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    Europe’s states of disorder
    Dec12

    Europe’s states of disorder

    Those optimistically talking about a “soft Brexit” are missing the bigger picture. Europe has entered one of its periodic states of protracted disorder. It is too early to gauge the full impact of the Austrian election and the Italian constitutional referendum. The increased majority for the Green-backed candidate in Austria shows a...

    History’s losers: intimate stories from survivors of the Soviet empire
    Dec12

    History’s losers: intimate stories from survivors of the Soviet empire

    Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich is an empathetic treatment of collective memory – and grief. Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015, is not so much an oral history as a lament. The work is multi-vocal, like a chorus, pierced in places by the solo of an anguished voice. Readers are...

    Bulgaria’s Non-EU Exports 10.6% Down in Jan-Oct
    Dec12

    Bulgaria’s Non-EU Exports 10.6% Down in Jan-Oct

    Exports to third countries have shrunk by 10.6% between January and October compared to the same period of last year, national statistics show.The amount exported for that time was BGN 11.973 B, with Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, China, Russia and the US being the main non-EU partners for Bulgarian goods.These accounted for 49.2% of exports to...

    ‘Putin’s new ghetto has no barbed-wire fence – just surveillance and harassment’
    Dec12

    ‘Putin’s new ghetto has no barbed-wire fence – just surveillance and harassment’

    A Crimean Tatar activist says the world is staying silent as his people are persecuted by RussiaThe Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, has swiftly degenerated into the scene of the greatest repression being conducted anywhere in the entire country.The targets of the Kremlin’s crackdown are the Crimean Tatars, the ethnic group...

    [Agenda] First summit THIS WEEK for Italy’s new PM
    Dec12

    [Agenda] First summit THIS WEEK for Italy’s new PM

    This week’s EU summit in Brussels will feature debates on migration, counterterrorism, defence, Syria, Russia, and the EU-Ukraine treaty. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU-Georgia visa deal expected this week
    Dec12

    [Ticker] EU-Georgia visa deal expected this week

    Member states and MEPs will agree to grant visa-free travel to Georgians at a “trilogue” meeting, expected to take place on Wednesday, Slovak foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak said on Monday in Brussels. “We really see no obstacles” to clinching an agreement on the same day, he said. “They will get the visa-free...

    Crimean Tatars accuse Russia of kidnappings and political arrests
    Dec12

    Crimean Tatars accuse Russia of kidnappings and political arrests

    Moscow said to be trying to scare activists into submission over annexation, with growing numbers disappearingHuman rights activists have warned of a worsening campaign of harassment in Crimea against Crimean Tatars, including political arrests, trials and kidnappings.Crimean Tatars lived in the area for centuries before it was settled by either...

    Portugal number five in E&Y corruption survey
    Dec11

    Portugal number five in E&Y corruption survey

    The latest Ernst & Young survey on corruption placed Portugal in fifth place behind Croatia, Kenya, Slovenia and Serbia, India and the Ukraine. The survey interviewed 3,800 workers in 38 countries and showed that 83% interviewed in Portugal agreed that bribery in the country was widespread, unchanged from the 2015 result despite many...

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’
    Dec11

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’

    President-elect Donald Trump called reports that the Russian government endeavored to help him win last month’s presidential election “ridiculous” and “just another excuse” in an interview that aired Sunday morning, once again questioning the intelligence community he will take charge of...

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after...

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