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    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality
    Oct07

    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality

    The first joint appearance by the leaders of France and Germany at the European Parliament since the fall of the Berlin Wall was meant to offer the beleaguered union a new vision. Instead, Angela Merkel and François Hollande unwittingly presented a stark reminder of why the EU, in the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,...

    A digital flashmob dares Putin
    Oct07

    A digital flashmob dares Putin

    LONDON — I spent last month in the 1990s. My Facebook was flooded with a flashmob of photos of Russian friends as their younger selves, raving at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s clubs, working at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s media or arguing at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s debates. There were many thousands of pics, scanned from...

    Showdown in Syria
    Oct07

    Showdown in Syria

    As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy heavyweights to punish the Russian president through military or economic measures. They include a call from Jimmy Carter’s former national security adviser to “disarm”...

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit
    Oct07

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit

    PARIS — If one of his goals in sending Russian airplanes to Syria was to divide the Europeans, Vladimir Putin may have misfired. Russia’s assertiveness, its bombing of the CIA-trained opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and its not-so-subtle hints that it may send ground troops to the country, has had the effect of hardening EU...

    The forgotten ally
    Oct07

    The forgotten ally

    Vasil Kuljanishvili, 22, was doing his job when he was killed during a foot patrol in Afghanistan last week. Far from home, he put himself on the line for a broader, international effort. Private Kuljanishvili is the 31st Georgian soldier to be killed in action during our joint military deployment with NATO. Yet more than a decade after becoming...

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015
    Oct06

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015

    Welcome to the Energy Visions October newsletter, where we’ll be reviewing the biggest European energy developments of the past month, as well as some of the smaller news items you may have missed. Join the debate at www.politico.eu/energy-visions. To listen to the Energy Visions monthly podcast, click here. The October topic of the month...

    Polish nonprofit tries building startup ecosystem
    Oct03

    Polish nonprofit tries building startup ecosystem

    WARSAW — Poland is better known for its vodka than its high-tech startups, but one nonprofit here with backing from Israel is trying to create the next ecosystem for ideas. Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, an estimated 2 million-plus Poles have left for the higher salaries and better living standards in the West. Not all of them...

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold
    Oct03

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold

    Deep inside the Pentagon, in the National Military Command Center, is the so-called red phone that has connected the U.S. and Russian high commands since after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. First a teletype, then a fax, and now a secure email and chat link, the emergency hotline was designed to prevent nuclear Armageddon. It is still tested...

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016
    Oct02

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016

    PARIS — French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that their efforts to broker a truce in Ukraine were back on track but would take longer than originally planned and run into 2016. After six hours of talks at the Elysée palace with Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir...

    POLITICO Playbook Plus: VW bugged — Schulz succession — Farage flushed
    Oct02

    POLITICO Playbook Plus: VW bugged — Schulz succession — Farage flushed

    Right, what the reunification show will look like… if it works. NEIN DANKE: The German government breathed a collective sigh of relief that it failed in its attempts to get Volkswagen to sponsor a Brussels event commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the German Reunification. The country’s permanent representative to the EU, Reinhard...

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