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    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...

    Europe returns to the 1930s
    Sep09

    Europe returns to the 1930s

    Czech police intercepted a group of Syrian asylum-seekers on a train headed for Germany. Upon being detained, the 200 or so refugees were marked with ink numbers on their forearms. While clearly a mishap, it was not the first time that Europeans were reminded of a period many would rather forget. In July of this year, a Polish Member of the...

    BBC enters Putin’s media war
    Sep07

    BBC enters Putin’s media war

    LONDON — Europe’s floundering campaign to counter misleading Russian media coverage is about to get a boost from Britain’s public broadcaster. The BBC said Monday it wants to set up a Russian-language TV channel to promote “democracy and liberty” and counteract the Kremlin’s crackdown on domestic media. The broadcaster will also...

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks
    Sep07

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks

    Maroš Šefčovič will urge Russia to return to EU-brokered talks with Ukraine when he meets Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak this Friday, he told POLITICO today. The trilateral talks fell apart in June. Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, is set to meet Novak, and hopes that Gazprom representatives will be there too. “We...

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation
    Sep07

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation

    Gazprom’s deal with European energy companies to double the Nord Stream gas pipeline’s capacity raises a “host” of questions on how the project fits with the EU’s energy security and regulatory priorities, Maroš Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, told POLITICO today. “How is it in compliance with our strategy...

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