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Section: European Voice (EU)

    Fear and family values in Putin’s Russia
    Oct23

    Fear and family values in Putin’s Russia

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Vitaly Milonov, the architect of Russia’s infamous anti-gay “propaganda” law, fears for Europe’s future. “Europe is sick with political correctness and liberal tolerance,” Milonov, 41, tells me, as he reclines on a sofa in his spacious offices at St Petersburg’s Legislative Assembly, where he is head of...

    Prepare for a pricklier Polish foreign policy
    Oct22

    Prepare for a pricklier Polish foreign policy

    WARSAW — The nationalist Law and Justice party will, barring any last-minute slip-ups, sweep into power in Poland in parliamentary elections on Sunday — bringing a more confrontational foreign policy style with it. In many ways, a change of government from the pro-EU Civic Platform to the Euroskeptic Law and Justice (PiS) won’t make a...

    It’s time to rearm Germany and Japan
    Oct22

    It’s time to rearm Germany and Japan

    No issue in next year’s election will have more impact on our day-to-day lives than the Republican pledge to spend hundreds of billions more on the military than will occur in a Democratic administration. Since it’s accompanied by the party’s unanimous opposition to any net increase in federal revenue and a promise to...

    Donald Tusk’s hard European education
    Oct22

    Donald Tusk’s hard European education

    When Donald Tusk got a top European Union job, the former Polish prime minister took a crash course in English, going from virtually zero to proficiency in the language in less than a year. The political folkways of Brussels have proven harder to master for the president of the European Council. Arriving in town trailed by high expectations from...

    Parliament Socialists reach out to Russia
    Oct20

    Parliament Socialists reach out to Russia

    Socialists in the European Parliament are pushing for a new dialogue with Moscow despite ongoing tensions over Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria and the conflict in Ukraine, which have tarnished EU-Russia relations for more than a year. Knut Fleckenstein, vice chairman of the assembly’s Progressive Alliance of Socialists and...

    When Donald Trump quits
    Oct19

    When Donald Trump quits

    After sending mixed signals about what might drive him to withdraw from the presidential race, Donald Trump settled on a definitive answer last month: “I’m never dropping out.” The next day, he tweeted, “I’m leading big in every poll and we are going to WIN! Remember, Trump NEVER gives up!” But, like many successful businessmen, the...

    Putin’s foreign legion
    Oct19

    Putin’s foreign legion

    The New York Times praises the efficiency of Vladimir Putin’s military modernization on daily display over the skies of Syria. No big surprise here. The Soviet Union showed that a totalitarian state can concentrate its limited resources on the military, weak economy or not. The Times article, however, misses the point that Putin’s...

    Poroshenko: Hold Russia accountable for MH17
    Oct18

    Poroshenko: Hold Russia accountable for MH17

    Russia should be held responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, although Ukraine could have done more to prevent the disaster by closing its airspace, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday. In an interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Poroshenko said Russia should “absolutely” be held accountable for the...

    Momentum builds for a united energy front
    Oct17

    Momentum builds for a united energy front

    The energy union, the flagship project of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, is starting to take shape — transforming from a nebulous theory into an actual policy that aims to tie Europe’s energy markets together. “It is possible to trade fruits or cars freely across borders but it is still impossible to send energy freely...

    Commercial interests conflict with Brussels’ gas plans
    Oct17

    Commercial interests conflict with Brussels’ gas plans

    The European Commission’s effort to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas is clashing with commercial and national interests, which are causing problems for Brussels’ gas diversification plans. Gazprom’s recent partnership with five West European companies to expand the Nord Stream pipeline — running under the Baltic...

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