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    Five reasons NATO fears a Grexit
    Jul10

    Five reasons NATO fears a Grexit

    The risks of Greece exiting the eurozone are not confined to economics. The crisis poses five very real challenges to NATO that many defense officials are overlooking — at NATO’s peril. NATO’s thin wallet will get even thinner The crisis in Ukraine has eroded the sanctity of European security and exposed calcified remnants of Cold War...

    List of Transatlantic Caucus participants
    Jul10

    List of Transatlantic Caucus participants

    Anders Ahnlid, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Brussels Irena Andrassy, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Neven Mimica, Brussels Maria Asenius, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission, Brussels Petras Austrevicius, Lithuanian MEP, Chairman of delegation for relations with Afghanistan,...

    Russia to bar Soros, other foreign NGOs
    Jul07

    Russia to bar Soros, other foreign NGOs

    MOSCOW — Russia is moving to ban the MacArthur Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute and 10 other foreign groups under a law on “unwelcome organizations” adopted this spring. The Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, on Tuesday unveiled the initial names on what the Kremlin and its allies call a...

    Srebrenica, 20 years later
    Jul07

    Srebrenica, 20 years later

    “The Community is now perceived as a major power, and not just an economic one. Much is expected of it. We must remember this and … shoulder our responsibilities.” — Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission, 23 January 1991 “Each of your officers and soldiers, just like yourself, has just one life. And I don’t believe you...

    SPECIAL EDITION Brussels Playbook from Athens
    Jul05

    SPECIAL EDITION Brussels Playbook from Athens

    by Ryan Heath in Athens | @PoliticoRyan | Tips to playbook@politico.eu | Subscribe: http://politico.eu/registration/ POLLS HAVE OFFICIALLY CLOSED IN THE GREEK REFERENDUM: Opinion surveys and anecdotal evidence on the ground suggest it’s too close to call but momentum is with the “No” side. It’s been a hot and humid day in Athens,...

    Cossacks on the run to protect nature
    Jul05

    Cossacks on the run to protect nature

    NOVOHOPYORSK, Russia — It’s almost midnight when I arrive in the town of Novokhopyorsk, located deep in the bucolic heart of central Russia’s Black Earth region, so-called for its famously fertile soil. The curtains in a nearby home twitch as I step out of the car — late-night visitors are a rare sight in the rural community....

    Tusk: “Nobody here is an angel”
    Jul03

    Tusk: “Nobody here is an angel”

    No matter how Greeks vote Sunday, the EU is looking for ways “to keep them inside” the single currency, though that may require “a completely new” approach to allow the eurozone to coexist with a bankrupt country, Donald Tusk told POLITICO. Striking a notably conciliatory tone, the European Council president called on Athens and its creditors to...

    Legality of referendum challenged
    Jul02

    Legality of referendum challenged

    As his snap referendum on financial bailout terms approaches, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a rising chorus of criticism that the plebiscite does not conform to basic democratic rules. The arguments range from skepticism over the wording of the referendum and the short timeframe in which it is being held to a direct legal attack on...

    Ukraine’s language war
    Jul02

    Ukraine’s language war

    The other day I took part in a Ukrainian talk show called “Freedom of Speech.” The format is an unusual one: Six local experts with credentials in the social sciences or in journalism sit three to a table, four special guests sit two to a table, two more surprise special guests arrive during the show and stand and perorate, and then of course...

    Ukraine-Russia gas conflict flares
    Jul01

    Ukraine-Russia gas conflict flares

    Ukraine has stopped buying Russian natural gas and Russia halted shipments to Ukraine the two sides said in tit-for-tat comments Wednesday, following the expiration of an interim agreement on gas supplies and prices with Russia’s Gazprom. Gazprom said it cut off gas supplies to Ukraine because Kiev has not paid its bills. “Gazprom will not...

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