Don’t wait until Russia’s war is over to invest, Ukraine’s leaders tell businesses 

Europe's East 12-06-2024

A Ukrainian delegation aimed to convince hesitant businesses on Tuesday (11 June) that the war-torn country is safe for investments despite Russia’s ongoing war, as the EU is hoping to boost its efforts with new business guarantees. 

Hungary strikes opt-out deal, says won’t obstruct NATO’s aid to Ukraine

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After a day of “difficult” negotiations, Hungary confirmed on Wednesday (12 June) that it will not hinder future NATO military aid to Ukraine, but was also promised the right not to take part in such efforts.

Development 12-06-2024

EU must not neglect development aid over defence, Commissioner Urpilainen warns

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The EU's increased defence spending priorities must not come at the expense of development aid, as this could risk isolating the continent geopolitically, the Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen warned in an interview.

Global Europe 10-06-2024

Russia appears to make headway in key Ukrainian town of Chasiv Yar

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Russian forces appear to be making headway towards their longstanding goal of capturing the strategic Ukrainian town of Chasiv Yar, according to reports on Sunday (10 June) from both sides of the more than two-year-old conflict.

France’s Macron hopes to finalise plans to send military instructors to Ukraine ‘in coming days’

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At the end of his two-day visit to France, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will not be returning from Paris empty-handed but with a number of commitments including a future coalition to send instructors to Ukraine.

Europe's East 07-06-2024

In Paris, Ukraine’s Zelenskyy draws parallel between D-Day and Kyiv’s fight

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Calling for greater unity of the international community, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday (7 June) drew a parallel between the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy and Russia's war in Ukraine.

Europe's East 06-06-2024

US ‘will not walk away’ on Ukraine, Biden promises

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US President Joe Biden gave a heartfelt speech at Thursday’s (6 June) commemorations of the Normandy landings, bringing the “dark forces” of 80 years ago to those threatening Ukraine and the West today on an equal footing.

Economy 05-06-2024

Eurozone finance ministers back G7 push on Russian frozen assets, but legal questions remain

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Eurozone finance ministers gave their political backing on Wednesday (5 May) to a G7 plan to provide loans to Ukraine by using windfall profits generated from Russian assets, which they are ready to discuss after a G7 leaders' summit later in June.

Twelve EU countries push for key next step in Ukraine, Moldova accession process

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A dozen EU member states have made a joint push to move forward the accession process for candidates Ukraine and Moldova and formally kickstart membership talks by the end of June, according to a letter to the Belgian EU presidency, seen by Euractiv.

Europe's East 02-06-2024

Zelenskyy meets heads of state in Singapore, seeks support for security summit

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Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy met heads of state and legislators in Singapore, seeking security assistance and support for a peace summit after arriving for a surprise visit to the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Europe's East 31-05-2024

Ukraine signs security deal with Sweden, Norway, Iceland

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During a visit to Stockholm for a summit with Nordic leaders on Friday (31 May), Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed security deals with Swedish, Norwegian, and Icelandic prime ministers, while insisting on the need for his country to obtain certain military equipment such as the American Patriot defence system.

China 31-05-2024

China will not join Swiss peace conference on Ukraine, sources say

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China has confirmed it will not attend a Ukraine peace conference to be hosted by Switzerland next month, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Global Europe 31-05-2024

Biden allows Ukraine limited use of US arms to strike inside Russia, say US officials

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President Joe Biden has quietly authorized Kyiv to launch US-supplied weapons at military targets inside Russia that are supporting an offensive against the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, four US officials said on Thursday (30 May).

Energy 31-05-2024

Ukrainian ‘ecocide app’ calculates Russia’s bill for environmental damage

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Ukraine’s environment has been the “silent victim” of the Russian invasion, according to Ukrainian environment minister Ruslan Strilets, but thanks to app-wielding Ukrainian citizens, he can now put a price on the damage – more than €56 billion so far.

Global Europe 30-05-2024

France to host US President Joe Biden for first state visit in June

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US President Joe Biden will make his first state visit to France next Saturday (8 June) for a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy but also for talks with his host, Emmanuel Macron, on bilateral and global issues, including the war in Ukraine.

China 30-05-2024

China could arrange Russia-Ukraine peace conference, Lavrov says

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China could arrange a peace conference in which Russia and Ukraine would participate, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday (30 May).

NATO must look at containment strategy towards Russia, beyond ad hoc solutions, Czech FM Lipavský says

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Europe should have a containment strategy towards Russia, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský told Euractiv as his country prepares to host NATO foreign ministers on Thursday (30 May) to work on a new kind of support package for Ukraine.

Global Europe 29-05-2024

Ukraine to receive F-16s ‘very soon’ but much aid arriving late, defence minister says

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Ukraine will receive its first supplies of F-16 fighter jets "very soon", but around half of its desperately needed foreign military aid is arriving late, Kyiv's defence minister has said.

Global Europe 28-05-2024

French military instructors arriving in Ukraine ‘soon’

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Ukraine's top commander said on Monday (27 May) he had signed paperwork allowing French military instructors to visit Ukrainian training centres soon.

NATO ministers to discuss implementing of €100 billion fund for Ukraine 

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NATO foreign ministers are expected to discuss a support package for Ukraine at length when they meet in Prague on Friday (31 May) ahead of the alliance's July summit in Washington.

Europe's East 28-05-2024

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to sign security pact with Belgium, inspect F-16s

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to visit Brussels on Tuesday (28 May) to sign a security pact with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. His visit to Belgium comes a day after the Ukrainian leader signed a similar bilateral security …

Europe's East 27-05-2024

EU countries vent anger at Hungary’s blockages of Ukraine aid decisions

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EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday (27 May) vented their anger with Hungary's "pattern of behaviour" which increasingly often blocks EU foreign policy decisions and prevents progress on crucial military aid for Ukraine.

Europe's East 27-05-2024

Ukrainian deputy minister lays out vision for defence tech

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In an interview with Euractiv, the Ukrainian deputy minister of digital transformation on IT industry development, Oleksandr Bornyakov, laid out his vision for how the country can use defence tech innovation to boost its economy and change modern warfare.

Europe's East 27-05-2024

Zelenskyy, from ravaged Kharkiv, urges Biden and Xi to join peace summit

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday (26 May) to attend his peace summit as Ukraine struggles to stave off unrelenting attacks by Russia in its 27-month-old invasion.

Europe's East 27-05-2024

In a ‘battle for minds’, Ukrainians fight the daily disinformation storm

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Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, dozens of projects have emerged in Ukraine to combat disinformation. This is a daily challenge for Ukrainians and, given the high level of media literacy in society, they have been able to resist.