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    Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016
    May10

    Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016

    Bulgaria slashed deficit in trade with third countries to BGN 105 M (exports FOB – imports CIF) in the first quarter of 2016, compared with a shortfall of BGN 625 M a year earlier, official statistics showed on Tuesday. Bulgarian exports to third countries dropped by by 8.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, reaching BGN 3.53...

    Sweden urged to boost alliances but avoid NATO
    May10

    Sweden urged to boost alliances but avoid NATO

    STOCKHOLM — Sweden should consider closer cooperation with the U.S. military but not go as far as joining NATO, according to a government-commissioned report to be released this summer. Concern about Russian aggression in Ukraine has forced Stockholm to reconsider the 200-year-old policy of neutrality in armed conflicts, but the left-leaning...

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis
    May10

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis

    Researchers surveying people aged over 60 in Lebanon, South Sudan and Ukraine found that the majority weren’t aware of available supportThe majority of older people caught up in conflict and disasters know little about the help available to them, a survey has found.Researchers at HelpAge International surveyed 300 people older than 60 in...

    Tory rift over EU grows as Johnson and PM lock horns over immigration
    May09

    Tory rift over EU grows as Johnson and PM lock horns over immigration

    Former London mayor labelled ‘Putin apologist’ over Ukraine comments as Iain Duncan Smith wades into row with speech lambasting migrationThe Conservative civil war over Europe came to a head yesterday as Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of undermining public trust over immigration before being rebuked for his own comments about the...

    Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer
    May09

    Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer

    Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, Noam Chomsky writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’When we ask “who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great powers, and we consider their decisions and...

    Provincial Russians keep faith with Putin despite crisis
    May09

    Provincial Russians keep faith with Putin despite crisis

    TVER, Russia (Reuters) – Before Russia annexed Crimea and oil prices fell, Dmitry Trapeznikov had a flourishing dental practice. He spent freely, bought a flat and holidayed in Egypt. …read more Source:...

    Sanctions on Russia should be maintained: Croatian FM
    May09

    Sanctions on Russia should be maintained: Croatian FM

    Sanctions should be maintained against Russia over its “occupation” of Ukraine, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovač said in Warsaw on Monday. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine   
    May09

    Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine  

    Bulgaria and Romania, lying at the eastern border of both NATO and the EU, will become ‘increasingly involved’ in Europe’s migration crisis and the West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine, Stratfor has forecast. While Romania and Bulgaria, which joined NATO in 2004, will continue to accept the Alliance’s military buildup...

    President Rossen Plevneliev: EU is the most successful peace project
    May09

    President Rossen Plevneliev: EU is the most successful peace project

    The European Union is a unique peace project, the most successful process of regional integration and the biggest area of human rights and freedoms worldwide, Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev said at a meeting with Bulgarian students and pupils on occasion of Europe Day marked on May 9. The European Union today is the biggest world...

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed
    May09

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed

    Instead of able, technocratic leaders with strong ties to the West, we see a less reformist, less competent cabinet. After more than two months of political horse trading, the Ukrainian parliament managed to elect a new prime minister: Volodomyr Groysman, 38 years old, former mayor of Vinnytsia and chairman of Ukrainian parliament. Groysman is a...

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