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    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    EU ministers today approved measures that will allow Ukrainian citizens to travel to the EU for 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. The EU’s move came after Kiev pushed through reforms in areas such as migration, public order and security, external relations and fundamental rights, Carmelo Abela, Malta’s minister for...

    Sinister text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war
    May11

    Sinister text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war

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    Ex-rebel leaders detail role played by Putin aide in east Ukraine
    May11

    Ex-rebel leaders detail role played by Putin aide in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A top aide to Vladimir Putin decides how the pro-Moscow administration of eastern Ukraine is run and who gets what jobs there, three former rebel leaders said, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. …read more Source:...

    Jana Burcevska performs at the Eurovision song contest
    May11

    Jana Burcevska performs at the Eurovision song contest

    Macedonian singer Jana Burcevska performs on Thursday evening at the second evening of the Eurovision song competition that is held in Kiev, Ukraine. Burcevska’s song is named Dance Alone and she will compete against singers from Austria, Serbia, Malta, Romania, the Netherlands and many others. …read more Source: Macedonian...

    EU visa waiver looms for Russia-annexed Crimeans
    May11

    EU visa waiver looms for Russia-annexed Crimeans

    Visa liberalisation for Ukrainians entering the EU will also apply to inhabitants of the peninsula taken over by Moscow in 2014. But the issue poses administrative as well as political problems. …read more Source:...

    Balkan Gunmen Refuse to Quit Ukrainian Battlefield
    May11

    Balkan Gunmen Refuse to Quit Ukrainian Battlefield

    Some Balkan volunteers are still fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine despite new laws to prosecute them if they return home, a paramilitary from Serbia told BIRN in an interview. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance
    May11

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance

    When U.S. President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin....

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’
    May11

    Hungary’s latest refrain: ‘We will be slaves no longer’

    BUDAPEST — For weeks on end, tens of thousands of mostly young Hungarians have demonstrated in the streets of Budapest, in what is becoming a new political movement against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Initially sparked by a draft bill on nonprofits and legislation that essentially would close down the Central European University in...

    Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics
    May10

    Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics

    As the Eurovision Song Contest finals approach, last year’s winner, Ukraine’s Jamala, told DW about the politics of the music spectacle. She also explained why she’s worried about the future of Crimea. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

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