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    Additions to the transparency register June 13-19
    Jun22

    Additions to the transparency register June 13-19

    There were 73 new registrations last week to the joint transparency register (Saturday 13-Friday 19 June): ADITIVA,s.r.o. AKKA Technologies Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt Anilkumar Dave Association of Cyprus Banks Association Sociale Nationale Internationale Tzigane Associazione nazionale italiana spettacoli pirotecnici...

    Obama’s global-finance problem
    Jun20

    Obama’s global-finance problem

    One of President Barack Obama’s key talking points on the massive, troubled trade deal moving through the Hill this week is how important it is to U.S. standing in the world. “If we don’t write the rules, China will write the rules out in that region,” he said in his State of the Union address. Yet for all the attention focused on the...

    Europe’s new dictator
    Jun20

    Europe’s new dictator

    Last month at the European Union summit in Riga, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dispensed with diplomatic protocol to greet Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán with a puckish, “Hello, dictator!” — an open handed salute, and a slap on the cheek. It was all in good fun for Juncker, the longtime prime minister of Luxembourg, who...

    Russia strikes pipeline deals to skirt Ukraine
    Jun19

    Russia strikes pipeline deals to skirt Ukraine

    The cash-strapped and increasingly friendless Greek government on Friday signed a preliminary agreement with Russia on a €2 billion project that would build a pipeline through Greece to link up with the controversial Moscow-backed Turkish Stream scheme. Russia wants to build Turkish Stream, carrying 63 billion cubic meters a year of gas, across...

    Migration could be key in tossup Danish vote
    Jun17

    Migration could be key in tossup Danish vote

    COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s parliamentary elections on Thursday are so closely tied between the ruling “red” bloc of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the opposition “blue” coalition that the winner could be determined by four seats from faraway Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Each of those distant outposts gets a pair of guaranteed...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

    EU ambassadors meeting in Brussels Wednesday agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its actions in Ukraine, according to diplomatic sources. The agreement among member countries is expected to be ratified next week by EU foreign ministers. The sanctions, which ban Russian exports in the EU, are likely to be extended...

    EU naval mission nears launch
    Jun16

    EU naval mission nears launch

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s pitch for the mandatory relocation of asylum-seekers continues to face fierce resistance from EU countries, but a consensus is forming on a military operation to crack down on smugglers. “If everything goes well, we could launch the operation on June 22 at the Foreign Affairs Council in...

    Putin’s best EU friends
    Jun16

    Putin’s best EU friends

    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is trying to have it both ways. Just days after attending the G7 summit, which highlighted the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Russia should it not meet the commitments it made in the Minsk agreements, Renzi hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he spoke of the “traditional...

    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship
    Jun15

    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship

    The chill between Russia and the West has brought Cold War-style military brinkmanship roaring back — with a 21st century twist. Today, it’s not enough for Russian bombers to probe U.S. air defenses off Alaska, for its fighters to barrel-roll around American reconnaissance aircraft over Eastern Europe or for its attack jets to buzz American...

    Why Jeb Should Fear Putin
    Jun12

    Why Jeb Should Fear Putin

    When Jeb Bush arrives in Estonia on Friday, he will be landing close to the front lines of a complex, geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West. As Estonia’s former foreign minister, I have some thoughts on what this possible future president of the United States should know about this last leg of his foreign tour. Bush...

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