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Latest update : 2014-03-31

Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Ambassador to the EU

Vladimir Chizhov says the EU should think twice before adopting further economic sanctions against his country, warning it may end up costing Europe more than Russia. The Russian diplomat claims his country did not invade Crimea but merely responded to a "plea for help" from the peninsula's Russian-speaking population. Meanwhile, Chizhov lays out Putin's ambitions in Ukraine: the country must adopt a new constitution, paving the way for a federal state with more power to the regions.

In partnership with HEC Paris Executive Education and the HEC Europe Institute.

Discover HEC's MOOC "Understanding-Europe".

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By Christophe ROBEET

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2014-09-27 France

Dealing with jihadism: Does Europe have a plan?

As the Islamic State group spreads terror through the beheading of western hostages, European governments are scrambling to keep track of thousands of their citizens who have...

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2014-09-27 Ukraine

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

The president of the European Parliament condemns the actions of the IS group and insists that Europe must defend its values. He also gives us his take on the Ukrainian situation...

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2014-09-20 Angela Merkel

EU budget deficits: Time to be more flexible?

Will France and Italy get more flexibility over their budget deficits? François Hollande and Matteo Renzi want Germany to loosen the stability rules and open up more room for...

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2014-09-20 UK

Sir Graham Watson, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom, after 55% of voters rejected independence in Thursday's historic referendum. Sir Graham Watson, who himself is Scottish, is President of...

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2014-09-13 Petro Poroshenko

Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU

As Kiev and pro-Russian rebels engage in a fragile ceasefire, Christophe Robeet speaks to Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU. Kostyantyn Yeliseyev says that Russia is seeking to...

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