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    Why energy is front and center in EU-US trade talks
    Apr22

    Why energy is front and center in EU-US trade talks

    When negotiations between the United States and the European Union began on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in 2013, a top priority for the Europeans was inclusion of a chapter specifically covering raw materials and energy. Although a separate energy chapter is not the norm in free trade agreements (FTAs), the North...

    Putin’s Calculated Charm Offensive
    Apr22

    Putin’s Calculated Charm Offensive

    As Russia’s economy reels from sanctions following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, Moscow is doing its best to undermine European Union solidarity against Russian aggression. The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has claimed that “Cyprus is the most trustworthy voice for Russia within the EU.” But in fact...

    The Disintegration Of The World
    Apr22

    The Disintegration Of The World

    Image credit: pedrosek, ShutterstockOther Mediaquoting Michael McFaulvia The Atlantic“Was ExxonMobil worried about a skirmish in Georgia? I doubt it, but now companies like that one care a lot about the details of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The conflict in Donetsk is being closely watched day by day by multinational corporations and is...

    Russia needs a Middle East crisis: Will delivering S-300s to Iran help?
    Apr22

    Russia needs a Middle East crisis: Will delivering S-300s to Iran help?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision on lifting the ban on delivering to Iran the S-300 surface-to-air missiles took many experts by surprise, but U.S. President Barack Obama noted with perfect indifference that for him the only surprise was “that it held this long.” In fact, Putin’s timing was impeccable, since nobody could...

    From Putin, a New Tune on Ukraine?
    Apr22

    From Putin, a New Tune on Ukraine?

    Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show is not where I usually look for important statements of Russian policy. Most of the four-hour event is devoted to semi-comical political pandering (Mr. Putin presenting himself as the friend of struggling dairy farmers, for example). Still, last week’s extravaganza contained unmistakable hints of a...

    Albanian Militants Stage Incident on Macedonian Border, Life Sentences for Russian Nationalist …
    Apr22

    Albanian Militants Stage Incident on Macedonian Border, Life Sentences for Russian Nationalist …

    Plus, Azerbaijan considers Iran’s weapons offer in sign of growing rapport; Turkmenistan bans privately owned satellite dishes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The EU is not ready to waive the visa regime with Ukraine beacuase of the war in Donbas
    Apr22

    The EU is not ready to waive the visa regime with Ukraine beacuase of the war in Donbas

    Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykhailo Pashkov told the Gordon.ua website about the barriers to Ukraine getting visa-free regime with the EU. Most likely, at the Riga Summit, the progress of Ukraine towards meeting the requirements of the European Union to get visa-free regime will...

    Ukrainian economy requires the production of goods with high value added
    Apr22

    Ukrainian economy requires the production of goods with high value added

    Development of the Ukrainian domestic market is hampered by limitations in business, wage freeze, lack of investment, and high interest rates. This was stated by Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn, informs the magazine Tyzhden’. According to him, currently there are no factors at the expense of which the...

    Ukraine Conflict Attracts Foreign Fighters – on Both Sides
    Apr22

    Ukraine Conflict Attracts Foreign Fighters – on Both Sides

    April 22, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Belarus in the Run-Up to New Elections
    Apr21

    Belarus in the Run-Up to New Elections

    Belarus’s presidential elections are going to take place on November 15, 2015. This time, the pre-election period promises to be less eventful than in 2001, 2006 or 2010. The opposition has failed to consolidate and promote either a single candidate as in 2001, two candidates as in 2006, or multiple, unelectable but still recognizable and...

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