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    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:...

    Dutch court rules for Crimean ancient treasures to go to Ukraine
    Dec15

    Dutch court rules for Crimean ancient treasures to go to Ukraine

    A court in the Netherlands decided on December 14 that ancient valuables lent to a museum in Amsterdam should be sent to Ukraine, not returning them to museums in Crimea. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    How the left should respond to the steady march of nationalism
    Dec15

    How the left should respond to the steady march of nationalism

    The new wave of nationalism is a reminder of the contingent, if not cyclical, nature of history. The liberal left cannot retreat to the comforts of moral outrage. “Their world is collapsing. Ours is being built,” remarked ­Florian Philippot, the chief strategist of France’s Front National, after Donald Trump’s victory. Trump’s...

    Bulgaria Has to Be Better NATO Partner, But No Enemy to Russia – President-Elect
    Dec15

    Bulgaria Has to Be Better NATO Partner, But No Enemy to Russia – President-Elect

    Bulgaria is clearly going down a path of pro-European development and does not consider abandoning it, President-elect Rumen Radev has said in an interview. “We want to affirm our position as a more reliable partner to NATO. This, however, does not mean Bulgaria has to be an enemy to Russia, with which we are linked through substantial...

    5 things to watch at the EU summit
    Dec15

    5 things to watch at the EU summit

    The more problems pile up for the European Union — migration crisis, economic troubles, the rise of Euroskeptic parties — the shorter the regular meetings of EU leaders become. And so it is when leaders meet for their summit Thursday and President of the European Council Donald Tusk will have to deliver on his promise to...

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