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    Freedom House Keeps Georgia’s Democracy Score Unchanged
    Apr04

    Freedom House Keeps Georgia’s Democracy Score Unchanged

    Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are grouped as ‘transitional government or hybrid regimes.’ …read more Source:...

    Danish government laments St Petersburg bombing
    Apr04

    Danish government laments St Petersburg bombing

    Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has offered his condolences to the people of Russia following the explosion that killed at least 11 people and injured about 50 others in the St Petersburg Metro yesterday afternoon. Rasmussen, who is currently on a state visit to Mexico, took some time out yesterday to speak to reporters in front of the national...

    [Ticker] IMF approves Ukraine loan
    Apr04

    [Ticker] IMF approves Ukraine loan

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday (3 April) approved a $1 billion loan to Ukraine. The IMF said in a statement that the country’s economy was improving and had lowered inflation. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout programme. The country has so far received around $8.38 billion under the programme, in...

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report
    Apr04

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report

    The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. increased fears of instability and emboldened populists in Europe, according to a report out Tuesday by a human rights group. The U.S. based NGO Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report found there had been one of the biggest democratic declinesÂ...

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman
    Apr04

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman

    LONDON — Britain’s beleaguered centrists have found their champion — and they’re sending the troops across the English Channel to help him win. The new golden boy for the Liberal Democrats is Emmanuel Macron, whom opinion polls favor to win the French presidential election in early May over far-right leader...

    Haley eclipses Tillerson on Trump’s foreign policy ladder
    Apr03

    Haley eclipses Tillerson on Trump’s foreign policy ladder

    In Donald Trump’s first meeting with Nikki Haley, on Nov. 17, he asked her to serve as his secretary of state. Haley turned him down, according to two sources familiar with the conversation, telling the president-elect that she lacked the requisite foreign policy experience for the job. The former South Carolina governor ended up...

    Germany-Russia joint gas operation causes anger in the European Union
    Apr03

    Germany-Russia joint gas operation causes anger in the European Union

    DESPITE political tensions over Russia’s occupation of Crimea, continuing economic sanctions and allegations of cyber attacks, Germany and Russia are teaming up on a new business venture set to affect the entire EU – the business of gas. …read more Source:...

    Russian threat to Ukraine reaches new stage: report
    Apr03

    Russian threat to Ukraine reaches new stage: report

    “Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine – and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States,” the Atlantic Council has written in a recent report. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Lithuania defense minister fears Russian invasion
    Apr03

    Lithuania defense minister fears Russian invasion

    Russia’s claims that Vilnius does not belong to Lithuania could be laying the groundwork for a possible invasion, Lithuania’s Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis told the Guardian in an interview published Monday. “Russia is a threat,” Karoblis said. “They are saying our capital Vilnius should not belong to Lithuania because...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 3 Apr 2017
    Apr03

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 3 Apr 2017

    Trump: I could ‘totally’ handle North Korea Donald Trump yesterday told the Financial Times he will discuss North Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping when the latter visits him in Florida this week. The US President said that if China decided not to “help us with North Korea” the US could “totally” handle...

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