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Global Europe 23-09-2020

EU Sanctions Explained

As the EU is struggling to find a response to Turkey’s disruptive activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, the upheaval in Belarus and the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, EURACTIV provides a closer look at how the EU’s sanction regime works and what the current challenges are.
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Energy 20-03-2015

EU links sanctions on Russia to Minsk ceasefire deal

“The duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements,” said EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday after EU leaders met for the March EU Council Summit.
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Europe's East 19-03-2015

Ukraine urges EU leaders to back peacekeeping mission in Donbas

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged EU leaders to back Kiev's request to sendi an international peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
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Europe's East 12-02-2015

Juncker: Minsk agreement ‘excellent news’

Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement as 'excellent news'.
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Agrifood 03-09-2014

EU pledges support for farmers following Russian food ban

The European Commission confirmed on Wednesday it will provide an additional €30 million of EU funding for CAP promotion programmes starting in 2015, on top of the €60 million that is foreseen annually in the CAP budget. The new measures are aimed at alleviating the impact of Russian ban on importing certain EU agricultural products.
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Europe's East 29-08-2014

Merkel says EU summit will discuss more sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that European leaders will discuss imposing new sanctions on Russia at an EU Summit in Brussels on Saturday (30 August). The summit was initially planned to decide top job appointments.
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Europe's East 24-07-2014

EU sanctions against Russia to be adopted next week

The European Commission presented on Thursday its proposals for possible targeted measures against Russia, which will most likely be adopted next week. The sanctions will include “access to capital markets, defence, dual use goods, and sensitive technologies, including in the energy sector.”
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Europe's East 23-07-2014

EU threatens Russia with tougher sanctions after MH17 disaster

EU Foreign Affairs ministers urged Russia on Wednesday to “stop the increasing flow of weapons” across the border to eastern Ukraine or face tougher sanctions.
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Europe's East 17-07-2014

EU boosts sanctions against Russia

EU leaders agreed on expanding sanctions against Russia, after Ukraine submitted proof of Russia’s support for the separatists.
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Europe's East 16-07-2014

Merkel on the Ukrainian crisis: We will consider new sanctions against Russia

Speaking to journalists on her arrival at the June EU Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “Russia is not doing enough to achieve a peaceful solution” and the EU is considering a new set of sanctions.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Poroshenko: Ukraine paid a high price to be in, with Europe

In his speech after signing the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that 'this is the most important day for Ukraine, after independence day'. “We expect EU to protect Ukraine's territorial integrity”, Poroshenko added.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Barroso: Supporting Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine is a solemn commitment for the EU

Speaking at the Association Agreement signing ceremony between the EU and Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that 'signing the agreements should not be seen as the end of the road, but the beginning of a journey'. 'They are not against anyone', Barroso added.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Van Rompuy: Ukrainian people gave their lives for closer EU ties

Speaking at the Association Agreement signing ceremony between the EU and Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that the agreements are 'milestones' in the history of the EU and its eastern partners.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Reinfeldt: Cameron and the British people also have friends inside the EU

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said that Sweden is ready to back Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President.
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Global Europe 27-06-2014

Stubb: “People in the UK need to wake up and smell the coffee”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, new Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that the potential election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President against the UK's will is not going to push Britain 'closer to leaving the EU'.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Poroshenko: Today is a historic day for Ukraine

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Ukrainian newly elected president Petro Poroshenko said that signing an Association Agreement with the EU marks a historic day for Ukraine.
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Europe's East 24-06-2014

EU tells Russia to back Ukrainian peace plan

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers urged Russia on Monday to back the peace plan for Ukraine put forward by newly elected president Petro Poroshenko.
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Europe's East 05-06-2014

Obama ‘concerned’ over France’s war ship sale to Russia

Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, US President Barack Obama said that he 'has express some concerns' over France's selling of warships to Russia.
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Europe's East 05-06-2014

G7 leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions over Ukraine

In their first meeting without Russia in 17 years, G7 leaders threatened Moscow with further sanctions if it does not help restore stability in eastern Ukraine.
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Europe's East 13-05-2014

EU, Ukraine sign 1 billion euro aid deal

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed a financial aid agreement to Kiev during a visit by the Ukrainian government to Brussels on Tuesday.
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Europe's East 13-05-2014

Van Rompuy urges Russia to support 25 May elections in Ukraine

Council President Herman Van Rompuy traveled to Ukraine on Monday to discuss how to stabilise the situation in the country before the 25 May presidential election and urged 'all political' actors to back it. Speaking about sanctions against Russia, Van Rompuy said that the EU is 'ready to take further decisions if needed'.
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Europe's East 12-05-2014

EU widens sanctions against Russia

European Union foreign ministers expanded sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine on Monday, adding two Crimean companies and 13 people to the bloc's sanctions list, EU diplomats said.
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Europe's East 12-05-2014

EU says eastern Ukraine referendum illegal

Western leaders have condemned a referendum on independence celebrated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as pro-Russian rebels declared a resounding victory claiming more than 90% of votes in favour.
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Europe's East 08-05-2014

Commission welcomes Putin’s withdrawal of Russian troops in Ukraine

After Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border and advised Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists not to hold an independence referendum next May 11th, the European Commission said that it will 'follow developments on the ground closely to see if words are followed by the deeds, by actions.'
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