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EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

The countries of the European Union (EU) have excluded the ban on Russian oil from the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions, DPA writes with a reference to diplomatic sources. Further coordination at the international level is needed …

Von der Leyen confident EU to pass new sanctions package

Von der Leyen confident EU to pass new sanctions package

Eurpoean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday she was confident the bloc would approve a new package of sanctions against Russia. "I am confident that we will get this package on track - if it takes a day …

EU chief calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

EU chief calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

The European Union's chief executive Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday proposed a phased oil embargo on Russia, as well as sanctions on its top bank and to ban Russian broadcasters from European airwaves. The plan, if agreed by …

EC head speaks on future anti-Russian sanctions' aim

EC head speaks on future anti-Russian sanctions' aim

The European Union continues to consider the Russian banking and energy sectors for the possibility of imposing sanctions, said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in an interview with the German newspaper Bild am …

Von der Leyen and Borrell en route to Kiev

Von der Leyen and Borrell en route to Kiev

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the EU's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell are travelling to Kiev today to meet Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. "Looking forward to Kyiv," von der Leyen …

Von der Leyen and Borrell to arrive in Kiev

Von der Leyen and Borrell to arrive in Kiev

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell will travel to Kyiv this week for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an EU spokesman said on Tuesday. The meeting will …

EU announces new chapter in energy partnership with US

EU announces new chapter in energy partnership with US

On Friday, March 25, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden will open a new chapter in the EU-US energy partnership. This was announced by the head of the EC today. According to her, we are talking …

Macron, Scholz and von der Leyen to discuss Ukraine

Macron, Scholz and von der Leyen to discuss Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Paris today, French television reported, citing the Elysee Palace. According to the office of the …

EU to ban all transactions with Bank of Russia

EU to ban all transactions with Bank of Russia

The European Union has decided to ban all transactions with the Bank of Russia and freeze its assets, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday. "We will also ban transactions with the Bank of Russia …

New EU sanctions to hit Russia’s energy sector

New EU sanctions to hit Russia’s energy sector

If a war with Ukraine breaks out, the EU will expand sanctions against Russia. New restrictions will affect the energy sector, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said. "We have already agreed on tough …

Over half of EU adults receive COVID-19 booster shots

Over half of EU adults receive COVID-19 booster shots

Over 50% of all adults in the EU have received a booster shot against COVID-19, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced on Friday. "More than half of the adults in the European Union have now had their booster shot …

EU to spend 3.5 million euro to return refugees from Belarus

EU to spend 3.5 million euro to return refugees from Belarus

The European Union will spend 3.5 million euro to return refugees from Belarus to their countries, head of the executive European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the October …