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    An end to the austerity era?
    Oct30

    An end to the austerity era?

    Something is missing from the debate between Brussels, Paris and Rome over France’s budget deficit and Italy’s debt mountain. The European Commission, backed by Germany and many other national capitals, has so far dug in behind the rules of the stability and growth pact (SGP) and insisted that French deficit and Italian debt should be...

    Putin does think about partitioning Ukraine
    Oct30

    Putin does think about partitioning Ukraine

    Anyone ill-informed enough to think that Vladimir Putin is punctiliously polite is an unlikely oracle on European security matters. The Russian leader’s conversational repertoire is a notorious mix of bizarre theories, foul language, macho threats and macabre jokes. So I was not surprised by the recent article by Ben Judah in Politico,...

    Poroshenko recalls Ukrainian ambassadors to Latvia, Moldova and Canada  – The Baltic Times
    Oct30

    Poroshenko recalls Ukrainian ambassadors to Latvia, Moldova and Canada – The Baltic Times

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has recalled the country’s ambassadors to Latvia, Moldova and Canada. In an announcement, Poroshenko stated that he is recalling Ukrainian Ambassador to… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Ukraine: PM set to hold coalition talks with five parties
    Oct30

    Ukraine: PM set to hold coalition talks with five parties

    Ukranian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said he intends to lead coalition talks with up to five parties as soon as all the votes from Sunday’s… …read more Source:...

    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne
    Oct29

    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne

    Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western dominationWhere is the end of history now? Across three continents, conflicts are multiplying. An arc of war, foreign intervention and state breakdown stretches from Afghanistan to north Africa.In Iraq and Syria, the so-called Islamic State mutant...

    Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine’s Army
    Oct29

    Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine’s Army

    Aleksandr Makarenko has raised over $75,000 for Ukrainian soldiers. Image from Facebook. This article is part of an extensive RuNet Echo study of Russian-language blogosphere in Eastern Ukraine. Explore the complete interview series on the Eastern Ukraine Unfiltered page. It’s no secret that Ukraine’s armed forces have been woefully...

    EU, U.N. condemn Ukraine rebels’ election plans
    Oct29

    EU, U.N. condemn Ukraine rebels’ election plans

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and United Nations condemned plans to hold elections in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, with the EU explicitly denouncing Moscow’s support for the separatists’ plans. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Barroso says EU enlargement contained Russia
    Oct29

    [Ticker] Barroso says EU enlargement contained Russia

    Outgoing EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso Wednesday defended EU enlargement to the east in the mid-2002s saying that without it, “we would not probably be discussing only about Ukraine. We would probably be discussing now about Bulgaria, or about the Baltic states,” he said in reference to Russia. …read more Source:...

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe
    Oct29

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe

    Rightwing prime minister Viktor Orbán is using his huge electoral majority to rewrite the rules, and not just for HungaryOn the Hungarian plain south-west of Budapest, the rich, dark soil of Kishantos presents the saddest of sights. As far as the eye can see, a cornucopia of organic wheat, cereals, sunflowers, pulses and legumes has been turned...

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble
    Oct29

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble

    Sharp decline in the value of Russian currency is hitting Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistans economies hard. EurasiaNet.org reportsPensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstans capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped nine per cent in the last six weeks. She is not alone in...

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