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    For Ukraine’s fishermen, ‘war changed everything’
    Oct29

    For Ukraine’s fishermen, ‘war changed everything’

    PRYMORSKE, Ukraine — In the idle heat, a hundred eyes stare out from the tangle of fishing nets, the fish drying like tiny slivers of tinfoil under a stifling sun. Plastic buckets, battered hulls and lengths of knotted rope litter an otherwise empty beach. A few wooden dinghies bob on the sea’s flat, mercury surface; white light glares in...

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The full transcript
    Oct24

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The full transcript

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. Susan Glasser: Hi, it’s Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I’m delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United States, Red Famine: Stalin’s War...

    Newt Gingrich, European man
    Oct24

    Newt Gingrich, European man

    KIEV — Newt Gingrich — the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, credited with creating the confrontational, hyper-partisan style of politics that’s taken hold of Washington — will soon be landing on European shores. On the sidelines of a political conference in Ukraine last month, Gingrich told me he would move to Rome if...

    How to tame Putin
    Oct24

    How to tame Putin

    Vladimir Putin isn’t just undermining our democracy, he’s securing his own long-term power in Russia by destabilizing the West — a strategy that United States and Europe have been dangerously slow to understand and counteract. That was the unnerving takeaway from a high-level working group POLITICO convened on the sidelines of the...

    ‘This myth about the great and horrible Putin’
    Oct24

    ‘This myth about the great and horrible Putin’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. To read the U.S. coverage these days about the Russian president, you’d think he’s 10 feet tall, a puppetmaster who merely has to yank the strings of his hacker army in the Kremlin to make democracy-loving Americans quake over their iPhones, an...

    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...

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