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    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat
    Mar16

    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj will not need to attend his sentencing hearing in The Hague later this month, the court trying him said, removing the threat of Serbia being sanctioned for failing to carry out his court summons. …read more Source:...

    Estonia could ban Russian officials from Schengen over pilot arrest
    Mar16

    Estonia could ban Russian officials from Schengen over pilot arrest

    As the Estonian parliament on Tuesday voted ‘Yes’ to a petition in which Russia is called upon to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, it may impose a unilateral ban on 29 Russian officials tied to the case from entering the Schengen zone, reported EUobserver. …read more Source:...

    Belarus Reality Check, Life After Sanctions – Digest Of Belarusian Analytics
    Mar16

    Belarus Reality Check, Life After Sanctions – Digest Of Belarusian Analytics

    Photo: svaboda.org Over the last weeks Belarusian analysts widely discussed the removal of EU sanctions and possible scenarios of further rapprochement, as well as benefits for Belarus. The surveys demonstrate that Belarus citizens became worse off, yet they are not going to channel the falling incomes into mass protests. Green activists reveal...

    Man City progress in Champions League but lose Kompany
    Mar16

    Man City progress in Champions League but lose Kompany

    Credits Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images City make the quarter finals for the first time, but may have paid a heavy price as skipper limps off Match Report Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 8:47am Manchester City 0 Dynamo Kiev 0 (Man City win 3-1 on …read more Source: The...

    EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market
    Mar15

    EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market

    The European Commission has requested Gazprom to provide information related to allegations of abuse of the Russian company’s dominant position in the Bulgarian wholesale gas market, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The information sought by the EU executive body is connected to “an alleged violation of EU antitrust legislation related to...

    Estonia mulls Schengen ban on Russian officials
    Mar15

    Estonia mulls Schengen ban on Russian officials

    Up to 30 Russian officials deemed guilty of detaining Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko could face entry ban into EU’s Schengen travel zone if Estonian government acts on MPs’ demand. …read more Source:...

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay
    Mar15

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay

    Moscow’s intervention in Syria revealed a Russian military transformed from the war in Georgia but cuts threaten modernisationThe first pilots arrived back in Russia from Syria on Tuesday, to the strains of bombastic military marches, cheering and a “mission accomplished” vibe provided by breathless state television reporters. The Syrian...

    A response to Gisela Stuart: voting “Remain” is the truly radical choice
    Mar15

    A response to Gisela Stuart: voting “Remain” is the truly radical choice

    Demonstrators in Spain carry a banner in support of Podemos, a left-wing political party founded in 2014 ©jacinta lluch valero At the start of this month, Labour MP Gisela Stuart wrote a piece for Prospect entitled “Brexit is the left-wing choice.” Here, former Europe Editor of the Guardian John Palmer explains why he disagrees. Let me start by...

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler
    Mar15

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another – as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as...

    Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge
    Mar15

    Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge

    What is the common thing between the protest movements in the Tahrir Square, the Maidan, the Gezi Park and Eagle’s Bridge downtown Sofia? The specifics of these forms of protest and the way they are carried out on public spots is the key subject in the research of sociologist Nilüfer Göle, a professor at the leading French School for...

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