Contents tagged with European Parliament

  • Poland to buy F-35 fighter jets from the US

    Polish Deputy Minister of Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz revealed plans to purchase two batches of American F-35 fighters.

    According to him, the first aircraft will enter the service of the Polish army by2026. The Minister called this decision a turning point and crucial for the Polish Air Force.

    "This is a crucial decision that will raise our Air Force to a higher level. The first squadron of F-35 aircraft will be purchased by 2026, the second squadron - after 2026," — the PAP Agency quotes …

  • European Parliament calls Russia the primary source of disinformation in Europe

    European Parliament adopted a resolution containing recommendations on counteracting propaganda. Russia is named the primary source of disinformation in Europe , according to the European Parliament website. According to the resolution, China, Iran, and North Korea are also sources of disinformation.

    Four hundred eighty-nine votes support the proposal, 148 European deputies voted against, and 30 abstained.

    The summary of the resolution contains three points: “to provide mechanisms for a …

  • Ukrainian President retains hope to become a member of the European Parliament

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko maintains hope of becoming a member of the European Parliament after completing his term as president. 

    “When I am asked what I want to do… after finishing the presidential term, I say: for me, there is one worthy job. I dream of working a member of the European Parliament,” he said at a youth forum in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi. 

    In order to achieve this, Ukraine must become a member of the European Union, and Poroshenko is planning, if he wins the election, …

  • Daughter of Putin’s spokesman interns at European Parliament for pro-Russian MP

    Yelizaveta Peskova, daughter of Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, has been working as an intern in European Parliament for a French MP, Current Time reports. 

    Her job gives her complete access to European Parliament’s facilities and databases, including its internal computer network and the MP’s internal network. 

    Peskov’s daughter, who is currently 21 years of age, officially registered as an intern in the office of EU Parliament member Aymeric Chauprade. Her name and surname can be …

  • Members of the European Parliament call for new sanctions against Russia

    According to the Mission of Ukraine to the EU’s post on Facebook,ninety seven members of the European Parliament called on High-Representative Federica Mogherini and all European government leaders to impose targeted sanctions against Russia because of its attack on Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait.

    On the 25th of November, a Russian ship forcefully prevented three Ukrainian military ships from sailing through the Kerch Strait. Russia attacked and seized the ships and captured their crew. …

  • President of the European Parliament approves allocation of 1 billion euro for Ukraine

    President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani signed the decision to allocate one billion euro of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Mykola Tochytskyi.

    "Decision of the EP and the Council providing the Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine amounting 1bn EUR has been signed today by President Tajani and Austrian Presidency on the  eve  of 20th UA-EU Summit. Thanks a lot for the support to all friends of Ukraine …

  • European Parliament approves allocation of 1 billion euros in macro-financial aid to Ukraine

    On Wednesday, June 13, the European Parliament (EP) voted to allocate a new program of macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1 billion euros to Ukraine.

    Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reported that 527 members of the EP voted in favor of the aid disbursement, while 124 voted against it.

    The first tranche of 500 million euros may be delivered in September.

    “The absolute majority of the deputies have just voted in favor of the proposal of the European Commission to allocate a …

  • European Parliament may call for boycott of World Cup in Russia

    Deputies of the European Parliament are going to introduce a resolution, related to human rights in Russia, for a diplomatic boycott of the World Cup by officials of EU countries. The tournament will soon start in Moscow.This was reported by Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels correspondent for Radio Liberty.

    “The European Parliament is likely to call for a diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in a resolution on human rights in Russia that is set to pass on 14 June,” the reporter wrote on Twitter. He …

  • European Parliament may adopt resolution on human rights situation in Russia

    According to Ukrainian human rights activist Maria Tomak ,the European Parliament will debate a resolution on the human rights situation in Russia, particularly regarding the case of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director from the Crimea.  

    “On Thursday [June 14], there will be a vote on the document. The idea and initiative for the resolution lays with European Deputy Rebecca Harms, for whom the topic of Ukraine has been a priority for a long time and who has closely monitored the situation …

  • European MP: there is evidence that Putin pays those who support him in European Parliament

    Supporters of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who receive money from Moscow, are operating actively in the European Parliament, Ukrinform reports, with reference to a statement by the Lithuanian MEP and chairman of the EU Informal Group “Friends of European Ukraine”, Petras Auštrevičius.

    “We have a lot of people with impartial views, and we have information about the situation in Ukraine—we are Ukraine's strong supporters,” Auštrevičius stated. “We do our best in this respect. At the …