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Macron called the rise in energy prices in the EU a shock

Macron called the rise in energy prices in the EU after the start of the operation in Ukraine a shock He also denounced those who “got rich on the geopolitical context”, receiving super profits from the production of energy resources The rise in energy prices after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine was a shock for Europeans, French President Emmanuel Macron said during a press conference -conference after the G7 summit. “The conflict [in Ukraine] unbalanced energy prices, for the Europeans, obviously, this was a very strong shock.” said Macron. He also stressed that oil and gas prices need to be better contained. Macron also denounced those who made super profits from the sharp increase in energy funds, saying that they “got rich on the ...

From shooting to entering the EU market: how Pridnestrovie appeared and lives

In September 1990, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic was proclaimed on a part of the Moldavian SSR. Why she decided to separate and what she came to for more than 30 years of independence – in the RBC video Video Tags Subscribe on RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our RuTube channel Источник rbc.ru

The Foreign Ministry saw the “development of the CIS space” in the status of an EU candidate for Kyiv

The EU is acting without taking into account the negative consequences, Zakharova believes. In her opinion, this confirms that the European Union is trying to “contain Russia.” At the same time, Peskov and Lavrov did not see a threat to Moscow Brussels' decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership was made out of the interests of the political situation, and not on the basis of strict criteria in the field of the rule of law, the fight against corruption and economic development, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Her comment was published on the ministry's website. “The European Union, in fact, confirmed that it continues the line of active geopolitical development of the CIS space, its use for the pur...

Sandu hoped for Moldova’s accession to the EU together with Pridnestrovie

The people of Transnistria are interested in European integration together with Moldova because of the economic advantages, the differences should be resolved before joining the organization, Sandu said. In Tiraspol, the goal was rapprochement with Russia Moldova's accession to the EU together with Pridnestrovie” /> Maia Sandu Moldova should become a member of the European Union together with Pridnestrovie, the conflict with the unrecognized republic should be resolved before joining the union, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on the Prime TV channel.< /p> “I think this perspective can make the process of finding a solution to the conflict easier, because our citizens on the other side also want wages, jobs, rights protection,” tagged Sandu. At the same time, the President o...

Zelensky compared Ukraine’s obtaining EU status with conquering Everest

Ukraine has earned the status of a candidate member of the European Union, it “did not fall from the sky,” Zelensky is sure. Having traveled a significant part of the path to the organization, one should rejoice instead of discussing future difficulties, he suggested. Ukraine's status as a candidate for membership in the European Union, this devalues ​​success, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address. Video posted on his Telegram channel. “Imagine that we are conquering Everest. We reached the penultimate point, did not look around, did not even take a breath and we are talking about the further way to the top, how difficult it will be to overcome the last 1848m. In an instant, we forgot and devalued our own success. Or maybe first we remember that we ha...

Political scientist explains why Georgia did not receive EU candidate status

This is due to the lack of intersections with Russia The EU Heads of State Summit expressed its readiness to grant Georgia the status of a candidate for joining the EU if the country fulfills a number of conditions. Political scientist Alexander Asafov believes that the reasons for the refusal to grant this status to Georgia are exclusively political in nature, since Ukraine and Moldova received it. Photo: pixabay.com In an interview with NEWS.ru, Asafov said that Georgia does not have any contours of intersection with Russian or pro-Russian interests, so the country will “wait”. According to the political scientist, everything else is a symbolic gesture, as it was said at the summit of the EU leaders. The expert added that Georgia will not be granted the status of an EU cand...

Albanian PM calls EU enlargement process a ‘scam’

Edie Rama EU enlargement procedure is “fraudulent” process, as 26 countries failed to overcome Bulgaria's veto to start accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. This was stated by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama at a press conference during a meeting of the leaders of the EU countries and the states of the Western Balkans. “The 26 EU countries showed complete impotence, they were unable to overcome the Bulgarian veto. EU expansion— this is a completely scam process. As soon as something happens in the candidate countries, everything goes into a new circle again. I feel sadness and disappointment in the European Union. There is something very wrong in this house,»,— said Rama. During the press conference, Rama also cited the example of ...

Countries will be able to join the EU only if the union is ready to expand

EU says Candidate countries may consider joining if enlarged The progress of any country aspiring to the EU will depend on the organization's ability to accept new members, the EU noted Any chance of joining countries into the European Union will depend on the ability of the organization to accept new members, follows from the final statement of the Council of Europe on Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. “The progress of each country towards the European Union will depend only on its individual merit in meeting the Copenhagen criteria and the EU's ability to admit new members,” decided by European politicians. Ukraine applied for EU membership after the outbreak of hostilities by Russia on 24 February. Moldova and Georgia followed suit in early March. On June 17, the Euro...

Hungary urges EU not to impose more sanctions against Russia

An adviser to the Hungarian prime minister called for a halt to the imposition of sanctions, warning that the EU could “find itself on the losing side” due to economic difficulties Prime Minister Balazs Orban. The agency clarifies that he is not related to the head of the Hungarian government, Viktor Orban. “In the end, Europe will be on the side of the losers in this war due to economic problems. We recommended stopping the sanctions process,— noted Balazs Orban. He stressed that with the increase in the number of sanctions, the European economy is suffering more and more. At the same time, Russia, despite the fact that this also causes damage to it, “survives”, the politician noted. According to him, the European Union followed the tactics of sanctions press...

Tbilisi announced the request of Kyiv not to give Georgia the status of an EU candidate

The European Commission recommended granting candidate status for EU accession to Ukraine and Moldova, but not to Georgia .jpg” alt=”Tbilisi announced Kyiv's request not to give Georgia the status of an EU candidate” /> Irakli Garibashvili Head of the Servant of the People faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine David Arakhamia and the parliamentary opposition of Georgia in the person of the “United National Movement” asked Brussels not to give Georgia the status of a candidate member of the EU, said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. “Together with you, dear opponents, persistently demanded that Georgia not receive the status of a candidate, the representative of the Ukrainian authorities, Mr. is your friend. Europe was practically given an u...

Biden said the US and EU knew about the consequences of restrictions on oil

According to the American president, Western countries have cut off Russian oil in response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine, knowing that this will lead to higher fuel prices. But they had no choice Joe Biden The US and the EU understood that due to restrictions on Russian oil, they would face higher fuel prices, said US President Joe Biden. p> «Russia— one of the world's largest oil producers. We have cut off the supply of Russian oil to the US, and our European partners have done the same, knowing that we will face an increase in gasoline prices,— Biden said. He noted that one could “close one's eyes” on Russia's actions in Ukraine, but, in his opinion, it would be “wrong.” “I thought so then and I think so now. The free worl...

Biden saw the risk of a “play of waiting” between the EU and Russia over Ukraine

Biden said he was not afraid of a “turnaround” in the West's position towards Ukraine, but admitted that the conflict would lead to a “waiting game” between the EU and Russia, when the parties would check “what they would be willing to endure” < img class="aligncenter" src="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/8/22/756558455524228.jpg" alt="Biden saw the risk of a 'wait and see' game between the EU and Russia from -for Ukraine" /> Joe Biden The conflict in Ukraine may at some point lead to a “game of waiting” between Russia and the European Union— when both sides will test “what the Russians can take and what Europe will be ready to take”. This was stated at a briefing at the White House by US President Joe...

FP: Scholz and Macron will lose leadership in the EU

Photo: pixabay.com Analyst Eoin Drea, in an interview with Foreign Policy, said that the desire of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron to establish partnerships with Russia is likely to increase the role of countries located in Eastern Europe in the European Union. At the same time, Poland will take the lead. According to the author of the article, at the moment, the eastern members of the EU began to show distrust because of the position of Berlin and Paris. Poland took the lead in supporting Ukraine. “Germany and France do not promptly supply weapons to Ukraine. The futile attempts by the leaders of these two countries to negotiate with Putin and the long hesitation about whether they want Ukraine to win prove that they want to return to partnership with...

Two more EU countries introduced the first level of emergency warning regime for gas

Denmark and the Netherlands introduced the first level of the emergency warning regime for gas The same mode was introduced in Denmark, Germany and Austria Denmark and the Netherlands have introduced the first level of emergency warning regime in gas supply due to possible interruptions in supplies from Russia, this measure was announced as a signal to the participants market due to the threat of a supply crisis. The Dutch authorities decided to remove restrictions on the operation of coal-fired power plants for the production of electricity without the use of gas (previously they operated at 35% of capacity), reduce gas consumption and reach the production of 2.8 billion cubic meters by the end of 2023. mg at the Groningen gas field per year. In Amsterdam, they expect that increasing th...

Borrell says a number of banks are “going too far” in implementing EU sanctions

Some banks are “going too far” by refusing to participate in trade with Russia. The European Commission reminds them of the opportunity to service deals with Russian food and fertilizers, stressed Borrell Josep Borrell Some banks are “going too far” in enforcing EU anti-Russian sanctions, they will be reminded of the opportunity to serve transactions with Russian grain and fertilizers. This was stated by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell at a press conference following the meeting of the EU Council. “We send letters to all financial and economic structures with explanations of what they can do. But of course, I can't help but point out that some financial institutions <…> independently made the decision not to engage in trade [with Rus...

Russia’s permanent representative to the EU doubted the introduction of the seventh package of sanctions

According to Chizhov, Europeans are already seeing the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions, which are expressed in rising inflation and other economic problems. Therefore, according to him, it is premature to talk about the seventh sanctions package. =”Russian Permanent Representative to the EU questioned the introduction of the seventh package of sanctions” /> Russian Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov It is at least premature to talk about the seventh package of anti-Russian sanctions from the European Union. About this in an interview with Izvestia said Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov. “As for the sanctions against Russia, they literally fired the first few packages. Fifth— already with some difficulty <…&...

Bloomberg learned about the EU’s readiness to grant Ukraine candidate status

According to the agency, the European Union will announce the granting of candidate status to Ukraine at the summit of EU leaders on June 23-24 All participants in the Council of the European Union (EU) meeting in Luxembourg supported the decision to officially grant Ukraine the status of a candidate to join the union , according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with it. According to the agency, this step will be carried out this week, at the EU leaders' summit on June 23-24. In addition, the countries are also ready to give candidate status to Moldova, as well as Georgia, however, subject to additional conditions. Bloomberg interlocutors also reported that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked to give candidate status to Bosnia and Herzegovina, but other EU members consid...

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry explained the restriction of transit by compliance with EU sanctions

In Russia, the restriction of the transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region was called an attempt to blockade, and in Lithuania they referred to EU sanctions Lithuania complies with the EU sanctions against Russia and has not introduced any unilateral or additional restrictions on the transit of goods through its territory, reported in The Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the meeting with the Charge d'Affaires of Russia Sergei Ryabokon. “Lithuania has not imposed any unilateral, individual or additional restrictions on this transit. Lithuania consistently applies EU sanctions, which have different transitional periods and deadlines,— The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. They also noted that the transit of goods that were not subject to EU sancti...

Scholz proposed to simplify the rules for joining the EU

The German chancellor is going to raise the issue at the EU summit on June 23-24 – at it, the leaders of the EU countries should consider granting Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia the status of candidates German Chancellor Olaf Scholz proposed to simplify the process of new countries' accession to the EU . He stated this to the DPA. To do this, Brussels must “modernize its structures and decision-making processes,” he believes. Scholz intends to raise the issue at the EU summit 23–24 June. At the same meeting, EU leaders should consider granting candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Now countries applying for EU membership can obtain this status only with the unanimous decision of all member states. However, the Chancellor calls into question the princ...

Medvedev compared EU promises to Ukraine with building communism

The date of Ukraine's accession to the EU has not been named, but many “unverifiable abstract conditions” have been put forward to Kyiv, said Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Fulfilling the conditions for Ukraine's accession to the European Union will take decades, but by then the EU may to comprehend the fate of the USSR, which collapsed without building communism, wrote Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, in his Telegram channel. He recalled the CPSU program adopted in 1961, in which citizens were promised life under communism, but this never happened: the USSR collapsed, and the Communist Party was liquidated. “The situation associated with the onset of world happiness in the Union, reminds me of...

Putin said that Russia has never been against Ukraine’s accession to the EU

The European Union is not a military union, therefore Russia has never been against the admission of Ukraine into its composition, Putin said. At the same time, he criticized the statements about the civilizational choice from the Ukrainian elite, which “stole” money from the people Russia has never opposed Ukraine's membership in the European Union, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the St. International Economic Forum, broadcasted by RBC. “We have never been against it. We have always been against the military development of Ukrainian territory, because it threatens our security. That's what we were up against. But as for economic integration— for God's sake, it's their choice,” — explained Putin. He pointed out that any country...

Medvedev said that the EU is preparing Ukrainians to die for the “perspective of Europe”

Medvedev: EU is preparing Ukrainians to be ready to die for the “European perspective” The Deputy Head of the Russian Security Council warned that “good guys and aunts from the EU” are preparing Ukrainians to die for the “European perspective”. Earlier, the head of the European Commission said that the citizens of Ukraine are ready to die for the “European dream” jpg” alt=”Medvedev said that the EU is preparing Ukrainians to die for the “perspective of Europe”” /> The European Union is preparing the citizens of Ukraine to be ready to die for the “European perspective”, wrote Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev on his page in “VKontakte”. “Ukrainians are ready t...

Putin predicted degradation and change of elites for the EU

Separation of European authorities from reality and public demands will lead to the growth of populism, radical movements and serious socio-economic changes, Russian President Vladimir Putin believes The European Union has finally lost its political sovereignty, and the actions of European politicians will lead to degradation, serious socio-economic changes, and in the long run to a change of elites, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a speech during SPIEF-2022. The broadcast is conducted by RBC. “The European Union has finally lost its political sovereignty, and its bureaucratic elites are dancing to someone else's tune, accepting everything they are told from above, causing harm to their own population and their own economy,”— said Putin. Video He compared...

The Federation Council called Zelensky’s clothes “comical” at a meeting with EU leaders

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky violated etiquette and diplomatic canons by appearing at a meeting with EU leaders in clothes resembling a military uniform. Konstantin Dolgov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, told News.ru about this. “The fact that he came out in some kind of military camouflage looks extremely comical, because Zelensky is far from everything, what is connected with the performance of military duty,” the politician said. According to the senator, the President of Ukraine “lost orientation in space and the rules of decency.” He believes that if you imagine the Ukrainian leader at a meeting with partners in a suit, “the essence will not change.” the senator said. Dolgov concluded that Zelensky R...

Macron, Scholz, Draghi visited Kyiv and supported Ukraine’s accession to the EU

The leaders of the three leading European countries visited Kyiv to announce their support for Ukraine to become an EU candidate country and to assure their support for defeating Russia Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Volodymyr Zelensky, Mario Draghi (left to right) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, during their visit to Kyiv and meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, supported granting the country the status of a candidate for EU membership. “We all support the immediate granting of candidate status to the EU”, — Macron said at a joint press conference after the talks in Kyiv (quoted by Reuters). “This is a turning point in our history. The Ukrainian people daily defend democratic values ...

Zelensky announced the need for four countries to join the EU

According to the Ukrainian president, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia should become full members of the European Union. These countries, except Ukraine, already have the status of EU candidates and have supported granting it to Kyiv Vladimir Zelensky Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia should become full members of the EU, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said following the results negotiations with the leaders of the Balkan states. The broadcast of the press conference was published on the Telegram of the head of the republic. “Our countries should be full members of the EU, and we agree that our states are not competitors on this European path, but only enhance each other's capabilities” ;,— said Zelensky. According to him, Al...

Russia’s permanent representative to the EU refused to consider the United States “the ruler of the world”

The day before, the US Treasury Department said that the United States is discussing with its allies a limit on the purchase prices of Russian oil. Russia's permanent representative to the EU said that the world is not limited to the United States, and oil consumption is actively growing in other regions Vladimir Chizhov The world is much wider than the United States, and energy consumption is growing primarily in Asia, Africa, Latin America, where “Russian energy carriers will be glad to see.” So the Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov on the sidelines of the SPIEF commented on RIA Novosti Washington's plans to limit Moscow's oil revenues. “Let's see, because the United States is not the ruler of the world,”— said...