EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia by six months

This story is brought to you in association with the European Union Council Today, 5 July 2018, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2019. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 on the state of […]

EU-Russia relations: the beginning of a warmer winter?

The year 2014 has seen many changes and overturns in the EU-Russia relations, but although the New Year is just a few hours away, there is still time for the last swing. From both sides. Yesterday a few Russian media outlets reported that the High Representative of the European Union Federica Mogherini stated that Western powers […]

Ukraine: turning challenges into opportunities


Last Friday Ukraine and the EU signed the political part of the Association Agreement. Although deliberately diminished in Europe, the significance of this event is unquestionable for Ukraine and its government ad interim. 

Political association is taken in Kiev as a sign of European acknowledgment and recognition at a time of continuing threats from Russia. The economic part […]