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    NATO Coordination Center Opening Doors in Sofia
    Sep03

    NATO Coordination Center Opening Doors in Sofia

    A coordination center set up by NATO as part of its recent eastern redeployment is due to open on Thursday morning in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.President Rosen Plevneliev is to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside James Appathurai, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy. Last year...

    European autumn of unresolved issues: What awaits the Visegrad Four in the coming months?
    Sep03

    European autumn of unresolved issues: What awaits the Visegrad Four in the coming months?

    As summer is slowly winding down, European leaders – both in Brussels and national capitals – are going to be exposed to challenges, and find solutions for issues, which they had temporarily shelved until later. Some of these issues, notably the refugee crisis and the upcoming EU referendum in the UK are of a particular relevance to the region of...

    Talent from Tbilisi
    Sep03

    Talent from Tbilisi

    KIEV — Everyone calls her “Eka,” and not merely because “Ekaterine Zguladze” is a helluva mouthful. The diminutive reflects the popular esteem in which Eka is held, as well as a certain giddy affection for this 37-year-old Georgian — a slender woman from Tbilisi in a sea of stolid Slavic men — who is the deputy minister for internal affairs of...

    Ukraine reports polio outbreak in first Europe cases since 2010
    Sep02

    Ukraine reports polio outbreak in first Europe cases since 2010

    Two children in southwestern Ukraine paralysed by polio, the first outbreak of the disease in Europe since 2010, World Health Organisation says …read more Source: The...

    Kiev’s week of violence is a crisis of its own making | Andrey Kurkov
    Sep02

    Kiev’s week of violence is a crisis of its own making | Andrey Kurkov

    Theories abound about the violence that has flared again in Kiev. But despite profiting from it, Russia is very unlikely to have perpetrated itA “day of fury” was proclaimed on Monday by the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom). The fury ended with a grenade being thrown into lines of soldiers guarding the Kiev parliament building, where...

    Polio in Ukraine: Two children paralysed as first cases of virus in Europe since 2010 recorded
    Sep02

    Polio in Ukraine: Two children paralysed as first cases of virus in Europe since 2010 recorded

    In the first outbreak of polio in Europe for half a decade, two children in Ukraine have been paralysed by the highly contagious disease. …read more Source: The...

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine Crisis
    Sep02

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine Crisis

    The European Union will extend sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies accused of backing pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine by six months, AFP and Interfax reported on Wednesday, citing diplomats. “There is a political agreement; (officials) agreed to extend the sanctions for six months to March next...

    Ukraine: Costs of conflict
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Costs of conflict

    A debt deal agreed with the IMF and creditors averted default but the war-torn country’s worries are far from over …read more Source: Financial...

    Poroshenko Blames Russia For Police Deaths
    Sep02

    Poroshenko Blames Russia For Police Deaths

    In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko accuses Russia of extending its “campaign of destabilisation”. …read more Source: Sky...

    [Ticker] EU agrees to extend Russia blacklists
    Sep02

    [Ticker] EU agrees to extend Russia blacklists

    Member states’ ambassadors in Brussels Tuesday agreed to extend a visa ban and asset freeze on dozens of Russians and Ukrainians said to be stirring the conflict in Ukraine, an EU source said, adding the formal decision is “likely” on 14 September. …read more Source:...

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