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    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...

    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...

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump
    Nov13

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump

    The British and French foreign ministers will not participate in special talks with their European Union counterparts Sunday to discuss how to deal with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called the emergency meeting in Brussels after Trump’s stunning victory Tuesday on stated policies that include...

    EU Commission President: Trump’s Election Poses Risks for EU-US Relationship 
    Nov12

    EU Commission President: Trump’s Election Poses Risks for EU-US Relationship 

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump poses risks for the relationship between the European Union and the United States. Speaking to students at a conference in Luxemburg late Friday, Juncker said Trump must get up to speed on how Europe works in order to avoid “two years of wasted time” when he...

    Former US Ambassador Banned From Traveling to Russia
    Nov12

    Former US Ambassador Banned From Traveling to Russia

    Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, said Friday that Moscow had banned him from entering the country. McFaul, who was ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, wrote on Facebook that Russia had banned him because of his close ties to President Barack Obama. “Was told that I am [on] the Kremlin’s sanctions list because of...

    As Montenegro Looks to NATO, Anxiety Grows Over Future US Commitment
    Nov11

    As Montenegro Looks to NATO, Anxiety Grows Over Future US Commitment

    As America’s European allies try to figure out their future relationships with Washington under President-elect Donald Trump, analysts say NATO and Russia are involved in an increasingly tense battle for influence in the Balkan states. Montenegro – formerly part of Serbia until declaring independence in 2006 – is about to join the NATO...

    Ukraine Scrambles to Bolster US Support
    Nov11

    Ukraine Scrambles to Bolster US Support

    Ukrainian authorities are laying the groundwork for President Petro Poroshenko to visit Washington early next year, hoping to shore up U.S. support against Russia and allay concerns about what a Donald Trump presidency means for Kiev. Ukraine has relied on Western support and economic aid since street protests in 2014 which toppled a...

    Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification
    Nov10

    Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification

    Turkey’s prospects of joining the European Union seem remote after the bloc this week criticized Ankara’s crackdown following the attempted coup in July. Turkey’s actions are also impacting the talks continuing in Switzerland over the reunification of Cyprus, which has been divided since Turkey invaded in 1974, in response to a...

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