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    Russian recession will last two years,  forecasts EBRD
    May14

    Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD

    European development bank predicts knock-on effects for eastern Europe and central Asia Russia faces two years of recession as the sharp fall in oil prices adds to the problems of an economy beset by structural weakness, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has warned.The EBRD, which was set up following the collapse of communism...

    CEC: Russian citizens will not be able to vote in the presidential election in Belarus anyway
    May14

    CEC: Russian citizens will not be able to vote in the presidential election in Belarus anyway

    Lidia Yermoshina confirmed that sometimes citizens of Russia, who are allowed to vote in municipal elections, are sent invitations to cast their votes. “But citizens of Russia just like citizens of Ukraine are perfectly aware of the fact that they cannot cast votes in a presidential election in Belarus. They will not be allowed to cast their...

    The U.N. at 70:  Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?
    May14

    The U.N. at 70: Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?

    A boatload of people, some of them likely in need of international protection, are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Italian Navy. The UN at 70 must “be fit for the purpose … otherwise it would be letting down people in need and compromising its legitimacy”. Photo credit: UNHCR/A. D’AmatoBy Julia RainerVIENNA, May 14 2015 (IPS)Events...

    Poroshenko: 11,000 Russian servicemen fighting in Donbas
    May14

    Poroshenko: 11,000 Russian servicemen fighting in Donbas

    About 11,000 Russian soldiers are fighting in the Donbas conflict zone, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with German channel ZDF on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Bushati attends NATO Ministerial in Antalya: Situation in Macedonia, in-depth investigation is needed
    May14

    Bushati attends NATO Ministerial in Antalya: Situation in Macedonia, in-depth investigation is needed

    TIRANA, May 14 (ATA)- By Gjergji Mima/ Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is attending the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers that is taking place in Turkey’s Antalya. The meeting focused on a number of important topics for NATO and Euro-Atlantic security such as the progress made in the light of new NATO mission “Resolute Support”...

    A third of Russians fear military attack by US, poll finds
    May14

    A third of Russians fear military attack by US, poll finds

    Survey indicates growing suspicion of possible invasion by Washington after crisis in relations over Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    First session of Ukraine working group on economic affairs in Minsk
    May14

    First session of Ukraine working group on economic affairs in Minsk

    “Pursuant to the decision of the contact group on Ukraine as of 6 May, the members of the working group on economic affairs came to Minsk for the talks. Their meeting began at 12:00 and will be closed to the press,” Dmitry Mironchik said. …read more Source:...

    Rinkevics: the Riga Summit will support Ukraine’s reform efforts
    May14

    Rinkevics: the Riga Summit will support Ukraine’s reform efforts

    On 13 May 2015, the first day of the Meeting of the NATO Foreign Ministers in Antalya, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in a discussion on the progress achieved in Afghanistan and NATO’s cooperation with Ukraine, as well as challenges to security in the Alliance’s eastern and southern neighbourhood and...

    Rinkevics: Riga’s summit will support Ukraine’s reform endeavours
    May14

    Rinkevics: Riga’s summit will support Ukraine’s reform endeavours

    “Latvia does not recognize the illegitimate annexation of Crimea. Ukraine should be allowed to freely determine the orientation of its foreign policy. Riga’s summit will express clear support to Ukraine’s reform endeavours,» – said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics during a meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission. …read...

    Minister Expects Increase of Last Minute Russian Tourists to Bulgaria
    May14

    Minister Expects Increase of Last Minute Russian Tourists to Bulgaria

    Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova expects that there will be an increase in the number of Russian tourists deciding to visit Bulgaria in the last minute. Angelkova stated that there was a 30-40 % increase in the interest of Russian tourists towards Bulgaria compared to last month, largely due to the stabilisation of the rouble. The Tourism...

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