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    Russian state TV uses old film footage to ‘prove’ chemical attack in Syria was faked
    Apr25

    Russian state TV uses old film footage to ‘prove’ chemical attack in Syria was faked

    Two Russian state-controlled channels have used shots from a 2016 feature film as part of ‘evidence’ to back Moscow’s claim that the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma was staged …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Mother of arrested Crimean Tatar activist sentenced for ‘insulting’ and ‘depressing’ a police officer
    Apr25

    Mother of arrested Crimean Tatar activist sentenced for ‘insulting’ and ‘depressing’ a police officer

    49-year-old Zarema Kulametova has been convicted in Russian-occupied Crimea of ‘insulting’ a police officer on the day that her son disappeared for several hours after being taken away by armed enforcement officers. The officer was awarded ‘compensation’ after claiming to have ‘been depressed for several months”...

    Watch List: April 24, 2018
    Apr24

    Watch List: April 24, 2018

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Estonia Prepares Investment Drive
    Apr24

    Estonia Prepares Investment Drive

    Estonia has seen rapid economic growth in recent years, which has led to the government having to revise and develop a more balanced budget. “Estonia’s economic growth has been faster than previously forecast, which in turn requires a more balanced budget policy,” said Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. “For the next four years we...

    Outside the Box: How Non-Profits and NGOs Reshape the Ukrainian Tech Scene
    Apr24

    Outside the Box: How Non-Profits and NGOs Reshape the Ukrainian Tech Scene

    During a recent expert discussion around EWDN’s CEE startup and VC research, I asked Yuliya Sychikova, Associate with AVentures Capital, what has changed in the Ukrainian tech startup ecosystem. More and more young millennial entrepreneurs are launching their own product companies instead of working for someone else in software outsourcing...

    Billa to Open 10 New Stores in Bulgaria
    Apr24

    Billa to Open 10 New Stores in Bulgaria

    Austrian supermarket chain Billa, which already employs 4500 people in Bulgaria, plans to open between eight and ten new stores in three cities – Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. This move is expected to raise revenue by 9-10 per cent and create between 320 and 450 new jobs, with every new store employing approximately 40-50 people. Boyko Sachanski –...

    Online disinformation and the EU’s response
    Apr24

    Online disinformation and the EU’s response

    Written by Naja Bentzen, © ommbeu / Fotolia The proliferation of disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, gaining notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. While the EU is stepping up its efforts to...

    Why this round of U.S. protectionism is different
    Apr24

    Why this round of U.S. protectionism is different

    This opinion was previously published in Caixin The escalation of the Sino-U.S. trade war has been worrying the world over the past few weeks. After the Washington’s announcement of punitive tariffs on 1,333 Chinese products with a value of up to $60 billion under the Section 301 of Trade Act, Beijing responded very quickly with a...

    Armenia: Not Another Color Revolution
    Apr24

    Armenia: Not Another Color Revolution

    By Nora T. Kalinskij It took less than two weeks of protests for Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, the former two-term president who had previously said he would not take the premiership, to step down from the position. The leader of the protests last week called it a “velvet revolution,” a reference to the pro-democracy color revolutions...

    Call for applications: 6th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School
    Apr24

    Call for applications: 6th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School

    The European Neighbourhood Policy Chairat the Natolin campus of the College of Europe and the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) welcome applications for the 6thENP PhD Summer School entitled: “The European Neighbourhood Policy: Principled Pragmatism and the Quest for Resilience” The PhD Summer School will take place from 16 to 21 August 2018 in the...

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