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    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Halfway into its four-year term, Borisov’s coalition government has managed to restore political stability after...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

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

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff vote, holding a commanding lead in the former Soviet republic with nearly all votes counted. With 97 percent of all ballots tallied late Sunday, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, held a...

    Bulgarian PM to Quit as Opposition Candidate Nears Presidential Win
    Nov14

    Bulgarian PM to Quit as Opposition Candidate Nears Presidential Win

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced his resignation Sunday, as exit polls in the country’s presidential runoff election showed his nominee losing badly to a pro-Russia candidate backed by the socialist opposition. Borisov’s announcement came in Sofia, as exit polls showed Gen. Rumen Radev, a political novice, winning...

    EU Foreign Ministers to Gather to Grapple With Trump Impact
    Nov13

    EU Foreign Ministers to Gather to Grapple With Trump Impact

    BRUSSELS—European Union foreign ministers will gather Sunday to discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s election on trans-Atlantic ties and whether it will complicate relations with an increasingly belligerent Russia. At informal dinner talks in Brussels, well away from the media, the ministers will debate how many of Trump’s campaign...

    Explainer: How Trump Could Roll Back Obama’s Russia Policies
    Nov13

    Explainer: How Trump Could Roll Back Obama’s Russia Policies

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump portrays himself as a preeminent deal-maker and has said he plans to seek a deal with Moscow that’s “great for America, but also good for Russia.” Here’s a look at how Trump could roll back U.S. policies enacted under his predecessor. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...