Russia fights back
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Russia fights back

In this brief history of post-Soviet integration attempts,  Giovanni Cadioli takes the Russian point of view, which has indeed been the main force behind the majority of attempts to reconnect the former Soviet Republics. He argues that after a number of disappointments, Russia finally seems to have found a way of integrating its own neighbourhood. … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

News update to 1 July 2013 Today the European Union welcomes Croatia as its 28th member state.  The accession process has had a mixed reception in Croatia, and some in the EU are sceptical about whether the Croatian state has succeeded in its fight against corruption. Source: Reuters Last weekend’s parliamentary elections in Albania were … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 19 May 2013   Russia has defended its fulfilment of arms contract agreed with Syria before the outbreak of Civil War as US Officials heaped pressure with reports that Moscow had delivered advanced Yakhonts anti-ship missiles to the Damascus regime. Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said Moscow’s weapons sales would “not in any way … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

News summary to 19 April Serbia and Kosovo have reached preliminary agreement on an accord aimed at ‘normalising relations.’ Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovar leader Hashim Thaci were in Brussels for the 10th round of EU-mediated talks. The deal paves the way for both sides to open talks with the EU about prospective … Continue reading