Bulgaria is sobering for the fact that the uphill battle to become part of the Schengen Area is far from over and even out of the country’s immediate control of the events.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed, among other things, to establish a direct line of contact. It is a step forward in the bilateral relationship, after years of tensions.
The results of the local election in the Republic of Moldova point to a decline of pro-European factions, after a campaign marked by Moscow’s interference and disinformation, as well as scandals generated by pro-Russians.
Ukraine has entered a new phase of war fatigue caused by the prolongation of hostilities. There are growing signals of a crisis among the military personnel, mistrust in the authorities, and society's difficult adjustment to a war that is lasting more than envisaged.
Bulgaria’s government decision to add tax to Russian gas brought tensions with Hungary and Serbia, and yet another clash with pro-Moscow President Rumen Radev.
There are worries in the Baltic States that a new Donald Trump may mean chaotic US policies. If Joe Biden stays, it would be “business as usual”.
Bin Laden’s “Letter to America” is an ultimatum and a death threat to the collective West. Many of those hailing and sharing it are the very people al-Qaeda would hunt.
The recent killing of a Georgian by Russian troops brought into spotlight Moscow’s policy of encroaching of Georgian land. It was also an attempt to sabotage Tbilisi’s EU integration.
Attacks by pro-Iranian Shiite groups have fueled concerns about an escalation of the war in Gaza. Iran doesn't seem to want a war, but a miscalculation could escalate the situation.
Turkey refused to condemn Hamas’ attack and criticized Israel in hopes of electoral gains for Erdoğan's Islamists. However, Turkey's regional interests will suffer.
The Latvians have been less involved lately in helping Ukrainians, as the war fatigue and domestic economic problems are taking their toll. However, the level of support is still high.
The war in Ukraine is one of national liberation for Russia, but also for the freedom of the whole world, according to a speech by Putin.
Ukraine will send women and old men to the front at the insistence of the West, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda citing the head of Russia's foreign intelligence services.
The Metropolitanate of Moldova will lose its autonomy if it becomes subordinated to the Romanian Patriarchate. A similar decision taken in 1918 was opposed by Moldovan churchgoers, the diocese of a pro-Russian clergyman says.
The Romanian Parliament will vote in favor of abandoning the country’s neutrality in a secret sitting, the pro-Russian Romanian Senator Diana Șoșoacă says.
Ukraine will be defeated by Russia on the battlefield and will accept demilitarization and denazification, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda, citing pro-Russian specialists in the US.
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