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Ukraine warns EU about 5 million refugees

Ukraine’s defense minister has decided to raise the specter of one of the European Union’s major concerns – large scale migration – amid American-driven claims that Russia is planning an invasion of his country. Alexey Reznikov, who took charge of Kiev’s Defense Ministry in November, warns that up to five million of his country men […]

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Why Putin’s ‘Conservatism of Optimists’ Approach Resonating With Traditionalists in US and EU

President Vladimir Putin defined Russia’s ideology as a “conservatism of optimists”, while delivering his remarks at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled ‘Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State’. “For the coming period of global reconstruction, which may continue for quite some time and the final […]

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Russia is fulfilling ALL its contractual obligations for gas orders & is NOT to blame for soaring prices, Germany’s Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected suggestions that the increased price of gas is due to Russian policy. Instead she has pointed the finger at the EU’s own approach asking whether the bloc could have acted differently. Speaking on Wednesday, Merkel noted that Russia has never refused to deliver gas and has fulfilled its contractual […]

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Western fears over Balkan states could spell the end of the EU’s dream of an ever-expanding empire

The accession of six Eastern European states would change the complexion of the European Union and likely spark an exodus from east to west. It’s no wonder, then, that some Western countries have got cold feet about the idea. A number of Western European countries have aired their concerns about the European Union’s ambitions to […]

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Pfizer, Moderna, hike prices for their Covid jabs by up to a QUARTER for the EU – reports

Pfizer has reportedly raised the price of its Covid vaccine dose by a quarter, with Moderna also ramping up the price in its latest deal with the European Union. The two are making tens of billions of dollars in pandemic profits. According to the Financial Times, which has seen contracts between the two pharmaceutical companies and the […]

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‘How is it even possible?’ Russia questions OPCW after report claims team was sent to Germany the same day Navalny felt unwell

The latest OPCW report containing data on its response to the ‘poisoning’ of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has glaring inconsistencies, Moscow says, adding that the chemical weapons watchdog has failed to explain them. Russia will seek clarification from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on its latest report, the nation’s envoy […]

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Germany, France, Austria Back Idea of Russia-EU Summit, Say ‘Direct’ Dialogue is Needed

Diplomatic sources told the Financial Times this week that French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were willing to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to a summit of European leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the European Union had to create a “format for dialogue” with Russia and its President […]

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EU to Commit ‘Suicide’ if it Obeys Biden’s Plan to Take on China & Russia, Warn Scholars

The Biden administration’s attempt to compete with a re-emerging part of the world appears doomed, as the so-called “unipolar moment” can no longer be restored, say European observers commenting on the US president’s commitment to NATO and Build Back Better World pledges. On Monday, President Joe Biden met with NATO leaders at the 2021 Brussels […]

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US, EU Blind Leading Blind

US President Joe Biden prepared for his summit with Vladimir Putin by first meeting EU heads to sound out their views on how to engage the Russian leader. Biden reportedly had private talks with European counterparts during the G7 gathering in England last weekend, then with NATO members in Brussels, followed by the heads of […]

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Norway, Sweden Demand Answers on Espionage After Report of Denmark Helping NSA Spy on EU Politicians

While Danish Defence Minister Trine Bramsen reiterated that wiretapping allies is “unacceptable”, researchers and analysts have warned of an “intelligence scandal” in Denmark and compared Copenhagen’s “very precarious” position to that of a “louse pressed between two nails”. The governments of Norway and Sweden have demanded explanations from Copenhagen following revelations of the Defence Intelligence […]

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Reckless posturing by the US over Russo-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline threatens erosion of trust between Washington and the EU

The US has been using the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project for its politicized carrot-and-stick maneuvers in relations with the EU. But this type of foreign policy only erodes trust within alliances. Meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, the European Parliament weighed two separate sets of remarks relating to Russian energy policies. These remarks […]

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Sanctions against Russia are inflicting ‘enormous damage on both sides,’ warns EU watchdog, calling on Brussels to ‘build bridges’

Harsh economic measures imposed by the EU on Russia hurts business on both sides of the divide, the president of one of the bloc’s largest industry bodies has bemoaned, saying politicians should focus on common ground instead. Writing in Austria’s daily Kurier newspaper on Monday, Christoph Leitl, the President of the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurochambres) […]

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Austrian chancellor suspects ‘secret contracts’ signed at ‘vaccine bazaar’ behind unequal jab distribution in EU

Covid-19 jabs are being distributed unevenly between EU member states, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, pointing to “secret contracts” signed at a “vaccine bazaar” with big pharma by the bloc’s vaccination steering board. “Deliveries are not happening in line with population,” Kurz told a press conference organized at short notice on Friday. He added that the […]

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EU making Russia into “phantom enemy” for geopolitical reasons, shouldn’t lecture others about democracy – Irish MEP

Hand-wringing over Alexey Navalny is but an excuse to target Russia, and the EU should not lecture anyone about human rights when it turns its back on Julian Assange and other cases closer to home, Irish MEP Clare Daly told RT. “We have this narrative of supposedly European values, whatever they are, that we’re supposed […]

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Sputnik V prepares for EU launch: Russian Covid-19 vaccine clears 1st hurdle for roll-out as regulator EMA accepts application

Brussels’ beleaguered coronavirus vaccination program could be poised to get a shot in the arm as the EU’s central regulator completes its initial stage in appraising Sputnik V, the vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Center. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) told Russian media on Tuesday that the scientific consultation process was now finalized. “As a next […]

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