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    Obama Wants U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Europeans Should Pay Instead
    Feb04

    Obama Wants U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Europeans Should Pay Instead

    Doug Bandow The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while...

    Cyprus Not Tackling Russian Money-Laundering
    Feb04

    Cyprus Not Tackling Russian Money-Laundering

    Recent developments linked to Magnitsky case show failure of Cyprus to trace the roots of Russian money in its banks, says Dutch MP. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine files lawsuit over Nord Stream II construction
    Feb04

    Ukraine files lawsuit over Nord Stream II construction

    Ukraine has filed a suit in court regarding the construction of Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a meeting with Slovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Laichak in Kyiv on Monday, February 1. “I would like to inform that Ukraine has filed a suit […] …read more...

    Ukraine: successful diversification of gas supply
    Feb04

    Ukraine: successful diversification of gas supply

    The geographical structure of gas imports to Ukraine in 2015 confirms that Kyiv has succeeded in reducing its dependence on Russia. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    The resignation of Ukraine’s Minister of Economy
    Feb04

    The resignation of Ukraine’s Minister of Economy

    Minister Abromavičius, together with the other foreign specialists asked to join the government, were supposed to step up the reform process. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Only Presidential Leadership Can Avert Ukraine’s Perfect Storm
    Feb04

    Only Presidential Leadership Can Avert Ukraine’s Perfect Storm

    The resignation of Ukraine’s Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius exposes how Ukraine’s political system works. Just as in established democracies, technocrats and experts have to make common cause with politicians and ideologues. The only way to satisfy both the anticorruption reformers and the need for stability is for the...

    US to bolster military presence in Europe
    Feb04

    US to bolster military presence in Europe

    Alleging that the Russian aggression in Ukraine has left countries in Eastern Europe concerned about their safety, US President Barack Obama today announced to strengthen America’s robust military posture in the region. The Pentagon quadrupled its budget from USD 789 million to more than USD 3.4 billion for military spending in Europe. BS:...

    Ukraine’s economy minister Abromavicius quits
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s economy minister Abromavicius quits

    Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned in dramatic fashion, blaming senior figures in the pro-Western government for blocking his attempts at reform and enabling widespread corruption. Ukraine’s economy minister’s resignation is a blow to Petro Poroshenko’s ruling coalition, which is facing calls for...

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Quits as Government Cracks Widen
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Quits as Government Cracks Widen

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius stepped down, saying he won’t be a “puppet” to other state officials who he claims are blocking reforms to turn the war-torn country’s economy around and attract investments. Abromavicius said politicians, including some from the office of President Petro Poroshenko, have increased...

    Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Feb04

    Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address

    President Obama headed to the Capitol to deliver his final State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 12, 2016. It is an American tradition that every year the US President addresses the nation about the existing state of affairs of the union, including foreign affairs of the country. There is a need to analyse some points of our concern in his...

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