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Евросоюз вводит новые санкции против Ирана

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 January 2019

Евросоюз вводит новые санкции против Ирана. Как сообщил в своем микроблоге в Twitter министр иностранных дел Дании Андерс Самуэльсен во вторник, 8 января, штрафные меры направлены против иранских спецслужб “в связи с их преступными замыслами, которые планируются на европейской территории”. “Сильный сигнал ЕС о том, что мы не приемлем такое поведение в Европе”, – продолжил министр.

Правительство Нидерландов на своем сайте сообщило, что 


Ukraine may get US$2.6 bln in two disbursements from IMF in 2019

Economy and trade

Ukraine, Published on: 09 January 2019

Ukraine may get US$2.6 billion in two more disbursements under a new 14-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The first disbursement worth US$1.4 billion under the SBA arrived on December 21, 2018.

As the IMF said on its website on January 8, the second disbursement worth 0.9 billion special drawing rights (SDR), equivalent to US$1.3 billion, is possible following the completion of the first review based on end-March 2019 performance ...


Ukraine has every chance of joining NATO after Macedonia – head of Ukraine's mission to NATO

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Ukraine has every chance of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after Macedonia joins the Alliance.

"As you know, the Alliance is considering, besides Macedonia, three more countries, among them are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Ukraine – as these countries are ready and preparing themselves for membership of the Alliance," head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO Vadym Prystaiko said on TV channel 112 Ukraine.

Talks have begun on ac...


IMF publishes memorandum of cooperation under new 14-month program with Ukraine

Economy and trade

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

The International Monetary Fund has officially published the Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies under a new 14-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Ukraine in the amount of $3.9 billion, approved by the IMF Executive Board on December 18.

The structural benchmarks of the program include the approval of the so-called split law, a report on the return of assets of state-owned banks, the reorganization of the State Fiscal Service (SFS), the appointment of judges of the Hig...


Belarus, Latvia discuss interparliamentary cooperation

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 08 January 2019

The meeting touched upon Belarusian-Latvian relations as well as Belarus' interaction with the European Union.


IMF money to keep Ukraine stable despite elections: Reuters poll

Economy and trade

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Loans from the International Monetary Fund will help Ukraine maintain growth and price stability although overall economic performance will weaken due to expected political upheaval in this year's elections, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Tuesday.

Ukrainians will vote in presidential elections in March and parliamentary elections in October, Reuters said.

Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko faces a tough re-election battle and has consistently trailed in the polls. ...


Ten Belarusian companies to showcase furniture, woodworking products in Germany

Economy and trade

Belarus, Published on: 08 January 2019

Plans have been made to arrange a collective exposition as large as 200m2. It will be styled to look like a modern Belarusian apartment with its own kitchen, sitting room, bedrooms, cloakroom, and entrance hall.


Ukraine not ready to join EU shortly – Klimkin

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has declared that Ukraine is not yet ready to join the European Union.

"Joining the EU and joining NATO is a story with a medium-term prospect," Klimkin told a "Zavtrak z 1+1 TV show" on Tuesday.

If someone tells you that we will join in a year or two, never believe them. This is pure lies, misleading people. But if someone tells you that this is a case for at least 30 years, also don’t believe them, becaus...


US downgrades diplomatic status of EU representation

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 January 2019


Ukraine's Justice Ministry hopes ECHR to recognize Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia as POWs

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Deputy Minister of Justice and Ukraine's Commissioner for ECHR Affairs, Ivan Lishchyna, hopes that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will recognize the Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia near the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea's neutral waters on November 25 as prisoners of war (POW).

"The first thing that will be important to establish is the fact that our sailors are prisoners of war. And within the discourse in terms of prisoners of war, the relevan...


Georgia to be Presented as Honorary Guest at Paris Book Fair

Georgia, Published on: 08 January 2019

Georgia will become an honorable guest country for another important literary platform, Paris Book Fair. According to the Public Relations Service of the National Library of Georgia, the offer was made still in the framework of the Frankfurt Book Fair and presumably will be held in 2021.

Georgia has not even had its own stand at the most prestigious French Book Fair. Consequently, translations of Georgian literary works are very few.

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Екс-президент Чехії заявив про "провокації" України, натомість посол згадав про Гітлера

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Колишній чеський лідер Вацлав Клаус заявив, що президент Росії Володимир Путін поводиться "обережно й тверезо" та не реагує на кожну "провокацію" України


ЄС виділив Україні більше 100 мільйонів євро на проекти з енергоефективності

Energy

Ukraine, Published on: 08 January 2019

Загалом, на реалізацію багатьох проектів та програм протягом наступних 5 років Україна отримала від Євросоюзу майже 300 мільйонів євро. Про це повідомляє Finance. ua з посиланням на прес-службу Міністерства економічного розвитку і торгівлі, передає Соцпортал.


Ukraine lodges lawsuit against Russia with ECHR over captive Ukrainian sailors

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 07 January 2019

Deputy Minister of Justice and Ukraine's Commissioner for ECHR Affairs, Ivan Lishchyna, says the Ukrainian government has lodged a lawsuit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the violation of the Ukrainian sailors' rights who were captured by Russia near the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea on November 25.

"Application No. 55855/18 has been filed today, January 7," he wrote on Facebook.

The document is related to the fact tha...


Brussels festival to showcase Georgian, eastern European films

Culture and Media

Georgia, Published on: 07 January 2019

Classic and new works by Georgian directors will be screened among films from eastern European states at Brussels' BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts, to reflect the cinematic legacy and recent renaissance of filmmaking in the region this month.


Україна удвічі збільшила експорт кукурудзи в ЄС

Economy and trade

Ukraine, Published on: 05 January 2019

За три місяці 2018-19 маркетингового року Україна експортувала 4663 тис. тонн кукурудзи, що на 112% більше, ніж за аналогічний період минулого року


Томос наш, наступна зупинка - НАТО і ЄС, - Геращенко

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 05 January 2019

Перший віце-спікер Верховної ради Ірина Геращенко висловила сподівання, що слідом за Томосом, Україна отримає членство у НАТО та Євросоюзі


Уже 300 фур: ГПК просит перевозчиков не ехать в Литву через «Привалку»

Transport

Belarus, Published on: 04 January 2019

По данным на 18:00 4 января, более 600 грузовых машин ожидают возможности выехать из Беларуси в Литву. Очереди фур наблюдаются в пунктах пропуска «Каменный Лог», «Бенякони» и «Привалка». В «Котловке» и «Лоше» сейчас лишь небольшие очереди легковых машин.