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    Here’s why an ‘NHS tax’ is a horrible idea
    Feb16

    Here’s why an ‘NHS tax’ is a horrible idea

    The NHS widely perceived to be facing its gravest ever crisis. Whether not this is in fact the case is difficult to tell. True, some indicators look pretty awful – A&E waiting times, for instance. But the truth about the NHS is that there is never enough money. In the 2000s, the NHS budget doubled in real terms – but there were still hundreds...

    Croatia, Albania ask NATO to revise Kosovo peacekeeping mission
    Feb16

    Croatia, Albania ask NATO to revise Kosovo peacekeeping mission

    The governments of Croatia and Albania asked NATO to revise plans for its peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, arguing that nationalist rhetoric by Serbian politicians threatens to destabilize the region, Reuters reported Thursday. In a letter to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krstičević and his Albanian...

    Bulgaria ‘Seeking South Stream Project Revival’
    Feb16

    Bulgaria ‘Seeking South Stream Project Revival’

    Bulgaria is seeking to take in part of the Ukrainian gas transit, the head of an influential private-sector engineering organization has said. With Russia considering a move to suspend gas transit via Ukraine, southern Europe and particularly Bulgaria would like to renew the South Stream gas pipeline project, Andrey Listovski, who heads the...

    It’s time to cut Greece loose
    Feb16

    It’s time to cut Greece loose

    The Greek debt crisis is back in the news. According to the Greek authorities, the country’s economy shrank by 0.4 per cent in the final quarter of 2016. “Experts” had expected it to grow by 0.4 per cent. Despite a number of bailouts amounting to some 240 billion euros, and a host of supposed reforms (which I will address below), the Greek...

    Ukrainian ambassador in BiH: Kosovo and Crimea are not the same
    Feb16

    Ukrainian ambassador in BiH: Kosovo and Crimea are not the same

    Ukraine’s outgoing Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Oleksandr Levchenko says that “the meddling of Russian fingers” is “visible” Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also told Radio Free Europe in an interview that destabilizing this region is something that is in the interest of Russian President Vladimir Putin – “as he would later always arrive as a...

    Music for morale in Ukraine’s Avdiivka city
    Feb16

    Music for morale in Ukraine’s Avdiivka city

    In eastern Ukraine, the city of Avdiivka in Donetsk province has become the latest flashpoint in the conflict. The 16,000 inhabitants of the city have found themselves without water, electricity and gas in freezing weather conditions. But despite the sound of shelling, music is helping people carry on. Fililp Warwick has this report. …read...

    Sashka Bratanova: Being on stage – that’s what I do, what I love and what makes me happy
    Feb16

    Sashka Bratanova: Being on stage – that’s what I do, what I love and what makes me happy

    “We, you and I” is a solo performance based on poems by Miryana Basheva and music by Stefan Dimitrov. Verses and music are skilfully interwoven in the plot of the play that actress Sashka Bratanova defines as music and poetry show. Here’s one of the songs that the actress performs in it – “Neka da e lyato” (Let it be...

    MFA: Belarus will ensure smooth negotiation process on Ukraine in Minsk
    Feb16

    MFA: Belarus will ensure smooth negotiation process on Ukraine in Minsk

    A group of persons, with Russian passports and press cards of the public and political internet portal Russkaya Planeta, introduced themselves as representatives of The Other Russia party (unregistered in the Russian Federation) and made an attempt to disrupt the press conference of OSCE’s Ambassador in Minsk on 15 February. …read...

    Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry Denies Having Signed MiG-29 Repair Contract
    Feb16

    Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry Denies Having Signed MiG-29 Repair Contract

    No fighter jet repair contract has been signed between Bulgaria and Russian aircraft company MiG over the past months, the Defense Ministry in Sofia has said. Its remarks follow reports by TASS news agency, which quoted the head of MiG as saying at an international defense expo that such a deal was sealed at the end of 2016 about aircraft in...

    How Britain can still count after it quits
    Feb16

    How Britain can still count after it quits

    Trump is indifferent to European strength; May is not, and cannot afford to be ©De Keerle/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock In last year’s interview with the Atlantic, Barack Obama warned that a country that would “resort to nationalism as an organising principle” and that “never takes on the responsibilities of a country its size in maintaining the...

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