Ukraine and the EU
Latest business news about Ukraine and the European Union.
- EU-Russia ties at new low ahead of Ukraine talks — 26 August 2015, 12:36 CET
Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the
conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks including a visit by
President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels on Thursday.
- EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law' — 26 August 2015, 00:18 CET
The EU sharply criticised Russia on Tuesday for the jailing of Ukrainian
filmmaker and Kremlin critic Oleg Sentsov, calling it a violation of
- Juncker, Poroshenko to discuss Ukraine's troubled truce — 21 August 2015, 17:00 CET
European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker will hold talks in
Brussels next week with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the EU said Friday.
- Fierce Ukraine clashes kill 10 as fears grow of broader fighting — 18 August 2015, 22:46 CET
The European Union and the United Nations on Monday expressed alarm over a spike in violence in east Ukraine that claimed 10 lives as Russia warned Kiev could be preparing a fresh offensive.
- EU says escalation in eastern Ukraine violates Minsk peace deal — 11 August 2015, 22:22 CET
Mounting attacks in government-held areas of eastern Ukraine violate a
February peace deal with pro-Russian separatists, the EU said Tuesday.
- EU denounces arson attack on observers' vehicles in Ukraine — 10 August 2015, 22:21 CET
The EU on Monday denounced an arson attack on armoured vehicles
belonging to OSCE observers monitoring a fragile ceasefire in rebel-held
eastern Ukraine and urged warring sides to fully respect the truce.
- EU offers more help for farmers hurt by Russia sanctions — 10 August 2015, 22:25 CET
The EU on Friday formally extended until next year a multi-million-euro
aid package to help European fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
- Finland seeks US explanation for sanctions on Finns over Ukraine crisis — 31 July 2015, 16:15 CET
Finland has asked the United States to explain why two Finnish citizens
and four enterprises have been slapped with sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, the Finnish Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
- US tightens Russia/Ukraine sanctions net — 30 July 2015, 22:12 CET
The United States ordered additional sanctions related to Russia and
Ukraine on Thursday, saying it aimed to fight evasion and align the US
effort closer to its international partners.
- EU to extend relief for farmers hit by Russia sanctions — 31 July 2015, 12:27 CET
The EU said Thursday it will extend until next year a multi-million euro
aid package to help struggling European farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
- EU 'very much regrets' Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution — 30 July 2015, 15:41 CET
The EU says it regrets as a "setback" a Russian veto of a UN resolution for a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year.
- Ukrainian PM says Greece can learn austerity lessons — 15 July 2015, 21:32 CET
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday that Greece
could learn a few lessons from Britain about how to implement austerity
- Putin lambasts Finnish leader for barring sanctioned Russian officials — 15 July 2015, 14:32 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ticked off his Finnish
counterpart Sauli Niinisto over Helsinki's barring of officials on a
European Union sanctions list over Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
- Gas transit to EU 'not endangered' in Ukraine-Russia row — 02 July 2015, 22:36 CET
Gas supplies to Ukraine and the EU will not be endangered despite an
announcement by Russia that it will cut the flow to Ukraine, a senior
European official said Wednesday.
- 'Difficult' for Europe to win back market share in Russia: Putin's advisor — 26 June 2015, 12:42 CET
European companies may find it difficult to win back the market share
they have lost to Asian rivals in Russia as a result of economic
sanctions, an economic advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin said
in a German newspaper interview on Friday.
- Putin extends Western food ban for one year — 25 June 2015, 18:47 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended a ban against
most Western food imports for a year, saying the longer-than-expected measure would ensure the country's security.
- Russia to prolong Western food embargo: government — 22 June 2015, 16:37 CET
Moscow prepared Monday to prolong its embargo on Western food imports,
expressing disappointment at the extension by the EU of sanctions which
it blamed on a "Russophobic lobby."
- Russia 'disappointed' in EU sanctions extension — 22 June 2015, 13:27 CET
Russia's foreign ministry on Monday expressed disappointment at the
extension by the European Union of biting sanctions, blaming the move on
an anti-Russian "lobby".
- Moscow powerless to stop Russians from fighting in Ukraine: security chief — 22 June 2015, 11:12 CET
The secretary of Russia's security council said Monday it is impossible
to stop Russians from going to fight in Ukraine because they are guided
- EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months — 23 June 2015, 23:37 CET
EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016
damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said.
- Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as pointless 'blackmail' — 20 June 2015, 22:22 CET
Russia on Saturday slammed the EU's extension of sanctions over its
annexation of Crimea as "blackmail" and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine.
- EU prolongs Crimea sanctions — 19 June 2015, 14:22 CET
The EU on Friday prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.
- Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions — 18 June 2015, 10:56 CET
Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday.
- EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016 — 18 June 2015, 22:39 CET
EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, officials said.
- EU set to extend Russia sanctions until end-2015: diplomats — 05 June 2015, 18:36 CET
EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month are set to extend sanctions on Russia over its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine until the end of
2015, diplomats said on Friday.