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 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. …

The EC proposed to create a list of companies involved in the delivery of migrants

BRUSSELS, 23 Nov – The European Commission proposes to create a “black” list and include in it all transport companies that are involved in the delivery of illegal migrants to the borders of the Union, said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, speaking to the MEPs at a plenary session in … Read more

EC will allocate 3.5 million euros for the repatriation of migrants from Belarus

BRUSSELS, 23 Nov – The European Commission will provide up to 3.5 million euros for the return of illegal migrants from Belarus to their homeland, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Tuesday, speaking to members of the European Parliament at a plenary session in Strasbourg. “We will allocate up … Read more

EC offers assistance to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland due to migration crisis

BRUSSELS, 23 Nov – The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen proposed in connection with the migration crisis on the borders with Belarus to significantly increase assistance to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to ensure border security. “Every year we spend about one billion dollars on Frontex, the European Commission decided to go … Read more

The head of the European Commission expressed condolences over the car accident in Bulgaria

BRUSSELS, 23 Nov – The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims in connection with the bus accident in Bulgaria, which killed 46 people. “I express my deep condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the tragic bus accident that occurred at … Read more

Lukashenko named the names of EU contact persons in the negotiations on refugees

MINSK, 22 Nov – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that during his telephone conversations with acting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel identified the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, as contact persons from the EU on the refugee negotiations. Earlier in November, Lukashenko and … Read more

Biden discussed with the head of the European Commission Belarus and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 – US President Joe Biden discussed Belarus and Ukraine with the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the White House said. “The leaders discussed the humanitarian situation on the EU-Belarus border and expressed deep concern over the flows of illegal migration. They discussed our common commitment to the sovereignty … Read more

EU examines data on possible involvement of Russia in the crisis with migrants

BRUSSELS, 9 Nov – The European Commission is studying the information it has about the possible involvement of Russia and a number of other countries in the situation with potential migrants for the EU in Belarus, said the spokesman for the European Commission’s press service Peter Stano at a briefing. Earlier, the official representative of … Read more

EU proposes to impose sanctions on airlines due to border crisis

BRUSSELS, 8 Nov – The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, called on the EU countries to agree on the expansion of the sanctions regime against the Belarusian authorities against the background of the situation on the border with Poland and said that the possibility of introducing sanctions against airlines of third … Read more

Germany commented on the agreement between the EU and the United States on duties

BERLIN, 1 Nov – The Federal Republic of Germany considers “a positive signal for transatlantic relations” the rapprochement between the US and the EU on the issue of duties, the Federal Union of German Industry said on Monday (BDI)… “This is a positive signal for transatlantic relations as all parties involved have come closer to … Read more