanctions against Russia over its actions in the Ukraine for a further six months, ticking off one element of an otherwise problematic and late-running summit.
Global Europe 14-12-2016

‘Many not happy’ with Dutch limits of Ukraine pact

Many countries are not happy with the arrangement to push through the EU-Ukraine pact following the Dutch referendum, in which a majority of votes rejected the deal, a diplomat said ahead of tomorrow’s (15 December) EU summit.
Future EU 13-12-2016

EU keen to move on with ‘life after Britain’

The EU is keen to move on with life after Britain, and Thursday's summit - which one official described as "very complicated" - will deal with most of the crises affecting the bloc.
Energy 12-12-2016

Fischer: Gas can flow via Nord Stream 2

Western companies should participate in managing the Ukrainian gas transit system, German Energy Envoy Peter Fischer told EurActiv Slovakia at the SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference X in Bratislava.
Energy 12-12-2016

Russia: ‘Illegal’ Ukrainian fining of Gazprom puts EU consumers at risk

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak has called a $6.6 billion fine imposed by a court in Ukraine on his country’s gas export monopolist Gazprom illegal, and warned of “new risks for European consumers”.