About: Mistral

Politics 03-05-2017

French researcher: Hollande could have been much ‘more proactive’

A failure on domestic issues, but a success on security. Or at least more so. As the second and final round of the French presidential elections is about to take place, Christian Lequesne spoke to EURACTIV Slovakia about François Hollande's legacy.
Brexit 20-04-2016

Will Brexit make the EU more pro-Russian?

Asked if Brexit will make the EU more pro-Russian, international experts with different backgrounds approached by EURACTIV were not unanimous in their assessment. However all said that without the UK, the EU will be weaker internationally.
Global Europe 18-09-2015

Why Russia accepted the Mistral agreement

The head of French defence and security has revealed why Russia accepted an agreement on the non-delivery of two Mistral warships that appeared to let France come out on top. La Tribune reports.
Global Europe 20-04-2015

Hollande and Putin to discuss Mistral deal

French President François Hollande said yesterday (19 April) he was looking for a "way out of the crisis" with Russia over the suspended delivery of Mistral helicopter carriers purchased by Moscow.
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Europe's East 14-01-2015

Parliament to condemn Russia’s ‘aggressive and expansionist policy’

The European Parliament will pass tomorrow (15 January) a resolution on Ukraine which strongly condemns Russia’s “aggressive and expansionist policy” and calls for the continuation or even strengthening of the current sanctions regime as long as Moscow does not deliver on the Minsk agreement.
Global Europe 26-11-2014

France suspends delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia

France suspended indefinitely yesterday (25 November) delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, citing conflict in eastern Ukraine where the West accuses Moscow of fomenting separatism.
Global Europe 04-09-2014

France suspends Mistral delivery to Russia

France will not deliver the first of two helicopter carriers to Russia for now because of Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine, the French president's office said yesterday (3 September).
Global Europe 25-07-2014

EU sanctions to exclude Russia from capital markets

The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy, in the most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis, under proposals considered by EU governments yesterday (24 July).
Global Europe 23-07-2014

EU ministers threaten Russia with harsher sanctions

EU foreign ministers threatened Russia yesterday (22 July) with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but delayed action for a few days.
Global Europe 22-07-2014

Hollande: Delivery of second Mistral warship depends on Russia’s ‘attitude’

A decision on whether to deliver a second Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia will depend on Moscow's attitude over the Ukraine crisis, French President François Hollande said yesterday (21 July).
Global Europe 15-07-2014

Ukrainian ambassador: French Mistral contract violates EU rules

The French contract to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia violates the basic rules of the European Union, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the EU Kostiantyn Yelisieiev has stated.