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    EU naval mission nears launch
    Jun16

    EU naval mission nears launch

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s pitch for the mandatory relocation of asylum-seekers continues to face fierce resistance from EU countries, but a consensus is forming on a military operation to crack down on smugglers. “If everything goes well, we could launch the operation on June 22 at the Foreign Affairs Council in...

    Putin’s best EU friends
    Jun16

    Putin’s best EU friends

    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is trying to have it both ways. Just days after attending the G7 summit, which highlighted the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Russia should it not meet the commitments it made in the Minsk agreements, Renzi hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he spoke of the “traditional...

    Ukraine crisis heightens threats to media – OSCE
    Jun15

    Ukraine crisis heightens threats to media – OSCE

    Ukraine crisis highlights obstacles faced by media …read more Source:...

    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship
    Jun15

    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship

    The chill between Russia and the West has brought Cold War-style military brinkmanship roaring back — with a 21st century twist. Today, it’s not enough for Russian bombers to probe U.S. air defenses off Alaska, for its fighters to barrel-roll around American reconnaissance aircraft over Eastern Europe or for its attack jets to buzz American...

    Minsk to host talks on Ukraine settlement on 16 June
    Jun15

    Minsk to host talks on Ukraine settlement on 16 June

    “Tomorrow Minsk will host a meeting of the trilateral group, at least, the meetings of three working groups,” Lamberto Zannier noted. He did not say who would represent the OSCE in Minsk on 16 June …read more Source:...

    Makei: OSCE is the only organization that played a role in neutralizing Ukraine situation
    Jun15

    Makei: OSCE is the only organization that played a role in neutralizing Ukraine situation

    “Given all its shortcomings, the OSCE is still the only organization which could somehow influence the negative development of the situation in Ukraine and played its role in neutralizing this situation,” Vladimir Makei said. …read more Source:...

    Letter from Ukraine: ‘Straight ahead of us are Russian armed forces’
    Jun15

    Letter from Ukraine: ‘Straight ahead of us are Russian armed forces’

    “We can fit 12 men inside this steel box,” says Pit. “When the shelling starts we stay safe, then we come out and fire back from these trenches.” …read more Source: London Evening...

    Zannier: OSCE welcomes Belarus’ role in Ukraine settlement
    Jun15

    Zannier: OSCE welcomes Belarus’ role in Ukraine settlement

    “We welcome the role of Belarus in promoting the de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Minsk is well known as a meeting place for these groups (of the contact group and the working groups on Ukraine),” said Lamberto Zannier. He also expressed the hope that the Minsk agreements will facilitate the peace process. …read more Source:...

    PHOTO: Conference on contemporary security environment starts in Zagreb
    Jun15

    PHOTO: Conference on contemporary security environment starts in Zagreb

    Security threats that pose a challenge to the transatlantic community, the Ukraine conflict and ISIL are some of the topics to be discussed in the next two days at the conference “The Republic of Croatia in the Contemporary Security Environment”, which… …read more Source:...

    President Rossen Plevneliev: USA has not asked Bulgaria to deploy troops on its territory
    Jun15

    President Rossen Plevneliev: USA has not asked Bulgaria to deploy troops on its territory

    The USA has not asked Bulgaria’s cabinet to deploy troops and place military equipment on its territory, Bulgaria President Rossen Plevneliev told media. If we receive a specific proposal, we would approach it responsibly”, President Plevneliev further said. He also explained that being a reputable member of NATO, Bulgaria has been...

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