Author: Rikard Joswiak, RFE/RL

The European Union’s latest sanctions on Russia, formally adopted on July 21, are probably the weakest package so far from Brussels. To understand why, look no further than the bloc’s other activities in recent weeks to prepare for what could be a long, cold winter. The latest batch of measures against Russia is the EU’s...

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Late on June 28, the leaders of Finland, Sweden and Turkey signed a trilateral memorandum on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid, paving the way for the Nordic duo to join the military alliance. But what did they actually agree to and what will happen next? How did we...

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The European Commission recommended in mid-June that Ukraine and Moldova be granted European Union (EU) candidate status, while Georgia must fulfill a number of conditions before candidate status can even be considered. At a summit in Brussels on June 23-24, leaders of all 27 EU states were expected to consider all three membership applications. But...

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