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    Balkan Gunmen Refuse to Quit Ukrainian Battlefield
    May11

    Balkan Gunmen Refuse to Quit Ukrainian Battlefield

    Some Balkan volunteers are still fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine despite new laws to prosecute them if they return home, a paramilitary from Serbia told BIRN in an interview. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance
    May11

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance

    When U.S. President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin....

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’
    May11

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’

    BUDAPEST — For weeks on end, tens of thousands of mostly young Hungarians have demonstrated in the streets of Budapest, in what is becoming a new political movement against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Initially sparked by a draft bill on nonprofits and legislation that essentially would close down the Central European University in...

    Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics
    May10

    Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics

    As the Eurovision Song Contest finals approach, last year’s winner, Ukraine’s Jamala, told DW about the politics of the music spectacle. She also explained why she’s worried about the future of Crimea. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats
    May10

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats

    The EU is expected to extend sanctions imposed against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine given that there has been no progress in implementing the Minsk 2 peace accord, EU diplomats told POLITICO. The sanctions, which were first imposed in 2014, come up for renewal every six months and were...

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’
    May10

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’

    New film suggests an intelligence services agent was present when device was hidden under Pavel Sheremet’s car last JulyA new documentary film alleges that Ukraine’s spy agency may have witnessed the planting of a car bomb that killed a prominent journalist last July in Kiev.Pavel Sheremet had just left his home in the Ukrainian...

    Banned Eurovision singer returns to Crimea
    May10

    Banned Eurovision singer returns to Crimea

    Samoylova takes her “Flame is burning” song to Crimea after being banned from the Eurovision. …read more Source:...

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech
cooperation to develop economy
    May10

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech cooperation to develop economy

    Czechs are doing their bit to support economic and political development in the small and relatively poor Republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The Czech Republic is already among Moldova’s top 10 European Union trade partners and is supporting the country with development aid for targeted areas. But the Moldovans...

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