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The news to 24 November 2013 Large protests in Kyiv over failure of EU-integration path. Unverified reports put numbers at 100,000. pic.twitter.com/UmYJl2AyMW — Vostok Cable (@VostokCable) November 24, 2013 Ukrainians protested in large numbers at the decision of the country’s government to suspend negotiations with the European Union over the signature of an Association Agreement. … Continue reading

Latvia: a country refusing to look at the other side of the coin
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Latvia: a country refusing to look at the other side of the coin

On Monday, 4 March 2013, the government of Latvia formally requested permission to begin the process of joining the Euro. Brussels doesn’t seem so keen. Maria Eugenia Filmanovic investigates. Like many European Union member states, Latvia suffered dreadfully from 2008 global financial crisis. In 2008, its economy contracted by more than 20 percent due to … Continue reading