Ruxit is real: Russia?s exit from Europe

Leaving aside a few brief moments in the Russian policy discourse of the 1990s, post-Soviet Russia has always thought of the country?s role as being with Europe, but not of Europe. Dating from the times of the Helsinki process, which led to the founding of the OSCE, a favoured metaphor in Soviet and Russian thinking was the inclusive notion of a ?common European house? from Lisbon to Vladivostok. … [Read more...]

Psychic who was no help in solving murder now claims she ?saw? killer?s face

Fascinating how psychic stories miraculously improve over time? ?Spiritual medium? Lisa Lanno is best known for appearing weekly on a Hartford, CT, Fox TV morning ?news? show called ?Medium Monday.? In December 2012, Lanno appeared on PBS station WGBY?s nightly public affairs program ?Connecting Point? to discuss communication with the dead. She was joined by the mother of murdered 20-year-old … [Read more...]

EU gives green light to Greek reform plans

Greek reform plans are one step closer Eurozone finance ministers and the European Commission have approved the list of reforms submitted by the Greek government on Monday night. This condition was requested in order to approve the four-month extension of the bailout programme. On Tuesday (February 24), Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem discussed the current situation with members of the … [Read more...]

Lithuania?s LITGAS Signs Non-binding MoU with Delfin for US LNG

February 27th, 2015 4:55pm Posted In: Recent News, News By Country, More Countries, Lithuania, United States, Baltic Focus After the recent visit of Lithuania?s Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis to the United States, LITGAS signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Delfin LNG for gas supplies from the first offshore floating liquefaction project in the US from 2019.  ?We are actively … [Read more...]

Bosnia Press Review – February 27, 2015

DNEVNI AVAZ Fejsal Hrustanovic, who was severely injured when former policeman Teufik Music shot him, is in a critical condition. Hrustanovic is member of supervisory board of Elektroprivreda BiH and former director of Triglav Osiguranje. From that time Hrustanovic and Music are in a legal fight.OSLOBODJENJE Locals of Gornja Maoca said they were turned into a usual culprit for everything and that … [Read more...]

British Bulgarian Business Association and InvestBulgaria Agency to sign co-operation agreement

The recently-founded British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA) and the InvestBulgaria Agency are to sign a co-operation agreement, according to a BBBA statement. This became clear during a BBBA conference on prospects and challenges for trade and investment between Britain and Bulgaria, held on February 25 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sofia, the statement said. The conference was opened by Stamen … [Read more...]

Dimitrov upset in Acapulco second round

Grigor Dimitrov?s defence of his Mexicano Abierto Tercel title came to an early end in the second round, with the Bulgarian losing to American qualifier Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-4, 0-6. It was the third meeting between the two, with Dimitrov winning in straight sets in last year?s Wimbledon and US Open first rounds. But on this occasion, the Bulgarian never really got his service game going and gave … [Read more...]

FT: That Sinking Feeling

February 26th, 2015 7:46am Posted In: Press Notes Shouting to be heard over an Arctic blast, Alistair Hope points out a dozen oil platforms, some nearby, their gas flares illuminating a heavy North Sea sky? Read the full article on the Financial Times. These are photos this article … [Read more...]

Bulgarian tax authorities probe four ?Protest Network? activists

At the request of the Sofia City Prosecutor?s office, Bulgaria?s National Revenue Agency has begun a formal investigation into four prominent activists from the Protest Network that arose from the 2013/14 campaign against the now-departed ?Oresharski? cabinet. News of the investigation on February 25 came a year to the day that the Protest Network handed to the Prosecutor-General?s office a … [Read more...]

Bill Bratton’s Rhetorical Reparations

I never look forward to Black History Month. There has always been an uncomfortably apologetic air to it, as if these are the 28 days designated for empty racial recompense. As a black kid, it?s the time when you might see images of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks stapled to your classroom corkboard along with with red, green, and black paper and shiny letters spelling out ?We Shall … [Read more...]