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    Eurovision’s futile effort to steer clear of politics
    May11

    Eurovision’s futile effort to steer clear of politics

    The ticket agency for Eurovision 2016 caused alarm at the end of April when it published its first “flag policy”. It restricted regional flags, sounded ambivalent about EU and rainbow flags, and even compared eight very different territories to Islamic State – all to protect Eurovision’s “non-political nature”. Organisers relaxed the flags...

    WAITING FOR UNCONTROLLED CHAOS IN RUSSIA.
    May11

    WAITING FOR UNCONTROLLED CHAOS IN RUSSIA.

    / To the attention of the special structures of the West / Chaos in Russia will have a dramatic effect due to spaces, climate and geographical features According to the survey “Romir” the beginning of 2016, 71% of Russians believe the current crisis situation in the economy (a year ago it was 53%), the main indicator of the crisis were...

    Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity
    May11

    Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity

    WASHINGTON – The European Union and the United States must continue prioritizing transatlantic unity and coordination in their response to Russia’s assertive foreign policy, a group of scholars from Europe and the United States argue in a new report entitled Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity. “The Western response to Russian aggression...

    5 years for a red flag? Controversial decommunization law used against Ukrainian veterans
    May11

    5 years for a red flag? Controversial decommunization law used against Ukrainian veterans

    The violent attempts by far-right activists to prevent Cherkasy veterans unfurling a communist flag on Victory Day took a curious turn on May 9, one that could result in Ukraine losing yet another case at the European Court of Human Rights …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Chechen Whistle-Blower Disappears After Demanding Legal Action Against Kadyrov
    May11

    Chechen Whistle-Blower Disappears After Demanding Legal Action Against Kadyrov

    Ramazan Dzhalaldinov has not only complained publicly to Russian President Vladimir Putin about corruption among local officials, he lodged a formal complaint with Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika on May 2 requesting that he take legal action against Kadyrov for having publicly insulted him by rejecting his criticisms as lies. …read...

    Russian “countermeasures” to NATO are coming
    May10

    Russian “countermeasures” to NATO are coming

    When NATO leaders gather in Warsaw on July 8 to 9, they will announce steps to beef up the alliance’s conventional force presence on its eastern flank. NATO also will shortly announce that the SM-3 missile defense site in Romania has achieved operational status. These moves will spur the Kremlin, with some fanfare, to announce military...

    How Western aid enables graft addiction in Ukraine
    May10

    How Western aid enables graft addiction in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s elites deploy the courts and police to raid companies they covet. Extortion, not public service, is the primary activity of state regulatory agencies. Even more damaging is the plundering of state assets. The looting of state-owned companies by oligarchs and state officials, including figures close to the president and former...

    Gontareva says Ukraine met IMF’s requirements
    May10

    Gontareva says Ukraine met IMF’s requirements

    A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Ron van Rooden has arrived in Kyiv. IMF experts are expected to meet with Ukrainian officials, they will focus on discussions and finalizations of the second review of the Fund’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) adopted for Ukraine in March 2015. Head of the IMF mission […] …read...

    Ukraine Makes Iffy Progress After Trade Pact With Europe
    May10

    Ukraine Makes Iffy Progress After Trade Pact With Europe

    May 10, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers
    May10

    The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers

    SOURCE: AP/Arnulfo FrancoThe setting sun lights up the Panama City skyline, April 4, 2016.The Panama Papers leak exposed to the world the offshore holdings of world leaders and their families. Iceland’s prime minister, Ukraine’s president, and the king of Saudi Arabia, as well as close associates of Hosni Mubarak, Bashar al-Assad, and...

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