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    Most powerful photographs of 2015
    Dec25

    Most powerful photographs of 2015

    Perhaps more than any year in recent history, 2015 has proven to be one of struggle. Struggle by migrants to escape their war-torn countries and find refuge in safer lands. Struggle by victims — and those they left behind — to cope after horrific crimes and natural disasters. And let’s not forget the struggle by the world to comprehend...

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration
    Dec24

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration

    WASHINGTON — Slovakia’s chief diplomat, Miroslav Lajčák, turned tense when asked to explain why his country is leading resistance against the German-backed effort to residstribute migrants across the bloc. “You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” Lajčák told POLITICO in an interview at the German Marshall Fund’s...

    Transatlantic Caucus participants: December 2015
    Dec23

    Transatlantic Caucus participants: December 2015

    Find the article on POLITICO’s Transatlantic Caucus poll here and the full results of the poll here. András Baneth, Director of European Office, Public Affairs Council, Brussels Richard Bergström, Director-General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Brussels Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister and...

    US Treasury expands sanctions linked to Russian moves in Ukraine
    Dec22

    US Treasury expands sanctions linked to Russian moves in Ukraine

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday added nearly three-dozen people to its Specially Designated Nationals list, a catalog of people and entities restricted from doing business with American citizens. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified 34 people and organizations under sanctions from executive orders concerning...

    EU bid to appease Russia over Ukraine deal collapses
    Dec21

    EU bid to appease Russia over Ukraine deal collapses

    A last-minute attempt to prevent Russia from slapping economic sanctions on Ukraine failed Monday, as EU-led negotiations between the parties broke down. The sticking point is the launch of a delayed EU free trade agreement with Ukraine that will enter into force on January 1. The EU had been talking for 18 months over Russia’s concerns the...

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia
    Dec21

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

    The EU will extend for six months its economic sanctions against Russia, the Council announced on Monday, noting that the conditions of the Minsk peace deal have not been met. The bloc imposed the sanctions in July 2014 and revised them in September 2014 after a deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine, where the country’s army was...

    Economic Ideas Forum, inspiring ideas into policy action:  7 key takeaways
    Dec21

    Economic Ideas Forum, inspiring ideas into policy action: 7 key takeaways

    We have stabilized the Euro and carried out reforms. Now we need to focus on innovation for growth and the digital economy. These are the words used by Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament during his opening of the Economic Ideas Forum that was held in Brussels on December 2nd 2015. The...

    Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs Kolomoisky
    Dec21

    Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs Kolomoisky

    GENEVA, Switzerland — One evening in late October, the skies above Dnipropetrovsk whirled with the sound of helicopters. Below, armored vehicles and a 500-strong SWAT team moved in assault formation. Even by Ukrainian standards, it was a dramatic scene. As he was dragged from his doorstep, the target of the exaggerated raid — the...

    Trump’s competitors don’t want Putin’s approval
    Dec20

    Trump’s competitors don’t want Putin’s approval

    Republican presidential candidates trailing Donald Trump are making it clear they don’t want the same endorsement the billionaire businessman and entertainer got from Russian president Vladimir Putin. This week, Putin said Trump is “a very bright and talented man.” In response, Trump said he appreciated “when people call you brilliant” and...

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways
    Dec19

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways

    Never mind POLITICO’s test of whether you can tell the difference between the European Union and Star Wars: Members of the European Parliament have issued an alternative test of how sad your life is. Since Christmas and New Year already constitute a sufficiently difficult time for those whose lives lack purpose, you might not feel the need...

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