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Turkey May Respond Tit-for-Tat to Possible EU Sanctions
Ankara claims to be a regional leader in the Mediterranean
EU countries have different views on its future
Issues concerning the EU reforms: stages, constraints, and prospects
NATO again accuses Russia and China of spreading misinformation
In NATO, there is a real hysteria about the alleged Russian and Chinese threats
EU turns history into political tool
A new historical narrative about heroization of the fighters against communism emerged
Europe Union dogged by disunity
The EU has not become stronger after new Parliament elections, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya considers. "This election reflects the deep crisis in the EU. It was quite difficult to elect head of the European Commission (EC). Ursula von der Leyen was nominated for EU Commission President unexpectedly. She won the elections due to the fact that the leaders of 28 EU states could not agree among themselves," the analyst said.
Brexit at the crossroads
Britain's lack of agreement with the EU is the worst option for both London and Brussels
The Brexit draft and the political declaration on future relations between the United Kingdom and the EU were appoved at the Sunday's EU summit in Brussels. On the one hand, the talks between the European Commission and London ended with the formal adoption of the agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union. On the other hand, it is clear that the process is not completed yet, and forcibly paused not to derail the Brexit deal, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said.
Migration crisis as an indicator of EU collapse
The migration crisis threatens to destroy the EU, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya considers. "We can observe some separate blocks that are united by their approaches to the migration problems and the future of the EU. The problem is that for the past two years countries have not been able to develop common criteria and migration policy that would suit everyone," she added.
Pentagon plans to ax large swathe of precious EU-protected forest for its Poland base
The US military wants to cut down a large swathe of green woodland in Poland, designated by the EU as a conservation site for rare and endangered species. The cleared area will be used to expand an existing air force base.
The US tests Europe with anti-Iran sanctions
"Washington's imposition of sanctions against Iran has become a kind of test of the EU's readiness to remain a US vassal and to perceive it as the ruler of the world," RISS expert Vladimir Fitin said. "It is unclear how the EU's response to anti-Iran sanctions will be consistent with the real policy and whether European companies will feel protection and be able to resist the pressure of the global hegemon," he also noted.