Russian Hybrid Warfare: 50 Shades of Greens

The Greens achieved excellent results in the last European Parliament elections, receiving the fourth largest faction. They finished third in France and the second in Germany and gained significant success in Finland, Portugal, Ireland, and the UK. This clearly indicates that Europeans are aware of the importance of environmental problems and wish to solve them. It would […]

NATO reconfirms Russian threat

Russia remains one of NATO’s main threats despite attempts by the French President Emanuel Macron to divert Europe’s attention from the Kremlin to the terrorism threats at the eve of the Alliance’s summit in London. Britain and its NATO allies have already voiced specifically against Russia, ‘Russia’s aggressive actions constitute a menace to Euro-Atlantic security’. Tighter rhetoric […]

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko on the margins of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met today with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Vadym Prystaiko, on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava.  The High Representative highlighted that Ukraine has taken welcome steps towards the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He hoped that the forthcoming Normandy format summit would be held […]

GRU disservice to Putin ahead of Normandy Summit

Earlier today, the German Foreign Ministry announced that two Russian diplomats in Berlin had been declared personas non grata. Such a high-profile statement and the subsequent deportation of Russian diplomats followed a report by the federal prosecutor’s office of Russian intelligence involvement in the August murder in Berlin of a Georgian national. Of course, information […]

Ukraine Faces A Decisive December In A Rapidly Deteriorating Geopolitical Climate

December 2019 could become a decisive month for Ukraine. On December 3, a NATO Senior Leader Meeting will begin in London, and on December 9, the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) will hold a long-awaited peace summit in Paris. Meanwhile, if the tangled energy issues dividing Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz are to […]

In Pursuit Of Closer Economic Ties With Europe, Belarus For Political Rapport With Moscow – interview

Katerina Shmatina, a leading analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS), in an interview shares her views on official Minsk’s relations with Europe and Moscow. [Q] How do you assess Lukashenko’s latest visit to Austria? What are the results of the negotiations in Vienna? [Katerina Shmatina] The visit to Austria is notable mainly […]

Who is managing online trolls in EU, Africa and Latin America?

Information and psychological operations analysis in Latin America and Africa indicates the presence of an extensive network operating in the RF military intelligence’s interests under the operational control of the structures close to Eugene Prigogine. El Mundo Spanish newspaper claimed that Russian online trolls helped spin the Catalonia referendum in social networks, the head of the Kremlin-funded […]

Turkey & Azerbaijan Mark Completion Of TANAP Pipeline To Take Gas To Europe

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday (30 November), a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas. TANAP comprises the longest stretch of the $40 billion Southern Gas Corridor, a series of pipelines that will carry gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah […]

Nord Stream 2 Poses Challenges But Also Means Opportunity For The EU

With the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline’s completion date on the horizon, it is becoming apparent that the European Union (EU) is struggling to agree on how the project should be handled. While investors see the project as economically sound and beneficial for European customers, the project is mainly seen through a political lens in […]