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#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

#Ukraine presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul presents #Donbass peace plan

| March 18, 2019

“I presented my Peace Plan in the European Parliament, here in Brussels. It is clear, and it consists of concrete steps. It is completely in accordance with the framework of both the Minsk and Normandy formats. It has great popularity and support in Ukraine. I run for the presidential office in order to achieve peace […]

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Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

| March 18, 2019

Even though sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal were relieved in January, disputes about the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) decision continue to develop on both sides of the Atlantic. In an unlikely display of shared goals, the United States Democratic Party and Russia’s Communist Party have made bedfellows in recent […]

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The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

The complicated case of post- #Brexit #Gibraltar

| March 12, 2019

Gibraltar has always had a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom – and Brexit is about to make things even more complicated. The tiny area just at the southern tip of the vast Iberian Peninsula has always been a point of contention between Britain and Spain. Encircled by water and bordering the Spaniards at the […]

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May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

| March 12, 2019

Theresa May is this week heading for a triple defeat. Tonight her illusory deal will be voted down. Tomorrow Parliament will take a suicidal ‘no deal’ scenario off the table. On Thursday, the Article 50 period will be extended to take us beyond the 29 March cliff edge that has been threatening for the past […]

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Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

| March 11, 2019

Good news for truck drivers everywhere as new regulations come into force in the EU. At the end of 2018, the Council of the EU have agreed that they will help to improve the road transport system within the next few years and beyond. This includes improving enforcement of EU regulations, such as the use […]

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Ukraine at a crossroads

Ukraine at a crossroads

| March 6, 2019

Ukrainian presidential hopefuls gathered today in Brussels to debate the country’s future.  Candidate Vitaliy Skotsyk writes for EU Reporter about the opportunities and challenges the country faces. In a month, Ukraine holds its most important presidential election for decades. Our nation is at a crossroads. The five-year-old conflict with Russia is causing intolerable suffering and […]

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#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

| March 1, 2019

When Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko announced she was launching impeachment proceedings against incumbent Petro Poroshenko this week, it looked like a last throw of the dice for a campaign in trouble. Tymoshenko’s ratings have been sliding for weeks and latest polls put her a distant third, behind Poroshenko and pace-setter Volodymyr Zelensky, just a month out from the first […]

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