Disinformation is a fancy word for lying. Lying has an emotional element to it; disinformation lacks moral connotations; the concept is dry and matter-of-fact. Still – disinformation is actually just lying, deception, manipulation. EUvsDisinfo uses a definition on disinformation(opens in a new tab) as statements, verifiably false and intended to harm. This week, we can demonstrate in detail the […]

Turkey Expresses Readiness to Deliver Gas from Turkmenistan to Europe

The Turkish foreign minister has expressed his country’s readiness to deliver Turkmen gas to Turkey and Europe. “We are ready to do everything that depends on us in order to deliver gas from Turkmenistan to Turkey and further to Europe,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov at a joint press […]

Nord Stream 2 construction may result in major environmental disaster

Russia has delivered the atropine antidote to the pipelaying vessel engaged in completing the project. The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine on Monday, March 1, revealed in its report that workers and crew members at the ships involved in the laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipe, were supplied with stocks of a peculiar drug […]

EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement Enters Into Force

On 1 March, the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) entered into force. It has now been ratified by the Republic of Armenia, all EU member states and the European Parliament. This represents an important milestone for EU-Armenia relations. This Agreement provides a framework for the EU and Armenia to work together in […]

When Will The EU Finally Get Serious About Digitalising Its Businesses?

If Europe is really to be fit for the digital age, what should most concern policymakers is not the fate of cutting-edge start-ups but rather the long tail of conventional companies that have failed to digitalise. So far, its budget allocations have not reflected this challenge, but the new Multiannual Financial Framework and Resilience and […]

Russian General Kuzovlev promoted for his role in Donbas war

Kuzovlev was recalled from Donbas in the spring of 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin has conferred the rank of Colonel-General on Sergey Kuzovlev, one of the former military commanders in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”, the unrecognized entity in the Russian-occupied part of Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Supervising Russian-controlled mercenaries with the self-proclaimed “LPR,” Kuzovlev operated […]

Azerbaijan Displays Homegrown Weapons At IDEX-2021 Defence Exhibition

Azerbaijan sent last week a delegation from the country’s Ministry of Defense Industry to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for IDEX-2021 where it is showcasing locally-made arms at the annual international defense exhibition. A total of 106 Azerbaijani-made arms are on display in Abu Dhabi, including various types of small arms and short-range combat vehicles, mortars, rifles, grenades, […]

Russia Is Destroying the Baltic Sea Ecosystem by Nord Stream 2

The implementation by the Russian Federation of the Nord Stream 2 political project not only threatens the energy security of European countries, but also offers murky prospects for maintaining balance in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. In particular, during the completion of Branch “B” of the pipeline, Russia has been neglecting technological procedures and environmental restrictions. This […]

Ukraine presses treason charges against fugitive blogger

He has been part of Russia’s psyops targeting Ukraine, security operatives say. The Security Service of Ukraine, known as the SBU, says it has put forward criminal charges against Anatoliy Shariy, a fringe blogger and novice politician. Investigators say his activity has been the detriment of Ukraine’s national security in the media domain, as per […]

The Oligarch Problem

Andrew Meier had a good joke about the problems post-Soviet countries face with their oligarchs in his book “Black Earth”: if the two questions that dominated the Soviet-era were “What is to be done?” (Lenin’s famous pamphlet of the same title) and “Who is to blame?” (as nothing in the Soviet Union worked and someone […]