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    EU summit: Theresa May ‘welcomes’ Brexit talks by 27 other leaders
    Dec15

    EU summit: Theresa May ‘welcomes’ Brexit talks by 27 other leaders

    Britain will not be present at evening talks, with Syria and Ukraine on main summit agenda …read more Source: The Irish...

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception
    Dec15

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this month, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday, raising questions about the man’s links to the authorities. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Dutch PM: Failure of Ukraine treaty would be ‘gift’ to Putin
    Dec15

    [Ticker] Dutch PM: Failure of Ukraine treaty would be ‘gift’ to Putin

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte warned that scrapping the Ukraine-EU association agreement would be the “biggest present that we can offer to [Russian president] Vladimir Putin”. He said “we are not in a position now to bear big gifts for Putin, on the contrary, we [EU] must keep our unity”. Following a referendum, the Netherlands...

    Polish FM discuss Ukraine-Russian conflict with former Ukrainian president
    Dec15

    Polish FM discuss Ukraine-Russian conflict with former Ukrainian president

    Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma met Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski on Wednesday to discuss the status of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Russia, Brexit and Aleppo loom over year-end EU summit
    Dec15

    Russia, Brexit and Aleppo loom over year-end EU summit

    EU leaders are facing a “minefield” of crises in their final Brussels summit of 2016. Leaders appear split on extending sanctions against Russia, approving a Ukraine deal, responses to Aleppo and Brexit negotiations. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Dutch PM Rutte: ‘a bit more optimistic’ on Ukraine deal at EU summit
    Dec15

    Dutch PM Rutte: ‘a bit more optimistic’ on Ukraine deal at EU summit

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday he was “a bit more optimistic” that EU leaders would back additional caveats to the bloc’s landmark agreement with Ukraine, key to helping the former Soviet state move out of Russia’s orbit. …read more Source:...

    Policy for more students from Bulgarian diaspora kept
    Dec15

    Policy for more students from Bulgarian diaspora kept

    In an address towards the students from the Bulgarian diaspora, studying in this country, outgoing Minister of Education and Culture Meglena Kuneva assured that the policy for increasing the number of Bulgarian students from communities abroad would be kept. A total of 757 young people from Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania...

    View from Estonia: flaky friends and a neighbour from hell
    Dec15

    View from Estonia: flaky friends and a neighbour from hell

    ©Peter Kollany/Bloomberg Via Getty Images Hunched over the wheel of a night bus from Lithuania, our driver stares out at the icy roads that pass through Latvia and up to Estonia, lined on each side by forests and cabins. A drift of fog keeps him squinting through the darkness, left to guess what lies up ahead. The triumph of Donald Trump has left...

    European Council: Live blog
    Dec15

    European Council: Live blog

    EU leaders are gathered to discuss the implementation of the Turkey migration deal, how to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement after the Dutch referendum in June, sanctions against Russia and the conflict in Syria. There will also be talks without British Prime Minister Theresa May on the EU27’s Brexit strategy. …read more...

    EU close to face-saving deal on Ukraine treaty
    Dec15

    EU close to face-saving deal on Ukraine treaty

    Dutch PM Rutte seeks solution to the No vote on EU-Ukraine treaty. Meanwhile, diplomats say there is a “consensus” on the roll-over of Russia sanctions. …read more Source:...

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