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    [Ticker] Poroshenko announces Ukraine summit in January
    Dec30

    [Ticker] Poroshenko announces Ukraine summit in January

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko on Monday announced plans to meet Russian, German, and French leaders in the Kazakh capital Astana on 15 January for a summit to stabilise the ceasefire agreed in September. Also on Monday, the Kiev parliament passed the 2015 budget, cutting social benefits while boosting military spending. …read...

    Ukraine leader to meet Putin, Merkel and Hollande
    Dec30

    Ukraine leader to meet Putin, Merkel and Hollande

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France on January 15 to discuss ongoing peace efforts with Moscow-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Local...

    Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine becomes national radio’s Person of the Year 2014
    Dec30

    Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine becomes national radio’s Person of the Year 2014

    Lithuania’s national radio LRT gave the Person of the Year 2014 title to Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine, signatory of the Independence Act Petras Vaitiekunas. He was awarded for his diplomatic courage, reports LETA/ELTA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Czech press survey – December 30
    Dec30

    Czech press survey – December 30

    Prague – The popularity of President Vladimir Putin increased after the Russian invasion of Crimea in the spring, similarly as after the war with Georgia in 2008 and fighting in the Caucasus in 1999… …read more Source: České...

    New Year, new hope as Ukraine paves way for NATO membership
    Dec30

    New Year, new hope as Ukraine paves way for NATO membership

    As Ukranians hoped 2015 would ring in a much better future for the country, President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill dropping the country’s… …read more Source:...

    Obama Suggests Putin Made ‘Strategic Mistake’
    Dec30

    Obama Suggests Putin Made ‘Strategic Mistake’

    US President Barack Obama has said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin made a “strategic mistake” when he annexed Crimea, in a move that was “not so smart”. Those thinking his Russian counterpart was a “genius” had been proven wrong by Russia’s economic crisis, he said in an interview for the...

    Obama suggests Putin ‘not so smart’
    Dec30

    Obama suggests Putin ‘not so smart’

    US President Barack Obama suggests Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be “not so smart”. …read more Source:...

    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part II
    Dec30

    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part II

    This week, Italy hands over the presidency of the Council of Ministers to Latvia, after six months at the helm. In the second of a two-part appraisal of Italy’s presidency, Andrew Gardner assesses the achievements of the presidency in foreign policy and trade. Mogherini’s promotion: At the conclusion of December’s European...

    Nuclear reactor shutdown at Ukraine’s biggest power station after ‘electrical malfunction’
    Dec29

    Nuclear reactor shutdown at Ukraine’s biggest power station after ‘electrical malfunction’

    One of six reactors at the Zaporizhia power station in the south-east of the country was automatically disconnected by the plant’s ‘internal defence mechanism’ at 6am yesterday morning. …read more Source: Daily...

    2014 from Brussels: Changing security policy and challenges for NATO
    Dec29

    2014 from Brussels: Changing security policy and challenges for NATO

    2014 was marked by Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine, and EU and NATO attempts to find a response to it. One thing is clear: the conflict will continue for years to come, says our Brussels correspondent Bernd Riegert. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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