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    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:...

    Georgia and Russia: Dreams deferred
    Dec04

    Georgia and Russia: Dreams deferred

    RUSSIA’S unacknowledged war in Ukraine did not start with the annexation of Crimea. The precedent was set six years earlier, during a five-day war between Russia and Georgia that resulted in Russia’s occupation of the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Unwilling to confront Russia directly, Western leaders instead blamed the...

    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...

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine

    Kerry spoke at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes both the United States and Russia as partnersSecretary of state John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the west “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow...

    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media
    Dec04

    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading some to dub it the “Ministry of Truth.” Critics say the Orwellian department, aimed at protecting Ukraine in the information war with Russia, will only hinder freedom of...

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine
    Dec04

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine

    The Senate of Poland has ratified the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades

    President uses state of the nation speech to attack west as rouble slides under pressure of economic sanctions over UkraineVladimir Putin has accused the west of trying to contain and subvert Russia “for decades, if not centuries”, in a fierce and uncompromising attack during his state of the nation speech.Analysts were curious to see whether the...

    OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland
    Dec04

    OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland

    The annual Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) takes place on 4 and 5 December in the Swiss city of Basel. The Ministerial Council brings together foreign ministers and delegations from the 57 participating states of the OSCE. It is expected that a meeting will take place between Russian Foreign...

    South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister
    Dec04

    South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister

    Bulgaria’s caretaker Energy Minister Vasil Shtonov has argued that the South Stream gas pipeline would have fetched meager profits from transit fees. In a Thursday interview for bTV, he claimed that the gas pipeline would have brought EUR 54 M a year in transit fees over the next 30 years, adding that the sum had been calculated on the...

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