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    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’
    May31

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes easing EU sanctions on Russia — provided it fulfils certain conditions — is an important element in the hunt for a solution to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. “We should be smart when it comes to dealing with these sanctions,” he told foreign journalists in Berlin on Tuesday. “To...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister
    May31

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister

    Diversification of sources and routes of natural gas supply is among the top priorities of Bulgaria’s government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said at a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Therefore, the construction of gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries and Greece in particular is of key importance for...

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland
    May31

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland

    Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg told Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski in Warsaw Tuesday that the alliance is planning to deploy “more … troops in Poland” due to Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine. He said the new Nato force is designed “not to provoke, but to prevent conflict.”...

    Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers
    May31

    Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, whose resistance to her imprisonment in Russia has made her a national hero and a potentially disruptive force in Ukrainian politics, received a standing ovation in her first address to parliament on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Juncker: ‘No compromise’ on Russia, despite visit
    May31

    [Ticker] Juncker: ‘No compromise’ on Russia, despite visit

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU would not “compromise on high principles” with Russia. Juncker, who will attend a business conference in Russia in June, told France’s Public Senat TV that he would tell Russian president Putin that the EU is “completely opposed” to his actions in Ukraine....

    German foreign minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed
    May31

    German foreign minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday it was no secret that some EU states were skeptical about extending sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and it was unclear if the 28-nation bloc would decide to renew them. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria rises in world competitiveness list
    May31

    Bulgaria rises in world competitiveness list

    The yearbook of the Institute for Management Development (Switzerland) registering world competitiveness in 2016 Bulgaria ranks 50th among 61 economies. This is five positions better on 2015. However, this country remains one of the least competitive in Europe followed only by Greece, Croatia and Ukraine. The lack of dynamism in the economy and...

    Competitiveness of Bulgarian Economy Improves
    May31

    Competitiveness of Bulgarian Economy Improves

    According to the latest World Competitiveness Scoreboard of the Institute for Management Development released on Monday, the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy has improved. Bulgaria occupies the 50th position out of 61 countries ranked in the scoreboard, which is an improvement of five positions compared to last year. Only three European...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed as war in Donbas continues
    May31

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed as war in Donbas continues

    Ukrainian armed forces report that five of their troops have fallen on May 30 in the war in the country’s east that has entered its third year. Separatist forces are also reporting on casualties. …read more Source: Baltic News...

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