The European Union could review sanctions it has imposed on Russia on 30 September, according to an EU source who spoke to the Russian daily Kommersant. The issue might be taken up by permanent representatives of the EU member states in Brussels later this month.
Notorious Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, despite his active support of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, has not been banned from freely travelling throughout the European Union because of what seems a clerical error, DELFI has discovered.
This week the European Union imposed further sanctions on Russia. This decision followed months of destabilisation of Ukraine by Russia, and months of political and diplomatic efforts to restore peace and stability.
The high-level visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Washington on 18 September attracted much greater attention in the US capital than any other recent visit of a foreign head of state. His busy schedule saw President Poroshenko in the morning addressing the House of Representatives and the Senate in a joint meeting of US Congress before heading to the White House to meet President Barack Obama in the afternoon.
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from DELFI.
The Lithuanian government's decision to divide the country into two separate regions to obtain more funds from the EU after 2020 may fail to bring the expected benefits, a senior European Commission official warned in an interview with BNS.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė plans to attend a memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday, her press office has told BNS.