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What's next for EU sanctions? How hard will be Russia hit?

According to EU proposal regarding sanctions against Russia new measure will “prohibit any EU persons from investing in debt, equity and similar financial instruments with a maturity higher than 90 days, issued by state-owned Russian financial institutions…anywhere in the world.” Is this a step that could hit Russia hard, or not and why? 680 more words

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Will NATO significantly increase its presence in CEE region?

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said that: Strengthening NATO’s eastern flank is fundamental. Do you expect that we will see NATO significantly beefing up the Eastern flank? 831 more words

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What's next for West - Russia relations? More sanctions, any military operation?

Will tougher words from the West after the shootdown of MH-17 flight materialize into something? Read few comments.

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Netherlands should start considering its response to shootdown of MH-17

Would you say that the Netherlands should somehow very specifically react on shootdown of MH-17 as many Dutch nationals were killed, do you expect that the Netherlands will do everything to see those culpable to be tried? 685 more words

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At least one EU top job for Central and Eastern Europe?

At the European Council we have seen the resistance of CEE countries who now are asking for one EU top job. Would you say they are right in doing it, or not and why? 803 more words

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More sanctions against Russia?

European leaders are expected to approve broader sanctions against, the move will for the first time allow European Union sanctions to cover businesses, not just individual, WSj… 1,547 more words

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EU top jobs: What it requires to replace Ashton and Van Rompuy

Taking into account what High Rep. Ashton and President of European Council Van Rompuy did in last five years what their successors (whoever it will be) should definitely avoid and what examples they should follow? 1,409 more words

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