Zakharova urged the EU not to take steps to the detriment of the settlement in Ukraine

MOSCOW, November 29 – Russia calls on the EU to objectively study the state of affairs in Ukraine and refrain from steps and statements to the detriment of the process of a peaceful settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the European Commission’s statement on Russian humanitarian … Read more

Russia has blocked an EU request for a public procurement dispute, a source said

GENEVA, 29 Nov – Russia has blocked the first request from the European Union to set up a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to deal with a public procurement dispute, a trade source in Geneva told reporters. The European Union made a corresponding request to the WTO on November 19. “Russia blocked the … Read more

Ukrainians were angered by the FRG’s appeal for "Nord Stream – 2"

MOSCOW, November 29 – The RBC-Ukraine agency has dedicated the material to the message that the German government has called on the US Congress not to impose sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Earlier, the Axios portal reported, citing documents from the German embassy in Washington, that the German government called on Congress … Read more

Latvia urged the EU and NATO to send a signal to Moscow about "consequences of escalation"

RIGA, 28 Nov – The EU and NATO should send a signal to Russia that in the event of an escalation on the border with Ukraine, there will be “very clear consequences,” said Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins. According to him, currently in Europe there are several hybrid threats at the same time, one of … Read more

EU to allocate € 200 million to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland for border security

MOSCOW, 28 Nov – The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that it was decided to triple the funds allocated by the EU to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland for border protection, to 200 million euros. “Lithuania has already received € 37 million in emergency support. However, as I announced earlier this … Read more

NATO Secretary General and EC Head discussed with Lithuanian authorities the situation near Ukraine’s borders

Added details BRUSSELS, 28 Nov – The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed during a meeting with the Lithuanian leadership the alleged “military presence” of Russia at the borders of Ukraine, according to the Secretary General, the alliance remains vigilant. Moscow has repeatedly denied reports … Read more

The European Commission has banned the Russian air carrier from operating in the EU

MOSCOW, November 27 – The European Commission has updated the list of airlines whose activities are prohibited in the European Union, adding the Russian company Skol to it. “One Russian air carrier was added to the list due to concerns about its ability to comply with international standards,” the EC said in a release. It … Read more

In Germany, they named a way to run "Nord Stream – 2" in the near future

MOSCOW, November 27 – Under certain circumstances, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline may start working without waiting for the certification process to be completed, the German newspaper writes. Handelsblatt… Sources of the publication pointed to examples in the past, when pipelines were put into operation before they were certified, for example, projects NEL and … Read more

The EC is concerned about "very disturbing" news about a new strain of COVID-19

Messages about the new variant of the coronavirus are “very alarming”, wrote the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on her Twitter. …

Macron called Johnson’s letter to combat illegal migration frivolous

PARIS, 26 Nov – French President Emmanuel Macron, commenting on the letter of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on combating illegal migration, said that London’s methods on such a serious problem were frivolous. “I am surprised by such frivolous methods. The leaders of the countries do not communicate with each other via Twitter or the … Read more

EU will not lift restrictions on those vaccinated with non-EMA approved vaccines

BRUSSELS, 25 Nov – The European Commission’s proposals for a COVID certificate do not remove restrictions for those vaccinated with Russian and Chinese vaccines not approved by the EMA, European Legal Commissioner Didier Reinders said at a press conference in Brussels. “We do not propose to change these rules. It all depends on the decision … Read more