Ukraine begins exporting electricity to European Union amidst continued...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that his country has started exporting electricity to the European Union. His comments followed Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, who had revealed about the development earlier in his Facebook post. EU energy ministers have also approved a new law to ensure Europe's gas storage is at least 80% full by November this year amid the threat of further gas cut-offs by Russia.
#VolodymyrZelenskyy #EuropeanUnion #Russian #Ukrainian #Ukraine #News #Politics


22 hours ago

Sergey Lavrov slams US-led NATO, says it expects 'unconditional obedience...

NATO summit in Madrid once again indicated that the alliance expects unconditional obedience to their will from all the countries, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Speaking alongside his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei, on Thursday, he accused the US of subjugating the 30-member strong North Atlantic Alliance. The top Russian diplomat also lambasted the European Union for blindly “submitting to the US”
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Yesterday

'No Progress Made' on Iran Nuclear Talks: US State Department

Indirect talks between Iran and the US on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal have concluded, a State Department spokesperson says. The parties have “exchanged views and proposals on the remaining issues” in Doha, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said. The talks were an attempt to reboot long-running European Union-mediated talks on a return to the 2015 agreement between Tehran and world powers.
#NasserKanani #USStateDepartment #EuropeanUnion #Iran #BusinessIndustrial


2 days ago

Hyundai, Kia raided by German authorities over suspected defeat devices

Eight business premises of Hyundai and Kia were raided in Germany and Luxembourg in an operation coordinated by the European Union agency Eurojust. Defeat devices are systems that can change the vehicle's emissions levels but it is unclear if auto manufacturers actually use these to mask the true pollution levels of their vehicles.
#Hyundai #German #Germany #AutosVehicles #MotorVehicles(ByType)


3 days ago

Pollution Linked to 10% of Cancer Cases in Europe: Report

Pollution is linked to more than 10 percent of cancer cases in Europe, a report by the European Environment Agency says. Exposure to air pollution, carcinogenic chemicals, radon, UV (ultraviolet) radiation and second-hand smoke together may contribute over 10% of the cancer burden in Europe. In the European Union, 2.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year and 1.3 million die from it.
#EuropeanEnvironmentAgency #Europe #PeopleSociety #SocialIssuesAdvocacy #Health


3 days ago

State TV: Iran launches rocket as nuclear talks to resume

Iran says it has launched a solid-fueled rocket with a satellite carrier. It's unclear when exactly the rocket was launched, but the announcement came after satellite photos showed preparations at a desert launch pad. The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, traveled to Tehran in a push to resuscitate stalemated negotiations.
#JosepBorrell #EuropeanUnion #Iran #News


5 days ago

Explained: Why sanctions are flagging

Since February 23, the European Union’s Council has adopted six rounds of sanctions to “impose clear economic and political costs” on the government of President Vladimir Putin. Western governments, including the United States and United Kingdom, have cut off major Russian banks from SWIFT, the interbank messaging system to enable cross-border payments.
#VladimirPutin #EuropeanUnion #Western #Russian #UnitedStates #LawGovernment #Government


5 days ago

Explained: Why sanctions are flagging

Since February 23, the European Union’s Council has adopted six rounds of sanctions to “impose clear economic and political costs” on the government of President Vladimir Putin. Western governments, including the United States and United Kingdom, have cut off major Russian banks from SWIFT, the interbank messaging system to enable cross-border payments.
#VladimirPutin #EuropeanUnion #Western #Russian #UnitedStates #LawGovernment #Government


5 days ago

Greece suspends acceptance of visa applications from Russian citizens amid...

Greece suspends visa applications for Russians for an indefinite period. Portugal, Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania also suspend visas for Russians. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to visa suspension of citizens in the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Iceland. In response to the collective EU suspension, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decree of visa restrictions for citizens of countries that Moscow deemed “unfriendly”
#VladimirPutin #EuropeanUnion #Russian #Russians #Greece #LawGovernment #Government #VisaImmigration


6 days ago

'Next century, we’ll be members': Albanian PM jokes after EU membership gets stalled

Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama joked that his country could join the European Union in the 22nd century. Albania was granted EU candidacy status eight years ago, however, there has been no progress thereafter. Bulgaria's veto on launching accession talks with North Macedonia had a direct impact on Albania’s accession bid.
#EdiRama #EuropeanUnion #Albanian #Albania #LawGovernment #Government #News


6 days ago

Russia condemns EU for accepting Ukraine's membership bid; warns of...

EU granted candidacy status to Ukraine and Moldova to join the European Union. Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova termed the move as an attempt to encroach on Russia’s circle of influence within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) According to Moscow, the EU was letting go of its democratic ideals at the cost of “unrestrained expansion and the political and economic enslavement of its neighbours”
#MariaZakharova #EuropeanUnion #Russian #Russia #PeopleSociety #News #Politics


1 weeks ago

Lavrov says Moscow has no illusions that EU's 'Russophobic policies' will change

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov in Baku on Friday. Lavrov stated that Moscow has no illusions that the European Union would soon change its stance toward Russia and abandon its Russophobic policies. The Russian minister also claimed that EU candidate status for Ukraine and Moldova would not pose any threat to Russia.
#Lavrov #EuropeanUnion #Russo #Russian #Moscow #LawGovernment #Government #News


1 weeks ago

EU holds Russia solely responsible for global food security crisis amid ongoing war

Leaders of the European Union (EU) summit in Brussels alleged that Russia is solely responsible for the global food security crisis. The EU leaders also blamed Russia for attempting to weaponize food in its war against Ukraine. The European Council also called on Russia to unblock the Black Sea in order to allow the export of grain and commercial shipping operations.
#EuropeanUnion #Brussels #PeopleSociety #LawGovernment #Government


1 weeks ago

Zelenskyy, Macron & other leaders hail EU's decision to grant candidate...

The European Union granted Ukraine candidate status for membership in the bloc. The 27-nation-bloc mustered the required unanimous approval to grant Ukraine the candidate status. The move has set in motion a membership process, which is expected to take years or even decades. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy was joined by several other leaders to hail the bloc’s decision.
#Zelenskyy #EuropeanUnion #Ukrainian #Ukraine #PeopleSociety #LawGovernment #Government


1 weeks ago

EU looking for alternate coal sources before Russian coal embargo takes...

The European Union will take the decision on making a shift to other coal producers before the deadline to ban Russian coal imports in August. Russia's reduction in gas supplies ahead of the coal embargo has resulted in the EU intending to look for other coal suppliers as Russia is its number one coal supplier. Russia accounts for around 50% of EU imports in 2020.
#EuropeanUnion #Russian #Russia #BusinessIndustrial #EnergyUtilities


1 weeks ago

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says West 'playing game of lies' to...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that Western nations 'lie' on behalf of Ukraine's administration. He claimed the illegitimate coup was about the opposition simply spitting in the face of the European Union. At least 20 people were killed on June 21 and June 22 in Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv.
#SergeyLavrov #EuropeanUnion #Russian #Western #West #LawGovernment #Government #News


1 weeks ago

US-EU Task Force on European Energy Security denounces Russia's 'energy coercion'

The United States-European Union joint Task Force on European Energy Security held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 22. The meeting was attended by Amos Hochstein, Bjorn Seibert, Ditte Juul Jorgensen and Melanie Nakagawa. During the meeting, all the leaders denounced Russia's continued energy coercion of European Union member states.
#AmosHochstein #EuropeanUnion #Russia #LawGovernment #Government #BusinessIndustrial


1 weeks ago

Europe could be 'left in the cold' as IEA warns of complete cut off from Russian gas

IEA chief Faith Birol said Europe must brace for a freezing winter. Europe must be ready in case Russian gas is completely cut off, he said. 27 nations of the European Union depend on about 40% of Russian gas, according to Marshal Center. Russia announced cutting off gas supplies to 5 EU countries, including Germany.
#FaithBirol #IEA #Russian #Europe #BusinessIndustrial #EnergyUtilities


1 weeks ago

Zelenskyy thanks leaders of Ireland, Spain & Croatia for backing Ukraine's EU bid

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and Prime Minister of Ireland Micheál Marti over the phone on Tuesday. Zelenkyy expressed gratitude to all the three leaders for supporting Ukraine's application to join the European Union.
#Zelensky #EuropeanUnion #Spanish #Croatian #Ireland #LawGovernment


1 weeks ago

Zelenskyy reiterates EU 7th sanctions package against Russia 'needed as soon...

Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the European Union to expedite efforts to impose the 7th package of sanctions against Moscow. The Ukrainian President stressed new Russian threats to Lithuania over the goods transit row. Russia will certainly respond to such hostile actions, a close ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
#Zelenskyy #EuropeanUnion #Ukrainian #Russian #Russia #LawGovernment #Government #News


1 weeks ago