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    Bulgaria ex-FinMin Djankov Quitting VTB Supervision
    Apr30

    Bulgaria ex-FinMin Djankov Quitting VTB Supervision

    Simeon Djankov, who last year joined Russian VTB bank’s Supervisory Council, is now stepping down, Russian media reports suggest. The report is run by Russian daily Kommersant [RU], in an article that gives a summary of recent moves by foreign nationals to quit high-profile positions at Russian bank as the country’s financial system...

    Bulgaria Improves Ranking in Freedom House Report on Press Freedom
    Apr30

    Bulgaria Improves Ranking in Freedom House Report on Press Freedom

    Press freedom in Bulgaria has reached its highest level over the past ten years. This has been the conclusion drawn following the Freedom House Press Freedom report published Wednesday. Meanwhile, merely 14% of the world population has been reported to live in countries with truly active and free press, 42% of states across the world enjoy...

    Bulgaria Improves Ranking in Freedom House Press Freedom Report
    Apr30

    Bulgaria Improves Ranking in Freedom House Press Freedom Report

    Press freedom in Bulgaria has reached its highest level over the past ten years. This has been the conclusion drawn following the Freedom House Press Freedom report published Wednesday. Meanwhile, merely 14% of the world population has been reported to live in countries with truly active and free press, 42% of states across the world enjoy...

    Opinion: Don’t Sell Sweden’s Vattenfall, Keep Coal in the Ground
    Apr30

    Opinion: Don’t Sell Sweden’s Vattenfall, Keep Coal in the Ground

    Vattenfall’s lignite-fired power plant in Jaenschwalde, Germany, is Europe’s fourth biggest CO2 emitter. Credit: ©Paul Langrock/Zenit/GreenpeaceBy Hanna LeghammarSTOCKHOLM, Apr 30 2015 (IPS)The Swedish government is in the process of pondering an important decision — whether to sell the vast lignite reserves of the state-owned...

    Romania to support Poland in scrapping Ukrainian and Georgian visas
    Apr30

    Romania to support Poland in scrapping Ukrainian and Georgian visas

    The Polish and Romanian foreign ministers have declared that at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit they will both call for visa requirements to be relaxed for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Romania to support Poland in scrapping Ukrainian and Georgian visas
    Apr30

    Romania to support Poland in scrapping Ukrainian and Georgian visas

    The Polish and Romanian foreign ministers have declared that at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit they will both call for visa requirements to be relaxed for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Vienna court to rule on Ukrainian oligarch’s extradition
    Apr30

    Vienna court to rule on Ukrainian oligarch’s extradition

    The future of Dmytro Firtash, one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires will be decided today in Austria. A Vienna regional criminal court is to… …read more Source:...

    Ex-U.S., Russian brass: ‘De-alert’ nukes or risk disaster
    Apr30

    Ex-U.S., Russian brass: ‘De-alert’ nukes or risk disaster

    Amid all the talk about a new Cold War, here’s one hard, cold fact: Nearly 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington and Moscow still have nearly 2,000 atomic bombs ready to fly at a moment’s notice to destroy each other. And that so-called hair-trigger alert is now sparking new concerns that deepening distrust...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Refugee burden-sharing  — Orbán cowboy — Microsoft lobbying
    Apr30

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Refugee burden-sharing — Orbán cowboy — Microsoft lobbying

    by Ryan Heath @PoliticoRyan | send tips to [email protected] GERMANY MOVES THE DIAL ON ASYLUM QUOTAS: The Guardian breaks the story that Germany is now pushing hard to revamp Europe’s handling of refugees, demanding a quota system so all 28 countries share the burden. Currently Germany and Sweden take in most of the migrants who arrive on...

    Poles and Czechs join forces on gas
    Apr30

    Poles and Czechs join forces on gas

    Historically Poles and Czechs have been frequent rivals — they even fought a nasty little border war a century ago — but their dependence on Russian gas and the EU’s pressure to more tightly integrate the continent’s gas markets are pushing the two closer together. The border town of Cieszyn in Poland and Český Těšín in the Czech...

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