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    Vladimir Putin sent Russian mercenaries to ‘fight in Syria and Ukraine’
    Mar30

    Vladimir Putin sent Russian mercenaries to ‘fight in Syria and Ukraine’

    Fighters from a private military company called Wagner were used for deniable military operations abroad, finds an investigation by a Russian newspaper …read more Source: The...

    US to increase troop numbers in Europe
    Mar30

    US to increase troop numbers in Europe

    The United States approved plans to station more troops and tanks along NATO’s eastern border to reassure allies worried about the threat from Russia, it announced Wednesday. “As part of the United States’ commitment to increased assurance and deterrence, U.S. Army Europe will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of U.S.-based...

    [Ticker] Dutch PM expects Yes for Ukraine referendum
    Mar30

    [Ticker] Dutch PM expects Yes for Ukraine referendum

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte said he expected a majority of voters to approve the EU-Ukraine association agreement in the 6 April non-binding referendum, and that the required turnout threshold will be reached. “I have great faith in the wisdom of the Netherlands,” Dutch programme Nieuwsuur reported him as saying Wednesday. …read more...

    Bulgaria Expands Quota for University Students from Bulgarian Diaspora
    Mar30

    Bulgaria Expands Quota for University Students from Bulgarian Diaspora

    The government in Sofia has decided to increase 2.5 times the quota for university students from the Bulgarian diaspora living mostly in European countries. One thousand ethnic Bulgarians from countries with large Bulgarian diaspora such as Ukraine, Serbia, Moldova, Albania and Kazakhstan will be able to apply for studying for the degrees of...

    Ukraine’s independent MPs boost chances of ending deadlock
    Mar30

    Ukraine’s independent MPs boost chances of ending deadlock

    KIEV (Reuters) – Several non-aligned Ukrainian lawmakers have agreed to join Ukraine’s biggest faction to help end a political crisis that is stalling Western-backed reforms and vital international financial aid, deputies said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Report: Russia controls east Ukraine regions
    Mar30

    [Ticker] Report: Russia controls east Ukraine regions

    The Russian government and FSB intelligence service are running the day-to-day affairs of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, reports German daily Bild, citing an internal Russian document from last October. The Russians control taxes, wages and transport. Russia previously said the two breakaway regions were fully independent. …read...

    Svetlana Dimitrova: Before uttering a word I was already listening to opera music
    Mar30

    Svetlana Dimitrova: Before uttering a word I was already listening to opera music

    Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Radio Bulgaria welcomes you to monthly voting for music from Bulgaria. Lots will be drawn to select the names of the winners – people who have guessed the winning song or tune. Three of them are going to win CDs with music in the respective genre. There are three entries for each month as the winning tune is the...

    Lukashenko: It is impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the USA
    Mar30

    Lukashenko: It is impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine without the USA

    Alexander Lukashenko remarked that sooner or later the threats emerging in Eastern Europe can have a strong impact on the situation in Europe in general. …read more Source:...

    Russia accuses Latvia of ‘blatant censorship’ after Sputnik news site is shut down
    Mar30

    Russia accuses Latvia of ‘blatant censorship’ after Sputnik news site is shut down

    A new skirmish in the European Union’s “information war” with Russia broke out Tuesday when Latvia shut down a local version of Sputnik, the Kremlin-backed news agency. Russia’s foreign ministry condemned the move as “blatant censorship.” Sputnik said Wednesday it had resumed providing news for Latvian audiences using a .com Internet...

    Foreigners spent PLN 38 bln on shopping in Poland
    Mar30

    Foreigners spent PLN 38 bln on shopping in Poland

    In 2015, foreigners spent PLN 37.7 billion on goods and services in Poland, that means a 6.4 percent y/y increase, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reports. Meanwhile, Poles spent only PLN 18.6 billion abroad (2.7 percent y/y increase). According to the statement, Germans spent the most money (40.3 percent of the total amount). Second place...

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