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    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...

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Energy: From Bonn to Paris — Gazprom’s squeeze
    Sep07

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Energy: From Bonn to Paris — Gazprom’s squeeze

    By Sara Stefanini | @SaraStefaninii | Send tips to sstefanini@politico.eu| Subscribe for this daily column http://politico.eu/registration | If you prefer to read this on your desktop click here Hello and welcome to POLITICO Pro’s Morning Energy. Iran locks up some LNG technology, Russia tightens its grip on Europe and turns up the Asian...

    State of Juncker’s union
    Sep07

    State of Juncker’s union

    The EU’s political credibility will take center stage along with one of its leading politicians when Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the “State of the Union” address Wednesday, an annual event taking on heightened importance this year as Europe grapples with several ongoing crises. Unlike his predecessor José Manuel...

    Donald Trump’s 11 worst foreign policy gaffes
    Sep04

    Donald Trump’s 11 worst foreign policy gaffes

    Thursday’s interview with Hugh Hewitt was hardly the first time Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has either struggled to answer questions about foreign policy or offered implausible policies that raise doubts about his judgment. Here are a few past instances in which the billionaire and reality TV star has stumbled on...

    Gazprom tightens its grip
    Sep04

    Gazprom tightens its grip

    Russia’s Gazprom and five European business partners signed a deal Friday to double the capacity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, at a time when Brussels is working to decrease dependence on Russian gas. Gazprom will own 51 percent of the joint venture, New European Pipeline AG, with E.ON, Shell,...

    Poland to aid refugees, not economic migrants
    Sep04

    Poland to aid refugees, not economic migrants

    WARSAW — Poland is ready to help alleviate the migration crisis, but opposes quotas set by Brussels and insists that Europe do a better job of separating true asylum seekers from those moving for economic reasons, the country’s deputy foreign minister told POLITICO. “We do not think that any kind of automatic system is part of the...

    ‘Russia’s Sinatra’ gets Putin’s help to avoid EU blacklist
    Sep03

    ‘Russia’s Sinatra’ gets Putin’s help to avoid EU blacklist

    A Russian politician who is also a famous crooner has been given a visa to receive medical treatment in Italy despite being on an EU blacklist — thanks to some help from Vladimir Putin. Singer Iosif Kobzon — known as “Russia’s Frank Sinatra” — is supposed to be barred from entering the European Union. In February he was added to a list of...

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