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Not Europe: #Ukraine imposes “ordered” sanctions against #Russia

Not Europe: #Ukraine imposes “ordered” sanctions against #Russia

| November 29, 2018

According to the recent statement of MEP Rebecca Harms, in the wake of aggression in the Sea of Azov the European Union is preparing new sanctions against Russia. In the meantime a scandal is likely to break out in Ukraine because of “Ukrainian style” sanctions. Despite all the restrictions imposed by Kyiv against the aggressor-country, […]

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The EU’s Achilles heel? #Transport infrastructure

The EU’s Achilles heel? #Transport infrastructure

| November 23, 2018

In a bid to halt the encroachment of Chinese companies into European markets, the EU is seeking to restrict foreign direct investment (FDI) by implementing a rigorous screening framework designed to identify any substantive threats to the bloc’s critical infrastructure or technologies, with transport one of the most acute ones. The information-exchange system would alert […]

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#Ukraine – Donbass claims its statehood

#Ukraine – Donbass claims its statehood

| November 14, 2018

Despite huge and unprecedented international pressure and harsh demands that were heard even in the UN premises the two breakaway Ukrainian territories-Donetsk and Lughansk People’s Republics  took a joint decision to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, November 11. After recent assassination (last August) of Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of Donetsk Republic, members of […]

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Europe’s trade senses an east wind in its sails

Europe’s trade senses an east wind in its sails

| October 19, 2018

It has been decades in the making, but a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council could now be within touching distance. Having established their own customs union, the six GCC countries are now aiming to create an internal market. This will no doubt help smooth negotiations with the EU, […]

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Autonomy of the #Serb Republic crucial for Europe

Autonomy of the #Serb Republic crucial for Europe

| October 3, 2018

  General elections will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October 2018, for the renewal of the national presidency and House of Representatives, an important date for both national and regional stability. On 28 September, President Milorad Dodik greeted an international delegation of current and former parliamentarians and political figures from Belgium, Austria […]

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The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

| September 21, 2018

The art world eagerly awaits the unveiling of “Salvator Mundi”, the last da Vinci masterpiece, indefinitely postponed by the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, where it is currently on long-term loan from the Emirate’s Department of Culture and Tourism.  The reason behind the delay remains unknown, adding yet more mystery to the enigmatic story of […]

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#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

| September 14, 2018

In the same week that India’s Supreme Court unanimously handed down a widely-applauded judgment decriminalizing gay sex, Malaysia made the headlines for moving in the opposite direction, publicly caning two women for attempting to have lesbian sex. The punishment, believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia, drew sharp criticism from human rights […]

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