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Risky travelling through #BalticStates because of military exercises

Risky travelling through #BalticStates because of military exercises

| April 5, 2019

It is obvious, that if a person is planning his or her travelling through the Baltics, it is absolutely necessary to conform his or her movements with the schedule of military events. National police, of course, usually warn when you should be especially attentive and responsible on the road and what places you should not […]

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Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

| April 4, 2019

Who is German Gorbuntsov (pictured)? Is he a Russian agent living in London? Is he in the pay of the British Intelligence services? Or, is he just an unprincipled rogue playing the British off against the Russians as a double agent, writes James Wilson? For the past eight years German Gorbuntsov, a former banker, born […]

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Article 50 revocation ‘only safe way’ to stop ticking #Brexit time bomb and respect parliament’s opposition to no-deal, says #FUW

Article 50 revocation ‘only safe way’ to stop ticking #Brexit time bomb and respect parliament’s opposition to no-deal, says #FUW

| April 3, 2019

With just nine days to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the FUW has reiterated its call for Article 50 to be revoked, calling it the ‘only safe way’ to respect parliament’s overwhelming rejection of no-deal. On 1 April, parliament voted on four Brexit options but all were rejected, and on […]

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What #AdvertisingBans get wrong about #ConsumerBehaviour

What #AdvertisingBans get wrong about #ConsumerBehaviour

| April 3, 2019

Advertising bans are increasingly relevant in political debate, with some countries having already establishes rules that don’t allow for “junk food” advertising. But these proposals are all based on the assumptions that consumers are buying goods that they never would have wanted otherwise, writes Bill Wirtz, policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center. The fundamental question […]

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#Baltics cannot rely on #Germany any more

#Baltics cannot rely on #Germany any more

| March 20, 2019

On 29 March, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of being NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of […]

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#Baltics manipulate #NATO finances to their advantage

#Baltics manipulate #NATO finances to their advantage

| March 18, 2019

Three NATO member states – Denmark, Estonia and Latvia – are sure that they have made an important step towards strengthening their security. On 8 March, the defence ministers of these countries opened the headquarters of Multinational Division North (MND N) in Latvia’s Adazi, writes Viktors Domburs. It is known that during the NATO summit […]

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#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

| March 11, 2019

Anna Korbut breaks down the leading contenders for Ukraine’s presidency and the questions voters need to be asking. Anna Korbut  Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Ann_Korbut Ukraine’s post-Maidan political arrangement has delivered on some transformations but proved disappointing on others. Regardless of who wins the presidential polls, which begin on […]

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