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    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief
    Jul16

    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief

    Contender Federica Mogherini, regarded as overly pro-Russian in Ukraine crisis, faces opposition from Poland and Baltic statesThe long arm of the Kremlin extended into the very centre of European politics on Wednesday as the EU became embroiled in an east-west power struggle over who should become the new face of the union’s foreign...

    Lithuanian Constitutional Court chairman meets with Ukrainian president in Kiev
    Jul16

    Lithuanian Constitutional Court chairman meets with Ukrainian president in Kiev

    BNS Lithuanian Constitutional Court chairman Dainius Žalimas met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, expressing support for Ukraine’s European path and the creation of a country with the rule of law, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday. “During the meeting, support was expressed to Ukraine’s...

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict
    Jul16

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict

    Moscow faces bank curbs over new public-sector projects, and more asset-freezing for firms ‘undermining Ukraine sovereignty’The European Union is expected to cut off large-scale financing to Russia and widen sanctions against companies at a summit on Wednesday evening, blaming Moscow for supporting the increasingly bloody conflict in...

    Lithuanian Embassy to act as NATO Contact Point in Ukraine
    Jul16

    Lithuanian Embassy to act as NATO Contact Point in Ukraine

    BNS The Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine will carry out the role of a NATO Contact Point Embassy from 2015 to 2017, NATO member countries decided on Tuesday. “I am glad that Lithuania is once again entrusted with the duty to represent the Alliance. We strive …The post Lithuanian Embassy to act as NATO Contact Point in Ukraine appeared...

    Linkevičius: Everyone’s talking to Putin, why can’t we talk to Belarus?
    Jul16

    Linkevičius: Everyone’s talking to Putin, why can’t we talk to Belarus?

    BNS Lithuania must maintain a dialogue with the Belarusian government, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said Wednesday, noting that Western leader are holding meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite the ongoing events in Ukraine. “The dialogue with Russia is taking place. Presidents are...

    Ukraine’s ‘white power’ warrior from Sweden
    Jul16

    Ukraine’s ‘white power’ warrior from Sweden

    The Swedish nationalist fighting in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    OSCE calls out Ukraine rebels for lack of engagement in peace process
    Jul16

    OSCE calls out Ukraine rebels for lack of engagement in peace process

    The OSCE has blamed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for failing to engage in talks to broker a ceasefire in the conflict. This comes as the EU weighs sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Uncertainty over foreign-policy chief delays start of EU summit
    Jul16

    Uncertainty over foreign-policy chief delays start of EU summit

    The leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union will meet in Brussels later today (16 July) to appoint a successor to the UK’s Catherine Ashton as the EU’s foreign-policy chief. The frontrunner is Federica Mogherini, Italy’s centre-left foreign minister, although opposition to her appointment has gathered strength in...

    Mediators criticise Ukraine rebels
    Jul16

    Mediators criticise Ukraine rebels

    International mediators accuse pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of lacking willingness to reach a truce with the government as fighting goes on. …read more Source:...

    Parliament beefs up delegation to United States
    Jul16

    Parliament beefs up delegation to United States

    Members of the European Parliament agreed today (16 July) on the numerical strength of each of its 43 delegations to foreign countries. They will vote tomorrow on which MEPs should be allocated to each delegation. Delegations maintain and develop the Parliament’s international contacts. They are occasionally controversial because their...

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