Crimean Russia vote: Breaking point for the Ukraine crisis?With the Crimean parliament voting to become part of the Russian Federation and setting a date for a referendum in less than a fortnight, Catherine Norris-Trent and her panel discu...
EU, UN to hold emergency talks on Ukraine as Russia stands firmRussia will come under heightened diplomatic pressure on Thursday as the UN Security Council and European leaders hold emergency talks on Ukraine, after attempts to foster a diplom...
Shifting sands in the Middle East: Will Russia stay the course in Syria? (part 2)The US and Russia came together in Paris at a conference in Lebanon, where the spillover from the Syrian war means at least a million refugees have crossed the border. Adding to th...
Shifting sands in the Middle East: Will Russia stay the course in Syria?The US and Russia came together in Paris at a conference in Lebanon, where the spillover from the Syrian war means at least a million refugees have crossed the border. Adding to th...
Ukraine crisis in the mediaWe take a look at reaction to the Ukraine crisis in the media and on social media.
A third of women in EU have suffered 'sexual violence'A third of women in Europe have suffered some form of physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, according to a major new study published on Wednesday.
Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action ServicePierre Vimont is the Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action Service. The EU diplomatic corps was created in December 2009 under the Lisbon Treaty and is headed...
Women's rights: Is Europe going backwards?Gender equality is a core EU value, but the deficit of women in European politics is obvious. On average, only a quarter of national parliament seats are filled by women. Meanwhile...
Putin Makes His Move: What's the West Going to do about Crimea? (part 2)Russia has made its move. Crimea is now effectively under Moscow's control, leaving beleaguered Ukrainian forces confined to their barracks. Yes, there are calls for reprisals...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'Putin's War'FRENCH PRESS - Tues. 04.03.14: French papers react to tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine, as well as a scandal that's rocking the opposition UMP party.
UKRAINE - DIPLOMACY
How Putin called the West’s bluff on UkraineFor exactly a week, experts pouring over maps and graphics of the Crimea peninsula on various TV stations pondered the worst-case scenarios in Ukraine after Viktor Yanukovich’s ous...
Luxembourg: A haven for tax evaders? (part 2)We meet Luxembourg's largest immigration group: the Portuguese, who arrived here in the 1970s to work in the steel mills. Four decades later, a new generation of Portuguese fl...