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    5 European cities on the migration frontline
    Feb09

    5 European cities on the migration frontline

    Europe’s mayors are angry. On the frontline of the continent’s fight against migration, city leaders see national governments and the European Union drawing up plans to tackle the refugee crisis that do little, if anything, to protect their citizens. Some are taking matters into their own hands, and tapping into years of experience in...

    Ghost of European re-nationalism
    Feb09

    Ghost of European re-nationalism

    Later this week, NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the two biggest issues testing transatlantic security: a newly aggressive Russia and the terrorist threat posed by a burgeoning Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Left unaddressed, however, is Europe’s most immediate and perhaps most significant challenge — the...

    How migrants brought Central Europe together
    Feb07

    How migrants brought Central Europe together

    By joining NATO and the EU at the turn of century, the Visegrád Group fulfilled its original purpose — to integrate Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic into Western democratic institutions. But the group has struggled to find a common cause since, despite cooperation on issues like the digital single market and common support for...

    Ukraine’s political suicide
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s political suicide

    KIEV — Ukraine’s fledgling democracy edged closer to dismembering itself this week, as one of the most reform-minded members of the government stepped down. In his resignation letter, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavičius accused old political elites of systematically blocking much-needed reforms and paralyzing the fight against rampant...

    A Putin dissident in winter
    Feb05

    A Putin dissident in winter

    MOSCOW — Around this time in 2012, Alexei Navalny represented the most serious threat to the Kremlin in years. His name was thrown around, at home and abroad, as a potential replacement for Vladimir Putin. He stood before crowds of tens of thousands in Moscow, leading chants for the regime’s downfall. Four winters later, Navalny is a much...

    Finance errors hamper Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine deal
    Feb03

    Finance errors hamper Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine deal

    A Dutch referendum on an EU deal with Ukraine faces administrative problems after it was revealed that half of the requests for campaign financing were filed incorrectly. A pot of €2 million of taxpayers’ money is available for the campaign ahead of an April 6 vote on the EU-Ukraine association agreement — €700,000 for the ‘Yes’ side,...

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits, blaming Poroshenko ally
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits, blaming Poroshenko ally

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigned Wednesday, blaming a business partner of President Petro Poroshenko for blocking economic reforms. Aivaras Abromavičius, 40, a minister since December 2014, said at a press conference that he wouldn’t be a “puppet” for officials he accused of blocking overhauls of the country’s economy and...

    How Putin created a monster in Chechnya
    Feb03

    How Putin created a monster in Chechnya

    Ramzan Kadyrov may well be Vladimir Putin’s most ghoulish creation—a political Golem who remains slavishly loyal to the Russian leader but who also serves as a constant and nagging reminder of how ugly Putin-style autocracy can get when it really goes over the edge. Like the character Smerdyakov in The Brothers Karamazov, Kadryov claims he...

    Pascal Lamy, unfashionable integrationist
    Feb03

    Pascal Lamy, unfashionable integrationist

    Pascal Lamy, long considered among the elite of EU elites and a key figure behind some of Europe’s biggest political triumphs, may soon become a dissident: He’s part of that dwindling group of people who believe the Union should move ever closer together. “I am among those who think that the Union is not going to pieces,” says Lamy....

    Dutch support grows for EU-Ukraine deal
    Feb01

    Dutch support grows for EU-Ukraine deal

    Dutch voters are opposed to the Netherlands’ ratification of the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine, but the gap between Yes and No is getting smaller. According to a poll published in De Volkskrant Monday, 44 percent intend to vote in favor of the agreement, and 55 percent would vote No. In a poll in December 2015,...

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