Tag: EU

August 10, 2022

EU allowed Lithuania to transit coal to Kaliningrad with restrictions

Lithuanian railways may continue to transit coal to Kaliningrad, despite the sanctions, however, subject to restrictions, the EC decided. The Lithuanian railway operator estimated the share of refusal in the transit of goods from Russia at 5%< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/673xH/media/img/4/45/756601232121454.png 673w" media="(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min- device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/4/45/756601232121454.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: […]

August 7, 2022

FT reports EU concerns over Russia-Turkey rapprochement

The West is increasingly concerned about the rapprochement between Russia and Turkey in trade and energy spheres, Ankara is urged to pay attention to this concern, writes FT. The day before, Putin and Erdogan agreed to pay for Russian gas in rubles ” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/6/54/756598175385546.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/6/54/756598175385546.webp 590w" type="image/webp" > Vladimir […]

August 5, 2022

EU approves decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter

The Council of the European Union approved the decision to cut gas consumption by 15% this winter By reducing consumption by 15%, the EU wants to “save in anticipation of winter in order to prepare for possible interruptions in gas supplies from Russia.” The measure will be voluntary, but in case of a serious threat to supplies, it may become mandatory /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and […]

August 5, 2022

Zelensky blamed the EU for “artificial delay” with €8 billion in aid

Volodymyr Zelensky said that the EU is “artificially delaying” €8 billion assistance to Ukraine The President urged not to make ordinary Ukrainians hostages of the “indecisiveness or bureaucracy” of some EU leaders. According to him, he believes that “this is still a mistake that will be corrected” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the EU of “artificial delay” with the provision of financial assistance to the […]

August 4, 2022

Estonian Foreign Minister proposed to ban the issuance of EU visas to Russians

Estonian Foreign Minister proposed to include a ban on issuing visas to Russians in the new EU sanctions Estonian Foreign Minister believes that the ban on Russians entering the EU should be included in the next package of sanctions. The European Commission previously pointed out that such an idea is contrary to EU norms, and the sanctions are not directed against Russian citizens webp 673w” […]

August 4, 2022

EU imposes new sanctions against Yanukovych and his son

The European Union imposed sanctions against the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his son The European Union imposed new sanctions against the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his son Alexander, according to the EU magazine. The EU Council decided that they are needed to be included in the sanctions list “for their role in undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty […]

August 2, 2022

Khudaverdyan filed a lawsuit to lift EU sanctions against him

Tigran Khudaverdyan, former director of Yandex in Russia, files suit to lift EU sanctions .rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/673xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/8/66/756593750618668.webp 590w" type="image/webp" > Tigran Khudaverdyan Former director “Yandex” In Russia, Tigran Khudaverdyan filed a lawsuit with the European Court in Luxembourg against the EU Council, which imposed sanctions against him. […]

August 1, 2022

Ankara called TANAP an alternative to Russian gas supplies to the EU

TANAP was opened in 2018 and is part of the Southern Gas Corridor project from Azerbaijan to Italy. The Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is an alternative to Russian gas supplies to Europe, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said, Axar reports. “One of the two main alternatives [to Russian gas for the EU] is TANAP, a joint project between Turkey and Azerbaijan,” — he said. According […]

August 1, 2022

On August 1, a ban on the import of Russian coal to the EU came into force

Photo: pixabay.com On August 1, a ban on the import of Russian coal into the European Union came into force. This decision was made by the EU countries on April 8 as part of the fifth package of sanctions against Russia in connection with its military special operation in Ukraine. The message said that from August 2022, “the EU introduces a ban on imports coal […]

August 1, 2022

The Foreign Ministry announced the frozen US and EU dialogue with Moscow on anti-terror

Russian Foreign Ministry: The US and the EU have frozen the dialogue with Moscow on combating terrorism According to the director of the Foreign Ministry department Vladimir Tarabrin, cooperation between Russia, the EU and the US in the field of counterterrorism is actually frozen. He pointed out that today “we need such a dialogue no more than Westerners” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< […]

July 31, 2022

Latvian Foreign Minister urges EU to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians

Rinkevics called for limiting the issuance of only tourist visas. Earlier, he said that this idea had already been discussed in the European Union, but it was not possible to agree on this matter. The EU has previously ruled out a total visa ban for Russians< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/0/75/756592073415750.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/0/75/756592073415750.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " > Edgars […]

July 30, 2022

Von der Leyen says Russia has cut gas supplies to 12 EU countries

The head of the European Commission did not specify what kind of countries. She admitted that supplies would stop completely, and accused Russia of unleashing an “energy war” against the EU webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/7/55/756591909561557.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" > Ursula von der Leyen Russia “deliberately cut off supplies” gas to 12 EU countries, European Commission President Ursula von […]

July 29, 2022

Estonia proposes to ban Russians from entering the EU

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Estonia will offer to ban Russians from entering the EU In August, the Estonian Foreign Ministry will raise this issue at a ministerial meeting with representatives of other countries. The head of the Foreign Ministry also proposed, following the example of Latvia, to demand from the Russians in some cases a document condemning Moscow's policy 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” […]

July 29, 2022

Diplomats say they are not discussing stopping the issuance of EU visas to Russians

Earlier, Finland called for a ban on issuing visas to Russians. The European Commission ruled out the ban, as it is impossible under EU law. The EU Delegation also assured RBC that there was no discussion of this issue image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/7/89/756590308552897.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " > The European Union is not discussing the issue of stopping the […]

July 28, 2022

Austria finds EU embargo on Russian gas impossible

According to Nehammer, the EU embargo on Russian gas will cause more harm to Europe, including Austrian and German industry 756590131070740.jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > A European Union (EU) embargo on gas from Russia is not possible, Austria has always advocated that sanctions harm those against whom they are imposed more than those who impose them. This was stated by Austrian Chancellor […]

July 26, 2022

Poland rejects European Commission proposal to share gas with EU countries

Poland will not agree to this measure without ensuring its own energy security. The Polish minister also did not approve of the EU's idea of ​​limiting gas consumption. The European Commission previously proposed to redistribute fuel between countries Poland refuses to share gas with European countries under the scheme proposed by the European Commission, Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskva said at a […]

July 26, 2022

AP learned of unsuccessful attempts in the EU to agree on gas savings

On the eve of an emergency meeting on the issue of limiting fuel consumption by 15%, EU ambassadors tried to reach a compromise, but those states that are less dependent on Russian gas object to the EC proposal EU countries still cannot agree about reducing gas consumption by 15%, AP reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source. Ahead of an emergency meeting in Brussels on fuel […]

July 25, 2022

EU countries demanded exemptions from the EC plan to reduce gas consumption

EU countries demand exceptions to EC plans to reduce gas consumption by 15% Previously, the EC proposed to reduce gas consumption in Europe by 15% until next spring. According to the FT, EU member states demanded to take into account the degree of dependence of each country on Russian gas and provide exceptions for some of them EU countries seek exemptions from Brussels' plans to […]

July 23, 2022

Orban called on the EU for a new strategy on Ukraine due to non-working sanctions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced non-working sanctions against Russia Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed doubts that Russian-Ukrainian peace talks are possible, and considered that the conflict can be resolved only through a dialogue between Moscow and Washington Victor Orban The European Union needs a new strategy to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, as sanctions against Russia do not work, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor […]

July 22, 2022

Europol allowed cases of arms smuggling from Ukraine to the EU

According to the European police, criminals can be engaged in smuggling, they organize hiding places near the border. The EU also suspects that Ukrainian refugees may be involved in the transport of weapons ” alt=”Europol allowed cases of smuggling of weapons from Ukraine to the EU” /> The EU police service, Europol, has data indicating cases of smuggling of firearms from Ukraine by criminal groups, […]

July 22, 2022

Named the Russians and organizations included in the seventh package of EU sanctions

Photo: pixabay.com As part of the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, approved by the European Union on Thursday, the list of Russian citizens was expanded, including against whom restrictive measures are being introduced. As follows from the document, the list, in particular, included actors Sergei Bezrukov and Vladimir Mashkov, as well as Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, State Duma […]

July 21, 2022

WSJ learned about the EU’s refusal to support sanctions against VSMPO-Avisma

European Union “last minute” rejected a proposal to impose sanctions against the Russian steel company VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest producer of titanium, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing European diplomats. Brussels blocked the initiative after it was not supported by France and other countries because of fears that Russia would retaliate by banning the export of titanium to the European Union. «VSMPO-Avisma» is an important […]

July 20, 2022

Putin linked the EU’s mistakes with the neglect of traditional energy sources

Europe neglected traditional energy, relying on renewable sources, the President of Russia said, calling European countries “great specialists in the field of non-traditional relations” Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of trying to shift responsibility for its energy mistakes onto Gazprom, calling the move unfounded. He stated this following a working visit to Iran. At the same time, Europe itself neglected traditional energy, […]

July 20, 2022

Bloomberg learned about the EU proposal to cut gas consumption by 15%

The EU is set to invite member states to voluntarily cut gas consumption by 15% from next month over fears that Russia could cut off supplies, Bloomberg reported, citing three knowledgeable diplomatic sources. The European Commission on Wednesday , July 20, plans to unveil a plan to save gas before the winter. El País wrote about it earlier. The day before, this information was confirmed […]

July 19, 2022

EU begins talks on accession of Albania and North Macedonia

Albania and North Macedonia, already in candidate status, have moved on to the next stage of the EU accession process. According to von der Leyen, both countries “showed an unwavering commitment to the values” of the EU The European Union has begun negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia on the entry of these countries into the union, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said […]

July 17, 2022

WSJ learned about Abramovich’s demand to the EU for $1 million due to sanctions

According to the publication, Abramovich is demanding that the EU authorities pay this amount to his charitable foundation. The businessman believes that the European Union should protect his rights violated by sanctions, since he is a citizen of Portugal Roman Abramovich Businessman Roman Abramovich, in his lawsuit against the Council of the EU, demanded that Brussels contribute $1 million to created by him after the […]

July 17, 2022

Abramovich demanded that the EU transfer a million dollars to his charitable foundation

Photo: Alexander Astafiev Billionaire Roman Abramovich demands a transfer of $1 million from the European Union to the account of his charitable foundation. The Wall Street Journal introduces the details of the Russian businessman's lawsuit. The entrepreneur, who has Portuguese citizenship, believes that the restrictions violate his fundamental rights protected by the European Union, of which Portugal is a member. Abramovich due to sanctions, he […]

July 17, 2022

Former Lithuanian Foreign Minister considers EU sanctions against Russia unproductive

Former Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevičius: EU paid Russia more than Ukraine as aid 756579940733915.jpg” alt=”Former Lithuanian Foreign Minister considers EU sanctions against Russia unproductive” /> Linas Linkevičius EU sanctions against Russia are unproductive— the new seventh package of restrictions will also be the same, former Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius wrote on Twitter. “The seventh package of sanctions is being prepared. Who cares? The EU […]

July 14, 2022

Euractiv announced the timing of the approval of the seventh package of EU sanctions

According to the publication, as part of the next set of restrictions, Brussels will ban the import of Russian gold, expand the list of dual-use goods prohibited for export to Russia, and impose sanctions on companies and individuals EU countries can approve and submit the seventh package of sanctions against Russia within a week, writes Euractiv, citing several European diplomats. According to the publication, Brussels […]

July 14, 2022

Interfax learned about the plans to ban the entry of trucks from the EU from October 1

His sources said that the departments concerned are not opposed to such a response to the ban imposed by the EU in April on the entry of Russian trucks. RBC's interlocutor clarified that a trial period is being discussed – until the end of the year =””Interfax” learned about plans to ban the entry of trucks from the EU from October 1″ /> The ban […]