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Italian ex-FM: Sanctions affecting EU much more than expected, not impacting US at all
Italian politician Franco Frattini has hit out at sanctions implemented against Russia, saying they are counterproductive. He also says Russian loans to Ukraine are much bigger than the amount of money the EU is prepared to offer Kiev.

27.11.2014 19:13

EU chief calls for decentralization and federalization of Ukraine
To solve the current crisis in Ukraine, the country should become decentralized and federalized, Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, announced in his political anniversary speech in Paris this week.

27.11.2014 17:39

EU’s parliament okays break up of Google in symbolic vote
The European Parliament has voted to make search engines split their commercial services from their business. Although the vote is largely symbolic, it adds another notch in a long running standoff between the EU and the US internet giant.

27.11.2014 16:34

#Euromaidan 1st birthday: Nothing happens, twice
"Ever Tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail Better" - Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho. No writer ever quantified failure as well as Samuel Beckett.

27.11.2014 16:46

Google should apply ‘Right to be Forgotten’ worldwide – EU watchdogs
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs have urged the international Google search engine to apply the currently locally-functioning ‘Right to be Forgotten’ globally.

27.11.2014 12:45

Cost of EU air pollution soars to €189bn in 2012 - study
Air pollution, mainly from a small number of coal fired power stations in Germany and Eastern Europe, cost the EU up to €189 billion in 2012, according to a study by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

25.11.2014 16:07

Pope Francis says 'old infertile granny' Europe should stop treating people as 'cogs in machine'
Addressing the European Parliament for the first time, Pope Francis has alluded to a general impression of “ageing and weariness” in Europe and said a new spirit should be built, where humans are treated not as programmable objects.

25.11.2014 14:07

A German 'savior' launches the Romanian reboot
The second poorest EU nation has taken a step towards civilization, the electorate delivering a blunt verdict on a dubious dysfunctional oligarchy passed off as a political system, and electing an ethnic German, Klaus Iohannis as the new president.

20.11.2014 13:08

Could UKIP's rise herald a new chapter in Russian-British relations?
Another month, another by-election success for the UK Independence Party. Mark Reckless’ victory last Friday in Rochester and Strood - by almost 3,000 votes - followed Douglas Carswell’s in October.

25.11.2014 12:24

Finland joining NATO would alienate Russia – President Niinisto
Finland’s leader Sauli Niinisto says his country, which has traditionally steered a course between Russia and the West, should not join NATO, despite the Ukraine crisis and calls from other Finnish politicians.

25.11.2014 02:04

Colossal $25,000 fine for Russian vandal in Rome
A Russian tourist has been fined €20,000 ($25,000) after he carved a giant letter ‘K’ onto the wall of the best-known structure in all of Italy – the ancient Colosseum in Rome.

24.11.2014 16:16

Radical Islam should be rooted out at kindergarten level – Austrian far-right party leader
The newly re-elected leader of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has vowed to fight radical Islam in kindergartens and stop Vienna from becoming an “immigrant magnet.”

24.11.2014 14:47