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    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Refugee burden-sharing  — Orbán cowboy — Microsoft lobbying
    Apr30

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Refugee burden-sharing — Orbán cowboy — Microsoft lobbying

    by Ryan Heath @PoliticoRyan | send tips to rheath@politico.eu GERMANY MOVES THE DIAL ON ASYLUM QUOTAS: The Guardian breaks the story that Germany is now pushing hard to revamp Europe’s handling of refugees, demanding a quota system so all 28 countries share the burden. Currently Germany and Sweden take in most of the migrants who arrive on...

    Poles and Czechs join forces on gas
    Apr30

    Poles and Czechs join forces on gas

    Historically Poles and Czechs have been frequent rivals — they even fought a nasty little border war a century ago — but their dependence on Russian gas and the EU’s pressure to more tightly integrate the continent’s gas markets are pushing the two closer together. The border town of Cieszyn in Poland and Český Těšín in the Czech...

    Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency
    Apr30

    Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine close down the office of the International Rescue Committee, accusing the aid agency of spying. …read more Source:...

    Europe’s Galápagos moment
    Apr29

    Europe’s Galápagos moment

    Ten years ago, I wrote a book claiming Europe would run the 21st century. With many now predicting “Grexit” or “Brexit,” and some people asking if the European Union will even survive the decade, was I insane? The book is not quite as hubristic as it sounds. I did not argue that the EU would have the largest economy or run the world as an empire....

    Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER 
    Apr29

    Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER 

    Seven properties have already reportedly vanished into the huge crater in the village of Solotvino in the Zakarpatska Oblast region of western Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    In the face of the ongoing conflict, Ukrainian fashion is having a moment
    Apr29

    In the face of the ongoing conflict, Ukrainian fashion is having a moment

    Last year, Ukrainian fashion week was a hotbed of protest; now designers are leaning on the country’s national dress to create a patriotic statementBohemian is fashion’s go-to spring trend and this season, it’s awash with the floral and ethereal. But this season, designers have been mining influence from a more niche aspect:...

    China expects Belarus to continue supporting regional stability
    Apr29

    China expects Belarus to continue supporting regional stability

    The diplomat remarked that political stability and calmness are distinguishing features of Belarus. It is no accident that the country has already contributed to the resolution of the regional crisis by offering a venue for negotiations on the situation in Ukraine. Cui Qiming said he was confident that Belarus has been playing and will play a...

    Ukraine blaze ‘under control’ near Chernobyl
    Apr29

    Ukraine blaze ‘under control’ near Chernobyl

    Ukrainian fire fighters have now managed to contain a huge forest fire which was headed for the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The blaze… …read more Source:...

    Donetsk Separatist Leader: ‘We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine’
    Apr29

    Donetsk Separatist Leader: ‘We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine’

    Alexander Zakharchenko is the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is not recognized by the international community. In a rare interview, he says his greatest hope is that Moscow will annex his territory just as it did Crimea. …read more Source: Der...

    Russian rescue planes evaсuate 128 people from Nepal
    Apr29

    Russian rescue planes evaсuate 128 people from Nepal

    Among the evacuees were citizens of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Tajikistan and other countries. They arrived safely at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. …read more Source:...

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