Eastern Europe




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Democratic Countries must act on Russia
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Russia most feels the consequences - of its actions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "when it comes up against the solidarity - of the democratic countries !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the democratic states hold sufficient instruments in their hands - for the rapid deterrence of Russia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Russia crawls out of Ukraine - when !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is faced with serious - economic sanctions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in an economic sense - Russia is a developing country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "restrictions on purchases of natural resources - should be complemented by visa bans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the freezing the accounts of so-called oligarchs - and politicians !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and denied admittance to - international institutions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is a relatively small price, for the democratic countries - because it is economic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 





 

 

 

 

 

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Putin is on the wrong Side of History - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • Barack Obama:  "the actions of Putin - in Ukraine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are a violation - of international law !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that place Vladimir Putin - on the wrong side of history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "if Putin continues - on this path !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there will be a series of steps - economic and diplomatic sanctions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 





 

 

 

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Russia Crisis - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • Barack Obama:  "the world is united in recognising - the steps Putin has taken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are a violation - of international law !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and previous agreements !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "no country has a right to send in troops - into another country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "unprovoked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:  "if there is not a very quick - de-escalation ?!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "then we will decide - concrete measures !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "suspension of - economic agreements !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and there will be targeted measures to people - officials - and their assets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Angela Merkel:  "Vladimir Putin is in - another world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Putin is not part - of the civilization !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TNK-BP
- US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08MOSCOW1775

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  • "TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley spoke about - the complicated !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "opaque and increasingly acrimonious dispute - over control of the oil company !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this included the continued use of - state administrative resources !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "like in the dark days - of the 1990s !"

 

 



 

 

 

 

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Nord Stream - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07MOSCOW5585

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  • "hurdles include laborious permit processes - in environmentally conscious Sweden and Finland !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and political opposition - from Estonia, Latvia, and Poland !"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROMANIA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ ROMANIA








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BULGARIA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ BULGARIA




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Judiciary - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09SOFIA131

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  • "on paper, Bulgaria's judiciary system meets most international standards - but polls show that Bulgarians had not much confidence in public institutions !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bulgarians had the least confidence - in the judicial system !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "shockingly, judges only had 12 percent - approval !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "key reasons for distrust - were excessively long trials with unpredictable outcomes !"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Media - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09SOFIA304

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  • "reporters and editors accepted bribes - to cover stories !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "printed propaganda articles - as though they were news !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and not printed information - that sponsors did not approve !"

 

 




 

 

 

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Corruption - US cable - 2005: LINK ¤ 05SOFIA1207

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  • "an estimated 118 organized crime groups - were operating in Bulgaria !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "many of these groups are relatively small - but a handful was not so small !"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Energy - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09SOFIA69

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  • "the Belene Nuclear Power Plant - is foundering !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "marred by cost over-runs - financing problems - with 700 million Euros in sunk costs !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "infighting between strategic partners - rumors of corruption - and serious delays !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the project is looking increasingly - like a lemon !"

 

 

 



 

 

 

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US Basing - US cable - 2005: LINK ¤ 05SOFIA1987

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  • "60% of the Bulgarian people - oppose !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the stationing of foreign troops - in Bulgaria !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bulgarian officials - wary of potential parliamentary or popular backlash !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "continually ask the US - for ammunition !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to rebut the - "what is Bulgaria getting in return ?!" - question !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ESTONIA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ ESTONIA








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LATVIA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ LATVIA








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LITHUANIA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ LITHUANIA





 

 

 

 
















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EASTERN EUROPE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ EASTERN EUROPE

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  • "Eastern Europe is the eastern part - of the European continent"

 

 

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Eastern Europe - Map:
LINK ¤ WIKIMEDIA

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