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    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions
    Apr28

    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions

    PARIS — France’s lower house of parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling for the European Union to lift its economic sanctions against Russia, though less than a fifth of the chamber participated in the vote. Of the National Assembly’s 577 MPs, 101 voted. Fifty-five voted in favor and 44 were against the resolution, which...

    Throwing events in Brest welcome athletes from four countries
    Apr28

    Throwing events in Brest welcome athletes from four countries

    The two-day competitions in hammer, discus, javelin throwing and shot-putting will be held at the Brest Sport Center. Partaking in the events will be more than 200 athletes from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova. …read more Source:...

    Soviet apocalypse
    Apr28

    Soviet apocalypse

    “MY MOTHERLAND is the Soviet Union,” reads a sentence written in cursive script in one of the exercise books scattered on the floor of an abandoned school in Pripyat, a Soviet-era ghost town in Ukraine next to the Chernobyl nuclear plant. The town, built for the plant’s workers and their families, was evacuated on the afternoon of April...

    Russia lets sister of jailed pilot Savchenko return to Ukraine: Poroshenko
    Apr28

    Russia lets sister of jailed pilot Savchenko return to Ukraine: Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday the sister of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko had been allowed back to Ukraine, after Russian border guards had prevented her from crossing the border last night, saying she was under investigation. …read more Source:...

    ‘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:...

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