Posts Tagged Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis

* Rusia Annexes Crimea
Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine.
Read more here or search over the internet.
* EU & US Sanctions After Ukraine Crisis
The US and the European Union have retaliated over the Crimea referendum by targeting sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians’ officials.
Check here for more or search over the internet.
* EU Strength Ties with Ukraine
The European Union and Ukraine signed the core elements of a political association agreement.
Follow the link for more or search over the internet.
* NATO Exercises in Ukraine
Ukraine will hold joint military exercises with U.S. and Britain. In addition to US and UK troops, Rapid Trident 2014 will include units from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

Rapid Trident military exercises have been held annually on the territory of Ukraine for a number of years. Ukraine has a partner relationship with NATO but is not officially a member.

Read more here or search over the internet.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 2 (6 – 12 January 2014)

* ILO’s  Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)
ILO released the latest edition of KILM – an online reference tool offering data and analysis on the world’s labour market – includes information about the dynamics of job losses and job creation in 70 developed and emerging economies.
Check the Press Release.
Download the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) – 8th edition.
* World Intellectual Property Indicators – 2013 Edition
WIPO published the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2013 which provides a wide range of indicators covering different areas of intellectual property.
Download the full report here.
* Uzbekistan Joins CIS Free Trade Zone
Uzbekistan has ratified a treaty which makes Uzbekistan the ninth member of the free trade area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Aside from Uzbekistan, the free trade agreement (FTA) includes Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have signed but not yet ratified the agreement.
Please find more here.

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News from European Union

* The 2013 European Neighbourhood Policy Package
The EU published its 2013 ENP proposed to the 16 of EU’s closest neighbours – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.
Check here and here.
 * The Council adopts energy infrastructure regulation
* New EU label for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds

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EFTA – Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Following ratification by all parties, the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EFTA and Ukraine will become effective on 1 June 2012.
For more information please visit the EFTA website.

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