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    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili applies for asylum in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili applies for asylum in Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, applied for political asylum in Ukraine, despite having his Ukrainian citizenship revoked earlier this year, Spiegel reported. Saakashvili — who became a Ukrainian citizen two years ago and was made governor of the Odessa region, only to have his citizenship revoked in July, leaving him stateless...

    Sep29

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, which brought down the czars and paved the way for the Soviet Union. Fifteen states broke off from that country in 1991, but Russia remains an undeniable political and economic powerhouse in the region. Its influence spills beyond its frontiers — and it has plenty of those. Russia...

    Borderlands: Life with Russia as a neighbor
    Sep29

    Borderlands: Life with Russia as a neighbor

    Tracing the influence of Russia on 8 countries on its western edge. …read more Source: POLITICO – Europe...

    Today at Commission, passports and College meeting
    Sep20

    Today at Commission, passports and College meeting

    On the agenda: College of Commissioners’ agenda, passport schemes. On the podium: Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas. Passports schemes: The Commission is monitoring EU countries that set up schemes allowing non-EU citizens to get passports in exchange for money/investment/property purchases, but it is up to national capitals to...

    Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires
    Sep16

    Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires

    KIEV — Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine will have ramifications for the former Georgian president and for his adopted homeland. The question is not whether Saakashvili will cause disruption, but how much? Within hours of his return, the man known to his supporters as “Misha” had already galvanized anti-government forces to promise a...

    Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine
    Sep16

    Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, entered Ukraine on Sunday despite being barred from the country, according to media reports. Hundreds of supporters, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, helped Saakashvili push past Ukrainian border guards at Poland’s Medyka border crossing to force his way into the...

    Ukrainian veterans’ war within

    HRUNIVKA, Ukraine — As gunfire crackled across the sweltering fields, Max Stodola looked on with blank dread: “It happened so fast — there was nothing I could do. I just thought, ‘See ya, guys, nice knowing you.’” It was August 2014. The volunteer medic was planning to resume his university studies in a few days — just enough time to join...

    As reforms stall, a Ukrainian cultural revolution
    Sep07

    As reforms stall, a Ukrainian cultural revolution

    ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukraine’s political reformers and corruption-busters might be disappointed. But its artists, musicians and filmmakers have plenty to be excited about. In the wake of the 2014 Maidan Revolution and the breakout of war in the east, the country is undergoing a fast-paced cultural renaissance that recalls the tumultuous 1960s...

    Today at Commission, going into seminar mode
    Sep07

    Today at Commission, going into seminar mode

    Margaritis Schinas’ job was rather challenging today as the Commission’s chief spokesman had to find other interesting news for reporters barely 45 minutes before the joint press conference of Michel Barnier and David Davis on the third round of Brexit talks. Schinas provided key details on the annual seminar of European...

    Preventing disaster in Donbas
    Aug31

    Preventing disaster in Donbas

    VIENNA — Ukraine suffered one of the most horrendous man-made disasters in recent memory — the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. It is now suffering through a war that is poisoning relations between Donbas and the rest of Ukraine, polluting the political climate between Kiev and Moscow and tainting the relationship...

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