Victory? Google Play allowed the use of third-party payment systems

In the spring of next year, a new EU antitrust law will come into force, according to which technology giants (primarily Apple and Google) will be required to allow application developers to implement third-party payment systems in their projects. Given... Read more

'Within a few weeks': Von der Leyen announces imminent deal on Russian oil embargo

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the adoption of an agreement on an embargo on Russian oil by the EU is a matter of a few weeks. She also said that Russia should play a role in... Read more

Ukrainian people proved with blood that they deserve to be an equal member of the EU and it does not take 15 years – Shmyhal

The government will convince the allies next month to grant Ukraine the status of an EU candidate, the prime minister said. The government is actively implementing European rules in almost every sector of the economy and public relations. Ukraine’s accession... Read more

For Russia, Ukraine's accession to the EU means the final burial of their imperial ambitions – Shmyhal

Ukraine has ambitious goals and a systematic plan on how to become a member of the European family in the near future, the prime minister noted. Exactly three months ago, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. During these three... Read more

Shmygal announced an increase in the capabilities of the western border: cargo transportation, checkpoints and European routes

Prime Minister Denys Shmygal announced that Ukraine is preparing to liberalize cargo transportation with the EU, open new checkpoints at the borders and start building European railway lines. Thus, the state is already preparing to sign an Agreement with the... Read more

SEPA for Ukraine: Shmygal announced when they will connect

Ukraine plans to soon join the EU roaming space and the single payment area in the European currency SEPA. The first will allow making calls between the EU and Ukraine at no additional cost, and will also allow Ukrainians to... Read more

Ukraine will join the EU roaming space and the single payment area: what does this mean

Soon it will be possible to make calls between the EU and Ukraine at no additional cost, and transfers in euros will be free of charge. The Cabinet of Ministers is preparing two important integration projects: Ukraine’s accession to the... Read more

Shmyhal told how Ukraine will help Europe to abandon Russian coal and reduce gas consumption

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that due to the fact that the state has become part of the EU energy union, it will be able to export as much electricity there as it will help Europe to abandon the consumption... Read more

Ukraine plans to sign "customs visa-free regime" in the near future – Shmyhal

The Prime Minister stressed that the agreement will open up new opportunities for Ukrainian business. Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said that Ukraine plans to sign a “customs visa-free regime” with Europe in the near future. Now there is an active... Read more

The European Union canceled all duties and quotas on exports from Ukraine for a year

The EU will be able to significantly support the economy of Ukraine. The Council of the European Union adopted a regulation allowing temporary trade liberalization and other trade concessions on certain Ukrainian goods. This is stated in a statement on... Read more

Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that Ukraine is unlikely to soon become a candidate for EU membership

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said on May 23 that the likelihood that Ukraine will soon become a candidate for EU membership is low. Note that the VVD party headed by Rutte still does not want to give... Read more

Germany agrees to Russian oil embargo without Hungary's participation

Germany is ready to refuse Hungary’s participation in the ban on the import of Russian oil to the European Union. Germany is ready to withdraw Hungary ‘s participation in order to speed up the ban on oil imports from Russia.... Read more

Oil embargo agreement against Russia to be signed by end of May – Reuters

The European Union intends to adopt the document, despite the dependence on Russian oil in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The European Union is still trying to agree on the introduction of a phased embargo on Russian oil... Read more

"More support": Borrell announced another 500 million euros for military assistance to Ukraine

The European Union will provide Ukraine with a new tranche, another 500 million euros for heavy weapons. EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell announced the provision of a new tranche of military assistance to Ukraine in... Read more

EU introduces new law to protect children from online sexual abuse

The European Union is tightening rules for online platforms, requiring them to actively review and remove material about child abuse. Message from the editor: Our defenders from the 3rd separate battalion of the UDA, who are in the Zaporozhye region,... Read more

Energy war between Russia and the EU: what threatens Europe with Russian gas counter-sanctions

Alexey Kalmykov BBC Hour ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightReuters photo caption, German industry is heavily dependent on Russian gas Russia has... Read more

Any attempts by the Russian Federation to hold "referendums" at gunpoint in the occupied territories of Ukraine will not be recognized – EU

The European Union emphasized that they do not recognize any attempts by Russia to hold so-called “referendums” in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine in order to proclaim new “people’s republics” or join the Russian Federation. The EU also condemned... Read more

Mask mode canceled at EU airports: date announced

Despite the relaxation of quarantine requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, European airlines will be able to require masks to be worn on board their aircraft. In the European Union, the obligation to wear a mask at airports is being... Read more

If Ukraine were accepted into the EU, the war would stop on the same day – Arestovich

The adviser to the head of the OPU believes that Russia is trying to slow down Ukraine’s accession to the EU in order to justify its further military actions. The movement of Ukraine to join the EU will significantly slow... Read more

Ukraine stopped part of Gazprom's transit to Europe due to occupation

6 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightAFP photo caption, Europe is still assessing the consequences of the Ukrainian step Ukraine, as... Read more

"The European Commission needs time": the Office of the President explained why the deadline for Ukraine's accession to the EU is still unknown

The procedure for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union provides for certain stages, so it is difficult to name a specific final date. Ukraine has already submitted two parts of the questionnaire for obtaining the status of a candidate for... Read more

"The European Commission needs time": the Office of the President explained why the date of Ukraine's accession to the EU is still unknown

The procedure for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union provides for certain stages, so it is difficult to name a specific final date. Ukraine has already submitted two parts of the questionnaire for obtaining the status of a candidate for... Read more

EU may pay compensation in Hungary if Orban agrees to Russian oil embargo – media

The European Union is developing a compensation plan for Hungary. EU officials are considering offering financial compensation to Hungary to persuade Prime Minister Viktor Orban to sign sanctions to ban Russian oil imports . Politico writes about this with reference... Read more

"A good mine in a bad game": the OP criticized Western politicians who oppose Ukraine's membership in the EU

The Office of the President stressed that there is no alternative to Ukraine’s accession to the EU. The alternative to Ukraine’s accession to the EU, which some Western politicians are trying to offer, is “a good mine in a bad... Read more

We support Ukraine's full membership in the EU – German Foreign Minister

German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that her country is in favor of Ukraine’s full membership in the European Union. The head of the German Foreign Ministry said that she understands Ukraine’s desire to become a full member of the... Read more