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    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...

    Spain and Portugal could face EU sanctions over national budgets
    May18

    Spain and Portugal could face EU sanctions over national budgets

    The European Commission will decide Wednesday whether to issue fines to Spain and Portugal for exceeding the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3 percent of GDP. The college of commissioners may impose fines, which can be set at a maximum of 0.2 percent of GDP, delay its decision, or give the countries more time to meet targets. At last...

    ‘Putin-like?’ Not us, say Poland and Hungary in response to Bill Clinton
    May17

    ‘Putin-like?’ Not us, say Poland and Hungary in response to Bill Clinton

    Poland and Hungary returned fire Tuesday after former U.S. President Bill Clinton accused the two countries of thinking that “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting “Putin-like leadership.” “Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War, have now decided this democracy is too much...

    When Donald Trump brought Miss Universe to Moscow
    May15

    When Donald Trump brought Miss Universe to Moscow

    On June 18, 2013 Donald Trump had some exciting news: he would soon be whisking dozens of the world’s most beautiful women to Russia. “The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from MOSCOW, RUSSIA on November 9th,” Trump tweeted that day, referring to the beauty pageant he owned at the time. “A big deal that will bring our countries...

    UK referendum: Campaign scorecard
    May13

    UK referendum: Campaign scorecard

    The week the gloves came off. With local and regional elections out the way, Westminster threw itself into the referendum campaign and both sides got personal. David Cameron and Boris Johnson traded blows Monday, the Leave campaign went to war with itself Wednesday, and former Tory leader and Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith launched an astonishing...

    IMF chief: Nothing positive for UK from Brexit
    May13

    IMF chief: Nothing positive for UK from Brexit

    LONDON — Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned on Friday that a Brexit would be undoubtedly negative for the U.K. economy. “We have on occasions been wrong,” she said. “But on the negative consequences of a vote to leave, we have done our homework and there isn’t anything positive to be expected out...

    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit
    May13

    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit

    Brexit is a chance for Vladimir Putin to further his strategy to divide and conquer Europe, Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov wrote in an opinion piece Friday. Writing in The Guardian, Kasparov said the Russian president’s goal “is to weaken the institutions, including NATO and the EU, that could thwart his...

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