Russia-sanctions: EU cheese help failed

When Russia sanctioned dairy products coming from the European Union in late summer, the EU-commission initiated an financial support program for European cheese producers that are affected by the Russian boycott. The purpose of this financial support program was to help those producers of cheese that are most severely affected by the Russian sanctions dairy … Continue reading Russia-sanctions: EU cheese help failed

German paratroopers in Eastern Ukraine?

According to German “Bild” tabloid, Germany’s armed forces (“Bundeswehr“) plan to deploy troops in Eastern Ukraine. The paper reports that 200 German paratroopers are preparing for a possible deployment in the conflict area. Their task would to support the OSCE in observing the current cease-fire that has been violated regularly since it became valid. The … Continue reading German paratroopers in Eastern Ukraine?

Ongoing violence in Ukraine

Despite a cease-fire and peace plans violence and fighting in Ukraine continues. A few weeks before Ukrainian parliamentary elections on the 25. October, media reports of casualties – including civilians – on a daily basis. Especially the area around Donetsk airport is reported to be subject to fighting between armed groups. Apparently the pro-Russian separatists … Continue reading Ongoing violence in Ukraine