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    Riga summit a chance for EU to define  partnership policy
    May21

    Riga summit a chance for EU to define partnership policy

    As Ukraine crisis deepens, citizens will want reassurance that the union is there for them …read more Source: The Irish...

    The Parliament is bored
    May21

    The Parliament is bored

    STRASBOURG — Ask people in Brussels what they think about MEPs, and they will often roll their eyes. The European Parliament has long been derided as a haven for lazy or disgraced politicians who do little more than churn out boring reports full of acronyms and footnotes. That perception has changed in recent years as the EU treaty handed the...

    ‘The queen of Austria’
    May21

    ‘The queen of Austria’

    LONDON — It’s April 15 and the Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst is sitting inside a small theater at the London Book Fair. To her left rests a six-foot high image of her autobiography “Being Conchita,” which has already been translated into five languages. The cover photo — a close-up of her face — is so detailed you can count her...

    If I ruled the world: Antony Beevor
    May21

    If I ruled the world: Antony Beevor

    © mikko stig/rex_shutterstock As world ruler, I would prevent countries from attempting to control history. One saw the way the historian David Irving, who in 2005 was sent to prison by an Austrian court for denying the Holocaust, could make himself out to be a victim and a martyr. Then there was former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who tried...

    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,...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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