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    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’
    Feb20

    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’

    There’s been a visit to Brussels by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and tough Eurogroup talks on a Greek bailout, but this Commission midday briefing was mainly focused on what the commissioners got up to (or not) at the weekend. Asked about a heated exchange between Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Polish Foreign...

    Moscow erects border with Belarus, undermines its links with Ukraine and the Baltics
    Feb20

    Moscow erects border with Belarus, undermines its links with Ukraine and the Baltics

    Image: TUT.by On 16 February, Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, announced that the Kremlin does not plan to introduce a visa regime with Belarus. His statement comes in a context of increasingly harsh measures on behalf of Moscow towards Belarus over the past half year, beginning when Russia decided to partially reinstate its...

    The White House is at war with itself over foreign policy
    Feb20

    The White House is at war with itself over foreign policy

    We are one month in to Donald Trump’s presidency. From the extraordinary use of his Mar-a-Lago clubhouse as an open-air situation room, to National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s unprecedented sacking, to the President’s Lear-worthy performance at an impromptu press conference, this administration is demonstrating an...

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt on Monday after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. …read more Source:...

    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic
    Feb20

    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic

    Bird flu is back. Chinese authorities are closing live poultry markets as H7N9 courses through the country, infecting 192 and killing 79 in January alone. So far, this strain of avian flu appears to have been transmitted only through contact with live poultry, but there’s always a fear it will mutate and start passing between humans....

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU
    Feb20

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU

    Seeking to reassure European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump’s support for Brexit and criticism of NATO, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with senior EU officials Monday and issued a strong statement of solidarity and commitment to working with the European Union. Pence, after a meeting with European Council President...

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan
    Feb20

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan

    Under deal reportedly discussed by allies of US president and Ukrainian politician Russian sanctions would be liftedA secret attempt to persuade Donald Trump to strike a deal that would involve Moscow keeping Crimea in return for ensuring peace in eastern Ukraine must be seen off, the Ukrainian ambassador to London has said.The New York Times...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

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    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?
    Feb20

    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?

    The new US administration has emphatically reminded Nato members of their commitment to invest two percent of their GDP in defence. In the wake of the Ukraine crisis it was resolved in 2014 that this goal would be met by 2024. Apart from the US, however, only Estonia, Greece, Britain and Poland fulfil their military obligations. Europe’s...

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
    Feb20

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions

    Russia will recognise passports issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday. People from the eastern regions will be able to travel into Russia without applying for a visa. The decree also recognises identity papers, diplomas, birth and marriage...

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