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    Bad omen for Russia’s legal attack on EU sanctions
    Jun01

    Bad omen for Russia’s legal attack on EU sanctions

    Russia’s attempt to halt economic sanctions via UK or EU courts is unlikely to bear fruit, according to a legal opinion issued on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Lifting sanctions on Russia now would weaken EU authority – Szymański
    Jun01

    Lifting sanctions on Russia now would weaken EU authority – Szymański

    Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański told Reuters that the European Union must not ease sanctions on Russia until the so-called Minsk peace agreement is fully implemented, as this would weaken the bloc’s position in its relations with Moscow. Szymański’s comments come amid suggestions that the EU may begin to ease...

    Junker not to announce easing of sanctions on visit to Russia
    Jun01

    Junker not to announce easing of sanctions on visit to Russia

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, stated on May 31 that he would not announce the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia during his visit to Saint Petersburg in mid-June. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Follow the leader on Twitter
    Jun01

    Follow the leader on Twitter

    David Cameron, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande are the EU leaders with the most Twitter followers, but a new study of digital Goliaths out Wednesday cautions that “a massive following does not always translate into influence.” The 2016 “Twiplomacy” report by PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed 795 Twitter accounts of heads of state and...

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us
    May31

    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us

    Romania’s president on Tuesday dismissed threats by Vladimir Putin that Romania could be targeted by Russian rockets because it hosts elements of a U.S. missile defense shield. Moscow “cannot intimidate us,” Klaus Iohannis said during a security conference at the presidential palace in Bucharest. Putin last week warned Romania and Poland...

    Ukraine’s fallen leader Viktor Yanukovych ‘paid bribes of $2 billion’ – or $1.4 million for every day he was president
    May31
    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols
    May31

    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols

    Goodbye Lenin: Ukraine rids itself of Soviet symbols …read more Source:...

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’
    May31

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes easing EU sanctions on Russia — provided it fulfils certain conditions — is an important element in the hunt for a solution to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. “We should be smart when it comes to dealing with these sanctions,” he told foreign journalists in Berlin on Tuesday. “To...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...

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