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Парламент Беларуси ратифицировал соглашение с ЕС об упрощении выдачи виз

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 02 April 2020

Теперь документ должны утвердить в Европарламенте, а после Совет ЕС сможет официально завершить ратификацию соглашений.


Украина присоединилась к санкциям Евросоюза против Беларуси

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 01 April 2020

ЕС продлил санкции против Беларуси до 28 февраля 2021 года.

Фото: Сергей БАЛАЙ, tut.by

Решение о продлении санкций было принято 31 марта. К санкциям присоединились новые страны: Украина, Норвегия, Босния и Герцеговина, Черногория, Албания, Лихтенштейн, сообщается на сайте Совета ЕС.  

Продление санкций означает оружейное эмбарго (ограничительные меры включают эмбарго на оружие и средства, которые могут использоваться для внутренних репрессий) и персональные санкции в...


Belarus urges Lithuania to stay calm, cooperate in combating coronavirus

Information Society

Belarus, Published on: 01 April 2020

Anatoly Glaz commented on Lithuania's proposal to restrict air travel between the countries and on Lithuania's mistrust of information about coronavirus containment efforts in Belarus.


Belarusian, Estonian foreign ministers talk over phone

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 01 April 2020

The parties discussed prospects for the development of the Belarusian-Estonian relations, including the organization of Urmas Reinsalu's visit to Belarus and cooperation within international organizations.


В Европе нашли замену "Евровидению"

Culture and Media

Ukraine, Published on: 31 March 2020

Европейский вещательный союз (ЕВС) объявил о трансляции телешоу "Европа засияет светом" (Europe Shine a Light) вместо международного песенного конкурса "Евровидение", который был отменен из-за пандемии коронавируса

Об этом сообщили представители вещателя, передает "ДС" со ссылкой на "Немецкую волну".

Шоу "Европа засияет светом" покажут на телеканалах 16 мая вместо песенного конкурса "Евровидение". В телешоу примут участие те музыканты, которые должны были соревноваться на...


Ukraine to spend EUR 150 mln from Germany on fight against coronavirus

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 31 March 2020

The Ukrainian leader has agreed with his German counterpart that EUR 150 million, which was provided as part of a state loan from Germany, will be spent on the fight against the novel coronavirus in Ukraine.

This was discussed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a phone call, the Office of the President of Ukraine said on March 31.

"The parties discussed the situation around the spread of the coronavirus in the world,...


Germania, pregătită pentru creşterea numărului de pacienţi cu Covid-19 care vor necesita terapie intensivă

Health

Moldova, Published on: 31 March 2020

Aproximativ 45% dintre paturile de la terapie intensivă sunt libere în prezent, datorită amânării unor operaţii planificate, a afirmat Jens Spahn, în timpul unei vizite într-un spital din Dusseldorf.

'Un lucru este clar: în zilele următoare, va exista un număr în creştere de pacienţi care vor avea nevoie de terapie intensivă şi asistenţă respiratorie', a spus ministrul.

El a insistat însă că Germania se află cu un pas înaintea tendinţei datorită faptului că, prin testarea...


Ministerul de Externe, recunoscător Uniunii Europene pentru sprijinul acordat țării noastre în lupta cu Covid-19

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 31 March 2020

Decizia Comisiei Europene, anunțată de comisarul Olivér Várhelyi, de a sprijini eforturile țărilor Parteneriatului Estic în combaterea pandemiei Covid-19 prin realocarea sumei de 140 de milioane de euro pentru nevoile imediate stringente și redirecționarea a 700 de milioane de euro din instrumentele existente pentru a contribui la atenuarea impactului socio-economic al crizei coronavirusului este o expresie a priorității acordate de Uniunea Europeană țărilor din Parteneriatul Estic.

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EU doesn’t recognize the "legal framework” of NK elections

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 31 March 2020

Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Peter Stano made the following statement today:

 

“In view of the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-Karabakh on 31 March 2020, the European Union reiterates that it does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework within which they are being held. This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh or the...


German, French foreign ministers claim Donbas terrorists make coronavirus pretext for hindering OSCE access

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 31 March 2020

German and French foreign ministers have reacted to another obstacle to OSCE SMM observers by illegal armed groups in the occupied Donbas.

Foreign Ministers of France and Germany Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas said they were "very concerned" about the restrictions placed by the illegal armed groups in Donbas on the OSCE SMM since March 21. The monitors should have safe, secure and unhindered access throughout Ukraine, the diplomats said in a joint statement,...


Albania and Italy – an example of European solidarity against the coronavirus

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 31 March 2020

On 28 March 2020, Albania sent 30 doctors and nurses to Italy to support its heavily hit neighbour in fighting the coronavirus.

While the whole world, including the Western Balkans, is struggling to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Albania, in an act of solidarity and friendship, decided to send 30 doctors and nurses to Italy, to support its neighbour in this time of crisis. The Albanian medical professionals volunteered to work in Lombardy, in the area around Bergamo, Italy’s worst...


Спецпосланник ВОЗ: «Беларусь работает по примеру Швеции и Южной Кореи»

Justice Freedom & Security, Health

Belarus, Published on: 30 March 2020

Издание Lenta.ru опубликовало интервью со спецпосланником Всемирной организации здравоохранения по странам ЕС и бывшего СССР Витянисом Андрюкайтисом. Помимо обсуждения других вопросов, он рассказал о подходе Беларуси к выявлению коронавируса и отличиях этой практики от других стран.

По словам Витяниса, в Беларуси высокий уровень вакцинации против гриппа и «благодаря этому у нас нет смазанной картинки, у нас нет инфекционного коктейля, когда медикам тяжело выявить реальных зараженных...


ЕС выделит Молдове и другим странам Восточного партнерства €140 млн для борьбы с коронавирусом

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 30 March 2020

Европейская комиссия выделит странам Восточного партнерства: Молдове, Армении, Азербайджану, Беларуси, Грузии и Украине — €140 млн для борьбы с пандемией коронавируса. Об этом 30 марта сообщили в пресс-релизе Представительства ЕС в Молдове. Комиссия также перераспределит использование существующих средств на сумму до €700 млн, чтобы помочь смягчить социально-экономические последствия кризиса, вызванного коронавирусом. «Это очень тяжелые времена […]

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Europa a depăşit pragul de 25.000 de decese din cauza covid-19; Italia şi Spania raportează aproape 3/4 din morţii de pe continent

Health, Information Society

Moldova, Published on: 30 March 2020

Pandemia noului coronavirus a ucis peste 25.000 de persoane în Europa, potrivit unui bilanţ întocmit din surse oficiale luni, 30 martie, de către AFP.


Comisia Europeană a decis alocarea unor fonduri statelor din Parteneriatul Estic

Political Dialogue

Moldova, Published on: 30 March 2020

Comisia Europeană a decis astăzi realocarea a 140 de milioane de euro pentru nevoile urgente în Republica Moldova şi în celelalte state ale Parteneriatului Estic (Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Georgia şi Ucraina), în contextul combaterii epidemiei de COVID-19.

EU allocating EUR 80 mln to Ukraine for war on coronavirus

Ukraine, Published on: 30 March 2020

The European Union is allocating EUR 80 million for the war on the novel coronavirus in Ukraine.

"Ukraine, which continues to suffer from acts of aggression in eastern part of the country as well as the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, has also been affected throughout all spheres of life. The EU welcomes the prevention measures taken by the Ukrainian government in response to the growing COVID-19 spread. We recognise the difficulty of so...


Export în UE prin Zona Verde a punctelor de trecere Leuşeni-Albiţa

Economy and trade, Information Society

Moldova, Published on: 30 March 2020

Antreprenorii îşi vor putea exporta mărfurile în UE prin Zona Verde a punctelor de trecere Leuşeni-Albiţa. În contextul răspândirii a noului tip de coronavirus, Serviciul Vamal din Moldova anunţă că autorităţile române au luat o serie de măsuri cu privire la asigurarea unor culoare „verzi" pentru mijloacele de transport de marfă care tranzitează teritoriul României, relatează Mesager.

Belarus to work out action plan to boost export of woodworking products to EU

Information Society

Belarus, Published on: 30 March 2020

The agreement was reached during a videoconference with the participation of Belarusian producers.


NGO: EU Must Respond to Poor Progress on Anti-Money Laundering Steps

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 30 March 2020

The European Commission has been slow to enforce reforms necessary to complete its stated mission of curbing money laundering and other illicit financial flows that fuel organized crime and corruption, recent reports show. 

According to Global Witness, most EU member states have not set up accessible beneficial ownership registers, which show who owns which companies in which country. Many of the same countries also have vulnerabilities in their Golden Visa programs, which enables...