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#EuropeanRepublic

#EuropeanRepublic

| September 18, 2019

Only European citizens can build Europe. Relying on the ruling classes so far has been a disappointing path. National states have failed to establish the European Republic because they do not want it. They don’t want to lose their power. And still today they go to Brussels to defend their interests, to impose their vision, […]

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Europeans ‘no longer trust US on security’ – #ECFR report

Europeans ‘no longer trust US on security’ – #ECFR report

| September 11, 2019

Three years into the Trump presidency, and just days after Mike Pompeo’s visit to Brussels, most Europeans believe they that they can no longer rely on the US to guarantee their security. New polling reveals that trust in the US has fallen away, and that Europeans are, now, increasingly looking to the EU to defend […]

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Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

| September 9, 2019

Late in 2018, bad news came in for DIA Group, a Spanish supermarket chain and Europe’s third largest food sector franchiser. As reported by the FT, by December the chairwoman and chief executive had resigned, the head of finance had been fired, the company’s shares fell 80% just over a year, and dividends plummeted. In […]

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On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

| September 6, 2019

The French president may well be standing tall over his European counterparts, but his overtures toward the Kremlin are repeating the mistakes of so many other Western leaders, past and present. James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin […]

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EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

| September 2, 2019

As a new European Commission takes office, it should not abandon the strategy. Kataryna Wolczuk Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Since the Euromaidan revolution in the winter of 2013–14, the EU has adopted a significantly more strategic approach to reform in Ukraine, in order to address fundamental weaknesses within Ukrainian state institutions. […]

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Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

| August 19, 2019

Nikolai Petrov (below) speaks to Jason Naselli (below) about a new wave of protests against Vladimir Putin’s government and what it means for the future of the Russian system. Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Jason Naselli Senior Digital Editor LinkedIn Protesters at a rally in central Moscow on 10 […]

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Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

| August 15, 2019

Spouses of Dutch fighter pilots deployed in the Baltic states reportedly received harassing phone calls from callers with Russian accents. This should come as no surprise, but the evident reticence to publicize these incidents is inexplicable. Keir Giles Senior Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @KeirGiles LinkedIn Celebrations in March marking Poland’s 20 […]

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