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    Anti-booing measures in place for Russian Eurovision act
    May20

    Anti-booing measures in place for Russian Eurovision act

    Organisers say they do not want a repeat of last year when Russia was booed in an apparent response to its involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Eastern Partnership summit likely to disappoint
    May20

    Eastern Partnership summit likely to disappoint

    Thousands of Ukrainians braved clubs and bullets last year to show they wanted a European future for their country; this week’s Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will likely show them that the door still isn’t open. According to signals from Brussels, the EU is not only going to avoid mentioning Ukraine’s possible membership,...

    Saving Macedonia
    May20

    Saving Macedonia

    The huge anti-rallies in Skopje this week are the largest peaceful demonstrations in Macedonia’s short history of independence. Somewhere between 40,000 to 100,000 people turned out to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his cabinet. The protesters were not discouraged by government orders for state employees and...

    The Guardian view on eastern Europe and the EU: get it right in Riga | Editorial
    May20

    The Guardian view on eastern Europe and the EU: get it right in Riga | Editorial

    One year after war broke out in Ukraine, the EU’s review of its eastern policy will have profound consequences for the continentThe Riga summit on the European Union’s eastern partnership policy may not make many headlines, but the issues that will be debated on Thursday and Friday in Latvia are major ones all the same. They will...

    Eurovision song contest installs ‘anti-booing’ technology over Ukraine crisis
    May20

    Eurovision song contest installs ‘anti-booing’ technology over Ukraine crisis

    Amid fears singer Polina Gagarina will bear the brunt of the ill-will Europe feels towards Russia, Eurovision contest organisers have installed ‘anti-booing’ technology for the final in Vienna. …read more Source: Daily...

    Ukraine crisis: Petro Poroshekno warns Russia will invade in the summer
    May20

    Ukraine crisis: Petro Poroshekno warns Russia will invade in the summer

    The Ukrainian president has warned that Russia could soon attempt to stage an invasion, as the two nations are in the midst of a “real war”. …read more Source: The...

    EU Eastern Partnership summit will highlight failure of plan to check Russia
    May20

    EU Eastern Partnership summit will highlight failure of plan to check Russia

    Shadow of Ukraine conflict will loom heavily over Riga conference, showing flagship programme to woo eastern Europe away from Moscow to be in turmoilA summit in Riga this week is likely to highlight the failure of the EU’s flagship programme designed to entice six former Soviet states out of Moscow’s orbit and into the embrace of...

    Saving ‘Juncker’s baby’
    May20

    Saving ‘Juncker’s baby’

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is scrambling to salvage a controversial piece of his migration strategy: a quota system for the relocation of refugees across the EU. The plan — which aims to ease the migrant pressure on countries like Italy or Greece by moving refugees to other EU nations — has become a personal project of the...

    Germany to pay Soviet prisoners-of-war
    May20

    Germany to pay Soviet prisoners-of-war

    Diplomats say Germany is ready to restore good relations with Russia despite Ukraine tension …read more Source: Financial...

    International Red Cross visits two soldiers detained in Ukraine
    May20

    International Red Cross visits two soldiers detained in Ukraine

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday that it had visited two men captured in eastern Ukraine at the weekend who are now in hospital in Kiev. …read more Source:...

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