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Peter Oliver

​EU to urge Latin America not to export food to Russia
The European Union is reported to be planning to dissuade Latin American countries from providing Russia with agricultural produce, saying it would be unfair and ‘difficult to justify.’

12.08.2014 06:30

Russia bans agricultural products from EU, USA, Australia, Norway, Canada
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway.

07.08.2014 08:28

Indifference & vast expenditure at heart of EU apathy amid parliament vote
The remaining 20 of the EU’s 28 member countries go to the polls on Sunday to vote in the European elections. However, after years of economic crisis and rising unemployment, people have come to question the need for closer integration.

25.05.2014 10:13

Heil Tolerance! Nazi salute OK in Switzerland…if it's not political
A Nazi salute may – or may not – land you in jail in Switzerland. Apparently, you are safe if you manage to prove that it was intended as a personal statement and not a marker of political affiliation, the country’s highest court has ruled.

22.05.2014 09:23

'It’s a dead end': German FM joins chorus of discontent over Russia sanctions rhetoric
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for restraint in imposing new sanctions on Russia, as politicians, businesses and the general public in Germany grow ever more skeptical of putting more pressure on Moscow.

18.05.2014 08:06

Russian sanctions, NSA spying top the agenda at Merkel’s White House visit
Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is in the White House for the first time since it was revealed the NSA monitored her personal communications. During bilateral talks with Barack Obama, Merkel is expected to broach sanctions on Russia and US spying.

02.05.2014 06:46

Hungary re-elects ruling party in parliamentary vote, far-right gains support
Hungarians re-elected Viktor Orban, who led the country out of crisis and resisted Brussels’ influence, as prime minister, early parliamentary election results showed. Meanwhile, the far-right Jobbik party gained substantial political power.

06.04.2014 08:44

EU, US reaffirm 'energy independence' gameplan
US and EU diplomats have said they will help Ukraine cut back on Russian gas, and also promised to help diversify the Russian-dominated European energy market, a difficult long term task for energy-dependent EU countries.

02.04.2014 15:34

EU cozies up to China, as relations with Russia sour
Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his official European tour. His hosts have pampered the head of state and his 200-strong business entourage as the two economic blocs work towards a multi-billion dollar free trade agreement.

31.03.2014 12:11

Lavrov: Right Sector radicals call the tune in Ukraine
Ukraine’s new government is under the influence of the radical nationalists, according to Russia’s Foreign Minister, who believes his foreign counterparts are well aware of the fact, but are unwilling to acknowledge it.

08.03.2014 09:24

Ukraine far-right leader demands govt open arsenals for radical groups
The leader of the Ukrainian radical group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has reportedly demanded the country’s authorities open military arsenals for the group’s fighters.

07.03.2014 11:47

​Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east
The self-proclaimed government in Kiev has appointed two of Ukraine’s richest men to govern large industrial regions in the defiant east. One of the reasons for the Maidan protest was the influence the rich have on politics in the country.

03.03.2014 05:54

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