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The Brief – Is Eastern Europe more resilient to COVID-19?

By |april 1st, 2020|News, The Brief|

Have you ever wondered why the numbers of people contaminated with COVID-19 are substantially bigger in the western part of our continent than in the former communist countries? The subscribers to our The Capitals and the Coronavirus tracker haven’t failed...

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Russia fumes at North Macedonia’s NATO accession

By |april 1st, 2020|Nato, News, North Macedonia, Russia|

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a scathing statement on Wednesday (1 April) seeking to belittle and ridicule North Macedonia's recent accession to NATO. 

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Russian plane takes off for US with coronavirus help onboard

By |april 1st, 2020|coronavirus, Donald Trump, News, Russia, United States, Vladimir Putin|

A Russian military transport plane took off from an airfield outside Moscow early on Wednesday (1 April) and headed for the United States with a load of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus, Russian state TV reported.

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‘This is not war, sailors do not need to die,’ warns captain of coronavirus-hit US aircraft carrier

By |april 1st, 2020|coronavirus, naval forces, News, United States|

The captain of the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors and stop the spread of the coronavirus aboard the huge ship.

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In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government

By |april 1st, 2020|Cuba, EU sanctions, humanitarian crisis, Juan Guaido, Mike Pompeo, News, Nicolás Maduro, US sanctions, Venezuela, Venezuelan Opposition|

The United States on Tuesday (31 March) offered a path for Venezuela's leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaidó.

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Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

By |april 1st, 2020|Authoritarianism, Dacian Cioloş, David Sassoli, EPP, European Parliament, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Renew Europe, S&D, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

European Parliament President David Sassoli has asked the European Commission to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary under the disguise of coronavirus emergency comply with the most important text of EU treaties, he said late on Tuesday (...

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As Europe reels, US braces for staggering virus death toll

By |april 1st, 2020|Africa, coronavirus, Donald Trump, G20, News, United States|

Americans were told Tuesday (31 March) to brace for "very painful" weeks ahead in a worsening coronavirus pandemic projected to claim up to a quarter million US lives, as fatalities spiked in European hotspots Spain, France and Britain.

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Nagorno-Karabakh holds ‘elections’ despite international criticism and virus concerns

By |marec 31st, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, coronavirus, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, OSCE|

The authorities of the internationally unrecognized breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh are holding presidential and parliamentary elections amid international criticism and despite a coronavirus pandemic.

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Von der Leyen warns against democratic backsliding without mentioning Hungary

By |marec 31st, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Tuesday (31 March) that coronavirus emergency measures by EU countries must be “limited”, after Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orbán took on sweeping powers. “Democracy cannot work without free and independent media,”...

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Belgium ends supermarket discounts ban

By |marec 31st, 2020|Belgium, coronavirus, News, supermarkets|

Belgium will end a two-week ban on supermarket promotions and discounts designed to discourage panic-buying after complaints that consumers were facing higher prices at a time of economic hardship due to the coronavirus.

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