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    Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia
    Dec04

    Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia

    Poland has long seen itself as stuck between the East and West, resulting in plenty of historical suffering. Russian aggression in Ukraine has many in the country fearing the worst. Leading Polish writers worry that the West isn’t doing enough. …read more Source: Der...

    Putin compares West with Adolf Hitler in desire to subjugate Russia
    Dec04

    Putin compares West with Adolf Hitler in desire to subjugate Russia

    Russian leader justifies annexation of Crimea claiming peninsula has “sacred” significance to the nation …read more Source: The...

    FM addresses OSCE ministerial conference
    Dec04

    FM addresses OSCE ministerial conference

    A two-day ministerial conference of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe opened in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday with a debate on Ukraine.OSCE Chairman and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said at the opening ceremony that this was not “a normal year” for the OSCE due to the Ukrainian crisis. …read...

    Norway’s Svendsen wins men’s 20K individual, Belarus’ Chepelin 47th
    Dec04

    Norway’s Svendsen wins men’s 20K individual, Belarus’ Chepelin 47th

    Svendsen’s strong performance on the tracks and brilliant clean shooting left no chances for his rivals on the night clocking 53:25.6 for the victory. That put him 1:17.6 ahead of second place Sergei Semenov of Ukraine with one penalty. Third went to Michal Slesingr of the Czech Republic, also with a single penalty, 2:08.3 back. …read...

    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions
    Dec04

    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions

    Poland is against loosening its sanctions against Russia because of a lack of deescalation of the conflict in in Ukraine, European Affairs Minister Rafal Trzaskowski has said. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team
    Dec04

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team

    Georgy Kondratyev took the decision to leave following his team’s bad start in the Euro 2016 qualifying tournament. In Group C the Belarusians played in a draw (1-1) in Luxemburg and suffered three defeats in a row: 0-2 against Ukraine, 1-3 against Slovakia and 0-3 against Spain. Andrei Zygmantovich, Georgy Kondratyev’s assistant,...

    Ukraine on the agenda as Lavrov and Kerry hold talks
    Dec04

    Ukraine on the agenda as Lavrov and Kerry hold talks

    The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are meeting in Switzerland on the sidelines of a gathering of foreign ministers from the… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine cuts export from Russia twofold and increases from Belarus
    Dec04

    Ukraine cuts export from Russia twofold and increases from Belarus

    The import from Russia to Ukraine fell twofold, and the export declined by one third. …read more Source:...

    Moldova’s election: Slouching towards Europe
    Dec04

    Moldova’s election: Slouching towards Europe

    THE election in Moldova on November 30th was as dirty as could be. Pro-European parties accused the Russian intelligence services of illegally funding their opponents. Just before the poll, the courts banned one pro-Russian party for receiving money from abroad, a move its supporters called abusing the judiciary for political ends. In all...

    Charlemagne: Poland’s progress
    Dec04

    Charlemagne: Poland’s progress

    WHEN Poland joined the European Union in 2004, says Rafal Trzaskowski, its Europe minister, the old members feared it would be “as terrorising as Spain, as arrogant as France” and as keen on opt-outs as the British. Ten years later and they are more likely to come crawling for advice. Helped by large amounts of EU cash, Poland has become an...

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