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    Why is Germany throwing a wild card into the UN leadership race?
    Sep12

    Why is Germany throwing a wild card into the UN leadership race?

    An eleventh-hour, unofficial candidate threatens to destabilise the contest. Hopes that the UN might appoint its first woman Secretary-General are about to be dealt a potentially fatal blow, if rumours that began circulating in New York at the end of last week are anything to go by. Experienced UN reporters claimed on Friday that Hungary, Latvia...

    Bulgaria’s Exports Grew 4% in 2015 – Final Data
    Sep12

    Bulgaria’s Exports Grew 4% in 2015 – Final Data

    Bulgaria exported BGN 44.949 M worth of goods last year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI)’s final data shows. The figure constitutes an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. The highest growth in exports was observed in March (24.4%), the largest fall having been in September (7.5%). Imports went slightly up, having been at...

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison
    Sep12

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison

    Jailed for 20 years for activities in Crimea shortly after Putin annexed the peninsula, Sentsov urges defiance and wants to be a ‘nail in the coffin of a tyrant’The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia, has smuggled a defiant letter from his jail in deepest Siberia, comparing himself to a “nail...

    Editorial: Lukashenka’s Election Message to the West
    Sep12

    Editorial: Lukashenka’s Election Message to the West

    A. Lukashenka at the polling station on 11 September 2016 Two representatives of the opposition and civil society will end up in the newly-appointed Belarusian Parliament. This reflects not the true level of support of the opposition, but rather Aleksander Lukashenka’s willingness to demonstrate good will to the European Union. The West,...

    Opposition’s tiny gains point to thaw in Belarus
    Sep12

    Opposition’s tiny gains point to thaw in Belarus

    Two opposition candidates won seats in the Belarusian parliament for the first time in 20 years, raising hopes that relations will warm further between the West and the authoritarian government of President Alexander Lukashenko. Following Sunday’s vote, Belarus election officials announced early Monday that Anna Konopatskaya from the United...

    Ukraine tries to force Russia to court
    Sep12

    Ukraine tries to force Russia to court

    General prosecutor to target officials in absentia then go to The Hague over Crimea …read more Source: Financial...

    Latvia keeps €50m believed stolen from Ukraine
    Sep12

    Latvia keeps €50m believed stolen from Ukraine

    Latvia has got a windfall of €50 million to add to its state budget after seizing cash believed to have been stolen from Ukrainian state coffers, investigative news show De Facto reported September 11. …read more Source:...

    Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon
    Sep12

    Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

    Five paintings stolen from a museum in Friesland more than a decade ago could be back home within weeks after… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine returns paintings stolen from Netherlands in 2005
    Sep12

    Ukraine returns paintings stolen from Netherlands in 2005

    Five of the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005, will soon be returning to the Netherlands. The Ukraine will hand them over to the Dutch embassy in Kiev and a Dutch expert is traveling to the Ukraine this week to assess their authenticity and condition The post Ukraine returns paintings stolen from Netherlands in 2005...

    Illegally acquired money from Ukraine adds Latvia’s state budget
    Sep12

    Illegally acquired money from Ukraine adds Latvia’s state budget

    In the investigation regarding the possible laundering of money embezzled from Ukraine’s state budget using Latvian commercial banks has yet to yield any suspects. As a result of multiple court hearings, nearly EUR 50 million has been declared illegal funds and has been added to Latvia’s state budget, as reported by De Facto programme...

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