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    ‘Stark deterioration of press freedom’ in Europe, says Index on Censorship
    Apr28

    ‘Stark deterioration of press freedom’ in Europe, says Index on Censorship

    Campaign group says there has been a 30% rise in incidents involving journalists, voicing particular concern about Turkey and UkraineThere has been a “stark deterioration of press freedom” in Europe in 2016 with conflict in Turkey and Ukraine creating especially difficult conditions for journalists. Index on Censorship said it had seen 301...

    Prof. Elena Genova presents: The Samokov School of iconography
    Apr28

    Prof. Elena Genova presents: The Samokov School of iconography

    As public relations entered a new stage in the 18th and 19th century, different schools of art took shape in Bulgaria. That was the age of the Bulgarian National Revival; in Western Europe the 18th century was the Age of Enlightenment, a time when the national idea and the national-liberation struggles burgeoned. Education and culture flourished....

    French Assembly calls for lifting anti-Russia sanctions
    Apr28

    French Assembly calls for lifting anti-Russia sanctions

    The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution calling for lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.The resolution proposed by the opposition calls on the French government to protest extension of EU sanctions against Moscow, Sputnik reported. …read more Source:...

    Gazprom launches new version of South Stream
    Apr28

    Gazprom launches new version of South Stream

    A new variant of the South Stream gas pipeline project, from the coast of the Crimea peninsula to Bulgaria’s port of Varna, was launched by the head of Gazprom Export, Andrei Konoplyanik during the Central European Gas Forum in Bratislava. In this way the pipeline will be shorter and cheaper. The news was broken a weak after Bulgaria...

    Gazprom Puts Forward New South Stream Route
    Apr28

    Gazprom Puts Forward New South Stream Route

    Russian energy giant Gazprom has tabled a new option to revive the South Stream pipeline, local media report.Alternative routes are being studied for South Stream and Nord Stream II which would possibly use private funding, instead of counting on EU support, Vesti Finance quotes Andrey Konoplyanik, adviser to the head of Gazprom Export, as...

    [Focus] EU’s Arctic policy targets environment, Russia
    Apr28

    [Focus] EU’s Arctic policy targets environment, Russia

    Eight years in the making, the EU’s new Arctic strategy focuses on environmental issues and speaks of “selective engagement” with Russia despite the Ukraine war. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] France, Germany want easier ways to suspend visa-free travel
    Apr28

    [Ticker] France, Germany want easier ways to suspend visa-free travel

    They say the current safeguard clauses to temporarily shelve visa-free regimes are too complicated, according to the WSJ, and have circulated proposals to make the procedure easier. The European Commission recently proposed such agreements with Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia that would allow 120 million people easier access to the EU. …read...

    [Ticker] EU-Ukraine summit postponed to September
    Apr28

    [Ticker] EU-Ukraine summit postponed to September

    The EU-Ukraine summit that was planned for 19 May will be moved to September to give Kiev time to deliver on reforms it pledged under the EU association agreement, a European Commission spokesperson said on Wednesday (27 April). Ukraine recently appointed a new government. …read more Source:...

    The Kremlin’s candidate
    Apr28

    The Kremlin’s candidate

    Back when he hosted a prime-time talk show on MSNBC, Ed Schultz divided the world into heroes and villains. The heroes usually included Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The villains were most Republicans, and especially Donald J. Trump. When Trump obsessed over Obama’s birth certificate and academic credentials in 2011,...

    Ukraine says Russia detained sister of jailed pilot Savchenko
    Apr28

    Ukraine says Russia detained sister of jailed pilot Savchenko

    Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of detaining the sister of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and seizing her passport while she was in a Ukrainian diplomatic car at a border crossing between the two countries. …read more Source: France...

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