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    Duda rises over Brussels
    May28

    Duda rises over Brussels

    The surprise victory of Andrzej Duda in Poland’s presidential runoff was greeted with shock in Brussels, and raised pressing questions about the future of Warsaw’s policies toward as well as influence in the EU. The European capital had long factored in a second term for incumbent Bronisław Komorowski. Dismissed as an unknown and...

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 people who ruined Ukraine
    May28

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 people who ruined Ukraine

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down to plot his invasion of Ukraine in February 2014, he didn’t have to start from scratch. Generations of Russian rulers have invaded Ukrainian lands to starve, deport and enslave the native populations, and Putin has drawn avidly from their playbooks. Ukraine’s oligarchs have been equally...

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech
    May27

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech

    Vice President Joe Biden took a hard stand against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a speech at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, saying the situation in Ukraine is a “humanitarian tragedy created by Russian aggression.” “Helping Ukraine against Russian aggression is critical to checking further aggression down the road,” the vice president...

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests
    May27

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests

    There can’t be a single soccer fan anywhere in the world who didn’t have the sports-lover’s equivalent of a righteous orgasm on learning of the arrest at dawn — by the Swiss police — of seven FIFA senior officials. As of this writing, these men were being readied for extradition to the United States, where they will be...

    Russia and Qatar: losers in the FIFA scandal
    May27

    Russia and Qatar: losers in the FIFA scandal

    The Baur au Lac hotel is an old Zürich favorite. Its central location, Lake Zürich views, wood-paneled interior and reputation for discretion, make it a regular haunt for statesmen, billionaires, princes and, for the past couple decades, executives from global soccer’s governing body, FIFA. FIFA is known for its wealth — the last World Cup...

    Five subplots in the EU budget
    May27

    Five subplots in the EU budget

    The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled what it called “a small budget with a big punch” for the EU for next year, as officials sought to justify new spending to deal with foreign policy crises. While the broad outlines of the EU budget have already been determined for the 2014-2020 period, the annual budget allows wiggle room for certain...

    How Adolf Hitler Haunts Angela Merkel
    May27

    How Adolf Hitler Haunts Angela Merkel

    Seventy years after Adolf Hitler’s suicide, Germany’s unconditional surrender in World War II and its isolation and breakup, the country is a colossus once again, and its chancellor was just named by Forbes as the world’s most powerful woman. Angela Merkel, one of the globe’s most respected and influential statespersons,...

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Tech: Facebook unbuttoned — French connectivity — Amazon tax
    May26

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Tech: Facebook unbuttoned — French connectivity — Amazon tax

    GOOD MORNING and welcome back to Morning Tech. Hope you had a splendid long weekend — while you’re caffeinating your way into Tuesday, here’s what you need to know about the world of tech politics and policy. As always, you can toss me tips and feedback at dmeyer@politico.eu. And don’t forget, if a tech savant forwarded you this...

    Cameron to Juncker: EU ‘must change’
    May26

    Cameron to Juncker: EU ‘must change’

    David Cameron began his whirlwind tour Monday to finesse the UK’s agenda for an EU referendum by breaking bread with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and insisting, if politely, on the need for “change” in Brussels. At the three-hour “working dinner” — held at Cameron’s Chequers rural estate — the newly re-elected Prime...

    NATO has never been more relevant
    May25

    NATO has never been more relevant

    NATO is the centerpiece of US-European relations. The linchpin of the alliance is Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which states that “an armed attack against one or more of them [NATO members] in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all” and that all members are obliged to assist the state(s) under attack....

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