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Angela Merkel’s fall in popularity is accompanied by growing criticism of the German chancellor from within her own political background.
On 20 September, at the initiative of the Crimean Tatars’ self-government organisation, a blockade of checkpoints allowing passage to Crimea began.
Romania is being ever more often put forward by the European Commission as an example of a country fighting corruption in an uncompromising manner.
The Kremlin’s overall aim is to use the crisis caused by the Syrian civil war to overcome Russia’s limited isolation, imposed by the West.
Conflict with Russia has diverted the Kyiv’s attention away from the deterioration of the situation in regions which are not threatened by direct aggression.
The situation of the third sector in Russia, i.e. the civil society structures independent from the state, is worsening on a regular basis.
The firm has admitted its guilt and may face a penalty of US$18 billion, the equivalent of one year’s profit.
German politicians are concerned about the estimated costs of migrants’ living expenses and their integration into the labour market.
The governments of the Baltic states initially voluntarily declared they would accept refugees.
The delegations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania voted against the decision to allocate refugees among the EU countries.