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    An Estonian recipe for asylum reform
    Sep13

    An Estonian recipe for asylum reform

    TALINN — Europe is facing the biggest asylum crises since World War II, and it is here to stay. Finding a way out is not so much about fair burden-sharing, but about a political willingness to adjust the existing asylum system. It also demands a much more active and creative pursuit of a common foreign and security policy. None of the conflicts...

    Why Russia Still Loves Putin
    Sep12

    Why Russia Still Loves Putin

    It’s a weekday afternoon in Kostroma, a drowsy provincial center 250 miles northeast of Moscow, and something is stirring in a quiet apartment yard on the city outskirts. Upbeat instrumental music is pouring out of a sound system, summoning residents—most of them military families—down for a campaign stop by Ilya Yashin, an opposition...

    Trump bashes Obama before Ukrainian audience
    Sep11

    Trump bashes Obama before Ukrainian audience

    Donald Trump took his campaign global on Friday, speaking via video link to a pro-European Ukrainian conference in Kyiv, and used the occasion to bash President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. “Our president is not strong, and he is not doing what he should be doing for the Ukraine,” Trump said, referring to the country in a way that...

    Tensions flare over Russia-Ukraine gas deal
    Sep11

    Tensions flare over Russia-Ukraine gas deal

    Senior EU energy official Maroš Sefčovič will attempt to jumpstart talks Friday with Russia on reopening gas deliveries to Ukraine, but the chances of a quick breakthrough appear remote. The challenge is that Russia’s Gazprom wants to keep selling gas to Ukraine — the cash is welcomed as the Russian economy contracts — but for political...

    Quasi-communist Corbyn
    Sep10

    Quasi-communist Corbyn

    LONDON — On September 12, Jeremy Corbyn will almost certainly be elected as leader of the Labour Party. That still feels like a bizarre sentence to write. Not only is his presumed victory completely unexpected, but it will push Britain’s main opposition party further to the left than at any time for 30 years. A party that used to idolize...

    The Pakistani prince of Kiev
    Sep10

    The Pakistani prince of Kiev

    KIEV — On September 19 next week, the Kyiv Post will complete 20 years of existence, 20 years in which this tenacious newsweekly with a print circulation of little more than 15,000 has consistently scrapped and punched above its weight. This is in part because it publishes in English, making it the source of first resort for news on Ukraine for...

    Juncker still has some explaining to do
    Sep09

    Juncker still has some explaining to do

    History will judge Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech more kindly than I can. Partly, that is because what will go down in history will be the text that he was supposed to deliver, rather than the messy reality of what he actually said. The importance of the content will soon transcend the detail of its delivery — the...

    Deal or die for EU industry at climate talks
    Sep09

    Deal or die for EU industry at climate talks

    Striking an ambitious deal at this December’s global climate talks is about more than saving the planet — it could also prevent Europe’s heavy industries from being left behind by competitors in regions less saddled with costly emissions restrictions, Maroš Sefčovič, who is in charge of implementing an EU energy union, told POLITICO....

    Juncker urges ‘immediate action’ on migration
    Sep09

    Juncker urges ‘immediate action’ on migration

    The European Commission will introduce a new proposal for legal migration into the EU in 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker announced Wednesday, in one of several measures he offered to deal with the refugee crisis. Juncker, in his State of the Union speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, said the Commission would urge EU member states to act...

    Juncker: EU ‘not in a good place’
    Sep09

    Juncker: EU ‘not in a good place’

    STRASBOURG — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is “not in a good place” and that it needed to move beyond “business as usual” to address the daunting political challenges facing the bloc. “Now is not the time to go ahead willy-nilly, business-as-usual,” Juncker told members of the European Parliament and other EU...

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