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    Frans Timmermans urges Dutch opposition to back Ukraine deal
    Oct29

    Frans Timmermans urges Dutch opposition to back Ukraine deal

    European Commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans on Saturday called on opposition parties in the Dutch parliament to support the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement even though voters in the Netherlands rejected it at a referendum in April. In an interview with the Dutch public radio, Timmermans said that a “non-binding referendum...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: For the love of country or Parliament? — Lone Woolfe — Brexitometer
    Oct29

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: For the love of country or Parliament? — Lone Woolfe — Brexitometer

    For the love of country or Parliament? The race for the European People’s Party nomination for European Parliament president is looking like a dead heat between French MEP Alain Lamassoure and Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness. While Germans in the group are firmly behind McGuinness, left leaners in the center-right bloc have questioned what her...

    EU grants Russian gas giant go-ahead to expand in Europe, politics aside
    Oct28

    EU grants Russian gas giant go-ahead to expand in Europe, politics aside

    Despite deepening strain between Moscow and the West, the European Commission has given approval to a Russian gas giant to carry more gas along a pipeline in Germany — drawing the ire of Ukraine and Poland. The Commission’s Friday night green light comes in response to a years-long debate over whether Russia’s state-owned Gazprom...

    NATO chief: Numbers don’t add up to a new Cold War
    Oct28

    NATO chief: Numbers don’t add up to a new Cold War

    For Jens Stoltenberg, the former Norwegian prime minister and one-time government statistician who is now the 13th secretary general of NATO, even the highest-stakes military and political problems can often be reduced to simple math. Asked in an interview with POLITICO if he worried that the four new NATO battalions to be stationed in eastern...

    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state
    Oct28

    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state

    Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO. This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps...

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West
    Oct28

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West

    There may be nine candidates in Moldova’s presidential elections on Sunday, but it really boils down to two options: Russia, or the European Union. Socialist candidate Igor Dodon, a former economy minister and a front-runner in all the opinion polls, is on the record telling a Russian newspaper that his country’s association agreement...

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’
    Oct28

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’

    KIEV — To Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, questions from Western capitals about Kiev’s commitment to reform are unfathomable. For him, the results speak for themselves. While battling Russian-backed insurgents in the east of the country and stabilizing the economy, which just a year ago seemed to be heading off a cliff,...

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials
    Oct27

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials

    The European Union on Thursday added 10 more Syrian regime officials to the list of suspects involved in the aggression against Syrian civilians, according to a statement. They include high-ranking military officials and several senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. They have been slapped with a travel ban and...

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women
    Oct27

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women

    Two Yazidi women, who have advocated the plight of survivors of horrific abuse by ISIL in Iraq, have been awarded the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Parliament’s president Martin Schulz announced on Thursday. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar “are representatives for the Yazidi community...

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees
    Oct26

    Romanian lawmakers cancel public broadcaster fees

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) slammed the Romanian parliament on Wednesday for abolishing a license fee for public radio and television and making it rely on state funds. The alliance of public broadcasters around the Continent said the move threatens the independence of Romanian public TV and radio. Making broadcaster TVR and Radio...

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