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Juncker promises US tough line on Russia sanctions

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04.11.2015 Jean-Claude Juncker, one of the EU’s more Russia-friendly leaders, has reiterated his commitment to upholding economic sanctions. The European Commission head made the pledge in a phone call with US vice president Joe Biden on Tuesday (3 November), according ... Lire

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Kiev’s call for EU mission falling on deaf ears

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02.11.2015 Kiev has, again, urged the EU to send peacekeepers to east Ukraine. But there is little appetite in Brussels for the move, diplomats say. President Petro Poroshenko made the appeal in a letter to EU Council chief Donald Tusk ... Lire

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Ukraine local elections leave voters bitter

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The high-speed train cruising at 160 km/hr from Kiev to the east of the country is a welcome luxury in a nation gripped by war and a shattered economy. The passing country outside is patched with small villages and trails ... Lire

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Populist right-wingers set to win Polish election

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Final surveys ahead of Sunday’s (25 October) elections in Poland show the right-wing Law and Justice party surging ahead, in a development which could spell trouble for Polish solvency and EU relations. A survey by CBOS on Friday put Law ... Lire

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EU leaders reach minimal agreement on Syria

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16.10.2015 EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday (15 October) agreed that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad bears “the greatest responsibility” for the conflict deaths and the displacement of refugees. The leaders also agreed to “express concern” at Russia’s military involvement ... Lire

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