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Opinion: Busting the myths of #NATO mission in eastern Europe

Opinion: Busting the myths of #NATO mission in eastern Europe

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The continuous economic and political crisis in Europe has exhausted the European Union, causing the disbalance of the EU’s political structure and setting its leaders apart. However, the roots of the current situation in Europe lies not only in the internal failure of the EU’s social and economic system, but also in the US’s and […]

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#Turkey’s Europe Minister Ömer Çelik lets rip on Twitter

#Turkey’s Europe Minister Ömer Çelik lets rip on Twitter

Over the weekend, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel let it be known that he didn’t see Turkey joining the EU as a full member of the EU for quite some time, but could see Turkey becoming a member of an ‘outer ring’ at some time in the distant future. Gabriel, who is the SPD (Sozialdemokratische […]

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#StateAid: Commission has approved a Greek state guarantee to improve electricity generation on islands

#StateAid: Commission has approved a Greek state guarantee to improve electricity generation on islands

Greek support for the modernisation of power plants on non-interconnected Greek islands is in line with EU state aid rules. In December 2015 Greece notified plans to grant the Greek electricity company PPC a State guarantee, which would enable the company to secure a €190 million loan from the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’). The loan […]

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#Fish: Commission proposes increase in fishing in Baltic Sea

#Fish: Commission proposes increase in fishing in Baltic Sea

The European Commission tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017. The proposal is based on the recently adopted multiannual fisheries management plan for the Baltic Sea, and takes into consideration scientific advice received in May 2016. The Commission proposes to increase catch limits for 6 out of 10 fish stocks […]

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#Moldova: The case of Vyacheslav Kobalev

#Moldova: The case of Vyacheslav Kobalev

| August 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The recent sensational arrest and high-profile extradition process of the Ukrainian citizen Vyacheslav Kobalev (Platon) is already being called the new form of political assassination against undesirable international competitors. The foregoing businessman is the key witness for the international case concerning the theft of billion dollars derived from the Moldovan budget, which acquired international publicity […]

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#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

NATO has just announced that Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will visit Romania on Monday 29 August 2016. There has been growing speculation that NATO will move its nuclear presence from the İncirlik air base in Turkey to its base in Romania; as yet, no such rumours been confirmed. It is no secret that […]

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#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

The European Commission adopted today (26 August) a Report on the implementation of the Late Payment Directive. The Directive puts in place strict measures to protect European companies against late payment in transactions with public authorities and other businesses. The report shows that, as a result of the Directive, the average payment period in business-to-business […]

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