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    Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria
    Apr22

    Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

    Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Romania, Ukraine Plot Closer Defence Ties
    Apr22

    Romania, Ukraine Plot Closer Defence Ties

    Romania and Ukraine are mulling joining a joint Black Sea fleet under NATO control and creating a Ukrainian-Romanian-Bulgarian brigade, aiming to strengthen the region’s security. …read more Source: Balkan...

    America’s spezial relationship
    Apr22

    America’s spezial relationship

    BERLIN — When presidential hopeful Barack Obama introduced himself to Germany on a July evening in 2008, asking a crowd of more than 200,000 in central Berlin to embrace his mantra for change, they took up his call with enthusiasm. Disillusioned by the wars and scandals of the George W. Bush era, Germans appeared more convinced of the promise of...

    In pictures: Obama’s 8-year journey through Europe
    Apr22

    In pictures: Obama’s 8-year journey through Europe

    This week, the U.S. president visits the U.K. — followed by a stop in Germany — likely for his last time in office, slowly bringing to a close a long, mixed relationship with Europe that began when Barack Obama was a history-making candidate for office. Here’s a look back over the years. BERLIN, 2008: More than 200,000 people showed up for...

    POLITICO Morgen Europa PLUS: Wer solche Partner hat — Webers deutsche Methode — Ruttes Plan
    Apr22

    POLITICO Morgen Europa PLUS: Wer solche Partner hat — Webers deutsche Methode — Ruttes Plan

    MARK RUTTE hat das niederländische Referendum zum EU-Assoziierungsabkommen mit der Ukraine versemmelt. Nun schaut tout Bruxelles darauf, wie er mit dem Ergebnis umgeht. Ignorieren oder umsetzen? EU-Diplomaten berichten: Er werde sich Zeit lassen mit einer Entscheidung, Zeit bis nach dem britischen Referendum Ende Juni — und bis nach dem Ende der...

    Was von Europas Strahlkraft geblieben ist
    Apr22

    Was von Europas Strahlkraft geblieben ist

    Europa ist für die meisten Georgier ein Gefühl, ein Wohlstandstraum, ein Spaziergang durch das hübsch frisierte Touristenviertel von Tiflis. Kaum abseits der Bars und Boutiquen aber wird das Leben karg, Kinder schnorren Zigaretten, Familien leben in halbfertigen Hochhäusern. Die zahllosen Satellitenschüsseln leiten fast nur russische Sender nach...

    Ukraine signs bill to ban movies made in Russia
    Apr22

    Ukraine signs bill to ban movies made in Russia

    Ukraine has banned all movies filmed in Russia after 2013, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. …read more Source: Irish...

    Obama sees another foreign policy goal crumble in Syria
    Apr21

    Obama sees another foreign policy goal crumble in Syria

    President Barack Obama’s most tangible success in his push to stop Syria’s bloodbath — a cease-fire struck in late February — is rapidly turning into a failure. His fiercest critics in Congress, meanwhile, are basically saying, “I told you so.” The always-fragile truce “may be breaking down” the president acknowledged Thursday while...

    ‘Dangerous times’ for Europe’s journalists
    Apr21

    ‘Dangerous times’ for Europe’s journalists

    Ask Dunja Mijatović if conditions for journalists have improved in the six years she’s been the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Representative on Freedom of the Media, and there’s a deep, exasperated sigh. Then a long pause. “We live in a more dangerous time for journalists,” Mijatović told POLITICO....

    Germany’s Merkel awarded Four Freedoms medal
    Apr21

    Germany’s Merkel awarded Four Freedoms medal

    The German chancellor has been honored for her work on Europe’s wave of migration and mediating conflict in Ukraine. The awarding institution said Merkel had shown “great moral leadership as chancellor of all Germans.” …read more Source: Deutsche...

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