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    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial
    Apr13

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial

    Lithuania blacklisted several dozen Russians and Ukrainians for their role in the detention and sentencing of the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and two other Ukrainians, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Ukraine expanded sanctions against Russia last month after a Russian court found Savchenko, 34, guilty of complicity in the...

    Voters Are Rejecting the EU’s Hubris
    Apr13

    Voters Are Rejecting the EU’s Hubris

    E. Wayne Merry Politics, Europe The Dutch were wise to push back Brussels’s heavy hand in Ukraine. In its “advisory referendum” on the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine, the Dutch electorate rejected this foray beyond the EU’s frontiers while manifesting general unease about where the EU is heading....

    What’s America’s Proper Place in the World Economy?
    Apr12

    What’s America’s Proper Place in the World Economy?

    A statue of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, in front of the Treasury Department in Washington Evan Vucci / APWhat would “a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor … the 10-dollar Founding Father without a father”...

    Ukraine’s Meat Grinder Is Back in Business
    Apr12

    Ukraine’s Meat Grinder Is Back in Business

    The latest bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine shows that talk of a “frozen conflict” is premature. …read more Source: Foreign...

    EU Commission To Push Ahead With Ukraine Visa Liberalization
    Apr12

    EU Commission To Push Ahead With Ukraine Visa Liberalization

    EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says the European Commission plans to go ahead with its proposal for visa liberalization for Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysts: Ukraine Government Shake-up Raises Hopes, Concerns
    Apr12

    Analysts: Ukraine Government Shake-up Raises Hopes, Concerns

    The resignation of Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, made official Tuesday, raises hopes for ending a political crisis that has delayed Western financial support and led many to question Ukraine’s path to reform. The current speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, is widely expected to be elected...

    NATO, Russia Schedule First Formal Talks Since 2014
    Apr12

    NATO, Russia Schedule First Formal Talks Since 2014

    Officials from NATO and Russia are scheduled to hold their first formal meeting in almost two years, covering Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan, and military activities, the Western alliance said Tuesday. The meeting scheduled for April 20 at NATO headquarters in Brussels will take place at the ambassadorial level. NATO suspended all...

    Report: Migrant Crisis, Authoritarianism Threaten Stability in Central Europe, Eurasia
    Apr12

    Report: Migrant Crisis, Authoritarianism Threaten Stability in Central Europe, Eurasia

    The migrant crisis, serious economic problems, and Russia’s return to authoritarianism are threatening the stability of governments in Central Europe and Eurasia, and the existence of the European Union. That is the message of “Nations in Transit 2016,” the latest annual survey of democratic governance from Central Europe to...

    Italy’s Reformist Prime Minister Is the Type of Leader Europe Needs
    Apr12

    Italy’s Reformist Prime Minister Is the Type of Leader Europe Needs

    At a time when the European project is at a standstill due to successive crises that have triggered nationalist pushes throughout the European Union, political ideologues and forecasters struggle to predict what awaits, or give a clear path that would enable Europeans to feel inclined to take the experiment further. One element they seem to agree...

    NATO: NATO-Russia Council to meet April 20
    Apr12

    NATO: NATO-Russia Council to meet April 20

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO officials say the first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council since 2014 will take place next week at NATO headquarters. NATO deputy spokeswoman Carmen Romero said Tuesday the agenda for the April 20 meeting includes the Ukraine crisis and full implementation of the Minsk accords intended to end the fighting there. The council...