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    What’s Next For Ukraine? Dutch Reject Agreement On European Union Trade
    Apr07

    What’s Next For Ukraine? Dutch Reject Agreement On European Union Trade

    In a blow to European Union cohesion, Dutch voters late Wednesday rejected an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has now been left in the awkward position of having to choose whether or not to go against voters as the EU’s top leaders pledged to support Ukraine Thursday. …read...

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest
    Apr07

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announced plans Tuesday to form a National Guard with the stated goal of fighting terrorism and organized crime. But analysts say the main aim is to put down public unrest as Russia’s economy worsens, and the country heads into elections. They see the move as a chance for Putin to consolidate power....

    Dutch referendum raises concerns over EU enlargement
    Apr07

    Dutch referendum raises concerns over EU enlargement

    The lure of European Union membership is one of the most important factors driving development, reform and conciliation in the fractious Western Balkans. The Dutch vote Wednesday was a harsh blow for the region. The Netherlands voted against an EU treaty for closer political and economic ties with Ukraine, raising immediate concerns about the...

    Ukraine blame game erupts over outcome of Dutch referendum
    Apr07

    Ukraine blame game erupts over outcome of Dutch referendum

    The Ukrainian president is sticking to the course he’s been steering toward the EU, yet some critics blame him for the results of a Dutch referendum in which a majority of voters rejected the EU-Ukraine accord. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin: Isolating Russia Has Failed, Especially After Syria
    Apr07

    Putin: Isolating Russia Has Failed, Especially After Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted on Thursday that the West has failed to isolate Russia, especially in light of the latter’s military intervention in Syria, independent news agency Interfax reported. “To begin with they were talking about the need to isolate Russia, ever since the now well-known events in Crimea,” Putin said at a...

    OSCE Expresses ‘Regret’ After Staff Shown At Separatist Wedding In Ukraine
    Apr07

    OSCE Expresses ‘Regret’ After Staff Shown At Separatist Wedding In Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine has expressed “regret” after photos appeared online showing two of its staff at the wedding celebrations of the daughter of a pro-Russia separatist in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The land of the smiling sun
    Apr07

    The land of the smiling sun

    Designed in April 1975 by Anne Lund in collaboration with fellow Danish activist Søren Lisberg, the ‘Smiling Sun’ logo soon became internationally synonymous with the anti-nuclear power movement. Emblazoned with the boldly lettered slogan “Atomkraft? – Nej tak!” (Nuclear power? – No thanks!), the cheerful, vividly-coloured logo came to be...

    Dutch chagrin for Europe and Ukraine
    Apr07

    Dutch chagrin for Europe and Ukraine

    Putin would applaud the loudest if referendum hurt EU ties with Kiev …read more Source: Financial...

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum vote on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine produced a raised middle finger to the EU ” and yet another serious challenge to the European… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum vote on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine produced a raised middle finger to the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU’s executive Commission, had warned ahead of...