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Ukraine: Commission proposes to criminalise the violation of EU sanctions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today putting forward a proposal to harmonise criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures. While the Russian aggression on Ukraine is ongoing, it is paramount that EU restrictive measures are fully implemented and the violation of […]

Ukraine: Commission presents options to make sure that Russia pays for its crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission presented today different options to Member States to make sure that Russia is held accountable for the atrocities and crimes committed during the war in Ukraine. The Commission is proposing to create a new structure to manage frozen and immobilised public Russian […]

Parliament approves €18 billion loan for Ukraine for 2023

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs approved an €18 billion loan to support Ukraine during Russia’s war against the country. The €18 billion will cover roughly half of the estimated €3-4 billion monthly funding Ukraine needs in 2023. The money will go to supporting essential public services […]

This is why it’s crucial to track and preserve Ukraine’s cultural heritage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum When Ukrainian troops recently liberated Kherson after an eight-month Russian occupation of the city, something deeply symbolic was missing. True, by then many things had vanished. Works by renowned […]

MEPs adopt EU budget 2023: focus on Ukraine, energy and recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. For next year’s EU budget, MEPs secured better and more effective support for addressing the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic recovery process. In a deal with member states on Monday, 14 November, Parliament obtained €1.05 billion for its priorities on […]

Joint Declaration – 1 billion euro mobilised for Solidarity Lanes to increase global food security and provide a lifeline for Ukraine’s economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On behalf of the European Commission, Czechia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the World Bank Group As part of the European Union’s response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the […]

6 ways Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped the energy world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had a profound effect on global energy markets. Price volatility, supply shortages, security issues and economic uncertainty have contributed to what the International Energy […]

Commission proposes stable and predictable support package for Ukraine for 2023 of up to €18 billion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the European Council meeting of 20-21 October 2022, the Commission has today proposed an unprecedented support package for Ukraine of up to €18 billion for 2023. This will come in the form of highly concessional loans, disbursed in regular instalments as of 2023. […]

Ukraine Reconstruction: Commissioner Simson visits the country to boost the support for Ukraine’s energy system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson visited Ukraine on 1 November to discuss with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Minister of Energy German Galushchenko and international partners the immediate concrete support for its battered energy sector. Russia’s persistent and deliberate targeting of Ukrainian energy infrastructure over the […]

Transport MEPs back EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate agreements with Ukraine and Moldova to make the cross-border transport of goods easier. The new EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova would replace existing bilateral transport agreements with EU countries and temporarily facilitate road […]

Ukraine: International Expert Conference hosted by the Commission and G7 Presidency reaffirms unwavering commitment to support Ukraine’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Tomorrow, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in his given capacity as German Presidency of the G7, will co-host the International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernisation of Ukraine in Berlin. This conference is another important step in the series […]

Metsola calls for forceful response to energy crisis, inflation, war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “We need a revision of the EU long-term budget to adapt to crisis and finance new priorities”, said European Parliament President Roberta Metsola at the European Council. On urgency to act: “Europe’s citizens look to us for direction. We must respond forcefully – in […]

Ukraine: EU launches winter shelter programme and boosts humanitarian aid by €175 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission announces today a new emergency shelter and winterised facilities programme for Ukraine, as Russia’s war continues to destroy civilian infrastructure. Furthermore, the Commission will provide an additional €175 million in humanitarian assistance to support those most in need in Ukraine and […]

Commission disburses further €2 billion in exceptional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €2 billion under the €5 billion exceptional macro-financial assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine. This is part of an MFA package of up to €9 billion, announced in the Commission’s 18 May Communication on Ukraine Relief […]

European Commission raises a further €11 billion for NextGenerationEU and to support Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued €11 billion in a dual tranche transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to support Ukraine under the EU’s MFA programme and Europe’s recovery under the flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal consisted of a €5 billion tap […]

Metsola calls for more military support to Ukraine and a united response to energy crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP President Roberta Metsola’s strong call for European unity in providing military support to Ukraine and in response to the energy crisis at the Prague informal European Council. On European unity and shared responsibility: “Europe is once again at a decision point. We did […]

Ukraine’s mental health crisis could impact generations to come. Here’s how the country is responding

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Kluge, Regional Director, Europe, World Health Organization (WHO), Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) In the eight months of war in Ukraine, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed almost 600 attacks on […]

Ukraine: EU agrees on eighth package of sanctions against Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the Council’s adoption of an eighth package of hard-hitting sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This package – which has been closely coordinated with our international partners – responds to Russia’s continued escalation and illegal war against Ukraine, including […]

Ukraine needs heavy armoury, Europe must be able to take the next step

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing ‘Night of European Ideas’ in Berlin, President Metsola called for further support to Ukraine. “Tanks are needed. We must be able to take that next step.” Night of European Ideas, Berlin, 28th September 2022 – Speech by the President of the European Parliament […]

Standing with Ukraine: Commission welcomes Joint Statement to provide affordable, accessible and transparent remittance services to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has welcomed a Joint Statement by EU and Ukrainian financial institutions to provide access to affordable, accessible and transparent remittance services to Ukraine. Today, remittances from Ukrainians in the EU are a vital way of providing means of subsistence to their […]

Parliament approves €5 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion. This is the second, and largest, tranche of a €9 billion EU support package, of which €1 billion has […]

EIB Group starts disbursements from €1.59 bn EIB Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Yesterday, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, disbursed the first tranches of the €1.59 billion package of the Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response, supported by an EU guarantee. The disbursed financing of €500 million will help the Ukrainian government cover priority short-term financing […]

State of the EU: Ukraine, energy, climate change, economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the annual State of the European Union debate, MEPs quizzed President von der Leyen on the Commission’s work in the past year and its upcoming plans. Opening the debate, EP President Roberta Metsola said: “It is a special honour to have Olena Zelenska […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

Joint press release: Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction Needs Estimated $349 Billion (€349 Billion)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

European Commission proposes second €5 billion tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed a further €5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine as the second part of the exceptional MFA package of up to €9 billion announced in the Commission’s communication of 18 May 2022 and endorsed by the […]

Eurobarometer: Trust in the EU on the rise, amid strong support for the EU’s response to Russia invasion of Ukraine and energy policies  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The summer 2022 Standard Eurobarometer survey shows increased trust of citizens in the EU, and continued strong support for the EU’s response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of EU citizens support investments in renewable energy and action to reduce the […]

State aid: Commission approves modifications to Polish scheme, including €5.1 billion budget increase, to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved modifications, including a budget increase of €5.1 billion (PLN 24.5 billion), to an existing Polish scheme to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The amendments were approved under the Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

State aid: Commission approves €218 million Bulgarian scheme to support agricultural producers in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €218 million (BGN 426 million) Bulgarian scheme to support certain agricultural producers in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March […]

State aid: Commission approves modifications to Polish scheme, including €5.1 billion budget increase, to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved modifications, including a budget increase of €5.1 billion (PLN 24.5 billion), to an existing Polish scheme to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The amendments were approved under the Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

Ukraine: the EU has coordinated the delivery of more than 60,000 tonnes of life-saving assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the EU has coordinated the delivery of 66,224 tonnes of in-kind assistance to Ukraine from 30 countries via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The assistance delivered includes 180 ambulances, 125 fire-fighting vehicles, 300 power generators, 35 heavy machinery vehicles, and 4 […]

State aid: Commission approves €110 million Austrian scheme to support agricultural producers in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €110 million Austrian scheme to support primary agricultural producers in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022 and amended […]

Ukraine: 1,000 Ukrainian patients transferred to European hospitals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the EU has successfully coordinated 1,000 medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients via its Civil Protection Mechanism to provide them with specialised healthcare in hospitals across Europe. As the number of wounded people in Ukraine increases day by day, local hospitals are […]