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Today at Commission, Soros and Brexit dinner
Apr27

Today at Commission, Soros and Brexit dinner

Thursday’s midday press briefing helped fill in some of the blanks after a busy day for the European Commission, with commissioners deciding to strike back at Viktor Orbán’s Brussels-bashing, the Hungarian prime minister speaking at the European Parliament, and Jean-Claude Juncker having dinner with Theresa May. The...

Moldova-Ukraine Border Plan Makes Transnistria Anxious
Apr26

Moldova-Ukraine Border Plan Makes Transnistria Anxious

The separatist government in Transnistria has accused Moldova and Ukraine of trying to impose a blockade, after the two countries agreed to set up a joint checkpoint at the border. …read more Source: Balkan...

Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia
Apr25

Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia

The Turkish man who gave Mike Flynn a $600,000 lobbying deal just before President Donald Trump picked him to be national security adviser has business ties to Russia, including a 2009 aviation financing deal negotiated with Vladimir Putin, according to court records. The man, Ekim Alptekin, has in recent years helped to coordinate Turkish...

France’s next big challenge: defense policy
Apr25

France’s next big challenge: defense policy

PARIS — French voters face a stark choice on May 7 between retreating into isolationism or taking the lead in shaping a European defense policy to respond to Islamist terrorism, an unstable neighborhood, a resurgent Russia, an uncertain America and a rising China. France prizes its strategic autonomy but can no longer afford to go...

Mogherini uses Moscow debut to chide Russia over Crimea
Apr24

Mogherini uses Moscow debut to chide Russia over Crimea

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told Russia’s Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday that the West would never recognize the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. Sitting beside the Russian foreign minister at a news conference, Mogherini rebuffed his assertion that the seizure of Crimea was justified by a need to protect...

Russia Again Confirms That It Sponsors Terrorism
Apr24

Russia Again Confirms That It Sponsors Terrorism

The European Union has reacted strongly to the tragic death on Sunday April 23rd, of a US citizen, a paramedic attached to a Special Observation Mission of the European security watchdog, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine. Two other members of the Mission, one identified as German and Czech citizens, were...

Allegations of “clandestine network” in Council of Europe body
Apr24

Allegations of “clandestine network” in Council of Europe body

The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC) has published a report which alleges a “clandestine network” of MPs, Armenian officials and NGOs financed by the Soros Foundation within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). According to the report, which builds on a previous “Armenian Connection” investigation...

Russia threat triggers European military spending hike
Apr24

Russia threat triggers European military spending hike

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine has intensified military and defence spending throughout much of Central Europe, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. …read more Source:...

[Ticker] Land mine kills OSCE observer in Ukraine
Apr24

[Ticker] Land mine kills OSCE observer in Ukraine

One American paramedic working with the European security watchdog, OSCE, was killed and two field officers – one German and the other Czech – were wounded when their vehicle struck a land mine on Sunday while on patrol in eastern Ukrainian. The area is controlled by Russia-backed separatists. It is the first death of an OSCE official...

Springtime for Russia’s dissident press
Apr24

Springtime for Russia’s dissident press

RIGA, Latvia — The Meduza Project, a Russian expatriate news site based in Latvia, is supposedly “an enemy of the Kremlin,†but its relaxed offices in downtown Riga look like those of any other internet startup. Fixed-gear bicycles are stacked in the foyer, hipsters in hoodies sit slumped over Macs with cool...

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