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    Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended
    May10

    Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

    BERLIN: Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War. The Bundeswehr is expected to increase in the next seven years by 14,300 soldiers, while 4,400 civilian officers will also be added to the service, Defence Minister Ursula...

    Ukraine under pressure to implement terms of Minsk peace agreement
    May10

    Ukraine under pressure to implement terms of Minsk peace agreement

    Most of the provisions of the Minsk II settlement remain unfulfilled, putting mainly Ukraine in a tight spot. Elections in separatist-held territory are at the forefront of diplomatic efforts. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine under pressure to implement terms of Minsk peace agreement
    May10

    Ukraine under pressure to implement terms of Minsk peace agreement

    Most of the provisions of the Minsk II settlement remain unfulfilled, putting mainly Ukraine in a tight spot. Elections in separatist-held territory are at the forefront of diplomatic efforts. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus
    May10

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus

    The latest stop on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s charm offensive is the former Soviet outpost of Belarus, a state often described as “Europe’s last dictatorship.”The Trudeau government announced that they would be following the lead of America and Europe by dropping the eastern European state from its main...

    Gaidar Resigns As Acting Deputy Governor Of Odesa Region
    May10

    Gaidar Resigns As Acting Deputy Governor Of Odesa Region

    The acting deputy governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, Maria Gaidar, has left the post to become an adviser to Governor Mikheil Saakashvili. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EBRD, Switzerland strengthen support for small businesses in Central Asia
    May10

    EBRD, Switzerland strengthen support for small businesses in Central Asia

    The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO is increasing its support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Central Asia with a €4.5 million contribution to the work of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Small Business Initiative (SBI) in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. This strategic Initiative...

    Parliament Approves Hungarian Refugee Quota Referendum
    May10

    Parliament Approves Hungarian Refugee Quota Referendum

    Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday approved a government move to hold a referendum on mandatory refugee quotas set by Brussels. The Hungarian vote, which was approved by a vote of 136 to five in the parliament, will put the question: “Do you want the European Union to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary even...

    IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government (AFP)
    May10

    IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Kiev on Tuesday after the formation of a new Ukrainian government resolved a prolonged political crisis that had stalled the release of vital aid. …read more Source: The West...

    Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016
    May10

    Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016

    Bulgaria slashed deficit in trade with third countries to BGN 105 M (exports FOB – imports CIF) in the first quarter of 2016, compared with a shortfall of BGN 625 M a year earlier, official statistics showed on Tuesday. Bulgarian exports to third countries dropped by by 8.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, reaching BGN 3.53...

    IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government
    May10

    IMF team arrives in Ukraine to check on new government

    KIEV: An International Monetary Fund team arrived in Kiev on Tuesday after the formation of a new Ukrainian government resolved a prolonged political crisis that had stalled the release of vital aid. The mission’s visit was long awaited in the cash-strapped former Soviet country as it grapples with the costs of a two-year conflict in the...