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    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news
    Feb19

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news

    The cartoon takes on the week’s news. First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, February 18, 2016. | By Tom Janssen. First published in Der Standard, Austria, February 18, 2016. | By Oliver Schopf. “I come full of good intentions.” Drawn for POLITICO.eu and L’Vif L’Express. | By Nicolas Vadot. “And as the girl stood...

    National Front seeks Russian cash for election fight
    Feb19

    National Front seeks Russian cash for election fight

    Marine Le Pen’s National Front asked Russia for a €27 million loan to help it fight presidential and parliamentary elections in 2017, the party’s treasurer said. The French far-right party is notoriously strapped for cash as French banks refuse to lend it money, Wallerand de Saint-Just, the National Front’s treasurer, said. “The...

    Dutch strategy on Ukraine referendum leaked
    Feb18

    Dutch strategy on Ukraine referendum leaked

    Dutch cabinet ministers should tell voters that an EU-Ukraine deal is good for trade but they should not talk about conflict with Russia, according to the Dutch government’s referendum strategy, which was leaked to the broadcaster RTL. A 12-page document, made public Thursday, lists a number of questions people might have about an...

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority

    KIEV — Ukraine’s ruling coalition collapsed Thursday, setting off the second political crisis in a week in the country after the government survived a no-confidence vote at the beginning of the week. Two parties decided to quit the coalition. First, on Wednesday, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said her Fatherland party was pulling...

    POLITICO Caucus participants: February 2016
    Feb18

    POLITICO Caucus participants: February 2016

    Find the article on POLITICO’s Caucus poll here. Joaquín Almunia, Former Vice President and European Commpetrssioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; Former Leader of the Opposition and Minister of Employment, Madrid Petras Austrevicius, Lithuanian MEP, Chairman of delegation for relations with Afghanistan, Vice Chair of...

    Soccer player in trouble for pro-Putin T-shirt
    Feb17

    Soccer player in trouble for pro-Putin T-shirt

    Russian soccer club Lokomotiv Moscow is in hot water after midfielder Dmitri Tarasov unveiled a T-shirt praising Vladimir Putin in a match against Turkish side Fenerbahçe. Tarasov took off his shirt after his side’s 2-0 loss in the Europa League in Istanbul on Tuesday to reveal a T-shirt with Putin’s face and the words “Most polite...

    Ukraine’s PM survives no-confidence vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s PM survives no-confidence vote

    KIEV — Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the prime minister of Ukraine, received another lease of political life Tuesday when the country’s parliament rejected a no-confidence motion that would have seen him and his cabinet removed from office. Supporters of the motion fell well short of the 226 votes needed to remove the government, with 194 voting to...

    Ukraine heads into the abyss
    Feb16

    Ukraine heads into the abyss

    This week, Ukraine’s ruling political elite is doing what it does best: behaving irresponsibly. On this occasion, Ukraine’s leaders have plunged the country into a potential political crisis that comes at a time when Ukraine faces strains on its hard currency reserves, weak economic performance, and signs of an upsurge in violence on...

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right
    Feb16

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right

    Even as Russia and the West rang in the new year still publicly at loggerheads over Ukraine, the EU sealed a deal with Russia over another Eastern European frozen conflict zone: Transnistria. The unrecognized statelet of Transnistria broke away from newly independent Moldova in 1990, and is famous as a Soviet nostalgia theme park. Its statues of...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko urges PM Yatsenyuk to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko urges PM Yatsenyuk to resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he wanted Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to step down, following a series of high-profile resignations from his increasingly unpopular government. Presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko tweeted: “In order to restore trust in the government, the president asked the prosecutor general and...

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