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    Germany’s Steinmeier presses for Ukraine progress on Russia visit
    May07

    Germany’s Steinmeier presses for Ukraine progress on Russia visit

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for a swift resolution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Volgograd on Thursday, expressing hope a peace deal agreed in Minsk would enter its “next phase”. …read more Source:...

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters
    May07

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters

    Howard Amos’s report on the Odessa fire of 2 May 2014 (2 May), in which at least 45 people died, reminds us how easily tension and mounting distrust can become murderous. On 9 May in Moscow, statesmen are to celebrate the victorious ending of the most destructive war in European history, against Nazi Germany. I understand that no western...

    Investors sceptical on Ukraine debt deal
    May07

    Investors sceptical on Ukraine debt deal

    Markets expect protracted talks as issues such as ‘haircuts’ for bondholders hamper progress …read more Source: Financial...

    Gas to Start Flowing Through Turkish Stream in Dec 2016 – Gazprom
    May07

    Gas to Start Flowing Through Turkish Stream in Dec 2016 – Gazprom

    Gazprom announced on Thursday that gas deliveries through the Turkish Stream pipeline will start in December of next year. “We had very efficient and crucial talks today. It was agreed to bring onstream Turkish Stream and to start gas supplies in December 2016,” Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said in a company statement. Miller spoke after meeting...

    Black Sea woes
    May07

    Black Sea woes

    In memory of a murderous fire ALMOST exactly a year ago, on May 2nd 2014, two groups of protesters clashed in central Odessa. A heady post-revolutionary haze hung over Ukraine. A weak government had taken power in Kiev after the Maidan protests had forced President Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country. Russia had annexed Crimea and pro-Russian...

    Visions of Britain
    May07

    Visions of Britain

    LONDON — Behind the sturm und drang of an election campaign, the leaders of Britain’s parties offer strikingly different visions. Ed Miliband wants a Swedish Britain Labour want Britain to be fully European — but outside the eurozone — more active in Eastern Europe and less beholden to Washington. His vision at home is constitutional reform...

    Letters to the editor
    May07

    Letters to the editor

    To the editors: I read with great interest your article on the fate of British officials working in the EU institutions in the event of a “Brexit” scenario (“Have Passport, Will Stay“). The article raises a number of interesting issues. It misses, however, an important point: the fate of British citizens who are getting a pension from the pension...

    The Ossification of Germany
    May07

    The Ossification of Germany

    BERLIN — After the Berlin Wall came down, the West Germans liked to call the East Germans Ossis, or, better still, Jammer-Ossis. It was a derogatory term, meant to characterize East Germans as whiney and ungrateful. The East Germans, for their part, called the West Germans Besser-Wessis, a pun on the word Besserwisser, which means...

    Donbas: A new ‘black hole’ in Europe
    May07

    Donbas: A new ‘black hole’ in Europe

    Larceny, human rights abuses, and war damage in east Ukraine point to the creation of a new “black hole” in Europe. …read more Source:...

    Belarus president against splitting Great Patriotic War victory among nationalities
    May07

    Belarus president against splitting Great Patriotic War victory among nationalities

    “There is a simple answer to these slurs: the Nazi were destroyed not by Russians and Belarusians, not by Ukrainians and Georgians, not by Kazakhs and Uzbeks. The Great Victory was gifted to us by the great Soviet nation!” stressed Alexander Lukashenko. …read more Source:...

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