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    Clashes erupt during rally of Russian “Night Wolves” downtown Sofia
    Jul01

    Clashes erupt during rally of Russian “Night Wolves” downtown Sofia

    Supporters and opponents of Russian nationalist motorcycle club “Night Wolves,” members of which have been on Bulgarian territory since Wednesday, fought in front of the “St. Alexander Nevski” church in Sofia. Two people were detained by police, but it is unknown who started the brawl. The scandal broke out after it turned...

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia through next year
    Jul01

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia through next year

    The European Council today approved extending economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy through the end of January. The expected move extends sanctions on Russia that were first introduced two years ago and have been repeatedly extended. In recent weeks, some EU leaders have softened their stance on the sanctions,...

    Ukraine’s PM: ‘We will join EU within 10 years’
    Jul01

    Ukraine’s PM: ‘We will join EU within 10 years’

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday that he is convinced his country will join the European Union within the next decade. Groysman, who took office last April, told German newspapers of the Funke media group that Ukraine sees its future in the West, despite the ongoing conflict in the country’s east. “We are...

    EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia until 31 Jan 2017
    Jul01

    EU prolongs economic sanctions on Russia until 31 Jan 2017

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday extended its economic sanctions on Russia until the end of January next year in a widely expected decision after EU leaders called for more progress in bringing peace to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Suspected Organiser of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Political Asylum in Bulgaria
    Jul01

    Suspected Organiser of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Political Asylum in Bulgaria

    Akhmed Chatayev, the suspected organiser of Tuesday’s Istanbul Ataturk airport terrorist attack which claimed the lives of at least 44 people and left hundreds other injured, had the status of a political refugee in Bulgaria. This was stated by his lawyer in Bulgaria, Veselin Georgiev, in an interview for private bTV station on Friday....

    Canada to send 1,000 troops to Latvia to deter Russia
    Jul01

    Canada to send 1,000 troops to Latvia to deter Russia

    Canada will deploy 1,000 soldiers in Latvia to one of four battalions NATO is assembling in Eastern Europe in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, reported AFP Thursday via Canadian media. …read more Source:...

    Slovakia’s EU Presidency: Brexit, divided Europe and an opportunity to restore the tarnished reputation
    Jul01

    Slovakia’s EU Presidency: Brexit, divided Europe and an opportunity to restore the tarnished reputation

    Today the Netherlands hands over the reins of the EU Council presidency to Slovakia. The challenges at hand could not be more consequential: the EU structures are being undermined by the popular revolt that has moved beyond symbolism and fringes of the society. The next six months will therefore be crucial in setting the tone with which the EU...

    [Ticker] Canada deploys 1,000 soldiers for NATO in Latvia
    Jul01

    [Ticker] Canada deploys 1,000 soldiers for NATO in Latvia

    Canada will deploy 1,000 soldiers in Latvia to one of four battalions NATO is assembling in eastern Europe in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Along with the US, Britain and Germany, Canada will put together a high-readiness brigade. The Canadians will join a total of 4,000 soldiers NATO is deploying to the Baltic States and...

    Estonia extradites suspected terrorist to Ukraine
    Jul01

    Estonia extradites suspected terrorist to Ukraine

    Estonia handed over suspected terrorist Vladimir Polyakov to the Ukrainian authorities on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Dutch EU presidency comes to an end
    Jul01

    Dutch EU presidency comes to an end

    The Netherlands’ presidency of the European Union has come to an end. From today Slovakia is the new president. On Thursday EU council president Donald Tusk thanked Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the term, which which was not the easiest time to be president, with the asylum crisis, the Ukraine referendum and the Brexit referendum to deal...

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