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    Dutch begin voting in referendum on EU-Ukraine treaty
    Apr06

    Dutch begin voting in referendum on EU-Ukraine treaty

    Polls on eve of non-binding vote give the no campaign slight edge, which could pose a headache for EU ahead of UK referendum Dutch people have begun voting on whether to back a key EU pact with Ukraine in a referendum triggered by grassroots Eurosceptic groups and seen as a yardstick on ties with Brussels.Polling stations opened across the...

    The Guardian view on the Netherlands: another EU referendum, another inadequate debate | Editorial
    Apr05

    The Guardian view on the Netherlands: another EU referendum, another inadequate debate | Editorial

    The Dutch are, in theory, voting on relations with Ukraine. In truth, it is another European plebiscite that could pit the voters against Brussels without solving anythingThe referendum to be held on Wednesday in the Netherlands on the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine is a puzzling affair in many ways. Initiated by Eurosceptic...

    Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures
    Apr05

    Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures

    Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay … …read more Source: The...

    Panama Papers: call for offshore tax reform after data revelations
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: call for offshore tax reform after data revelations

    Political leaders named in leaks deny wrongdoing while other governments launch inquiries amid demands for reform • What are the Panama Papers? • Opinion: secret riches and public rageReverberations from the Panama Papers were felt worldwide on Monday, with political leaders named in the disclosures angrily denying any wrongdoing while other...

    Dutch gear up for the other EU vote giving Brussels a headache
    Apr05

    Dutch gear up for the other EU vote giving Brussels a headache

    Wednesday’s referendum on association agreement with Ukraine exposes rifts in attitudes towards EU amid tense ties with Russia after MH17The dividing lines of the referendum are clearly drawn. Supporters say a yes vote will deliver security and trade; opponents see a chance to wrest back control from the so-called undemocratic forces of...

    Ukraine’s leader set up secret offshore firm as battle raged with Russia
    Apr04

    Ukraine’s leader set up secret offshore firm as battle raged with Russia

    Petro Poroshenko registered company when his troops were being wiped out in eastern Ukraine, Panama Papers show• Global reaction to Panama Papers leakUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, set up a secret offshore company in the British Virgin Islands at a time when his troops were being wiped out in a bloody battle with Russian troops and...

    Ukraine’s desperate attempt to defuse landmines – as more are planted
    Apr04

    Ukraine’s desperate attempt to defuse landmines – as more are planted

    The death toll of 600, including many children, from mines and unexploded ordnance is likely to rise as former refugees try to reclaim homes and jobsUkraine has launched an unprecedented operation in its war-torn east to defuse a landmine crisis, the scale of which is only now becoming apparent as former refugees try to reclaim their homes and...

    The ‘new Ukraine’ is failing us, LGBT activists say
    Mar31

    The ‘new Ukraine’ is failing us, LGBT activists say

    Gay rights advocate tells Coda Story his community is being ignored by the Ukrainian government as homophobic attacks continueZo­ryan Kis was sit­ting on a bench in the cen­tre of Kiev with his boyfriend on his lap when a group of teenagers came up to them, asked if they were “pa­tri­ots” and doused them in pepper spray.Friends rushed to help but...

    Lawyer for Russian officer on trial in Ukraine found shot dead
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian officer on trial in Ukraine found shot dead

    Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, captured last year in rebel-held eastern UkraineA lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found shot dead, according to officials.Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, who was captured along with another Russian last year in rebel-held eastern...

    Removing the statues of Lenin won’t de-communise Ukraine
    Mar25

    Removing the statues of Lenin won’t de-communise Ukraine

    A city like Zaporizhia is so tied up with Stalin and the Soviets you’d have to raze it all to the ground to really erase its historyThe statue of Lenin in Zaporizhia is the last major edifice of the Bolshevik leader left standing in the centre of a major Ukrainian city. Or rather, it was.Last week it was pulled down in accordance with...

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