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    Saving ‘Juncker’s baby’
    May20

    Saving ‘Juncker’s baby’

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is scrambling to salvage a controversial piece of his migration strategy: a quota system for the relocation of refugees across the EU. The plan — which aims to ease the migrant pressure on countries like Italy or Greece by moving refugees to other EU nations — has become a personal project of the...

    The inglorious Bundeswehr
    May20

    The inglorious Bundeswehr

    Last September, while Ukrainian troops were battling pro-Russian separatists on the eastern edges of Europe, a German battalion participated in a NATO exercise in Norway. They didn’t have any weapons with them, but the German army, the Bundeswehr, has long been used to shortages of equipment. So the soldiers knew what to do: They took a...

    Germany needs to calm down
    May19

    Germany needs to calm down

    The news that Germany’s BND intelligence service regularly shared classified information with the NSA is the latest in the country’s ongoing debate about surveillance. The story reached a climax when the American CIA station chief was asked to leave Berlin in July after the revelation, the year prior, that the US had tapped German...

    A test of the EU’s revolving door
    May19

    A test of the EU’s revolving door

    How hard is it for a lobbyist not to lobby? The European Commission is about to find out, after deciding to allow a former commissioner now on the payroll of a software company to continue his work as an official adviser to the EU executive, provided he refrains from promoting his new employer’s interests. In a move set to test the...

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Tech: Activist anger — Ad blocking — Dark fiber
    May18

    POLITICO Pro’s Morning Tech: Activist anger — Ad blocking — Dark fiber

    SIGN UP HERE: If you’ve been forwarded this email and are ready to lose the middle-man, here’s your chance for a trial of this subscription-only newsletter: http://politi.co/1H8V7aj GOOD MORNING and welcome to Morning Tech! I’m David Meyer and I’ll be your information dealer, drawing on almost a decade’s immersion in...

    Kremlin hails improving U.S. ties
    May18

    Kremlin hails improving U.S. ties

    Russian officials hailed the Monday visit of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland as another sign of improving relations between the two countries, while criticism back in America brews over whether the trips from Nuland and Secretary of State John Kerry represent a diplomatic defeat. Nuland’s trip to Moscow comes just days...

    The missing billion
    May14

    The missing billion

    CHISINAU — Tension has been building in tiny Moldova over the last few months, ever since reports began to surface of $1 billion missing from three of the country’s leading banks, removed in the days leading up to the parliamentary elections last November. The amount, a huge sum for any country, was the equivalent of around 15 percent of...

    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals
    May14

    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals

    Russia and central Europe differ over the war in Ukraine, economic embargoes, the interpretation of history, gas exports and pipelines — but they are finding a common language when it comes to measuring emissions reductions in a way that allows them to claim steep greenhouse gas cuts without painful changes. The trick is to use a benchmark dating...

    Noise on the eastern front
    May13

    Noise on the eastern front

    TALLINN — At Estonia’s Tapa military base, Lieutenant Colonel Aron Kalmus spends much of his time dealing with the rotation of US troops bringing tanks, armored personnel carriers and training skills to boost his country’s tiny army. The Baltic countries, with no proper air forces of their own, also rely on their NATO allies to patrol...

    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia
    May12

    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that if Russia abides by the Minsk protocol setting a ceasefire in Ukraine, sanctions enacted by the United States and European Union against Russia can be lifted. Speaking at a press conference in Sochi beside his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry said that regardless of...

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