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    Borisov pushes for gas hub at Sofia summit
    Feb09

    Borisov pushes for gas hub at Sofia summit

    Boiko Borisov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, pushed the European Commission and member states to select Bulgaria as the site of a new ‘gas hub’ that will bring new sources of energy to Europe, during a high-level energy summit in Sofia today (9 February). Borisov suggested the idea during a visit to the European Commission last month, as...

    Ukraine Arrests Journalist on Treason Charges for Calls to Boycott Mobilization
    Feb09

    Ukraine Arrests Journalist on Treason Charges for Calls to Boycott Mobilization

    Screencap from a video by Ruslan Kotsaba on Youtube. Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba called for boycotting the latest wave of military mobilization in Ukraine—and now faces treason charges. Is he really a traitor or was he simply exercising his right to free expression? The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) arrested Kotsaba, a reporter for...

    Merkel arrives at White House for Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel arrives at White House for Ukraine talks

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    Merkel and Obama consider Ukraine strategy at White House meeting – live
    Feb09

    Merkel and Obama consider Ukraine strategy at White House meeting – live

    German chancellor and president to discuss urgent Ukraine crisisCounter-terrorism and Iran nuclear negotiations also up for discussionSustained fighting in Ukraine has heightened international fears 11.01am ETHello and welcome to our live blog coverage of a joint news conference at the White House with German chancellor Angela Merkel and...

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on
    Feb09

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on

    (This story filed on February 08, 2015 has been refiled to delete extraneous words in paragraph 29; fixes wording in paragraph 31) …read more Source:...

    “Borders in Europe are inviolable”
    Feb09

    “Borders in Europe are inviolable”

    Serbia, as the OSCE chair, “should use its traditionally good relations with Russia to help resolve the crisis in Ukraine,” says a German politician. However, Gernot Erler, special representative of the German federal government for the OSCE chairmanship in 2016, added that Serbia “should not act as a mediator between Russia and...

    Sanctions on Russians deferred
    Feb09

    Sanctions on Russians deferred

    The European Union has decided to defer new sanctions on Russian officials and pro-Russian separatists by a week in order to give extra space to diplomatic efforts by France and Germany to broker a lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The EU’s foreign ministers had been expected to rubber-stamp a new blacklist at a meeting today (9...

    CSEE Moves to Diversify Gas Supplies
    Feb09

    CSEE Moves to Diversify Gas Supplies

    Finding three different sources of natural gas supplies in order to reduce dependence on Russian deliveries will the main task of a new European energy body set up on Monday in Sofia. According to a statement issued by the Bulgarian government, the high-level group on the construction of gas interconnections in Central and South Eastern Europe...

    EU delays new Ukraine sanctions as Merkel takes peace plan to Obama
    Feb09

    EU delays new Ukraine sanctions as Merkel takes peace plan to Obama

    The European Union delayed Monday a new round of sanctions against Ukrainian separatists and their supporters in Russia by a week, amid hopes that fresh talks between Kiev and Moscow can deliver peace.EU foreign ministers agreed that new travel bans and… …read more Source:...

    Fears grow of Czech president going rogue
    Feb09

    Fears grow of Czech president going rogue

    Milos Zeman in conflict with officials over support for Putin in Ukraine conflict …read more Source: Financial...

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