About: oligarchs

Energy 19-07-2018

EU and Ukraine in tug of war over Naftogaz unbundling

The European Commission has repeated its insistence on breaking up the Ukrainian national gas and oil monopoly Naftogaz, separating transmission from production and supply, which the country had agreed to as a condition for receiving massive Western financing.

Cyprus to cap its ‘golden visa’ program

Stung by criticism it has been selling European Union passports for cash, Cyprus has tightened vetting procedures in a scheme that grants Cypriot citizenship to investors, the finance minister said yesterday (22 May).
Global Europe 09-04-2018

Gazprom CEO Miller says proud of inclusion on US sanctions list

The CEO of Russia's Gazprom , Alexei Miller, said on Friday (6 April) he was proud of having been included on a new US sanctions list and that the company's policies were right.
Global Europe 29-09-2017

Russian oligarchs create political party in Cyprus

Russian oligarchs who have acquired Cypriot citizenship have created a new political party in Cyprus, which supports further UN talks on the future of the divided island and aims to take part in the next European elections in 2019.
Europe's East 18-08-2017

Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine

Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine's leadership failed to transform the country's old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Economy & Jobs 01-06-2017

Billionaire Czech politician leading polls rules out joining euro

The Czech Republic should not adopt the euro because it would "bring nothing good," former finance minister Andrej Babis, the front-runner in October's general election, said in an interview today (1 June).
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.
Digital 08-12-2016

Euronews journalists, technicians clash with management

Euronews journalists passed a no-confidence vote in the broadcasters’ management and adopted a statement saying that their media could no longer be seen as an independent and balanced voice.
Elections 22-03-2016

Billionaire Czech minister’s party warns government coalition could end

The second-biggest party in the Czech government warned its partners yesterday (21 March) that the ruling coalition could crumble if deputies support legislation aimed at limiting politicians' ownership in private companies.

Any New Year’s resolutions, Mr Orbán?

Old tricks die hard in the European Union’s ‘rogue state’, but the West must acknowledge its hand in fuelling the political decline in Hungary, writes Juan Garcia. 
Europe's East 19-01-2016

Ukraine’s state reform is a vital national security interest

Ukraine today is very different from what it was two years ago, before the Revolution of Dignity, not only because of the illegal occupation of the Crimea, and parts of the Donbass, writes Kálmán Mizsei.
Europe's East 19-06-2015

France, Belgium seize Russian assets to compensate Yukos shareholders

Russian government assets in France and Belgium including bank accounts have been frozen in a row over compensation for shareholders of defunct oil giant Yukos, officials and a claimant representative said yesterday (18 June).
Europe's East 28-05-2015

Biden urges Ukraine to fight corruption, rein in oligarchs

Ukraine's government needs to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels and implement difficult political reforms to retain the support of the United States, US Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday (27 May).
Energy 08-04-2015

Kyiv challenges oligarch’s grip on energy sector

Ukraine's judicial authorities moved to curb the influence of the super-rich yesterday (7 April) by challenging tenders that gave leading businessmen control over key power companies under ousted president Viktor Yanukovich.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2015

Juncker unaware of Ukrainian oligarch who copied his investment plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday (20 March) he was not aware that a Ukrainian oligarch close to Moscow had set up a strategic investment fund for the country, to which several European VIPs have loaned their names.
Global Europe 20-03-2015

Ukraine bans Euronews

While EU leaders discuss how to counter Russian propaganda, a pro-Moscow Ukrainian oligarch bought the Ukrainian service of Euronews, and Kyiv decided to ?revoke its broadcasting license.
Euro & Finance 29-01-2013

Russia ready to give struggling Cyprus more money

Russia could provide support to Cyprus but the island state itself and the European Union must take the biggest share of a bailout, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has told a German newspaper.
Elections 25-07-2011

Latvians sack parliament, head to early elections

Latvia is heading for early general elections on 17 September after its citizens overwhelmingly voted to dissolve parliament in a referendum aimed at cleaning up politics from corruption.