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НАТО продовжило оренду українських важких транспортних літаків "Руслан"

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 04 January 2019

Україна і НАТО продовжать виконання стратегічних авіаперевезень в рамках програми SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution)


Belarus increases capacity on border with Poland

Transport

Belarus, Published on: 03 January 2019

The number of cars and buses crossing the border increases during national and religious holidays in Belarus and neighboring countries. Bearing this in mind, the State Border Committee takes all possible measures to minimize the time spent on crossing the border.


მამუკა ბახტაძე - მადლობას ვუხდი საქართველოს ნამდვილ მეგობარს, ფედერიკა მოგერინის ევროკავშირის ახლო და მნიშვნელოვან პარტნიორად  საქართველოს მოხსენიებისთვის

Information Society

Georgia, Published on: 03 January 2019

პრემიერ-მინისტრი მამუკა ბახტაძე ევროკავშირის უმაღლესი წარმომადგენლის ფედერიკა მოგერინის განცხადებას სოციალურ ქსელ


KAZKA to compete for right to represent Ukraine at Eurovision song contest

Culture and Media

Ukraine, Published on: 03 January 2019

KAZKA band / Screenshot

Ukraine's KAZKA band has confirmed its participation in the current national selection round for the Eurovision song contest in 2019.

"Officially! The KAZKA band has applied for participation in the national selection," Eurovision National Selection (Ukraine) at eurovision.ua said on Instagram.

This is the second time KAZKA will compete for the right to represent Ukraine at Eurovision.

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EU official names Frankfurt Book Fair with Georgia's participation among the major events of 2018

Culture and Media

Georgia, Published on: 03 January 2019

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini named the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Georgia had been participated with the  status of honourable guest, among the major events of 2018.


EU official names Frankfurt Book Fair with Georgia's participation among the major events of 2018

Culture and Media

Georgia, Published on: 03 January 2019

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini named the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Georgia had been participated with the  status of honourable guest, among the major events of 2018.


Two million Ukrainians make use of EU visa-free travel since June 2017

Mobility and migration

Ukraine, Published on: 03 January 2019

EU visa-free travel is available to holders of biometric passports / Photo from UNIAN

Visa-free travel to the European Union has already been used by two million Ukrainians since it was launched in June 2017.

"Two million Ukrainians have already made use of the visa-free regime with the EU! The visa-free [mode] works!" Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook on January 3.

Now Ukrainian citizens can travel to more than 100 countries without visas.


A depășit toate așteptările. Norvegia atinge un nou record în vânzarea mașinilor electrice

Environment and climate change

Moldova, Published on: 03 January 2019

Grija față de mediu, dar și dorința de a fi diferiți i-a determinat pe locuitorii Norvegiei să vândă în 2018 mai multe mașini electrice. Astfel, țara a reușit să puncteze un nou record, scrie Reuters. Potrivit sursei citate,  vânzările de mașini electrice au crescut de la 5,5% în 2013, la 20,8% în 2017, pentru a ajunge în 2018 la 31,2%. Totodată, vânzările de mașini diesel au scăzut substanțial. Norvegia vrea ca până în 2025, toate mașinile să fie nepoluante.  


Turiștii care vor să viziteze Veneția vor achita taxe, din acest an

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Information Society

Moldova, Published on: 03 January 2019

Autoritățile unui important oraș turistic european au ales să aducă mai mulți bani la bugetul local, dar și să limiteze numărul de turiști, prin introducerea unei taxe mai mari de vizitare a acestuia.


Կդադարեցվի 500 եվրո արժեքով թղթադրամների թողարկումը

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 02 January 2019

Եվորոպական մամուլը 500 եվրոանոց թղթադրամներին տվել է «Բեն Լադեն» մականունը։


Українці почали частіше їздити потягами до ЄС, а не до Росії

Mobility and migration

Ukraine, Published on: 02 January 2019

У 2018-му році кількість пасажирів з України до країн ЄС була більшою за кількість пасажирів до Російської Федерації.

Про це заявив під час звіту Міністерства інфраструктури за 2018 рік в ефірі телеканалу "Прямий" заступник директора департаменту пасажирських перевезень "Укрзалізниці" Олександр Красноштан. ​

За словами державного службовця, 2018 рік став першим і знаменним роком, коли пасажиропотік до ...


Poroshenko: Ukraine-EU trade grows by 40% in past three years

Economy and trade

Ukraine, Published on: 02 January 2019

REUTERS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that trade between Ukraine and the European Union grew by 40% in the past three years after the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (FTA) was launched.

"During the period of the FTA, our trade with the European Union increased by 40%. The EU's share in exports of Ukrainian products has reached a historic maximum of 42.5%. The structure of Ukrainian exports has shifted qualitatively to value added products, which acc...


Порошенко заявив, що розраховує на ефективну співпрацю з ОБСЄ щодо Криму та Донбасу

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 02 January 2019

Президент також привітав Словаччину з початком головування в ОБСЄ.


UK, Canada start working as joint NATO Contact Point Embassy in Ukraine

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 02 January 2019

REUTERS

The Embassies of the United Kingdom and Canada on January 1, 2019, started working as a joint NATO Contact Point Embassy in Ukraine.

This decision was made by the Alliance.

In 2015-2018, the role of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Ukraine was performed by the Lithuanian Embassy.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough in December 2018 sa...


România a preluat oficial președinția Consiliului Uniunii Europene; Ce atribuții va avea în următoarele șase luni

Information Society

Moldova, Published on: 02 January 2019

România a preluat de astăzi, 1 ianuarie, de la Austria, Președinția rotativă a Consiliului Uniunii Europene. Acest lucru nu înseamnă că România va conduce Uniunea Europeană. Președinția trebuie să fie neutră și imparțială. Totuşi, țara care deține Președinția Consiliului UE trebuie să contureze o viziune politică proprie asupra evoluţiei proiectului european şi a politicilor sale.


Poroshenko greets Romania with EU presidency

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 02 January 2019

Photo from europarl.europa.eu

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has greeted Romania with the European Union presidency.

"I congratulate Romania on the beginning of the country's first ever presidency of the Council of the European Union!" Poroshenko said on Twitter.

"I believe that the ambition and responsibility of our Romanian partners will help the EU go through one of the most difficult periods of its existence, which is connected with the strength...


New OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Donbas in two weeks – Klimkin

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 01 January 2019

Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, will visit Donbas in two weeks.

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"Congratulations to Slovakia and my good friend Miroslav Lajčák for assuming 2019 OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office! Wishing Slovakia in OSCE to be a guardian of OSCE values and ...


Криза в Україні та навколо неї – питання нашої спільної безпеки, – голова ОБСЄ

Justice Freedom & Security

Ukraine, Published on: 01 January 2019

Новий голова Організації з безпеки та співробітництва в Європі Мирослав Лайчак, який почав річне головування Словаччини в ОБСЄ, назвав ситуацію в Україні та навколо неї питанням "спільної безпеки".

Про це повідомляють у прес-службі ОБСЄ.

Мирослав Лайчак сказав, що Словаччина у процесі свого головування активно братиме участь "у зниженні напруги та посиленні довіри".