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#Russia: EU makes a statement on detention of anti-corruption demonstrators

#Russia: EU makes a statement on detention of anti-corruption demonstrators

The EU reacted to yesterday’s arrest and detention of hundreds of anti-corruption protestors from across Russia. Six hundred people were detained in Moscow alone. The leader of the demonstrations opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained in his home before the protests. The European Union’s External Action Service (EEAS) said the detention of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators […]

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#Kazakhstan jumps 15 spots on IMD World Competitiveness ranking

#Kazakhstan jumps 15 spots on IMD World Competitiveness ranking

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan climbed from 47th to 32th place in the IMD World Competitiveness ranking, evaluating business efficiency, public finance and domestic economy. The new ranking shows Kazakhstan surpassing states such as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. “Kazakhstan has demonstrated the greatest progress on public finances and domestic economy indicators. The public […]

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Humanitarian partners stretched by worsening conflict in #Donbass

Humanitarian partners stretched by worsening conflict in #Donbass

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the United Nations Organization for the Co-ordination of Human Aid, 3.8 million people in the Donbass region are in need of humanitarian aid. With no end in sight to the military conflict in Ukraine’s East, the hopes of thousands of innocent citizens living on both sides of the ‘contact line’ to return to a […]

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#EurasianEconomicUnion: Deals, rules and the exercise of power

#EurasianEconomicUnion: Deals, rules and the exercise of power

Regardless of its multiple shortcomings, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should not be dismissed out of hand. For Russia, it is the primary vehicle for realizing a global geopolitical agenda, writes Kataryna Wolczuk. Summary The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was established in January 2015 with the aim of integrating post-Soviet states, including Russia, into a new […]

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EU’s Mogherini, on Moscow visit, says bloc’s #Russia sanctions to stay

EU’s Mogherini, on Moscow visit, says bloc’s #Russia sanctions to stay

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s top diplomat said on Monday (24 April) that the bloc wanted better ties with Russia but could not pretend Moscow did not annex Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014 and that EU sanctions would stay in place. Federica Mogherini, on her first official visit to Moscow in her current role as the EU’s foreign […]

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#Russia: The Kremlin focuses its disinformation efforts on Germany this week

#Russia: The Kremlin focuses its disinformation efforts on Germany this week

This week the EU’s under-used EU East StratCom Task Force reveals that the Kremlin is placing Germany in the spotlight. The service provided by the European External Action Service, is the EU’s modest effort to help those duped by fake news. If you really want fake news you can go directly to the Russian Embassy […]

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#Russia: MEPs call for release of opposition politician Alexei Navalny

#Russia: MEPs call for release of opposition politician Alexei Navalny

MEPs condemn the detention of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and hundreds of other protestors on 26 March 2017, during what were reckoned to be the largest protests in Russia since the anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011 and 2012. They call on the Russian authorities to release and drop the “politically motivated” charges against all detainees and […]

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