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    NATO Force Integration Unit opens in Sofia
    Sep03

    NATO Force Integration Unit opens in Sofia

    The Ministry of Defense is the venue of a ceremony for opening the NATO Force Integration Unit – NFIUs in Bulgaria. The decision for creating such a unit was made in September 2014 at the Wales Summit of the Alliance. In order to enhance its defense in the context of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NATO activates simultaneously similar...

    Banned cluster bombs ‘used in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, Libya’
    Sep03

    Banned cluster bombs ‘used in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, Libya’

    Cluster Munition Coalition report finds bombs that kill and maim large numbers of civilians remain in widespread useIslamic State (Isis), Syrian government forces, both sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Saudi jets attacking targets in Yemen have all used cluster bombs and rockets banned by international treaty, according to an...

    EU to extend Ukraine sanctions on individuals by 6 months
    Sep03

    EU to extend Ukraine sanctions on individuals by 6 months

    The EU will extend sanctions for another six months against Ukrainian and Russian figures accused of backing pro-Moscow rebels fighting for independence from Kiev, EU sources said Wednesday, cites AFP/LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Italy lets in Russian singer, despite EU blacklist
    Sep03

    Italy lets in Russian singer, despite EU blacklist

    The EU is to prolong a blacklist of 150 Russians and Ukrainians blamed for stirring the conflict, but “Russia’s Sinatra” is getting special treatment. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] France to refund Russia almost €1bn for warships
    Sep03

    [Ticker] France to refund Russia almost €1bn for warships

    France will pay Russia €949,754,849 as a refund for two Mistral warships which it will no longer deliver due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Le Figaro reported Wednesday. The final figure was published in a draft law. The purchase price for the ships was €1.2 billion. …read more Source:...

    Russia to Build Fence on Border With Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russia to Build Fence on Border With Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia’s FSB border service released an online order for the construction of the protective fence on the most vulnerable spots …read more Source:...

    Ukraine needs radical reforms not Soviet bans
    Sep03

    Ukraine needs radical reforms not Soviet bans

    As the country celebrates anniversary of independence from USSR, Jaroslav Gritsak argues that an independent judiciary is more important than the removal of statuesWhat is my reaction to Ukraine’s attempt to break ties with its Soviet past by banning communist symbols? Well, I do not have one. In common with much of the country, such...

    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...

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