Here’s what a realistic Ukraine settlement may look like

By |september 8th, 2017|Crimea, Nato, News, Russia, Ukraine crisis, USA|

The idea of Ukraine joining NATO should be taken off the table, but the issue of Crimea may be hardest to solve, writes Josh Cohen.

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German ex-Chancellor Schröder hits back in Russia row before vote

By |avgust 18th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Crimea, Gerhard Schröder, Germany, Martin Schulz, News, Nord Stream, oil, Rosneft, Russia, SPD, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin|

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder hit back at criticism of his planned new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft on Thursday (17 August), accusing his foes of political manoeuvring to help get Angela Merkel re-elected.

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EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea

By |avgust 4th, 2017|Crimea, Crimea annexation, energy, EU-Russia sanctions, News, Russia, Russia sanctions, Siemens, Ukraine|

The European Union on Friday (4 August) imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.

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Geopolitical rope-dancing: Kazakhstan ‘twixt Russia and the West

By |avgust 3rd, 2017|Aleksandr Novak, Armenia, Crimea, EU-Kazakhstan relations, EU-Russia relations, Eurasia, Eurasian Union, Kazakhstan, News|

Recent remarks by Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak, who called on oil producers to show greater discipline in adhering to agreed-upon output cuts designed to raise the price of oil, have caught the attention of Kazakhstan.

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MH17: The deadliest attack against EU citizens

By |julij 17th, 2017|Crimea, MH17, News, Russia, terrorism, Ukraine|

Today (17 July) is the anniversary of the attack that claimed the largest number of EU lives since a united Europe emerged from the rubble of WWII, when 298 civilians were killed, including 80 children, on flight MH17. Juraj Mesík looks back, three years on.

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Russia says will react to NATO’s eastern boost

By |junij 2nd, 2017|Alexander Grushko, Crimea, Donald Trump, Nato, News, Russia, Ukraine|

Russia will respond to NATO boosting its military presence in eastern members nearby its borders such as Poland and the Baltic states, Moscow's ambassador to the Western military alliance said on Thursday (1 June).

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NATO plans ‘feel-good meeting’ to impress Trump

By |maj 24th, 2017|Afghanistan, Crimea, Donald Trump, ISIS, Middle East, Mike Pence, Nato, News, Russia|

Ribbon-cutting, jets overhead and a dinner in a new, billion-dollar headquarters: Donald Trump's first meeting at NATO on Thursday (24 May) is being choreographed to impress a US president who called the Western alliance "obsolete"

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Europe still a footnote in French presidential debate

By |marec 21st, 2017|Benoit Hamon, Crimea, defence, Emmanuel Macron, France, François Fillon, French election, French elections, French elections 2017, French Presidential Elections 2017, immigration, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, Molière clause, News, Russia, TV debate|

The five candidates for France’s top job set out their stalls in a three hour televised debate on TF1 on Monday night (20 March). Questions on Europe and foreign policy were only raised in the last quarter of an hour. EURACTIV France reports.

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Six Eastern European countries appeal for US help against Russia

By |marec 8th, 2017|Crimea, Georgia, hybrid war, Lindsey Graham, Nato, News, Russian propaganda, Ukraine, United States|

Diplomats from six Eastern European countries appealed to US senators yesterday (7 March) to help them stand up against interference from Russia, including cyber attacks, and insisted that sanctions imposed on Moscow should not be lifted anytime soon.

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