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    US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending
    Apr22

    US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending

    The US has welcomed the announced plans of the Polish government to purchase US-produced Patriot surface-to-air missiles at a total cost of USD 5 B. Reportedly, additional USD 3 B will be spend on weapons from European contractors. The helicopters 725 Carcal also known as Super Cougar will be a part of the purchase. The statement was released at...

    [Ticker] Medvedev – Sanctions over Crimea ‘price worth paying’
    Apr22

    [Ticker] Medvedev – Sanctions over Crimea ‘price worth paying’

    Western sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea were a price worth paying, prime minister Dmitri Medvedev said Tuesday. In his annual statement to Parliament, Medvedev conceded that the sanctions, combined with the oil price slump, had done “meaningful” harm to the economy, amounting to €25 billion. …read more Source:...

    Kannike: Situation in east Ukraine could worsen in fall
    Apr22

    Kannike: Situation in east Ukraine could worsen in fall

    Sulev Kannike, the Estonian ambassador to Kyiv, said the situation in the eastern part of the country is unlikely to take a turn for the worse after May 9, when the end of World War II is celebrated. He said the local elections in October could be the bigger trigger. …read more Source:...

    DefMin Dusa, British General Bradshaw analyse regional security
    Apr22

    DefMin Dusa, British General Bradshaw analyse regional security

    Defence Minister Mircea Dusa and General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe analysed on Tuesday the regional security following the crisis in Ukraine; the two attended an international military exercise at the Smardan firing range of Galati County. …read more Source:...

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles as it keeps wary eye on Russian expansion
    Apr22

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles as it keeps wary eye on Russian expansion

    Warsaw accelerated the process to select a supplier and modernise its armed forces after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula last year …read more Source: The...

    Juncker: “I’m here all day”
    Apr22

    Juncker: “I’m here all day”

    Jean-Claude Juncker is aware of the chatter, of the “Where’s Juncker?” speculation that goes on in after-hours gossip around Brussels, laced with not-so-nice innuendo that he may be treating the presidency of the European Union as a part-time job. He doesn’t like it one bit. “I am not attending cocktails. I am not attending embassy...

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles
    Apr22

    Poland to buy US Patriot missiles

    Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    France’s EU fail
    Apr22

    France’s EU fail

    PARIS — French President François Hollande’s attempts to revive Paris’ influence in Brussels have fizzled, and France is at risk of losing yet more ground to Germany if his government doesn’t rediscover an interest in the European Union. The retreat is on display in Europe’s institutions, where French officials occupy...

    Greece beckons at Gazprom
    Apr21

    Greece beckons at Gazprom

    Gazprom and Greece are both in deep trouble with the European Commission, which is one of the reasons that they were making eyes at each other in Athens on Tuesday as they worked to undermine EU energy solidarity by addressing the issue of building a pipeline across the Balkans. The Commission is scheduled Wednesday to unveil a charge sheet...

    Poland snubs France on missile defense deal
    Apr21

    Poland snubs France on missile defense deal

    When you live in a tough neighborhood, it’s always wise to keep your friends happy. And that’s precisely what Poland tried to do Tuesday, carefully doling out two enormous weapons deals that sent an anti-missile air defense system to the US and the purchase of helicopters to a Franco-German consortium. Paris’s warm glow may be...

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