europe

  1. alyas

    Europe edging towards total coronavirus lockdown

    The “sense of emergency is growing,” In a matter of days, the number of coronavirus cases in Italy more than tripled to at least 31,506 this week, and the death toll rocketed above 2,503. The outbreak—likely sparked by travelers from China—began in the north but has now spread as far south as...
  2. Paulweber

    MH-17 trial: will guilty persons be revealed?

    6 years have passed since the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 was crashed in the sky over Donbas region, 298 people (citizens of Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia) died in this catastrophe. For all these years the relatives of victims were searching for the answer, who is in charge of deaths of their...
  3. Paulweber

    Modern Russia: imaginary greatness and real aggression

    When there are no meaningful achievements to demonstrate victories of the past become their substitute. This is how Kremlin ideologists work. That is why in modern Russia the victory of USSR in WW II is raised to some ideological absolute. During the last two decades the cult of Victory Day...
  4. Paulweber

    The Munich Conference: 12 steps towards Russia

    The Munich Conference is the most representative realpolitik forum throughout the world. Russia has not snatched the opportunity to use this international platform to strike a hybrid blow at Ukraine. On February 14, a document entitled "Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the...
  5. Paulweber

    Russia’s comeback to PACE – challenge for the united Europe

    The return of Russian delegation to PACE appeared to be serious test not only for this organization, but for the whole system of European partnership in general. It is well known that Russia was banned from taking part in PACE meetings as the result of brutal violations of international law...
  6. Paulweber

    Russian-Hungarian energy partnership – Trojan horse for Europe?

    The relations between Hungary and Europe cannot be characterized as friendly for the recent years. The latest evidence of that was the appeal of Hungarian parliament addressed to the State Duma of Russia to combine forces “to protect national minorities in Ukraine”. However during the 12th UN...
  7. Paulweber

    Nord Stream 2 is not the way to downsize natural gas prices in Europe

    Though Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is expected to be run in 2020, it is highly unlikely it can change gas prices. Likewise the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline faces another legal problem when Denmark’s Energy Agency requested Nord stream developer to submit the third permit application for...
  8. Paulweber

    Russian network to down the MH-17 investigation results

    Ukrainian internet platform ‘Myrotvorets’ that gathers personal data of persons who threaten the state security announced that several foreign citizens were added to database because of attempts to influence on MH-17 case investigation. One of them is Russian journalist of the State TV company...
  9. Paulweber

    Parliamentary elections in Poland: will Europe face changes?

    The political map of Europe is facing serious test – on Oct.13th there will be elections to Lower house and Upper house of Polish parliament. Ability of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość to keep its leadership may influence not so much the internal political situation in Poland as the relations inside the...
  10. Paulweber

    Renaming of Crimea – step to the new conflict in Europe

    The initiative of Crimean Greeks national and culture autonomy leader Ivan Shonus to rename the annexed Crimea to “Republic of Crimea-Tavrida” caused serious discussion not only in the political establishment of Russian Federation, but in the world community in general. The controversy of this...
  11. Paulweber

    The meeting of the UN Security Council — Russia’s attempt to hide its crimes

    On July 16, the meeting of the UN Security Council is going to be convened on the demand of Russia. The agenda of this meeting is Ukrainian law regulating the status of Ukrainian language as official one. It is worth mentioning that Russia has recently tried to convene the meeting of the UN...
  12. Paulweber

    Ukraine is facing a new backstab from Hungary

    The next “temperature” is on the foreign policy agenda of Budapest This time, it is about aggressive statements by right-wing radical Tomasz Schneider regarding the federalization of Ukraine, made by the leader of the Hungarian party “Jobbik” during his private visit to the Beregovsky district...
  13. Paulweber

    Another fail of Russia’s “comeback” to PACE

    The prolongation of sanctions against Russia became the most important result of recent debates in Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Despite the predictions, the report of Tiny Kox, the member of Party of the European Left and the supporter of Russia, did not contain any mechanism...
  14. stanladams

    What to expect from the upcoming parliamentary elections in Moldova

    Moldova's Vladimir Plahotniuc, a shadow ruler of the country, who once was a protégé of President Obama seems to have lost credibility with the U.S. Government. Otherwise you have no plausible explanation to the recent article in the Washington Times depicting the man as the most corrupt...
  15. kinstry

    Ukraine 'drowns' The Sweden Democrats?

    The elections to the Riksdag scheduled for 9 September have drawn due attention of international journalists and political analysts. The central intrigue is how many per cents of votes will be received by The Sweden Democrats, which is composed of Swedish traditional values' defenders and...
  16. garrypugh

    British border guards threaten to close their customs points along the border with the EU

    Brexit negotiations between the EU and the United Kingdom have come towards the finish line, in fact, but there are still more questions than answers. Customs aspects will continue to be the stumbling block in relations between the EU and UK even after Brexit. Despite efforts of Theresa May and...
  17. pormatt

    Spain's Intel: Remainers Plan to Assassinate Boris Johnson

    Less than a year is left before the UK exits the EU, which is scheduled for March 2019. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom finds itself on the edge of a political crisis. The country is talking about a possible resignation of the government and early elections. Indeed, there's every prerequisite for...
  18. F

    Best Leader In Europe

    Viktor Orbán Asked why Hungarians are resistant to the bloc’s forced migrant redistribution policy, Mr. Orbán asserted that, “We do not consider these people to be Muslim refugees,” but as “Muslim invaders”. Drawing attention to the fact that migrants had travelled through safe countries...
  19. Citizen Kane

    Give Trump his due: Europe must spend more on NATO

    Indeed, and any American not backing President Trump on this is a fool. About the author: Matthieu Borsboom, a former vice admiral of the Royal Netherlands Navy, is Burson-Marsteller’s senior adviser for defense and security...
  20. H

    Birds in trouble in Europe

    "Birds in farming regions of France are in trouble, and that may indicate problems in similar areas across Europe. "Scientists involved in long-running regional and national bird-counting surveys in France have reported precipitous declines in agricultural regions, even among common birds...