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    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 rheath@politico.eu 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...

    Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency
    Apr30

    Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine close down the office of the International Rescue Committee, accusing the aid agency of spying. …read more Source:...

    Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER 
    Apr29

    Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER 

    Seven properties have already reportedly vanished into the huge crater in the village of Solotvino in the Zakarpatska Oblast region of western Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    Europe’s Galápagos moment
    Apr29

    Europe’s Galápagos moment

    Ten years ago, I wrote a book claiming Europe would run the 21st century. With many now predicting “Grexit” or “Brexit,” and some people asking if the European Union will even survive the decade, was I insane? The book is not quite as hubristic as it sounds. I did not argue that the EU would have the largest economy or run the world as an empire....

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