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    Moldovan leadership takes EU reform track
    Mar12

    Moldovan leadership takes EU reform track

    Moldova’s new prime minister will on Monday lead a large delegation to Brussels to set out his government’s plans for implementing a months-old agreement intended to modernise the country’s economy and deepen relations with the European Union. Chiril Gaburici and as many as five ministers will meet Federica Mogherini, EU high...

    Europe struggles to find its voice in Russian-language media war
    Mar12

    Europe struggles to find its voice in Russian-language media war

    Boris Nemtsov was no fan of Russian media. The opposition politician, who was assassinated in central Moscow last month, believed the use of political propaganda by the Russian government had reached dangerous levels, and drastic means were required to counter it. Krzysztof Bobinski, from the Warsaw-based think-tank Unia & Polska, met Nemtsov...

    Has Russia been treated arrogantly?
    Mar12

    Has Russia been treated arrogantly?

    One of the West’s most attractive qualities is self-criticism, but taken to extremes it corrodes self-confidence, and thus our ability to defend ourselves. We do not take our values, our promises or our allies seriously. Two new books exemplify this. One is “Frontline Ukraine: crisis in the borderlands”, by Richard Sakwa, a British academic...

    Machiavelli in Euroland
    Mar12

    Machiavelli in Euroland

    Niccolò Machiavelli is trending. More than 500 years after writing his famous treatise The Prince, Machiavelli has re-emerged as one of Europe’s most popular political thinkers. And, indeed, his book – one of the earliest political ‘how to’ manuals – has some useful advice for economic policymakers at a time of extraordinarily...

    IMF seeks ‘immediate’ stabilization in latest Ukraine bailout
    Mar12

    IMF seeks ‘immediate’ stabilization in latest Ukraine bailout

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. …read more Source:...

    US slams sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian
    Mar12

    US slams sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian

    The United States yesterday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country. The sanctions signal Washington is ratcheting up pressure on Moscow a day after accusing Russia of sending tanks and heavy military...

    EU lawmakers condemn Nemtsov killing
    Mar12

    EU lawmakers condemn Nemtsov killing

    European Union lawmakers have condemned the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and expressed increasing concern at worsening pressure from Moscow on opposition groups. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told the lawmakers yesterday that “freedom of expression is under increased pressure. Opposition parties struggle to...

    Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania create joint brigade
    Mar12

    Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania create joint brigade

    Author(s): NEOnline | TB pld.jpg A joint military brigade will bring together the armed forces from Ukraine and Nato members Poland and Lithuania in order to ensure stability in the region. The creation of the military unit is also seen as a path to bring conflict-stricken Ukraine closer to Nato and the European Union. …read more Source:...

    IMF approves 15.5 billion euro loan for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves 15.5 billion euro loan for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has approved a four-year aid programme for Ukraine worth around $17.5 billion (15.5 billion euros). The country’s… …read more Source:...

    IMF signs off $17.5bn loan for Ukraine in second attempt to stave off bankruptcy
    Mar11

    IMF signs off $17.5bn loan for Ukraine in second attempt to stave off bankruptcy

    Four-year bailout programme is expected to unlock further credit from doners and includes immediate $5bn payment to help stabilise conflict-hit economyThe International Monetary Fund has signed off on a $17.5bn (£11.8bn) four-year aid programme for Ukraine, the second attempt in less than a year to help the country avoid bankruptcy. The...

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