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Aid for Ukraine finally approved by Council of the

vir: ukraine-office.eu

On the 31st of March the Council of the European Union approved the Commission’s proposal for new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine.  The approval by the Council came just days after the European Parliament’s approval on the 25th of March. The two approvals were necessary for swift disbursement of up to €1.8bn in medium-term loans [...]

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Additional humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Vir: European Commission

Christos Stylianides the EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management has announced a new aid package for Ukraine, which includes material and financial aid provided by the European Commission and Member States in a joint gesture of solidarity. The so-called EU airlift operation consist of three cargo planes which will deliver humanitarian supplies to [...]

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The world’s financial markets are preparing for Ukrainian default. And so should Ukraine.

vir: http://voxukraine.org

The history of Governments borrowing and then failing to repay their debts goes deep. The first known sovereign default was in the 4th century BC when several Greek city-states failed to honor their debts. When a country fails to pay its creditors on time, it is said to go into “default”. Most of the countries [...]

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Election in rebel-held regions in Ukraine

vir: en.ria.ru

Merely a week after the official election in Ukraine, inhabitants of the pro-Russian separatist provinces  of Luhansk and Donetsk were also invited to the pools. According to still unofficial results of the presidential elections, in both regions the victory belonged to the two current prime ministers. In the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk won Aleksandr [...]

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Pro-European coalition wins elections in Ukraine

vir: www.sme.sk

On October 26 Ukrainians have elected the most pro-European parliament in the country’s history, cementing Ukraine’s geopolitical pivot towards EU integration. President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc (which include also boxing champion Vitally Klitschko) looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front party a close second. Ukraine’s voter committee reports 3 times fewer election violations [...]

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EU Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine

Vir: www.sptimes.ru

The Council of the EU adopted in its Foreign affairs meeting several conclusions regarding the escalation of the Ukrainian crises, following the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk. In its press release the Council members stated that the EU and its Member States are shocked, deeply saddened and wish to convey our [...]

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Due to Ukraine’s conflict more died

vir: www.themoscowtimes.com

The Flight MH17, a Malaysian airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, 17. 7. 2014. A tragic escalation of the conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels, which cost 298 innocent lives. Ukraine and Russia traded accusations of blame and put the Ukrainian crises again in [...]

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Porošenko’s win gives hope for peace in Ukraine

vir: www.sme.sk

The presidential election in Ukraine was won convincingly by Petro Poroshenko , who already in the first round receive an absolute majority of votes (54.7%). Far behind in second place was former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko with, 12.8 % of the votes . Poroshenko, a pro-Western businessman , is however not a new [...]

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Meeting of the EC and the Ukrainian government

vir: www.neopresse.com

Tomorrow, 13th of May 2014, the European Commission will meet the Ukrainian Government, led by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk. In a press-release the Commission expressed its determination to help Ukraine, and to make sure that Ukraine has all the support it needs, in the short- and long- term, to undertake the political and economic reforms that [...]

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Ashton on the situation in Eastern Ukraine

Catherine Ashton

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated her grave concerns “about the surge of actions undertaken by armed individuals and separatist groups in various cities of Eastern Ukraine, who have seized in the last 24 hours police stations and branches of the Ministry of Interior and erected check [...]

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Anti protest laws passed in Ukraine

Vir: www.mb.com.ph

Ukrainian government, which is still facing massive protests regarding their anti-EU and pro-Russian politics, adopted a set of laws which aimed to criminalize the pro-EU protesters and could ultimately lead to closure of independent media, the imprisonment of activists, prosecution of journalists and the closure of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), internet web sites and religious organizations. [...]

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