While people have been focusing on the potential changes in Poland due to the election, Hungary will be impacted as well. The two member states have rebelled against the EU together for years yet Hungary may now find itself alone.
This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.
Far-left Robert Fico and SMER-SSD win the Slovak national election. He is pro-Putin and is against assistance to Ukraine.
Romania is debating how to prioritize exports from Romanian farmers over those from Ukrainian farmers at the Constanta Port. Some EU member states have been getting heated about the impact Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU have had on their own farmers.
Two Polish citizens were killed when an alleged Russian missile crashed in a Polish village. What takeaways does the incident offer about NATO’s readiness?
On September 21st, Putin announced a “partial mobilization” composed of Russian reservists who will be engaged on the Russian territory, which is threatened by the European uptight attitude to “destroy” the Russian territory and its strength. In his speech, Putin shifted the meaning of the war from a “special military operation” to an existential operation that will depend on Russian unity and its strength. These would have been the words used by Putin in a Russian televised address.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday:” “We will not waive our right for self-defense, which is crucial for the country’s existence, for the security of the state and its people, no matter how difficult the situation is,” he said. “Regardless of the political and military situation on the Korean peninsula, brought about by the US, we won’t reject nuclear weapons, because we need to deter the United States, which is a nuclear power.”
The Argentinians adopted, due to the Italian immigration of the early XX century, a sour herbal wine called “Fernet Branca” – usually mixed with the popular drink “Coca Cola.” The sour taste of Fernet makes it tough to combine it with vodka. However, in harsh times beggars can’t be choosers.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin aggressing against Ukraine, can the West maintain its control over the European geo-security order?
As Alexei Navalny’s health is said to be deteriorating in jail, our contributor Kamila Koronska has performed a Google trend analysis comparing popularity of the Russian opposition leader with Vladimir Putin.