The next round of EU sanctions on Russia will become effective on Friday as the Council of the European Union announces. While the new sanctions are coming despite the current fragile cease fire, they are said to be cancelable easily. Financial markets and deep water drilling This time they will further limit Russia’s access to … Continue reading New EU sanctions on Friday
Not only the Eastern parts of Ukraine allegedly strive for independence (or for joining the Russian federation), also elsewhere people strive for separation from their central government. Scotland decides next week whether it will continue it’s path without London, Venice had a poll on a separation from the central government in Rome and are several … Continue reading Separatism – the trend of the 21. century?
A recent video report from Vice News was particularly interesting since parts of it can remind on the so called the stab-in-the-back myth after World War I. According to this stab-in-the-back myth (German: “Dolchstosslegende“), politicians, social democrats and Jews stabbed the fighting and German army that was considered by many of it’s members as undefeated … Continue reading The Ukrainian stab-in-the-back myth?
While the European Union is planning new sanctions against Russia, it’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev threatens to close Russian air space for Western airlines. According to Medvedev this would drive some European airlines that are currently struggling with economic problems into bankruptcy. Through Russian air space go the most important routes between Europe and Asia. … Continue reading New round of sanctions – no effects?
While an insecure cease fire in Eastern Ukraine is according to some media reports feared to break any day, it becomes more and more obvious that the relationship between Russia and the West – especially Europe(!) – has suffered a negative blow back that will last for years. Economical relations are already now struck by … Continue reading The Ukraine-conflict and TTIP
Media reports that representatives of the Ukrainian government and the both people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have agreed a cease fire on Friday. By signing an agreement with the separatists the Ukrainian government acknowledges them as negotiation partner. Initially this was never intended instead the separatists were considered as terrorists thus denying them a … Continue reading Peace, defeat, victory, war