ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
Donbass truce first step towards lifting anti-Russian sanctions — German top diplomatWorld September 19, 16:36
Moscow court arrests man suspected of stabbing hiker to deathSociety & Culture September 19, 16:34
The commission will just submit its suggestions on the sanctions to the European Council, while their substance will be voiced only after the council approves them and they come in force, she said.
The EU countries have also agreed to adopt a possible new set of sanctions via a written procedure among representatives of the countries and a ministerial meeting won’t be required for this purpose, she said.
The European Commission is considering prohibiting local oilfield service companies from working in Russia’s oil sector among possible new sanctions, Financial Times reported. Russia might be dismissed from services of European companies, in particular, France’s Technip, Italy’s Saipem and the UK’ Petrofac, in deep water drilling, exploration at Arctic fields and shale gas development. However, the measure will not be applied to the gas sector.