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Section: POLITICO – Europe Edition (EU)

    NATO should not abandon Georgia
    Jul08

    NATO should not abandon Georgia

    The U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union sent political shockwaves across Europe and has cast a shadow of uncertainty on the future of the European project. But the Continent’s lack of strategic vision could have especially dangerous consequences for those still seeking to join its ranks — and for Georgia especially. Georgia...

    John Kerry in Ukraine ahead of NATO summit
    Jul07

    John Kerry in Ukraine ahead of NATO summit

    Secretary of State John Kerry was in Ukraine on Thursday to reassure the country’s leaders of United States’ support in the territorial dispute with Russia. Kerry was in Kiev ahead of the NATO summit in Warsaw, according the an AP report. The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine as well as the overall situation on NATO’s...

    ‘We believe in Europe’
    Jul06

    ‘We believe in Europe’

    These aren’t the easiest days for a united Europe. Both Eastern and Western Europe are suffering from Brexit fever. The destiny of those who want to be out has been decided — just like the destiny of those who want be in. But it is not a time for despair. It is a time for unity, responsibility and vision. A time to understand how we got to...

    Ukraine’s PM: ‘We will join EU within 10 years’
    Jul01

    Ukraine’s PM: ‘We will join EU within 10 years’

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday that he is convinced his country will join the European Union within the next decade. Groysman, who took office last April, told German newspapers of the Funke media group that Ukraine sees its future in the West, despite the ongoing conflict in the country’s east. “We are...

    The eastern weakness for a ‘political savior’
    Jun28

    The eastern weakness for a ‘political savior’

    KIEV, Ukraine — When Nadiya Savchenko, Putin’s most famous political prisoner, stepped foot on Ukrainian soil for the first time in two years, she was overwhelmed by the media frenzy. “Back off!” she snapped at the horde of reporters circling her like prey, just minutes after she landed at Kiev airport. The country is hungry for its next...

    Turkey to miss visa-free travel deadline
    Jun14

    Turkey to miss visa-free travel deadline

    Turkey will miss an end of June deadline to meet the EU’s conditions for securing visa-free travel to the bloc for its citizens, the European Commission is to confirm Wednesday. Visa liberalization was a key part of an EU-Turkey deal struck in March in which Ankara was asked to stem the flow of refugees into Europe in exchange for cash and...

    Mark Rutte regrets ‘disastrous’ Ukraine referendum
    Jun13

    Mark Rutte regrets ‘disastrous’ Ukraine referendum

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said he was “totally, totally, totally against referendums” as he expressed regret that Dutch citizens had voted down an EU agreement with Ukraine. Rutte blamed “his beloved coalition partners” the Social Democrats (PvdA) for the result of a non-binding referendum on April 6, in which the Dutch...

    The POLITICO (football) 24
    Jun10

    The POLITICO (football) 24

    Footballers from 24 nations are on display in France at Euro 2016. At 23 players per squad, that’s a whopping 552 sweaty bodies — almost as many as the French Assemblée Nationale can muster on a day when there’s coq au vin for lunch. Only a fanatical few football-watchers could possibly exceed a passing knowledge of more than 10...

    Ukraine asks François Hollande to speed up visas for soccer fans
    Jun07

    Ukraine asks François Hollande to speed up visas for soccer fans

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked his French counterpart François Hollande to help Ukrainian football fans get visas for Euro 2016, which kicks off on June 10. Poroshenko’s office said in a statement Monday that he asked Hollande “to facilitate the issuance of visas for Ukrainian fans who are planning to visit the European Football...

    OCCRP is on weak ground with Petro Poroshenko offshore claims
    Jun06

    OCCRP is on weak ground with Petro Poroshenko offshore claims

    Regarding Tom King’s letter to the editor “Our Panama Papers reporting on Petro Poroshenko was accurate and fair” (June 4): In our article, (Ukrainian innocent caught in Panama Papers Web, June 3) we sought to distance the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which produces a considerable amount of credible work, from...

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