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    Ukrainian officials arrested during televised government meeting
    Mar26

    Ukrainian officials arrested during televised government meeting

    Two high-ranking Ukrainian officials have been arrested during a televised government meeting, on suspicion of corruption. The head of the state… …read more Source:...

    Vestager escalates probe against Bulgarian energy company
    Mar26

    Vestager escalates probe against Bulgarian energy company

    The state-owned energy company Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) is breaking EU competition rules, according to an accusation that was formally levelled by Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, on Monday (23 March). The company, Bulgaria’s incumbent energy company, must now respond to the allegation that it is using...

    Ukraine turns to EU for gas
    Mar26

    Ukraine turns to EU for gas

    Ukraine will from 1 April turn mainly to European suppliers of gas rather than to Russia after the expiry of a six-month winter agreement between the Russian energy giant Gazprom and the Ukrainian distributor Naftogaz. Ukraine will be able to take gas from Russia on a pre-payment basis and under the terms of a deal struck in 2009 that is...

    How to weaken alliances
    Mar26

    How to weaken alliances

    Damaging myths about Europe’s security beset thinking here in the American capital. Barack Obama’s administration still believes that the crisis is essentially temporary and minor. His Republican critics in Congress believe it can be solved by arming Ukraine. Many policymakers believe that the conflict with Vladimir Putin’s...

    Too important to neglect
    Mar26

    Too important to neglect

    The European Commission published yesterday (25 March) its annual reports on the European Union’s neighbouring countries. Collectively, they convey an impression of instability close at hand. The European reader has good reason to be grateful for the resilience of Ukraine, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan. The neighbourhood reports do not,...

    Juozas Olekas – Doctor-politician
    Mar26

    Juozas Olekas – Doctor-politician

    As Russia continues to flex its muscles in the east, Juozas Olekas, Lithuania’s defence minister, is having a busy time. Less than a year ago, he was urging Lithuanians to “sleep tight” and not panic. Since then, Lithuania has reinforced its reputation as one of Ukraine’s staunchest supporters in the EU – and one of the harshest...

    Insecurity casts pall over EU’s backyard
    Mar26

    Insecurity casts pall over EU’s backyard

    The European Commission today (25 March) published reports on 12 states neighbouring the European Union that collectively show that conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Palestine have significantly constrained the EU’s efforts to promote trade, human rights and political reform. Nonetheless, the reports by the European Commission,...

    Paul Wolfowitz: When should we intervene?
    Mar26

    Paul Wolfowitz: When should we intervene?

    US soldiers in a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan, 2011. © US Army I think we should definitely keep giving help to Afghanistan,” said Paul Wolfowitz. “Unfortunately, the question” of whether Congress will agree to that “is a good one.” “It’s not only money, it’s the message it would send if we abandon them. Having said that,...

    Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine
    Mar26

    Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

    At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say. …read more Source:...

    Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead
    Mar26

    Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead

    At least four people have been killed and six injured when a bus hit a landmine in eastern Ukraine. The incident happened in the government-controlled city of Artemivsk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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