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#Russia – MEPs urge end to illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

#Russia – MEPs urge end to illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

| December 3, 2019

Russia should stop illegitimately prosecuting Lithuanian judges and EU countries should refuse any legal assistance, says the European Parliament. In the text adopted by 493 votes in favour, 43 against and 86 abstentions on Thursday, MEPs call on Russia to end the politically motivated prosecution of Lithuanian judges and prosecutors who found 67 Russian, Belarussian […]

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Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

| November 29, 2019

Following yesterday’s startling and incoherent decision by Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers to dismiss the President of Energoatom Mr Yuri Nedashkovsky by a cavalier show of hands, workers of the company immediately staged a protest outside the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection on Kreshchatyk in Central Kyiv.  The protestors demanded that Minister Orzhel should stop […]

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#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

| November 28, 2019

Mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner (pictured), among which are also snipers from Latvia, allegedly tortured and murdered a Syrian man and desecrated his corpse. Several of the mercenaries have been identified by the independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta, writes Sandis Tocs. In summer 2017, a video circulated the web depicting several Russian-speaking armed men, presumably Wagner mercenaries, beating a man […]

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Addition of Czech NGO #PeopleInNeed to list of ‘Undesirable Organizations’ in #Russia condemned

Addition of Czech NGO #PeopleInNeed to list of ‘Undesirable Organizations’ in #Russia condemned

| November 27, 2019

The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum strongly condemns the addition of the Czech NGO “People in Need” to the list of “undesirable organizations” in Russia [1]. It is impermissible that a well-respected civil society organisation from a European Union member state is deemed “undesirable” in Russia. We call on the European Commission, members […]

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#MediaForum2019 in Prague: Free journalism, human rights and new technologies

#MediaForum2019 in Prague: Free journalism, human rights and new technologies

| November 26, 2019

On 20-22 November, Prague hosted the Second International “Media Forum 2019: Freedom of Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies and International Information Security”. International media experts, journalists, diplomats, lawyers and political analysts will address the most pressing issues in the world of the media and try to secure fundamental solutions. More than […]

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#SocialDialogue – Europe’s future

#SocialDialogue – Europe’s future

| November 26, 2019

The newly-established European Labour Authority set up by the European Union will focus on strengthening mutual trust and facilitating development and implementation of employment rules across the EU in the most efficient and safe way. The necessity of the Authority’s establishment arises from the global labour market transformation due to technological innovation, demographic pitfalls, climate […]

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#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

| October 25, 2019

The president has attempted to use the so-called Steinmeier Formula to find a compromise on holding elections in the east of Ukraine. But he has run into a stark reality: Moscow and Kyiv’s interests remain irreconcilable. Duncan Allan Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Leo Litra Senior Research Fellow, New Europe Center, Chatham […]

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