MEPs condemn Lukashena regime

Strasbourg 15.03.2023 MEPs are alarmed about the ongoing crackdown in Belarus, including the jailing of Nobel laureates and journalists, and call for further sanctions against the country. (Photo: illustration, European Parliament). MEPs have just voted to condemn the ongoing repressions against the people of #Belarus. You can’t negotiate with #Lukashenka. He serves the interest of…

Borrell on Russia human rights violations

Brussels 11.03.2023 “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine is accompanied by ever increasing oppression at home. The expansion of oppressive legislation, the absence of the rule of law, political misuse of judiciary, state-sponsored wartime propaganda and disproportionate use of force by Russian authorities against any sign of opposing views leave no space for pluralistic…

Borrell: Ukraine reconstruction starts

Brussels 09.03.2023 “Today, we are going to discuss how we can support the reconstruction of Ukraine. Well, reconstruction has already started. We support a lot of the civilians, we try to rebuild the electricity [network]” said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell upon his arrival to the Informal Foreign Affairs Council – Development. “Today, the…

EFTA joins anti-Russia sanctions

Brussels 09.03.2023 The Council introduced further restrictive measures on Russia, reads the statement by by the High Representative Josep Borrell (pictured) on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. The candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine and Bosnia…

Georgia: removal of foreign agent law

Brussels 09.03.2023 , Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s ruling party it is withdrawing a draft law from the Parliament criticised as potentially hindering media freedom and civil society, after several days of massive protests against it in the capital. The Foreign Agent law for a charity or a media company which is financed by foreign actors…

EU agrees to Russia crimes tribunal

Brussels 06.03.2023 Today the European Commission announced the agreement of the establishment a new tribunal to prosecute Russian crimes of aggression committed during the war in Ukraine. The tribunal, the International Center for the Prosecution of Crimes of Aggression against Ukraine (ICPA), is designed to fill in any gaps in prosecution from the International Criminal…

EU-UK: agreement in principle on Windsor Framework

Brussels 27.02.2023 Today, the European Commission and the Government of the United Kingdom reached a political agreement in principle on the Windsor Framework. This constitutes a comprehensive set of joint solutions aimed at addressing, in a definitive way, the practical challenges faced by citizens and businesses in Northern Ireland, thereby providing them with lasting certainty…

Netherlands expels Russian diplomats

Brussels 19.02.2023 THE HAGUE, February 18. /TASS/. The Netherlands has decided to reduce the number of Russian diplomats present in the country, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, February 19. The Netherlands has ordered Russian diplomats to leave the country over espionage concerns. https://t.co/WjRtbhCXcF — DW News (@dwnews) February 18, 2023…

EU: Zelensky demands support

Brussels 09.02.2023 EU leaders discuss recent developments with regards to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and continued EU support to Ukraine. The EU and its member states stand united in their unwavering support for Ukraine and its people and have so far provided assistance to Ukraine worth €50 billion. Shoulder to shoulder, closer than…

EUCO: Charles Michel convenes EU Council

Brussels 08.02.2023 “I would like to invite you to a special meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 9 and 10 February 2023. We will have three main issues on our agenda: Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, our economy and competitiveness, and our migration policy” reads the invitation letter by President Charles Michel…