European Union is considering to impose additional sanctions on Russia because of the supply of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea. It was reported by the Reuters news agency referring to sources in diplomatic circles.
On August 2nd a light carrier rocket of class Vega was successfully launched from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana. It was reported by the press service of Arianespace.
The agreement allows to join the European energy network, and at the same time breaks ties with the Russian Federation.
On Monday June 5th the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union countries in Brussels approved the extension of sanctions imposed against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea for another year.
The Senate of the Netherlands voted to ratify the Association Agreement Ukraine-EU. Thus, the Netherlands became the last of the EU members to ratify the document.
As reported by RTCG.me, Montenegro will officially become a member of the North Atlantic alliance starting from June 5th, 2017.
Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas said that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will connect their power grids to the European Union network through Poland to reduce dependence on Russia, reports DW.
The proposal to grant visa-free regime to Ukraine, that the European Commission made at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, was supported by an absolute majority of votes: 521 deputies voted for, 75 against, and 36 abstained.
The dispute over gas prices between Russia and the European Union that lasted for more than 4 years has ended with the capitulation of Gazprom.
The EU has extended sanctions for another half a year against 150 people and 37 organizations from Russia and Ukraine, imposed because of the threat of Ukraine‘s territorial integrity.