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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    EPH and the prospective Vattenfall deal
    May10

    EPH and the prospective Vattenfall deal

    The envisaged sale of Vattenfall’s East German lignite assets to EPH has raised many questions about the sustainability of open-cast lignite mining and power generation. It has also shone a spotlight on the prospective new owner. EPH is a fast-growing privately owned utility based in the Czech Republic with a risky business model that might...

    International Conference “Ukraine – EU: Turning Challanges into Opportunities”
    May10

    International Conference “Ukraine – EU: Turning Challanges into Opportunities”

    On May 20, the Institute of World Policy will organize its traditional international conference on Ukraine-EU relations. It is annual IWP event held in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the eve of Europe Day. …read more Source: Institute of World...

    Senior NATO and US figures warn Brexit would undermine Western security while Boris Johnson claims EU is now “force for instability and alienation”
    May10

    Senior NATO and US figures warn Brexit would undermine Western security while Boris Johnson claims EU is now “force for instability and alienation”

    Senior NATO and US figures warn Brexit would undermine Western security while Boris Johnson claims EU is now “force for instability and alienation”In an open letter to The Daily Telegraph, five former NATO secretaries-generals –Lord Carrington; Javier Solana; Lord Robertson; Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Anders Fogh Rasmussen – describe the EU as a...

    The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations
    May10

    The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

    SOURCE: AP/Susan WalshTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on November 15, 2015.On November 24, 2015, despite multiple warnings from Turkish air patrols, a Russian SU-24 aircraft that violated Turkish airspace for 17 seconds was shot down by a Turkish F-16...

    David Cameron didn’t always think the EU was essential to peace
    May10

    David Cameron didn’t always think the EU was essential to peace

    Here’s David Cameron yesterday in a major speech on the Brexit referendum (my emphasis): It’s barely been 20 years since war in the Balkans and genocide on our continent in Srebrenica. In the last few years, we have seen tanks rolling into Georgia and Ukraine. And of this I am completely sure. The European Union has helped reconcile...

    Boris Johnson blames Russia’s annexation of Crimea on the EU
    May10

    Boris Johnson blames Russia’s annexation of Crimea on the EU

    According to former Mayor of London and Brexit lobbyist Boris Johnson, it was not Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea and its military aggression in Eastern Ukraine that had caused “real trouble”, but the EU’s actions. . …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    8 years for integrity if you’re Crimean Tatar
    May10

    8 years for integrity if you’re Crimean Tatar

    Ali Asanov, a 33-year-old father of four, is facing an 8-year sentence on legally grotesque charges in a case targeting only Crimean Tatars. It is likely that he remains in detention because of his refusal to provide false testimony against Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Virtual Militarism Grows Into Real Peril for Russia
    May09

    Virtual Militarism Grows Into Real Peril for Russia

    Tanks rumbled through Moscow over the past week before rolling across Red Square today (May 9) in the traditional, extravagant military parade marking Victory Day. Unlike in 2015 (which marked the round 70th anniversary of the end of World War II), there were no notable foreign guests in attendance at this year’s showcase of Russia’s...

    Trumpism — British Style
    May09

    Trumpism — British Style

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—The campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is a form of ‘Trumpism’ with British characteristics. Pro-Brexit (British exit) campaigners like Boris Johnson, the former Conservative mayor of London, and Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, are, in some ways, like Donald Trump, the...

    Why EU Sanctions on Russia Are Overrated but Still Needed
    May09

    Why EU Sanctions on Russia Are Overrated but Still Needed

    Calls for canceling the EU’s sanctions on Russia after they expire in July 2016 have recently been gathering momentum across Western Europe. On April 28, the French parliament passed a non-binding resolution recommending that the EU’s trade limits and other restrictions on Russia be lifted. Framing the sanctions as both ineffective...

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