About: EU-Ukraine

Energy 30-06-2022

G7 leaders should not place more value on oil than on Ukraine

Although the EU and the UK agreed sanctions on Russian ships, they are delaying their execution for fear of rising oil prices. Meanwhile, Putin's war is taking innocent lives, writes Svitlana Romanko, urging G7 leaders to take their responsibility and address their overdependence on Russian oil and gas.
Agrifood 28-06-2022

MEPs: more support for grain export at Polish-Ukrainian border needed

As issues with Ukraine's exports of grain persist, MEPs asked the Commission to consider ways to grant financial support and insurance guarantees for the leasing of logistical equipment and staff in a letter obtained by EURACTIV.
Eastern Europe 17-05-2022

Germany open to Russian Central Bank asset seizure to finance Ukraine’s recovery

German finance minister Christian Lindner has indicated his support for the idea of seizing foreign assets held by the Russian central bank to rebuild Ukraine following the war.
Enlargement 12-05-2022

Kuleba: No to EU candidate status would ‘kill our hope’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasised on Thursday (12 May) the importance of reaching EU-candidacy status for its morale in the war, while German economy minister Robert Habeck warned of giving “false promises.”
Agrifood 12-05-2022

Commission opens ‘solidarity lanes’ to strengthen EU-Ukraine food export

The European Commission has introduced new so-called ‘solidarity lanes’ to improve EU-Ukraine connectivity for grain export, including through railways, amid the blockade of Ukrainian ports due to the Russian invasion.
Global Europe 10-05-2022

Germany embraces Macron’s proposal for a ‘European Political Community’

While Germany does not support a fast-tracked accession of Ukraine, foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said that she supports the idea of a reform of the EU to allow Ukraine and other countries to integrate more deeply with the bloc.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

MEPs condemn rape as war weapon, call for refugees’ access to abortion

EU lawmakers condemned the use of rape as a war tactic in Ukraine and called on the EU to ensure women refugees can access contraception pills and abortion across the bloc, in a resolution adopted on Thursday (5 May).
Europe's East 02-05-2022

Ukraine ‘highly prepared’ for next steps in EU bid, deputy PM says

Ukraine will complete by the end of this week the second part of a questionnaire on the ability of Ukraine to assume the obligations of membership and expects a positive answer in June, the country's Deputy Prime Minister for European integration, Olha Stefanishyna, told EURACTIV but added that Kyiv understands "there is no fast track" for EU membership.
Agrifood 27-04-2022

How has the Ukraine war impacted the EU’s food security?

Between soaring food prices and feed shortages, the war in Ukraine has rocked the EU’s agri-food sector and thrown an age-old issue back into the limelight: food security.
Europe's East 26-04-2022

Commission plans to upgrade EU judicial agency to protect evidence of war crimes

The European Commission has proposed reinforcing the mandate of Eurojust, the EU judicial agency, to facilitate the collection and protection of evidence of war crimes in Ukraine. 
Economy & Jobs 22-04-2022

Ukraine’s reconstruction will require sums ‘beyond imagination’, says EIB head

With the EU’s plan for Ukraine’s recovery in the making, the president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer warned that the country’s reconstruction will require huge investments from both public budgets and private capital.
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Future EU 07-04-2022

We need a genuine union of European citizens that includes Ukraine

Interview with Marta Barandiy, founder of civil society network Promote Ukraine and editor-in-chief of Brussels Ukraїna Review, and Maryna Yaroshevych, head of advocacy at Promote Ukraine The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is the opportunity for the EU...
Global Europe 04-04-2022

Germany expels 40 Russian diplomats in response to massacre in Ukraine

Germany announced the expulsion of 40 Russian diplomats on Monday (4 April) in response to the discovery of apparent mass graves and executed civilians in Bucha, near Kyiv, adding that it seeks to end all trade relations with Russia.
Technology 21-03-2022

Ukrainian IT industry continues to operate as war rages on

Ukraine's IT industry is currently operating at about 80% capacity compared to pre-war levels, though it is uncertain whether this trend will continue and what the consequences will be both locally and for Europe.
Global Europe 14-03-2022

Unseen unity in the EU’s migration policies, but how long will it last?

The war in Ukraine has sparked an unprecedented level of unity within the European Union – not least in the context of its migration and asylum policies, an area notorious for the continuous bickering among member states, writes Marie De Somer.
Economy & Jobs 11-03-2022

France plants seed for joint EU borrowing scheme to absorb sanctions effects

European leaders emphasised at the informal European Council meeting in Paris the need to make the European economy more resilient and less reliant on Russian imports, with French President Emmanuel Macron proposing Recovery Fund-style joint borrowing at the EU level.
Agrifood 10-03-2022

Commission reaffirms commitment to EU’s green goals in first food security meeting

The European Commission stood firm in its resolve to forge ahead with the EU’s sustainable food goals in the first expert meeting on food security this week, despite growing fears around food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.
Europe's East 10-03-2022

EU meets in Versailles over Ukraine and Russian embassies ‘retaliate’ after EU sanctions

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on informal summit of the EU leaders this Thursday in Versailles.
Cybersecurity 08-03-2022

EU countries to call for the establishment of a cybersecurity emergency fund

European governments are to adopt a declaration to reinforce the EU’s cybersecurity capacities, including establishing a new fund and increasing EU funding to support national efforts.
Energy 18-02-2022

LEAK: Energy prices will ‘remain high and volatile until at least 2023’, EU Commission says

Gas and electricity prices will “remain high and volatile until at least 2023” according to long term forecasts quoted in a draft of the European Commission’s communication on energy prices due to be published next month.
Global Europe 17-02-2022

Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of shelling across front

Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces traded accusations on Thursday (17 February) that each had fired across the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine, raising alarm at a time when Western countries have warned of the possibility of a Russian invasion any day.
Global Europe 14-02-2022

Scholz heads to Kyiv, Moscow in bid to prevent war in Europe

As the tensions in Ukraine reach a critical phase, German chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Kyiv and Moscow on Monday and Tuesday (14 and 15 February) in a bid to prevent the outbreak of war and bring Russia back to the negotiation table.

In Moscow, Orbán offers ‘Hungarian model’, blasts idea of sanctions

Amid simmering tensions between the West and Russia, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán blasted the ineffectiveness of the EU's punitive sanctions on Moscow and hailed his successful relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Global Europe 19-01-2022

Internal rifts loom as Germany ponders arms exports to Ukraine

After the German government initially refused to supply Ukraine with defensive weaponry, German politicians are pushing to reconsider the position. The biggest EU country has already hinted it might now support exports of certain weaponry to Ukraine via NATO, which it has previously blocked.