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    More ethnic Poles hoping to flee war-torn Ukraine
    Jan29

    More ethnic Poles hoping to flee war-torn Ukraine

    Just two weeks after 178 ethnic Poles were successfully evacuated from eastern Ukraine, more have stepped forward pleading for refuge in Poland. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Washington worried over Turkish Stream
    Jan29

    Washington worried over Turkish Stream

    Jonathan Elkind, acting Assistant Secretary for international affairs in the US Department of Energy, said that Washington is worried about the newly announced Russian plan to build a large gas pipeline to Turkey. Turkish Stream would substitute the now cancelled South Stream that was supposed to by – pass Ukraine and bring gas to central...

    European Council suspends Russian voting rights over Ukraine
    Jan29

    European Council suspends Russian voting rights over Ukraine

    Russia has had a ban on its right to vote at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ==(PACE)== The chamber said it was in condemnation… …read more Source:...

    EU rocked by change in Greece
    Jan29

    EU rocked by change in Greece

    The European Union’s institutions are feeling the shockwaves of a change of government in Greece, which threatens to destabilise EU rules on eurozone membership, sanctions against Russia and plans to launch an energy union. The newly installed prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the far-left Syriza party, wasted no time...

    Ministers pave the way for summit of EU leaders
    Jan29

    Ministers pave the way for summit of EU leaders

    Several high-level meetings are planned over the next two weeks to prepare for a European Union summit on 12 February that will try to agree a response to the growing threat of terrorism. Interior ministers are meeting in Riga, Latvia, today (29 January) to review policy options and lay the groundwork for a meeting of national leaders in Brussels...

    Tsipras’s cabinet alarms markets
    Jan29

    Tsipras’s cabinet alarms markets

    At its first meeting yesterday (28 January) the new Greek cabinet decided to freeze some privatisations and promised to reinstate sacked civil servants. The government of Alex Tsipras (pictured) was thereby halting or reversing measures introduced by the preceding government as part of a five-year-long bail-out programme that has channelled...

    More sanctions planned as fighting flares up in Ukraine
    Jan29

    More sanctions planned as fighting flares up in Ukraine

    The European Union’s foreign ministers are struggling to escalate sanctions against Russia in a way that might deter fighting by separatists in eastern Ukraine. The fighting has been intensifying for weeks, but a missile attack that killed 30 civilians on Friday (23 January) prompted Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief,...

    Tarred thinking on Russia
    Jan29

    Tarred thinking on Russia

    Two mistaken ideas about Russia are drifting around Washington, DC, and other Western capitals. One is that the fall in the oil price has crippled the regime of Vladimir Putin, so we can relax. The other – contradictory – one is that the economic crisis has made Putin desperate and therefore dangerous, so we should offer him a face-saving...

    EFDD ‘smear campaign’ used Russian help
    Jan29

    EFDD ‘smear campaign’ used Russian help

    An investigation by the European Parliament into the distribution to MEPs of a controversial book that accuses the president of Lithuania of having worked for the KGB has prompted accusations of a smear campaign by the Russian government. In December, copies of “Red Dalia”, a highly critical biography of Dalia Grybauskaite, were placed in the...

    Foreign Ministers Discussing New Sanctions for Russia
    Jan29

    Foreign Ministers Discussing New Sanctions for Russia

    The EU foreign ministers, including Slovenia’s Karl Erjavec, will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Thursday to discuss possible additional sanctions against Russia following a new escalation of violence in East Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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