BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU diplomats reached a preliminary agreement on Monday on a list of associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and companies that will face sanctions as part of tougher measures over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, EU sources said.
During more than three hours of talks, they also agreed on new measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.
The sanctions on access to capital markets, arms and hi-tech goods are also likely to apply only to future contracts, leaving France free to go ahead with the controversial delivery of Mistral helicopter carriers being built for Russia.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.
The 28-nation EU has toughened its stance towards Moscow since last week’s downing of a Malaysian airliner in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists.
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s proposed sanctions against Russia, targeting sensitive technology, take aim at Gazprom’s huge South Stream gas pipeline project to Europe and Novatek’s Arctic Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.
A draft proposal outlines a package of targeted measures in the areas of access to capital markets, defense, dual use goods and sensitive technologies, EU diplomats said on condition of anonymity.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks and their ability to finance Moscow’s faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis under proposals considered by EU governments on Thursday, diplomats said.
Ambassadors of the 28-nation bloc met in Brussels to discuss options drafted by the executive European Commission in response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists.
BRUSSELS, July 23 (Reuters) – The European Union should not
give Russia technical help to develop Arctic oil and gas fields
if Moscow does not help to defuse the Ukraine crisis, EU Energy
Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Wednesday.
EU officials have always said energy should not be used as a
weapon in attempts to solve the crisis over Russia’s actions in
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
Member states will decide whether the target should be binding on individual nations or at an EU-wide level, said two sources, requesting anonymity as they are not authorized to speak to the media.
BRUSSELS, July 23 (Reuters) – The European Commission agreed
on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy
efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and
energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
Member states will decide whether the target should be
binding on individual nations or at an EU-wide level, said two
sources, requesting anonymity as they are not authorised to
speak to the media.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France’s energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.
Energy efficiency has gained popularity in the context of the Ukraine crisis as EU member states seek to do all they can to reduce the need for imported Russian energy.
BRUSSELS, July 21 (Reuters) – For all the tough talk, Europe
is unlikely to punish Russia over last week’s downing of an
airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of
already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc’s foreign
ministers meet on Tuesday.
The severity of future European Union sanctions could depend
on the Netherlands, which suffered the greatest loss of life
when the Malaysia Airlines flight was brought down.