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    US lawmakers are preparing a large-scale response to Putin’s aggression in Europe.
    Apr25

    US lawmakers are preparing a large-scale response to Putin’s aggression in Europe.

    25/4/16 House Committee on Armed Services will meet on Wednesday, 27 April, to discuss the costs under the new law on the United States (National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA) national defense for 2017, and one of the main topics will be the measures to counter the aggressive policy of Moscow, According to the newspaper The Hill. Members of...

    Will Ukraine dash its hopes for Western support?
    Apr25

    Will Ukraine dash its hopes for Western support?

    Ukraine has gone through a lot the past 30 months. Despite formidable challenges, it has made important progress, both in containing Russian-backed separatism in the Donbas and in beginning needed reforms. Ukrainians deserve credit for this. The United States and Europe should support Ukraine, whose success or failure will have major implications...

    Chernobyl 30 years on: The EU’s response
    Apr25

    Chernobyl 30 years on: The EU’s response

    Written by Philippe Perchoc, © Photosmart / Fotolia In the early hours of 26 April 1986, a test on the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant resulted in a massive energy surge, which led to the biggest nuclear accident in history. Some 600 000 men participated in the containment operations, putting their lives at risk, and around...

    Here’s How to Make Ukraine’s Reforms Irreversible
    Apr25

    Here’s How to Make Ukraine’s Reforms Irreversible

    We live in a time of transformations: today, we decide which Ukraine our children will live in tomorrow. But a new Ukraine will be hard to achieve unless citizens with no connections to the old system take action and begin controlling the government and thinking long-term.In 2013, Ukrainians protested to demonstrate that there was no way back to...

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife
    Apr25

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife

    The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days injected enormous quantities of radioactivity into the atmosphere and contaminated vast areas of Europe and Eurasia. The International Atomic Energy...

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health
    Apr25

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health

    The 1986 Chernobyl and 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accidents both share the notorious distinction of attaining the highest accident rating on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scale of nuclear accidents. No other reactor incident has ever received this Level 7 “major accident” designation in the history of nuclear power....

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30
    Apr25

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30

    As a little boy, Shimon Redlich survived the Holocaust in Poland under Nazi German occupation after being rescued by a Ukrainian and a Polish family. He returns to the places of his childhood to re-connect with this past, to understand what the Holocaust meant for those communities and how it is remembered. A film screening, followed by a...

    Obama’s Message to a Sober Germany
    Apr25

    Obama’s Message to a Sober Germany

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—As U.S. President Barack Obama today delivers the opening speech at the world’s largest industrial fair in Hannover, he will find a very different country than the one he saw upon his campaign visit in 2008. From the heights of excitement when Obama took office in 2009 to the depths of outrage when the NSA affair...

    The shadow of Chornobyl. Ukraine thirty years after the disaster
    Apr25

    The shadow of Chornobyl. Ukraine thirty years after the disaster

    The consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster are still a permanent element of the economic, environmental and social situation of Ukraine. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    From fiction to gallows humour – how Chernobyl survivors are coping with trauma
    Apr25

    From fiction to gallows humour – how Chernobyl survivors are coping with trauma

    It’s been exactly 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine. Yet the trauma is still fresh. Exactly how the survivors handle this trauma has been the subject of a lot of psychological research – and it has identified a range of sometimes surprising defence mechanisms....

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