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    Germany to snub Putin’s WWII parade
    Mar12

    Germany to snub Putin’s WWII parade

    Merkel has decided to boycott a WWII memorial parade in Moscow on 9 May due to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] IMF signs off $17.5bn loan to Ukraine
    Mar12

    [Ticker] IMF signs off $17.5bn loan to Ukraine

    The IMF’s executive board approved a $17.5 billion loan to Ukraine on Wednesday. The four-year programme to help the conflict-stricken nation had already been announced. “It will be used to stabilise the currency. It will enable the Ukrainian economy to grow from 2016,” said Ukrainian prime minister Yatseniuk. …read more...

    Germany and USA keep up Ukraine pressure
    Mar12

    Germany and USA keep up Ukraine pressure

    On a trip to Washington to meet his American counterpart John Kerry, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the West remained determined to bring about peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

    Poland plans defence drills over Ukraine crisis
    Mar12

    Poland plans defence drills over Ukraine crisis

    Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser has said. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Russia and North Korea forge ‘year of friendship’ pariah alliance
    Mar12

    Russia and North Korea forge ‘year of friendship’ pariah alliance

    Neighbouring regimes declare closer co-operation as Kremlin’s role in Ukraine conflict and Kim Jong-un’s pursuit of nuclear weapons deeply rankle with westRussia and North Korea have announced they will deepen economic and political ties under the banner of a “year of friendship” – a development that could further complicate the...

    Poland to hold countrywide defense drills: resident’s adviser
    Mar12

    Poland to hold countrywide defense drills: resident’s adviser

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will stress-test its defense capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. …read more Source:...

    Africa in foreign ministers’ focus
    Mar12

    Africa in foreign ministers’ focus

    The European Union’s relations with Africa are currently top of the agenda for a meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday (16 March). The ministers had originally been expected to talk about Africa on 9 February, but instead spent two hours debating whether to delay sanctions against 19 Russians and Ukrainians by a week to help an emerging...

    Russian threat looms large over EU summit
    Mar12

    Russian threat looms large over EU summit

    European Union leaders will discuss the threat posed by Russia at next week’s European Council (19-20 March). The immediate challenge will be how the EU should respond to violations of the Minsk agreement – the ceasefire negotiated by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor and François Hollande, the French president, on the eve of the last...

    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...

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