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    Netherlands to strip dual citizens of nationality if they join ISIL
    May25

    Netherlands to strip dual citizens of nationality if they join ISIL

    The Netherlands passed a law Tuesday that allows authorities to strip dual citizens of Dutch nationality if they have joined a terror group or fought abroad with groups such as ISIL. In line with the new law, no court conviction is needed to revoke Dutch citizenship from those who hold a second nationality. The law was proposed in the Netherlands...

    France allows banned Russian to travel for animal health talks
    May24

    France allows banned Russian to travel for animal health talks

    PARIS — The French foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday that France had granted a visa to a Russian minister who is subject to an EU travel ban but insisted the decision was permitted as the official was traveling to an international event. “It is allowed when officials travel for meetings of international organizations such as the U.N. or others,”...

    France ignores EU sanctions list, grants visa to banned Russian minister
    May24

    France ignores EU sanctions list, grants visa to banned Russian minister

    France has defied an EU travel ban and granted a visa to Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, despite the fact he is blacklisted from entering the bloc due to his support of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. The Russian ministry confirmed Tkachev had been granted a French visa to head the Russian delegation at the World Organization...

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed
    May21

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed

    Russia’s ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the alliance’s policy of isolating Moscow has been a failure. NATO’s strategy is, in fact, damaging to the military alliance, Grushko said to journalists in Brussels Saturday: “It is clear that if NATO continues to implement policies announced at the 2014 Wales Summit, it...

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare
    May21

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare

    President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia next week will be anchored by a stop in Hiroshima, where he will focus on its dark nuclear past. But Obama’s visit comes at a moment when U.S. and Asian officials fear the region is entering a newly dangerous atomic future, threatening Obama’s vow to roll back the spread of nuclear arms and...

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West
    May20

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West

    It’s been a busy week for Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Ðukanović: The speaker of parliament was removed and the premier put a clutch of opposition politicians in his cabinet to form an interim government that will serve until October’s general elections, when Ðukanović intends to secure an eighth term. Then, on Thursday, he...

    Bratislava braces itself for EU presidency, and so does Brussels
    May20

    Bratislava braces itself for EU presidency, and so does Brussels

    Slovakia is almost ready for its EU close-up, but not everyone in Brussels is confident the country can handle the starring role it will have in driving the union’s political agenda for the second half of the year. It won’t be the first member of its class of mostly small, Eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 to hold...

    David Cameron, the accidental European
    May20

    David Cameron, the accidental European

    LONDON — David Cameron promised to end his party’s obsession with Europe. Instead his premiership will be defined by it. The British prime minister is all but certain to suffer his own ignominious departure if Britain votes to exit the European Union. To Cameron’s critics it would be a fitting end to a political career laced with...

    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO
    May19

    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO

    Montenegrin is rarely among the languages needed at NATO press conferences, but it was on Thursday after Prime Minister Milo Đukanović signed a protocol on the country’s accession to the alliance. Full membership is set to follow and Đukanović said he’s optimistic it will happen soon. “I believe this will be possible within a year,”...

    Commission spares Spain and Portugal on deficit, for now
    May18

    Commission spares Spain and Portugal on deficit, for now

    The European Commission has delayed its decision on potentially fining Spain and Portugal for exceeding the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3 percent of GDP. The college of commissioners on Wednesday said it is recommending to “the Council to recommend a durable correction of the excessive deficit in 2016 and 2017 respectively, by taking the...

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