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    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats
    May10

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats

    The EU is expected to extend sanctions imposed against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine given that there has been no progress in implementing the Minsk 2 peace accord, EU diplomats told POLITICO. The sanctions, which were first imposed in 2014, come up for renewal every six months and were...

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat
    May10

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat

    When Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Washington today for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—and an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump—the moment will hardly be ripe for diplomacy between Russia and the United States. Washington is in an uproar over Trump’s firing of FBI...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday
    May08

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to “discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues,” the State Department announced Monday. Lavrov and Tillerson met in Moscow in April, where they expressed conflicting views on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad...

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)
    May08

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)

    France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old foreign policy novice, won the keys to the Elysée palace without giving a major address on international affairs. His views, informed by a broad coterie of policy advisers and French grandees, are largely unformed — with one, new exception. To listen to his closest...

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France
    May08

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France

    PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, the not-yet-40 former economy minister and banker, carried the French presidential election on Sunday, beating Marine Le Pen by a wider-than-expected margin of 66 to 34. Macron struck a solemn tone, saying he wouldn’t ignore the mixed message from Sunday. Turnout was the lowest for a presidential vote...

    Russian ambassador: Kremlin isn’t trying to destabilize the EU
    May04

    Russian ambassador: Kremlin isn’t trying to destabilize the EU

    Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, denied Moscow was trying to destabilize the European Union but said he envisioned a contest of “values” between Russia and the West in the decades ahead. Chizhov, speaking at a press briefing Wednesday, blamed the strained relations between the EU and Russia on the United States and urged...

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July
    May03

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July

    In a phone call Tuesday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed meeting face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg this July – a detail that was omitted from the White House’s brief readout of the call. The news of the potential meeting on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Hamburg, the...

    ‘They thought the man had gone bananas’
    May01

    ‘They thought the man had gone bananas’

    BERLIN — Early one February weekend, President Trump let loose a cryptic complaint, followed by a barrage of Fox News-inspired tweets, about Sweden of all places. He made the Nordic country, home of gleaming lakes, cheap modernist furniture and one of the world’s highest standards of living, seem like a dystopian hellhole...

    Carl Bildt: The full transcript
    May01

    Carl Bildt: The full transcript

    Susan Glasser: “Donald Trump is probably one of the least popular American presidents on this side of the Atlantic for a very long time.” That was Carl Bildt, our guest on The Global Politico this week. Carl is the former prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister of Sweden. Yes, that Sweden, the northern...

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