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    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff
    Nov14

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff. With nearly all the votes counted in the former Soviet republic, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, earned about 55 percent of the vote, well ahead of pro-European rival Maya Sandu. Final...

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency
    Nov14

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency

    Bulgaria’s Socialist Party candidate has won the presidential election, leading to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Former air force commander General Rumen Radev, a Russian-friendly political novice, won nearly 60 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete results released Monday. Tsetska Tsacheva, the...

    In Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov: Knockout for black-belt PM
    Nov14

    In Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov: Knockout for black-belt PM

    "I apologise to those who supported us. I thought I was doing the right thing," the straight-talking premier said Sunday evening. The resignation of Bulgaria’s charismatic Prime Minister Boyko Borisov — holder of a black belt in karate — comes as a self-inflicted knockout.The burly bruiser had vowed to quit if his...

    Obama: President on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’
    Nov14

    Obama: President on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’

    Trump, whose victory over Hillary Clinton surprised virtually everyone, has given Europeans ample cause for concern. Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was “unfit” for the...

    EU will maintain Russia policies, even if US changes course – Mogherini
    Nov14

    EU will maintain Russia policies, even if US changes course – Mogherini

    “You know, the European Union has a very principled position on the illegal annexation of Crimea and the situation in Ukraine. This is not going to change, regardless of possible shifts in others’ policies,” Federica Mogherini said. …read more Source:...

    Russian Allies Are Expected to Win Presidential Elections in Moldova and Bulgaria
    Nov14

    Russian Allies Are Expected to Win Presidential Elections in Moldova and Bulgaria

    Russia’s geopolitical influence is set to be further strengthened, with two eastern European countries expected to elect as their leaders candidates with links to Moscow and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Voters in the former Soviet bloc nations of Bulgaria and Moldova went to the polls Sunday in their respective run-off...

    Bulgaria in turmoil after PM quits over new pro-Russia president
    Nov14

    Bulgaria in turmoil after PM quits over new pro-Russia president

    EU member Bulgaria faced an uncertain future Monday after centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov quit following the crushing defeat of his presidential nominee at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition. Critics fear the surprise win could tilt ex-communist Bulgaria, which has long walked a tightrope between...

    Pro-Russia Rumen Radev wins Bulgarian presidency
    Nov14

    Pro-Russia Rumen Radev wins Bulgarian presidency

    Former air force commander who has called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia wins election by wide margin. …read more Source: AL...

    Mogherini: EU Policy Toward Russia Will Not Change Regardless Of U.S.
    Nov14

    Mogherini: EU Policy Toward Russia Will Not Change Regardless Of U.S.

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU will not change its policy towards Russia even if the United States would alter its position under the administration of incoming president Donald Trump. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders Adopting Wait-and-See Approach on Trump Administration
    Nov14

    EU Leaders Adopting Wait-and-See Approach on Trump Administration

    European Union foreign ministers held an informal meeting in Brussels late Sunday to discuss trans-Atlantic relations with the United States under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Foreign ministers conceded that they will have to continue working on strengthening Europe’s role in world affairs until the future of...