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    Moscow and the West aim to repair relations with NATO as EU prolongs sanctions on Russia
    Sep16

    Moscow and the West aim to repair relations with NATO as EU prolongs sanctions on Russia

    RUSSIA is meeting with NATO in a bid to end punishment for its aggressive actions in the Ukraine and Crimea. …read more Source:...

    French and German ministers visit war zone in Ukraine, hope for peace summit
    Sep16

    French and German ministers visit war zone in Ukraine, hope for peace summit

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France have on September 15 visited devastated eastern Ukraine and stated that they aim for another bid for peace in the Donbas War. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Don’t forget Russia in EU talks, Ukraine says in leaked letter
    Sep16

    Don’t forget Russia in EU talks, Ukraine says in leaked letter

    As leaders meet in Bratislava to try to stop EU fragmentation, Ukraine has highlighted Russia’s role in trying to “shatter” the bloc, EUobserver has learned. …read more Source:...

    Europe must open up, not turn its back
    Sep16

    Europe must open up, not turn its back

    TALLINN — In the months following the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the European Union seems to be undergoing an episode of post-traumatic stress. At a time when increased openness is of the utmost importance, the Continent is erecting internal barriers and isolating itself from the rest of the world. Some of the countries that make...

    Russian opposition fights for survival in Duma vote
    Sep16

    Russian opposition fights for survival in Duma vote

    MOSCOW — Dmitry Gudkov was once a rising star of an opposition movement that posed a threat to Vladimir Putin. Now he’s fighting to hang on to his seat in the Russian Duma. It’s a foregone conclusion that Putin’s United Russia and allied parties will dominate Sunday’s parliamentary election: The only open question is how...

    Visegrad’s illusory union
    Sep16

    Visegrad’s illusory union

    BRATISLAVA — The four Visegrad countries have of late been seen as an exception to the disunity across the European Union, and plan to use Friday’s EU leaders summit in the Slovak capital to push for a rethink of the way the EU functions after Brexit. Not so fast. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia — so often lumped together...

    [Ticker] EU upholds freeze on former Ukraine leader’s assets
    Sep15

    [Ticker] EU upholds freeze on former Ukraine leader’s assets

    The EU court on Thursday upheld a decision by member states, last year, to extend the life of an asset freeze on former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. It said that ongoing criminal investigations in Ukraine pointed to state embezzlement on a scale the magnitude of which was “to undermine the legal and institutional foundations of...

    Denmark to lead anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine
    Sep15

    Denmark to lead anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine

    Denmark has been chosen to lead a 120 million kroner EU project that aims to fight corruption in Ukraine. The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, will officially present the initiative in Kiev on Friday. “Corruption is a substantial challenge in Ukraine – in the daily lives of both businesses and citizens. Corruption damages the growth potential...

    Duma-day machine
    Sep15

    Duma-day machine

    SINCE Russia’s last parliamentary election in 2011, when widespread fraud triggered mass protests, millions of Russians have fallen into penury. Wages have plunged, and labour protests are on the rise. Vladimir Putin’s forces are fighting openly in Syria and secretly in Ukraine. Polls show that 33% of Russians believe the country is...

    EU extends sanctions against Russian private and legal persons
    Sep15

    EU extends sanctions against Russian private and legal persons

    On Thursday, 15 September, the European Union decided to extend sanctions imposed against 146 private and 37 legal persons in Russia for taking part in the annexation of Crimea and causing the armed conflict in Ukraine for six more months. …read more Source: Baltic News...

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