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    Dutch government delays Ukraine trade deal decision
    Oct31

    Dutch government delays Ukraine trade deal decision

    The Dutch government on Monday delayed a decision on whether to back an EU trade deal with Ukraine or support the result of a public referendum that rejected it. Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote to MPs to say that he needed more time to persuade opposition parties to back the deal but that he hoped agreement could be reached before the next summit...

    Georgian ruling party wins in disputed polls
    Oct31

    Georgian ruling party wins in disputed polls

    Georgia’s ruling party scored a landslide victory in the second round of parliamentary polls, according to official results issued Monday. Pro-Western Georgian Dream won just under 49 percent of the vote in a first round on October 8. The United National Movement (UNM) came second, at just over 27 percent. The first round also saw the...

    Russia falls back in love with Ivan the Terrible
    Oct31

    Russia falls back in love with Ivan the Terrible

    ORYOL, Russia — In 1947, Josef Stalin summoned film director Sergei Eisenstein to the Kremlin to discuss his movie, “Ivan the Terrible.” While Stalin had enjoyed the first installment of the masterpiece, released three years earlier, he intensely disliked the sequel, then in production, which depicted the czar’s descent into paranoia and...

    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,...

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