Reuters learned about the request of 4 EU countries to send Russian assets to Ukraine

This initiative was taken by Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovakia. They believe that it is necessary to maximize the use of Russian assets for the restoration of Ukraine or use their freezing as leverage Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovakia have prepared a letter for the finance ministers of the countries— members of the EU, which […]

The French Foreign Ministry admitted that Ukraine’s accession to the EU will take up to 20 years

Minister Delegate to the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon: Ukraine's accession to the EU will take 15-20 years Scholz and Macron warned about the same, in Kyiv they said that the country does not need “surrogates for candidate status” Clement Bon The process of Ukraine's accession to the European Union may take 15 or 20 […]

Berlusconi invited the EU to persuade Kyiv to accept Russia’s terms of peace

Europe must convince Kyiv to accept the demands put forward by Moscow and personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the politician said. EU countries need to join forces and develop proposals for a settlement, he said. Silvio Berlusconi Europe must convince the Ukrainian authorities to accept Russia's terms in peace talks, former Italian Prime Minister […]

Hungary proposed to the EU to impose a ban on offshore oil supplies from Russia

The Foreign Ministry believes that this will help find a compromise, since most of the oil from Russia comes to the EU by sea. Hungary depends on Russian oil imports by 60% and does not remove the veto from the sixth package of EU sanctions, it has no access to the sea Peter Szijjarto In […]

Beijing called on NATO and the EU for a comprehensive dialogue with Russia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the international community should join forces to establish peace and “take concrete actions to cool the conflict, and not add fuel to the fire” Wang Yi China calls on NATO and The EU will start a comprehensive dialogue with Russia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a […]

CNN learned about the development of US and EU routes for the export of Ukrainian grain

According to the TV channel, Western countries are considering the possibility of exporting wheat and corn from Ukraine by rail and aircraft The US authorities, together with European partners, are working on ways to export wheat and corn from Ukraine in order to further deliveries to global markets, CNN reports, citing sources. According to the […]

Euractiv announced the approaching limit of EU sanctions against Russia

On the eve of the foreign ministers of the EU countries were unable to agree on the sixth package of sanctions due to disagreements about the oil embargo. According to the source of the publication, it is difficult to imagine what restrictions could be included in the seventh package .jpg” alt=”Euractiv announces imminent limit of […]

Bloomberg learned about the EU plan to buy gas from Russia without violating sanctions

Importers will have to declare the fulfillment of all obligations to Russia after paying for gas in euros or dollars, the EC plan says, writes Bloomberg, further actions are unacceptable. Poland did not see clarity in the plan The European Commission has prepared a plan for the purchase of Russian gas, which will allow importers […]

Bloomberg learned about the discussion in the EU of the postponement of the embargo on Russian oil

Several European Union countries have announced the need to consider postponing a ban on Russian oil imports, Bloomberg writes, citing EU diplomats. According to the agency, the delay is due to the willingness of countries to continue working on the rest of the proposed package of sanctions in the event that Hungary does not support […]

FT learned the cost of the EU’s refusal from Russian energy carriers

An accelerated EU withdrawal from Russian energy sources will cost an additional €195 billion An accelerated transition to clean energy sources and, accordingly, a faster withdrawal of Russian energy supplies will cost the EU an extra €195 billion, the European Commission has calculated The EU will need spend an additional €195 billion over the next […]

Borrell ruled out the possibility of the EU to become a mediator in negotiations with Kyiv

Borrell said “the Russians will not accept” the EU as a mediator in negotiations with Ukraine Russia will object to the EU mediating negotiations with Ukraine, the UN would be best suited for this role, but Turkey is now doing a “good job”, said Borrell. He explained this by Ankara's good ties with Moscow and […]

Politico learned about the development in the EU of the possibility of confiscation of assets of Russians

Politico: the EU is preparing a bill on the confiscation of assets frozen due to sanctions A legal norm that would make circumventing sanctions against Russia a criminal offense could be submitted within two weeks. It will also allow the confiscation of the assets of Russians and companies from Russia frozen due to sanctions jpg” […]

France allowed the introduction of the EU embargo on Russian oil “this week”

State Secretary of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon allowed the EU embargo on Russian oil until May 15 Secretary of State for European Affairs of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon said that the EU could take a decision on the embargo on Russian oil as early as this week. Today Emmanuel Macron will […]

DPA learned about the EU’s refusal of sanctions on the transportation of Russian oil

The decision has been postponed for now. At the same time, according to the interlocutors of the agency, the ban on European companies from insuring oil tankers carrying Russian oil is still part of the planned sanctions The ban on the transportation of Russian oil is no longer included in the new package of European […]

Erdogan urges EU to “write a new history for itself”

Erdogan believes that the European Union, which has been “influenced by the short-term policy” of the member countries, needs to focus on common goals. The situation in Ukraine is a tragedy and at the same time a warning for the EU, he said alt=”Erdogan invited the European Union to 'write a new history for itself'” […]

Macron said that Ukraine’s accession to the EU will take years

French President Macron: Ukraine's accession to the EU may take years The leader of France proposed the creation of a new “European political community”, which will include Ukraine /v6_top_pics/media/img/3/31/756521012545313.jpg” alt=”Macron said that Ukraine's accession to the EU will take years” /> Emmanuel Macron The process of Ukraine's accession to the EU may take several years, […]

List of EU concessions on sanctions against Russia published

Photo: pixabay.com The European Commission plans to make a number of concessions to agree on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, reports Reuters with citing sources. Thus, according to the agency, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic may be given additional time to abandon Russian oil. They will be promised subsidies for infrastructure reconstruction. […]

El País learned about the idea of ​​the EU to require members of the union to share gas

According to the publication, in the event of a cessation of gas supplies from Russia, Brussels will require EU members who have alternative sources of supplies to share fuel with the most affected states On May 18, the European Commission plans to approve a plan in the event of a possible cut in gas supplies […]

Medvedev saw the “ghost of communism” in the idea of ​​EU members to share gas

El País reported on the EU's idea to oblige wealthy states to share gas with the most affected member countries. Medvedev believes that if the EU introduces such a procedure, then “there is not far from food cards” Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that the “ghost of communism” has again entered […]

Bloomberg learned that EU ambassadors did not agree on a package of sanctions against Russia

Bloomberg: EU ambassadors did not agree on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia because of Hungary The reason was the reluctance of Hungary to support the ban on Russian oil imports, agency sources say. Brussels proposed to refuse supplies by the end of 2022, but the oil embargo must be agreed upon by all […]

Volodin invited countries to leave the EU in order to maintain sovereignty

If the EU countries want to preserve their sovereignty, they need to leave the union, the speaker of the State Duma said. This is how he reacted to the proposal of the European Parliament to make decisions not by unanimity, but by a qualified majority ” alt=” Volodin suggested that countries leave the EU in […]

Orban says EU has crossed a red line over oil embargo

The Hungarian prime minister compared the ban on the supply of Russian oil to “an atomic bomb that they want to drop on the Hungarian economy”, and demanded a five-year delay from Brussels embargo Viktor Orban Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Speaking about the EU's intention to impose an embargo on Russian oil, he said […]

Zelensky offered the EU to restore Ukraine by dividing it into regions

The President of Ukraine assessed the country's losses during the hostilities. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a speech at an international donor conference for Ukraine, made a loud statement about assistance. According to the Ukrainian leader, he proposes that the EU countries divide countries into regions and provide assistance to the victims and the economy […]

Scholz called the timing of the termination of coal and oil supplies to the EU from Russia

German Chancellor Scholz: The EU will stop importing oil and coal from Russia by the end of the year https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/5/78/756514724884785.jpg” alt=”Scholz announced the timing of the termination of coal and oil supplies to the EU from Russia” /> Olaf Scholz The European Union will stop importing Russian coal in the summer, and by the end […]

Reuters learned that the EU will allow Hungary and Slovakia to import Russian oil

The European Commission (EC) may allow Hungary and Slovakia not to impose a ban on the supply of Russian oil as part of the next package of sanctions. This is reported by Reuters with reference to two representatives of the European Union. According to one of the interlocutors of the agency, the European Commission, in […]

ZDF learned about three EU countries that lifted the veto on the Russian oil embargo

Austria, Hungary and Slovakia withdrew their veto power on the oil embargo from Russia. According to the ZDF, this decision of the three countries was influenced by the decision of the German government to support the embargo Austria, Hungary and Slovakia have withdrawn their veto power on the European Union (EU) embargo on Russian oil. […]

Georgia submitted answers to the first part of the questionnaire for EU accession

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili handed over the answers to the first part of the questionnaire required for joining the EU. Tbilisi plans to send answers to the sectoral part by May 13. A decision on Georgia's EU membership is expected at the end of June Karl Khartsel and Irakli Garibashvili The Prime Minister of […]

In France, they declared solidarity in the EU on paying for gas from Russia in euros

According to Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili, EU countries are unanimous in paying for gas supplies in euros or dollars, since contracts cannot be violated “just like that” EU countries are unanimous in to pay Russia gas contracts in euros or dollars, French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili told BFMTV. “Contracts cannot be broken just […]

Spiegel reveals EU’s way to get through winter without gas from Russia

In order to fill gas storage facilities by 80% by November 1, industrial plants must be disconnected from gas twice a year, Spiegel writes, citing a model developed by the Jülich research center. To fill European Union gas storage facilities by 80% by November 1, all steel, chemical and cement plants, as well as power […]