The European Union – together with the international G7+ Price Cap Coalition – have today adopted further price caps for seaborne Russian petroleum products (such as diesel and fuel oil). This decision will hit Russia's revenues even harder and reduce its ability to wage war in Ukraine
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met in Kyiv today for the 24th EU-Ukraine Summit and issued the following statement.
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and President Zelenskyy following the EU-Ukraine Summit
Mr President, dear Volodymyr, Thank you very much for hosting us here at this Summit in Kyiv. I often say that Ukraine is a true inspiration for Europe. And this morning I had another reason to say this. I had the occasion to go with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to a post office at the Maidan.
Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners.
Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv to boost EU support and sectorial cooperation with Ukraine
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travelled to Kyiv today, accompanied by 15 Commissioners, for the first ever meeting between the College and the Ukrainian Government. The meeting takes place back to back with the EU-Ukraine summit, the first since the start of Russia
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
Thank you very much Mr President, dear Volodymyr, It is good to be back. Let me mirror what you just said about our meeting. Indeed, this is my fourth time, my fourth visit. And this time, I did not come alone. I brought along the College of Commissioners, my team of Commissioners.
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal
Indeed, we had an extremely productive and, I must also say, also emotional day. Hours of bilateral meetings of Commissioners and Ministers. Four hours of plenary. And we should not forget that we are here in a country that is amidst a war, defending itself against a brutal aggressor
Opening remarks by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the meeting between the College and the government of Ukraine
I know I speak on behalf of the whole College of European Commissioners when I say that this is a visit like no other.
European Commission publishes analytical reports on Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia's alignment with the EU acquis
Today, the European Commission published its analytical reports assessing the capacity of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia to assume the obligations of EU membership. The reports provide a detailed analysis on where the countries stand with regard to their alignment with the EU acquis
International Day of Holocaust Remembrance: “We must never forget the fate of millions of Jewish people”, President von der Leyen says
27 January marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President von der Leyen said
The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine's repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today.
The Operational Board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) has today endorsed a further package of 24 guarantee programmes to support investments in the EU's neighbourhood and enlargement countries.
EU-Moldova: Commission proposes to increase Macro-financial Assistance for Moldova by up to €145 million
The Commission is today proposing to increase the ongoing Macro-financial Assistance (MFA) to the Republic of Moldova by up to €145 million, bringing the total amount of ongoing MFA support to the country to up to €295 million. With this proposal, the Commission is standing by Moldova as the country
Ahead of the International Day of Education on 24 January, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell made the following statement…
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are contributing to the development of a circular economy in Azerbaijan. The Bank is providing a loan of up to US$ 4.2 million to lead-acid battery recycling company Az-Lead.
Commission disburses first €3 billion to Ukraine of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ package
The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €3 billion of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ (MFA+) package for Ukraine. This follows the swift adoption and entry into force of the MFA+ Regulation mid-December 2022
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg and President Michel following the signature of the Joint Declaration on EU-NATO Cooperation
Dear Jens, dear Charles, I will never forget the 24 February of last year, when the three of us were standing here the day that Russia launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine. It was a very strong signal of unity and determination. And with the same unity and determination, we are here today again
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to US$ 50 million to Aztelekom to finance the rollout of state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure to more than 280,000 households in the regions of Azerbaijan. The company’s planned network expansion will improve
A large majority of EU citizens are positive about recent EU actions to tackle the energy crisis.
First half of 2023: Commission to issue up to €80 billion to finance economic recovery and support for Ukraine
The European Commission has today announced that it intends to issue up to €80 billion of long-term EU-Bonds in the first half of 2023 under its unified funding approach. Under this approach, the Commission – on behalf of the EU - will henceforth issue only “EU-Bonds” rather than separately