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    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:...

    Russia boycotts European rights body
    Jan29

    Russia boycotts European rights body

    The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resumes its boycott in protest at Ukraine sanctions. …read more Source:...

    VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals ‘under attack’
    Jan28

    VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals ‘under attack’

    The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack. …read more Source:...

    Syriza links with Russia spark alarm
    Jan28

    Syriza links with Russia spark alarm

    Greek energy minister speaks out against Ukraine sanctions …read more Source: Financial...

    [Ticker] Greece puts ‘reserve’ on EU ministers’ Russia conclusions
    Jan28

    [Ticker] Greece puts ‘reserve’ on EU ministers’ Russia conclusions

    Greece has put its “reserve” on draft FMs conclusions to be adopted Thursday, insisting they redact a line that all 28 EU leaders blame Russia for an attack on Mariupol, Ukraine, and toning down Russia criticism. EU ambassadors meet 10am Thursday in Brussels for final talks on the draft text. …read more Source:...

    West must help Ukraine to defend itself
    Jan28

    West must help Ukraine to defend itself

    US and allies should give weapons to prevent Putin’s aggression …read more Source: Financial...

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