Showing posts with label European Council. Show all posts
Showing posts with label European Council. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2016

French FM says extension of anti-Russian sanctions should be discussed

The European Union’s sanctions against Russia will be prolonged by six months, but Paris wants them to be discussed at the EU summit in Brussels due on June 28-29, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on the sidelines of the EU Council’s meeting underway in Luxembourg.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Turkey should avoid sources of friction with neighbours, says European Commission

“In line with the Negotiating Framework and European Council and Council conclusions, Turkey needs to commit itself unequivocally to good neighbourly relations and to the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the United Nations Charter, having recourse, if necessary, to the International Court of Justice,” said Maja Kocijancic, the EC spokesperson on enlargement and foreign affairs, in statements to CNA.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Russia Rejects PACE Report On Karabakh

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov added his voice on Monday to U.S. criticism of Council Europe lawmakers who approved last week a draft resolution that essentially endorses Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Monday, October 20, 2014

EU Foreign Affairs Council Calls for Ukraine, Russia to Urgently Sign Gas Agreement

LUXEMBOURG, October 20 (RIA Novosti) - The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council stressed on Monday the urgency of reaching an agreement on Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine for the upcoming winter.

"The Council supports the Commission's efforts in seeking an interim agreement for the resumption of gas supplies by Russia to Ukraine and recalls the urgency for the sides to reach an agreement on the basis of the Protocol, proposed at the latest trilateral meeting," the Council said in a statement.

Friday, June 27, 2014

EU leaders nominate Juncker for Commission head despite strong objections from Britain.

EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, as president of the bloc's executive body the European Commission at a summit on Friday despite strong objections from Britain.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, facing calls at home to quit the 28-nation bloc, had mounted a vehement campaign in defiance of EU habits of consensus to deny Juncker the job on the grounds that the 59-year-old veteran of Brussels dealmaking was a federalist committed to expanding the Union's powers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New talks on Ukraine doubtful unless opposition takes part (Sergei Lavrov)

Russia’s foreign minister has expressed his doubts over international talks on Ukraine, saying all forces in the country should be present at the negotiating table.
"Once again gathering in the same format, when the opposition to the current regime in Ukraine is absent from the negotiating table, this will hardly change anything. It’s possible [to continue on this path] of course, but we will just go around in a circle and once again speak about how everything that we’ve agreed on needs to be implemented," Lavrov said.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Moscow stunned by CoE claims of discrimination against Tatars, Ukrainians in Crimea

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a commentary over a statement by the Council of Europe's European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) about the infringement of the rights of Tatars and Ukrainian speakers in Crimea, Interfax reports.

"We are stunned and bewildered by the ECRI statement about the alleged discrimination against Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in Crimea, citing credible claims on that score," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Russia mocks EU decision to bar Van Rompuy's Moscow visit

Russia on Wednesday mocked a European Council decision to bar its president from visiting Moscow.

President Herman Van Rompuy requested an urgent visit to Russia on Monday to hear the Russian opinion about the crisis in Ukraine ahead of an EU summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Noting Van Rompuy's wish was "commendable," Moscow said, by imposing a travel ban, Brussels was actually unwilling to know the truth about the developments in Ukraine.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

EU Lawmakers Pass Ukraine Resolution, Prompting Russian Ire

MOSCOW/STRASBOURG, January 30 (RIA Novosti) – An outspoken Russian lawmaker has labeled a resolution by Council of Europe lawmakers on unrest in Ukraine as an attempt to damage Russia.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a forum that brings together parliamentarians from 47 members states across the continent, passed a resolution Thursday during an emergency debate over Ukraine's political crisis and the government’s crackdown on opposition protests.
The resolution asserts that statements by Ukrainian officials indicated that the decision not to sign an association agreement with the EU in November was influenced by pressure applied by Russia.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Turkish opposition leader complains to EU Council

Turkish main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said Friday in a letter addressing to EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy that the EU ought to express its concerns about the recent events in Turkey.

The leader of Republican People's Party (CHP) said current events going on in Turkey such as anti-graft operations and the ongoing debate on the restructuring the judiciary create constraints on Turkish-EU relations.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

European Union doesn’t grant the candidate status to Albania

Once again, the European Union has not granted to Albania the candidate status to become a member of this organism of the old continent.

This was declared on Tuesday evening by the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fuele, who announced the decision of the 28 EU member countries:

“Evident progress and intensive efforts of the new government, but a clear perspective on the status in June 2014”.

Monday, December 2, 2013

FYROM News: Council of Europe is monitoring the political situation in FYROM.

FYROM, Skopje, December 2, 2013
Council of Europe is monitoring the general political and democratic situation in FYROM.  Robert Walter, MEP on FYROM is participating in this mission and on the first day of his visit met with speaker of parliament, Trajko Veljanovski and coordinators of parliamentary groups.

In these meetings, Walter has announced the decision for the opening of the European Council office in Skopje, as a result of the political deadlock, the complaints about the elections and the crisis that engulfed the country after the December 24, 2012 events in parliament.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FM of Slovakia: “EU must decide what it will do with FYROM”.

Miroslav Lajcak Sk FM
Skopje, November 6, 2013 (FYROM news)

Foreign Minister of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajcak has stressed that the European Union must decide what it will do with FYROM, as for the fifth year in a row, the country has been recommended to open negotiations with the EU, but without being issued an exact date.

Lajcak believes that FYROM will once again be blocked by Greece in the December EU Council meeting due to the name dispute.

Friday, June 28, 2013

European Council to open a monitoring office in FYROM

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has decided to open an office in Skopje.

This decision is part of the recommendation of the MEP, Robert Voltaire and the resolution for post monitoring dialogue in FYROM. This decision recommends the opening of this office of the European Council in Skopje.

The president of the Parliamentary Council of the EC, Jean Claud Mignon has stressed that this office will not monitor FYROM, but it will be an office which will serve to work with the European Union.

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