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Today at Commission, passports and College meeting
Sep20

Today at Commission, passports and College meeting

On the agenda: College of Commissioners’ agenda, passport schemes. On the podium: Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas. Passports schemes: The Commission is monitoring EU countries that set up schemes allowing non-EU citizens to get passports in exchange for money/investment/property purchases, but it is up to national capitals to...

Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads
Sep20

Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads

Contrary to all those breathless commentators on cable news, President Donald Trump’s maiden speech to the United Nations was not a rallying cry for war akin to President George W. Bush’s 2002 U.N. address that hyped the Iraqi threat and was followed several months later by the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That was also the speech in which...

Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?
Sep17

Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?

BERLIN — As long as the Russian-speaking enclave on Berlin’s eastern edge voted for the far left, it was largely invisible on the German political map. But then its residents started voting for the far right. Widespread support among Russian-speaking Germans is one of the key elements that is expected to propel the anti-immigrant...

Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires
Sep16

Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires

KIEV — Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine will have ramifications for the former Georgian president and for his adopted homeland. The question is not whether Saakashvili will cause disruption, but how much? Within hours of his return, the man known to his supporters as “Misha” had already galvanized anti-government forces to promise a...

Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine
Sep16

Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, entered Ukraine on Sunday despite being barred from the country, according to media reports. Hundreds of supporters, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, helped Saakashvili push past Ukrainian border guards at Poland’s Medyka border crossing to force his way into the...

Debate: Education law in Ukraine causes friction
Sep16

Debate: Education law in Ukraine causes friction

The parliament in Kiev has passed an education law aimed at modernising Ukraine’s school system. Fierce criticism of the law has been voiced in Hungary and Russia, while Romania and Poland have been more moderate in their appraisals. Critics in these countries find it outrageous that classes in minority languages are to be severely...

UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit
Sep12

UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit

The British government wants a “deep security partnership” with the European Union after Brexit that is closer than with any other country outside the bloc. The U.K. lays out its position on future security cooperation with the EU in a paper to be published Tuesday in which it emphasizes the mutual benefits of working across the Brexit divide....

Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears
Sep09

Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears

Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, and officials in other major Catalan municipalities have pushed back on requests to host an upcoming referendum on Catalan independence planned for October 1 amid fears that Spain’s courts will sanction politicians and officials. The move by local governments covering a third of Catalonia’s...

Ukrainian veterans’ war within

HRUNIVKA, Ukraine — As gunfire crackled across the sweltering fields, Max Stodola looked on with blank dread: “It happened so fast — there was nothing I could do. I just thought, ‘See ya, guys, nice knowing you.’” It was August 2014. The volunteer medic was planning to resume his university studies in a few days — just enough time to join...

Today at Commission, going into seminar mode
Sep07

Today at Commission, going into seminar mode

Margaritis Schinas’ job was rather challenging today as the Commission’s chief spokesman had to find other interesting news for reporters barely 45 minutes before the joint press conference of Michel Barnier and David Davis on the third round of Brexit talks. Schinas provided key details on the annual seminar of European...

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