Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of member countries of the European Union at the meeting on the first day of the week will be extended Until the end of January 2016 economic penalties against Russia and will launch the 1st phase of the operation in the battle against illegal carriers of migrants in the Mediterranean.
at the conference the EU in March this year, leaders of member countries of the European Union adopted the decision to link the action of sectoral sanctions against the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, noting that implementation is expected by the end of December 2015. At the meeting of permanent representatives of member countries of the EU last Wednesday, it was agreed the renewal of sectoral measures expiring at the end of July, Before the end of January 2016. Normative act on the extension of sanctions against Russia on the list of items " A " - questions that the meeting of the EU Council approved without discussion. According to the schedule of the meeting, this decision is planned at First meeting - about 10. 00 MSK.
As said on the last working day of the week correspondents senior EU Commissioner, " we will focus on the extension of sanctions by six months, Until 31 January 2016." Any changes will not, only the extension for six months, it will be linked with the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, " he said.
The second important decision, which is expected from the Minister is to launch the first phase of the operation in the battle against illegal migrants in the Mediterranean. According to Western media, on the last working day of the week the start of the operation was tentatively agreed upon by member countries, which are considered sufficient available funds.
the head of the foreign Ministry and the Ministry of defence of the EU countries at the meeting of may 18, decided on the establishment of operations in the battle with the carriers of migrants in the Mediterranean. The headquarters of the operation, dubbed EUNAVFOR Med, will be located in Rome, was appointed commander of the Italian rear Admiral (Enerico Credendino. Explaining to reporters the contents of the first phase of the operation, a senior EU Commissioner said that it will focus on the deployment of ships in international waters, air vehicles and UAVs, which will collect information about the carriers of illegal migrants from Africa to the shores of the European Union. The courts will take a week to arrive in the area.
The second and third phases of the operation will require a separate decision of the member countries. The second phase involves the inspection in international waters of suspicious ships that will follow without flag or the inspection which will give the consent of the state whose flag will follow the ship. For the third phase, during which EU vessels they plan to operate in the territorial waters of Libya, would require the consent of the Libyan authorities and the resolution of the UN security Council.
other items on the agenda of a particular solution is not planned. The foreign Minister will discuss with the Vice-President of the EC on energenius marasem Sefcovic, How to create an energy Union have the opportunity to help diplomatic measures. The Ministers will also examine the prospects of EU policy in Asia, for example, strengthening cooperation with regional players as well As among them, China.
during a working lunch Ministers will join UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon. The meeting participants will discuss cooperation between the EU and the UN in the framework of the global agenda of the organization, for example, of events dedicated to the financing of developing countries, sustainable development and climate. They will also address the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Libya and Yemen.
in addition, the Ministers will discuss the Crisis of political power in Macedonia, it is expected to adopt conclusions on the subject. Then the foreign Minister will discuss the middle East peace process and the results of the visit to the region of commissioners of the EU countries and the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, And the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news