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    Election 2015. Jacques Faure to head OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission
    Aug25

    Election 2015. Jacques Faure to head OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission

    Jacques Faure served as the ambassador of France to Ukraine and a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group mediating the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The diplomat will meet with Belarusian journalists in Minsk on 26 August. On the same day, he will hold a meeting with Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina....

    [Ticker] Russia jails Ukrainian film maker for 20 years
    Aug25

    [Ticker] Russia jails Ukrainian film maker for 20 years

    A court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday jailed Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film maker and activist, who was captured in Crimea last year, to 20 years’ prison on terrorist charges. The sentence comes shortly after it jailed a kidnapped Estonian security officer for 15 years, despite EU complaints. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Ukrainian Greeks go to Rhodes for war-relief
    Aug25

    [Ticker] Ukrainian Greeks go to Rhodes for war-relief

    Greece is flying 191 young and elderly Ukrainians of Greek origin from Mariupol, in east Ukraine, to Rhodes, a Greek island, for “a few days” to provide “relief from the war”, a Greek diplomat told EUobserver Tuesday. The official number of Ukrainians of Greek descent is 91,000. …read more Source:...

    Russian court sentences Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years for ‘terrorism’
    Aug25

    Russian court sentences Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years for ‘terrorism’

    The Ukrainian film-maker has been given hard labour as punishment following his controversial trial marred by allegations of torture and coercion …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov gets 20 years for “terrorism”
    Aug25

    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov gets 20 years for “terrorism”

    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Russian military court. Sentsov was arrested shortly after the Crimean… …read more Source:...

    Demographic perspective darkest in Bulgaria, UN says
    Aug25

    Demographic perspective darkest in Bulgaria, UN says

    A report of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs DESA of the UN marks that the forecast on Bulgaria’s demographic development is the darkest one in the world. In the period 2015 – 2020 the Bulgarian population will shrink by 27.9%, dropping down to 5,154,000 people from the current number of 7,152,000. Neighboring Romania is the...

    UN: Bulgaria Faces World’s Bleakest Demographic Prospects by 2050
    Aug25

    UN: Bulgaria Faces World’s Bleakest Demographic Prospects by 2050

    Bulgaria faces the bleakest demographic prospects on a global scale over the next 35 years, according to the 2015 World Population Prospects report of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). In the period 2015-2050, Bulgaria’s population is expected to shrink by 27.9%. Bulgaria’s population is to decrease...

    Russian court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 20 years over terror offences
    Aug25

    Russian court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 20 years over terror offences

    Oleg Sentsov is convicted of plotting terror attacks but critics say the prosecution was in revenge for his pro-Ukrainian viewsA Russian court has convicted a Ukrainian filmmaker of conspiracy to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.The court in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don said on Tuesday that Oleg Sentsov had set...

    Russia jails Ukraine film-maker
    Aug25

    Russia jails Ukraine film-maker

    A court in Russia jails Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian FM: Relations with Russia Are Not in Such Bad Shape
    Aug25

    Bulgarian FM: Relations with Russia Are Not in Such Bad Shape

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov stated on Tuesday that the country’s relations with Russia are not in such a bad shape. Mitov made it clear that Bulgaria is a country belonging to a certain community and committed to a certain set of values and therefore it had to respect certain rules in national and international aspect, he said...

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