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    Legislative changes to ease hiring of highly skilled experts outside EU
    Sep20

    Legislative changes to ease hiring of highly skilled experts outside EU

    Legislative changes are being prepared, aiming to ease the hiring of highly skilled experts from countries outside the EU – the so-called Blue Card, used by such experts to work in Bulgaria. The card is proposed to be available for any occupation and to be issued for four years instead of one, Vice Premier Valeri Simeonov voiced to public. The...

    Criticism Or Terrorism? Jailed For A Like
    Sep20

    Criticism Or Terrorism? Jailed For A Like

    Dozens of Russian citizens have been imprisoned in recent years for their social-media activities. This is the story of one of them, a blogger who was jailed for expressing his views on Russia’s military involvement in Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wolverines! Rocky! … Comrade Detective?
    Sep20

    Wolverines! Rocky! … Comrade Detective?

    The first episode of Comrade Detective opens with producer and star Channing Tatum sitting in a movie theater with journalist Jon Ronson. They are gathered to present a forgotten treasure from an even more forgotten time, which took over two decades to find, in a continent-spanning search, and obtained “with the cooperation of five international...

    Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?
    Sep20

    Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?

    Canadian soldiers on a tank during battlegroup exercises at the Adazi Training Area outside Riga (Chris Scott) In a New Brunswick-sized country, small numbers add up. It’s a crisp summer afternoon in a wood near Riga, and I’m squatting on the edge of a sandpit observing some of the 1,200 NATO troops who have come to help...

    In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator
    Sep20

    In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator

    A residential building in Minsk, Belarus, July 2017. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) MINSK, Belarus (JTA) — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer, Malkin and his wife, an event manager, earn a combined monthly salary of $2,000....

    Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason
    Sep20

    Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason

    Paul Manafort was under surveillance by the FISA court before, during, and after his six months as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. That wasn’t because President Obama both hated Donald Trump and somehow knew that Manafort would sign onto the Trump campaign. It’s because there are few people in the nation more deserving of...

    Russian Helicopter Fires on Spectators During Drills
    Sep20

    Russian Helicopter Fires on Spectators During Drills

    A Russian attack helicopter mistakenly fired at least one rocket into a crowd of spectators during a large-scale military exercise in western Belarus simulating a counterattack against NATO forces. The Russian military acknowledged that a rocket was fired by accident by a helicopter, but insisted that no one was hurt in the incident. It also...

    Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada
    Sep20

    Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada

    Ukrainian President to visit Canada Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in New York today where he is holding talks with several world leaders during the opening of the U.N.General Assembly. A press release today from the Canadian Prime Minister’s office says the Ukrainian president will travel to Canada for a working visit on the 22nd,...

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads
    Sep20

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads

    Contrary to all those breathless commentators on cable news, President Donald Trump’s maiden speech to the United Nations was not a rallying cry for war akin to President George W. Bush’s 2002 U.N. address that hyped the Iraqi threat and was followed several months later by the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That was also the speech in which...

    In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline
    Sep19

    In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

    Open air exhibition of posters of different kinds of soldiers from Ukrainian history next to landmark St. Andrew Church in Kiev. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY. Olga Kyryliuk, PhD, is an expert in International Law, and co-founder of the Ukrainian NGO Digital Defenders Partners – DDP (Партнери цифрового правозахисту in Ukrainian), focused on...