Ukraine: EU and G7 partners agree price cap on Russian petroleum products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union – together with the international G7+ Price Cap Coalition – have today adopted further price caps for seaborne Russian petroleum products (such as diesel and fuel oil). This decision will hit Russia’s revenues even harder and reduce its ability to wage […]

State aid: Commission approves €100 million Austrian measure to reduce electricity consumption in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €100 million Austrian measure to reduce peak electricity consumption in Austria in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. This is the first measure aimed at supporting electricity consumption reduction that the Commission has approved under the State […]

Commission disburses first €3 billion to Ukraine of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €3 billion of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ (MFA+) package for Ukraine. This follows the swift adoption and entry into force of the MFA+ Regulation mid-December 2022, less than two months following the […]

First half of 2023: Commission to issue up to €80 billion to finance economic recovery and support for Ukraine   

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today announced that it intends to issue up to €80 billion of long-term EU-Bonds in the first half of 2023 under its unified funding approach. Under this approach, the Commission – on behalf of the EU – will henceforth issue […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

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 […]

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: Commission welcomes European Parliament’s adoption of Eurojust’s reinforced mandate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Parliament adopted the Commission’s proposal to reinforce Eurojust’s mandate to collect and preserve evidence of war crimes. Following the provisional agreement by the EU Ambassadors yesterday, it would now be for EU Ministers to formally adopt the amended Eurojust Regulation before […]

War in Ukraine: protecting women refugees from violence and sexual exploitation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on the EU to protect women fleeing Ukraine from violence and trafficking, and to grant them access to essential health services. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 462 votes in favour, 19 against and 89 abstentions, MEPs strongly condemn the use […]

MEPs frontload 3.4 billion euro to address Ukrainian refugees’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive €3.4 billion, MEPs decided on Thursday. Following Parliament’s green light to redirect EU regional and asylum funding to EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during the last […]

How to contain the cascading impacts of war in ‘Europe’s breadbasket’

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 Ukraine and Russia supply significant portions of the world’s agricultural commodities. Potential food-related impacts of the war in Ukraine include social unrest in some places and regressive environmental responses […]

Statement by the European Commission calling for the protection of children in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The bombardment of the children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday is the latest in a series of atrocities and crimes committed against children. This senseless and illegal war waged by the Russian Federation is taking the lives of innocent children, and this is […]

How does the war in Ukraine affect oil prices?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum Geneva On 24 February 2022 Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine. Already inflated oil prices have since skyrocketed to over $110 per […]

Invasion of Ukraine: MEPs call for tougher response to Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, MEPs demand tougher sanctions on Russia and new efforts to grant Ukraine EU candidate status. In a resolution adopted on Tuesday, Parliament condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and demands that […]

Live from the war in Ukraine: Kharkiv’s Universities, Cultural Landmarks and Residential Buildings are being erased 

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by our writers at the heart of the war in Kharkiv. The unceasing bombardment of Kharkiv continues on its seventh day. For seven days, aerial and artillery bombardment has struck Kharkiv, tearing out bits and fragments of this city, one cultural landmark at a time. In the […]