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    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...

    If not now, when?
    Jun12

    If not now, when?

    BRUSSELS — “If not now, when?” This question was most likely in the back of POLITICO editors’ minds when they decided to invest in the European market. Their move is a welcome boost to competition and innovation in the Brussels media bubble and recognition of its growth potential. And it has a wider significance: It also reflects the...

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour
    Jun12

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour

    WARSAW — Pilsudski Square is where Pope John Paul II said mass for a million people, where this country goes to honor its nameless war dead and where, in 2012, Mitt Romney’s mishap-marred foreign trip was crystallized in an infamous scene where reporters besieged the then-GOP presidential nominee with questions about his gaffes. Yet here on...

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama
    Jun12

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama

    WARSAW — Jeb Bush, now on the third day of a European tour meant to showcase his foreign policy chops, is sounding a little bit like the man he’s trying to replace: Barack Obama. Stylistically, Bush is a striking a more aggressive posture than the president, warning about Russian encroachment and vowing to more staunchly defend...

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