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    NATO’s Eastern Security Threats and the Need to Go Back to Basics
    Sep25

    NATO’s Eastern Security Threats and the Need to Go Back to Basics

    Occupation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine was supposed to be a turning point in NATO’s relations with Russia. The Wales summit, in this regards, was expected to reform policies towards the country. However, the expectations did not come true due to the fact that the member states focused more on building an international coalition...

    Ukraine PM asks West to not to ease sanctions on Russia
    Sep25

    Ukraine PM asks West to not to ease sanctions on Russia

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s plea came hours after Barack Obama offered to lift sanctions against Moscow if it threw its weight behind an unraveling peace deal with Kiev …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: ‘Keep Russia sanctions’
    Sep25

    Ukraine: ‘Keep Russia sanctions’

    Ukraine’s prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts. …read more Source:...

    Delegations to name their leaders
    Sep25

    Delegations to name their leaders

    The election of MEPs to lead delegations to foreign countries has been delayed by the confirmation hearings for the nominees to the next European Commission. The more than 40 delegations of the Parliament were supposed to hold their constitutive meetings next week, but there is now a clash with the re-scheduled confirmation hearings, which start...

    Threat of winter adds urgency to aid effort
    Sep25

    Threat of winter adds urgency to aid effort

    The looming prospect of a winter without Russian gas is injecting fresh urgency into efforts to help Ukrainians displaced by fighting in the east of the country. But officials warn that weaknesses in Ukraine’s social security system and crisis-response mechanism are undermining support for the displaced. The European Commission has in the...

    Serbia strengthens ties with Russia
    Sep25

    Serbia strengthens ties with Russia

    European Union officials are concerned that ongoing diplomatic wrangling over Ukraine could push Serbia, which is in the first phase of negotiations to join the Union, deeper into the Russian camp. As a candidate for membership, Serbia is expected to line up with core EU foreign policies, including sanctions. But it has refused to go along with...

    Ewa Kopacz – reasonable woman
    Sep25

    Ewa Kopacz – reasonable woman

    Ewa Kopacz, who was sworn in as Poland’s new prime minister on 22 September, said of the challenge ahead of her: “Houses where women are in charge do well.” The 57-year old doctor, previously speaker of the Sejm, Poland’s parliament, is her country’s second female prime minister, after Hanna Suchocka in 1992-93. The foundations...

    Hybrid warfare comes to Europe
    Sep25

    Hybrid warfare comes to Europe

    The West is pretty good at measuring Russia’s conventional and nuclear military capabilities. But what about other weapons? As is clear from events in Ukraine – and now in the Baltic states and elsewhere – regular military muscle plays only a small part in the Kremlin’s arsenal. Its armed forces’ main job is not actual fighting,...

    Obama sends Russia a cold war blast and seeks distance from war on terror
    Sep25

    Obama sends Russia a cold war blast and seeks distance from war on terror

    Analysis: presidents speech at UN general assembly aims to strike delicate balance and rally world to tackle Isis extremismBarack Obama sought to strike a delicate balance at the UN general assembly on Wednesday. He had come to New York to rally the world for a new struggle against Islamic extremism but at the same time he had to reassure his...

    Barack Obama’s UN speech: ‘world at crossroads between war and peace’ – video
    Sep24

    Barack Obama’s UN speech: ‘world at crossroads between war and peace’ – video

    US president Barack Obama addresses the United Nations on Wednesday, calling for action on Islamic State militants, Russian aggression in Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Obama says despite global advances in technology, medicine and human rights, there is still a ‘pervasive unease in our world’...

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