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Preliminary Results Show Unexpected Winner of Moldova’s Elections
Dec01

Preliminary Results Show Unexpected Winner of Moldova’s Elections

Despite expectations that it will occupy third or fourth place in the Sunday parliamentary elections, the pro-Russian Socialist party of Moldova is in the lead, according to preliminary results. With around 85 % of the votes counted, the Socialist Party gathers 21 %, followed by the leading party in the pro-European government coalition – the...

Marine Le Pen Reelected as Leader of France’s Front National
Dec01

Marine Le Pen Reelected as Leader of France’s Front National

Marine Le Pen was reelected as leader of the French far-right Front National at a party congress, held in Lyon on Sunday. The incumbent leader Le Pen was the only candidate for the leadership position and she won with 100 % support, Le Monde reports. Le Pen has been at the head of the Front National since 2011, when she succeeded her father and...

Russia’s President Signs Law on Free Economic Zone in Crimea
Dec01

Russia’s President Signs Law on Free Economic Zone in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law on the creation of a free economic zone in Crimea. The free economic zone is created for a period of 25 years, with the possibility for further extension, according to reports of ITAR-TASS. The law envisages a range of incentives for investors, including tax breaks, a preferential customs...

New Statesman: Will the Next UN Secretary General Be a Woman?
Nov30

New Statesman: Will the Next UN Secretary General Be a Woman?

The article is from New Statesman. With eighteen months still to go before a decision is due to be taken, the race to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next UN Secretary General is well under way with potential candidates and the selection process itself already the subject of intense debate. The appointment comes as the resurfacing of tensions between...

Torn between EU and Russia, Moldova Votes for Parliament
Nov30

Torn between EU and Russia, Moldova Votes for Parliament

Moldova is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday expected to decide whether the ex-Soviet country would maintain its recent course towards EU membership or turn back and move closer to Russia. According to the latest opinion polls, Moldova’s current pro-EU government coalition – plus the Liberal Party, which left the coalition last year...

New Batch Of EU Sanctions Against East Ukraine Separatists Come In Effect
Nov29

New Batch Of EU Sanctions Against East Ukraine Separatists Come In Effect

The new batch of EU sanctions against 13 representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in eastern Ukraine and five organisations come into force on Saturday. They were published in the Official Journal of the EU, with immediate effect. The sanctions includes asset freezes and travel bans within the EU. The...

Putin to Target Boost to Trade, Economic Links in Turkey Visit
Nov28

Putin to Target Boost to Trade, Economic Links in Turkey Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday boosting bilateral trade and cooperation in nuclear energy and space industry will be high on the agenda of his visit to Turkey next week. Implementation of strategic joint projects in the energy sector, improvement of trade turnover structure through increasing the share of high-tech products and...

Putin Targets Boost to Trade, Economic Links with Turkey Ahead of Visit
Nov28

Putin Targets Boost to Trade, Economic Links with Turkey Ahead of Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday boosting bilateral trade and cooperation in nuclear energy and space industry will be high on the agenda of his visit to Turkey on December 1. Implementation of strategic joint projects in the energy sector, improvement of trade turnover structure through increasing the share of high-tech products...

Bulgaria MPs’ Appointments to Permanent Committees Get Mixed Reception
Nov28

Bulgaria MPs’ Appointments to Permanent Committees Get Mixed Reception

Lawmakers in Bulgaria’s Parliament set up twelve permanent Committees on Thursday and are to create the remaining ten on Friday, amid controversy over how seats are allocated.Most party group Chairmen remained ordinary members of committees.The senior coalition partner GERB is currently heading nine committees, while the junior partner...

Press review
Nov28

Press review

The budget of the National Health Insurance Fund for next year is doomed to failure and it is clear even now that the money will not be enough, Capital writes. It is evident even now that there will be a shortage of around BNG 450 million which means there will be no payments for hospitals or medicines. There is another option – to update the...

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