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    Poland quibbles over who’s a refugee and who’s a migrant
    Jan22

    Poland quibbles over who’s a refugee and who’s a migrant

    WARSAW — Beata Szydło sought to deflect pressure for Poland to take asylum seekers by telling the European Parliament that the country is already doing its share. “You speak of migration — that’s a serious problem. Poland has taken in around a million refugees from Ukraine. People whom no one wanted to help,” Poland’s prime minister...

    Only America can fix EU security mess
    Jan21

    Only America can fix EU security mess

    The narrow and strategically vital Strait of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea is sometimes called “The Pillars of Hercules.” The ancient Greeks believed it to be a by-product of one of Hercules’ mythical labors, which required him to leave the civilized world behind and venture into the chaos and danger of the distant...

    Lord Weidenfeld’s European century
    Jan21

    Lord Weidenfeld’s European century

    The last time I saw George Weidenfeld was two years ago at his club in central London. Anyone who knew “Lord” Weidenfeld was aware that any conversation with him would invariably flow rapidly through politics, art, music, theater, literature, history, travel, you name it. It could be dizzying. It was always charming and illuminating. In that...

    UK intelligence agency most gay-friendly employer, survey shows
    Jan19

    UK intelligence agency most gay-friendly employer, survey shows

    MI5, the U.K.’s security service, has been named Britain’s most gay-friendly employer by Stonewall, an organization that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The group’s workplace equality index published Tuesday puts MI5 at number-one on a list of the top 100 employers in terms of workplace equality for LGBTI...

    Serb election likely to result in government romp
    Jan19

    Serb election likely to result in government romp

    Calling snap elections is a proven political gambit for Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, who said over the weekend that he wants a poll two years before his government’s term expires. “Serbia needs four more years of stability so that it is ready to join the European Union,” was Vučić’s rationale. The real reason may be...

    Czech President says Muslim integration ‘practically impossible’
    Jan18

    Czech President says Muslim integration ‘practically impossible’

    The existence of “ghettos” in some West European countries proves that “the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,” Czech President Miloš Zeman said Sunday. In an interview with the tabloid Blesk, Zeman cited two passages from the Quran that he said reflected men’s right to mistreat women and he highlighted the...

    Christmas in Grozny
    Jan17

    Christmas in Grozny

    GROZNY, Russia — As I entered the lobby of my hotel in Grozny, I came face to face with two men dressed in tight black uniforms, revolvers hanging from their waists. They bore no military or police insignia, just two patched flags: Chechen on the right arm, and Russian on the left. A slightly unnerving welcome. I would hear a lot about these...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster
    Jan16

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster

    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?: If 2015 was the year of the grumble about a possible extended term for European Parliament President Martin Schulz (above left), then 2016 is the year of the roar. Opposition to Schulz holding onto the office — which anchors the grand coalition between the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Socialists and Democrats...

    Obama’s ‘slippery slope’ delusion
    Jan15

    Obama’s ‘slippery slope’ delusion

    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama sounded a familiar and somewhat defensive theme about the Islamic State. Let’s not overreact, he said, against “masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages … [who] do not threaten our national existence.” To intensify the fight...

    Warsaw’s EU spat stalls German-Polish engine
    Jan14

    Warsaw’s EU spat stalls German-Polish engine

    Angela Merkel found herself in military uniform this week. Perched over a vast table of maps, the German leader appeared in full Nazi regalia alongside her trusted European generals, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz. Though Germans are used to such provocations, the surprising thing this time was that it didn’t originate in Greece or...

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