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    What I learned from Vladimir Putin
    Aug17

    What I learned from Vladimir Putin

    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin, like most political leaders, predisposed to spinning the truth for his own benefit? Or does he go far beyond that, governing Russia and dealing with his neighbours and the rest of the world with reckless mendacity, abetted by a supine national media? Sometimes, in answering questions like this, we can draw not...

    EU warns Russia over entering Ukraine
    Aug15

    EU warns Russia over entering Ukraine

    European Union foreign ministers have warned Russia that they would treat any military action in Ukraine as a “blatant violation of international law” just as news broke that Ukrainian forces have attacked and destroyed part of a Russian convoy supposedly bringing humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine. A joint statement agreed by foreign ministers...

    Farm ministers to discuss Russia’s EU food ban in early-September
    Aug15

    Farm ministers to discuss Russia’s EU food ban in early-September

    Farm ministers from the European Union will hold a special meeting in Brussels in early September to discuss the effects of Russia’s boycott of Western food on the EU’s farming sector. The decision to hold the meeting was announced today (15 August) following a gathering of the EU’s foreign affairs ministers in Brussels to...

    EU foreign ministers back arms supplies for Kurdish forces
    Aug15

    EU foreign ministers back arms supplies for Kurdish forces

    Foreign ministers from the European Union’s member states have approved the sending of arms to Kurdish security forces fighting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq. Arms will be provided by member states on an individual basis. France and the UK have announced that they will send arms to Kurdish forces....

    EU foreign ministers converge on Brussels for crisis talks
    Aug15

    EU foreign ministers converge on Brussels for crisis talks

    Foreign ministers from European Union member states are meeting in Brussels today (15 August) for an emergency summit called by Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, earlier this week. The ministers will discuss three ongoing conflicts that have come to a head: Russian troops amassing on the Ukraine border, the Islamic State...

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban
    Aug14

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban

    The European Commission will next week come forward with market stabilisation measures to compensate a number of perishable fruit and vegetable producers for losses suffered as a result of Russia’s ban on food from the European Union. The Russian ban is a counter-measure against EU sanctions on Russian individuals and financial institutions...

    Ashton calls emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers
    Aug13

    Ashton calls emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers

    Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has called an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Friday (15 August). France and Italy have been pushing for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening situation in Iraq, where militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken over vast swathes of the...

    EU prepares for more bad news on GDP
    Aug13

    EU prepares for more bad news on GDP

    Eurostat, the official statistics agency of the European Union, will tomorrow (14 August) publish data on economic growth in the eurozone during the second quarter of 2014, amid fears that the European economy is about to slip back into recession. Today Eurostat said that industrial production in the eurozone fell for a second consecutive month...

    Taking care not to stumble into another catastrophe
    Aug13

    Taking care not to stumble into another catastrophe

    This month – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War – is an opportune time to reflect on big risks. As Michael Spence recently warned, the international order’s widening security deficit, reflecting the weakening of whatever global governance we have, is fast becoming the biggest risk facing the world economy. The same point...

    EU pledges aid for Iraq as France and Italy call for emergency meeting
    Aug12

    EU pledges aid for Iraq as France and Italy call for emergency meeting

    Kristalina Georgieva, the European commissioner for humanitarian aid, announced today (12 August) that the European Union will mobilise an additional €5 million for humanitarian aid to Iraq as the country struggles to deal with an Islamist insurgency that has taken over vast swathes of the country and spurred a refugee crisis. Yesterday it...

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