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    [Ticker] Dutch government takes aim at referendum law
    Oct13

    [Ticker] Dutch government takes aim at referendum law

    The new ruling coalition in the Netherlands wants to scrap a 2015 Dutch law, unique in Europe, which allows citizens-enforced, non-binding referendums on newly-adopted laws, like the ratification of the EU-Ukraine treaty. But the bill that would remove the people’s power to demand referendums could itself be the subject of a...

    Russia unveils new Crimea-themed bank note
    Oct12

    Russia unveils new Crimea-themed bank note

    Russia’s central bank has presented a new banknote showing the Crimean naval city of Sevastopol and the Greek and Roman ruins at Chersonesus. Images of the annexed peninsula were chosen by the public in an online poll. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia Ukraine: Motorway arch towed out for Crimea bridge
    Oct11

    Russia Ukraine: Motorway arch towed out for Crimea bridge

    The arch is part of Russia’s project to connect Crimea by road and rail across the Black Sea. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU eastern summit to be less enlargement-friendly
    Oct11

    [Ticker] EU eastern summit to be less enlargement-friendly

    EU states plan to “reaffirm the sovereign right of each partner to choose the level of ambition and the goal to which it aspires in its relations with the EU” at a summit with six former Soviet states in November, EUobserver has learnt. The draft summit text, agreed in Brussels on Wednesday, is less enlargement friendly than previous...

    Government’s new defence initiative shifts gaze eastwards
    Oct11

    Government’s new defence initiative shifts gaze eastwards

    The government has unveiled plans for a new defence policy initiative expected to be presented in full next week, in which Russia appears to be a major factor in determining future defence strategy. The defence minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, wants to install missile systems on Danish warships to protect Danish airspace against hostile...

    President’s comments over Russia sanctions draw sharp response
    Oct11

    President’s comments over Russia sanctions draw sharp response

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other members of the government as well as the opposition have condemned Czech President Miloš Zeman’s rejection of EU sanctions against Russia. The head of state told the Council of Europe on Tuesday that, in his view, sanctions were not working and called Russia’s annexation of Crimea...

    Paper: Ukrainians ask about Estonia’s experiences with Bronze Soldier
    Oct11

    Paper: Ukrainians ask about Estonia’s experiences with Bronze Soldier

    Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv, has sought information from Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Gert Antsu regarding Estonia’s experiences with handling Soviet monuments. …read more Source:...

    Polish Senate Speaker heads to Kyiv for talks
    Oct11

    Polish Senate Speaker heads to Kyiv for talks

    Polish Senate Speaker Stanisław Karczewski is travelling to Kyiv, where he will meet the Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, on Thursday. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Hungary pledges to raise language argument with Ukraine to EU level
    Oct11

    Hungary pledges to raise language argument with Ukraine to EU level

    Hungary has pledged to oppose in the European Union about a law passed in Ukraine that sets forth curbing the use of ethnic minority languages as the teaching language in schools in Ukraine. The Transcarpathia region in south-western Ukraine is home to around 150,000 ethnic Hungarians. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Brussels opponents of Nord Stream 2, why do we hear so little about Ukraine?
    Oct11

    Brussels opponents of Nord Stream 2, why do we hear so little about Ukraine?

    One reason why Nord Stream 2 is opposed in EU circles is because it undermines the position of Ukraine as gas transit country. The problem is that Ukraine’s gas sector is notoriously corrupt – and recent news indicates the government is making no progress at all on “reform”. Meanwhile, the European Commission’s attempt to get a...

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