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Yuriy Lutsenko has been in jail for over a year. His face is remarkable because he was one of the personages of the Orange Revolution. At the Maidan everyone knew him as he was responsible for “order and security”. Then he became part of the “orange” rules. Recently he was interior minister. Saying that this… » read more

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Russia’s plan was simple from the beginning – two undersea pipelines (The North Stream through the Baltic Sea and the South Stream through the Black Sea) were supposed to eliminate the impact of transitional countries on the supply of gas to Western Europe. Eliminate the impact and – in case of crisis – eliminate the… » read more

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From a distance this campaign looks like in any other country. Just like in case of all previous elections until 2000 in Russia itself. Ten days before the election (March 4) the main candidate is travelling around the country, giving speeches during well-prepared mass rallies, saying a lot about the needs of visited regions and… » read more

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As everyone knows, the xenophobic website of the Dutch Party for Freedom has been widely condemned. Many countries did it through their ambassadors, so did the European parliament and the UE Commissioner on justice Viviane Reding. A minority of the protesters, myself included, decided to conquer evil with good. Rather then resent Geert Wilders’ rudeness,… » read more

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The European diplomacy, created with difficulties, finally goes into its own headquarters. It occupies a seven-floor modern building near the Schuman roundabout. 1,300 employees, led by Lady Ashton, are moving to a 50 000 m2 place rented from a company AXA for “only” 12 million euro per year. The building will integrate the service, although… » read more

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Today Ukraine is not the favorite subject of interest for the EU. After having freezed the association agreement both parties remain discreetly silent, which does not mean, however, that nothing is happening. President Yanukovych understood this annoying fact that half a year before the parliamentary elections he had scored three defeats. There is no new… » read more

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Germany is recently popular in Poland. As a leader or a hegemon (delete as appropriate). The differences between these two countries are best visible on the example of ACTA. The German government has not signed the agreement, respecting the objections of the Minister of Justice, although people did not protest in the streets. The Polish… » read more

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Black clouds are gathering over Ms Ashton. I have written many times about the feeling of insufficiency caused by her service and herself. This tendency is growing. There are the more and more influential commentators and think-thanks in Brussels who say loudly about it. Recently The Economist has joined this circle. They propose nothing less… » read more

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