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    What makes Europeans terrified
    Feb14

    What makes Europeans terrified

    Voters have the jitters. But what keeps them up at night may be real – or fantasy. “France is scared,” Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right Front National declared this week, as she stood on the promenade in Nice where a terrorist ploughed into revellers on Bastille Day last year. A new report from Demos charts this turbulence. As the...

    Paris Gourtsoyannis: Is it time for a basic income for all?
    Feb14

    Paris Gourtsoyannis: Is it time for a basic income for all?

    There isn’t much to distinguish the town of Dauphin, Manitoba (population 8,457) from anywhere else in the Canadian prairies. Its junior ice hockey team won the provincial championships in 2010. The high school and airfield are named after a decorated local First World War hero. Most of its citizens owe their living to oilseed and grain...

    [Ticker] Dutch ratification of EU-Ukraine deal likely delayed
    Feb14

    [Ticker] Dutch ratification of EU-Ukraine deal likely delayed

    It is unlikely that both houses of the Dutch parliament will have approved the bill to ratify the EU-Ukraine association agreement before the 15 March Lower House elections. A Lower House spokesperson told Dutch media that the bill will “possibly” be discussed next week, but the Senate is expected to need more time. The bill would...

    Lithuania-Russia cooperation possible only after aggression in Ukraine stops  – The Baltic Times
    Feb14

    Lithuania-Russia cooperation possible only after aggression in Ukraine stops – The Baltic Times

    VILNIUS – Full-fledged cooperation between Lithuania and Russia will only be possible after Moscow stops its aggression against Ukraine and reso…… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war
    Feb14

    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war

    As Ukrainian forces trade shellfire with Russia-backed rebels, the residents of Avdiivka face endless stress and miseryNot much is audible over the noise of the hulking, powerful machinery at Avdiivka’s sprawling factory – except for the artillery barrages. Since the war started in 2014 more than 300 shells have fallen on the grounds of the...

    The end of Pax Americana
    Feb14

    The end of Pax Americana

    The chaos of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have reinforced the impression that the U.S. can no longer wield power effectively. This means we are entering uncharted territory. What will happen if the world begins to believe America is withdrawing from the international stage? The answer is unlikely to be pleasingÂ...

    Geert Wilders’ American connections
    Feb14

    Geert Wilders’ American connections

    AMSTERDAM — Geert Wilders is approaching the Dutch election bolstered by the shock victory of a like-minded campaign in the United States, and with something of his worldview reflected in Donald Trump’s White House. Trump’s order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States...

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast
    Feb14

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast

    European Commission revised GDP forecasts for Poland to 3.2 percent in 2017 (down from 3.4) and to 3.1 percent in 2018 (down from 3.2 percent). “The economy is expected to gather momentum in 2017 and 2018 as investment gradually recovers from a substantial contraction in 2016. Private consumption is set to remain the main growth driver, and the...

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget
    Feb14

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget

    Foreign secretary criticised for diverting new £700m ‘empowerment fund’ away from countries in Africa and Middle EastBoris Johnson has been criticised for “siphoning off” from the UK’s foreign aid budget to fund diplomacy in former Soviet states and the Middle East via a new £700m “pro-democracy” fund.The row came as the...

    Dutch approval of Ukraine-EU treaty delayed until after elections: ANP
    Feb13

    Dutch approval of Ukraine-EU treaty delayed until after elections: ANP

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A landmark cooperation agreement between the European Union and Ukraine will delayed and might even be voided as the Netherlands puts off approving the treaty. …read more Source:...

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