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EU statement on Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

13 January 2020
On 11 January, the EU issued a statement following the crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 in proximity to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 8 January 2020. “The European Union acknowledges the statements made by the Iranian authorities taking responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian…
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Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…
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Ukraine: EU on the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge in Crimea

24 December 2019
On 23 December, EU reacted to the opening of railway section of the Kerch Bridge, which now allows the railway traffic between the Crimean Peninsula and Russia. “The Russian Federation has finalised the construction of the railway section of the Kerch Bridge and is opening railway traffic to the…
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EU extends sanctions in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine

23 December 2019
On 19 December, the EU prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2020. This decision follows an update by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Council on 12 December 2019 on the state of…
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EU to fund small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

19 December 2019
On 19 December, the EU launched a programme aimed at providing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. The programme will contribute to the economic recovery of Donbas and improving…
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Poland to share experience in forensic investigations with Ukraine

18 December 2019
On 29-31 January, 2020 three representatives of research institutions of forensic examination of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine will visit Poland to meet with colleagues from the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police in the Polish capital of Warsaw. During the three-day visit, the…
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Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine learn from EU experience on online firearms investigations

17 December 2019
On 17–19 December, experts and investigators of illicit arms trafficking, cybercrime investigators and prosecutors from Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will attend a workshop in North Macedonia on online investigations on firearms. The aim of the event is to provide the beneficiaries…
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Ukraine: Odesa platform shows positive results with reduction of road hazards at black spots

12 December 2019
During the most recent meeting of the Odesa ‘Dialogue Platform on Road Traffic Accidents’ at the Odesa Field Office of the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine on 10 December, the mission reported substantial progress in addressing problems at three traffic ‘black spot’ locations in Odesa oblast…
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Ukraine: Statement by EU Spokesperson on the outcome of the Normandy format Summit

10 December 2019
"The measures agreed under the Normandy format and the renewed engagement by the parties at the Summit in Paris yesterday are important steps," said EU spokesperson on 9 December.  "Their quick and thorough implementation is essential and would have a direct positive impact on the lives of people…
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EU Monitoring Mission and State Security Service of Georgia assess functional cooperation

04 December 2019
On 3 December, the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia conducted an information sharing meeting with the leadership of the State Security Service of Georgia. The meeting was organised to take stock of the functional cooperation between the EUMM and the State Security Service based…