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Section: POLITICO – Europe Edition (EU)

      Dutch referendum on Vladimir Putin
      Apr01

      Dutch referendum on Vladimir Putin

      AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands holds a referendum next week on whether the EU should work more closely with Ukraine, but the campaign is just as much about Vladimir Putin. On the surface, Dutch voters will decide if they should accept a treaty to strengthen political and economic ties with the country of 46 million. The agreement was the spark for...

      Ukraine must press the reset button
      Mar31

      Ukraine must press the reset button

      KIEV — Ukraine’s complex, at times Byzantine, politics continues to confound and confuse. Since independence, the main drivers of positive change in the country have been mass civic movements, Western economic pressure and incentives, and the necessity to act to avert economic disaster. Nothing that will happen under a new government is...

      Ukrainians want a Dutch Yes in EU referendum
      Mar29

      Ukrainians want a Dutch Yes in EU referendum

      Almost three-quarters of Ukrainians want the Dutch to vote Yes in a referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, according to a new poll. The Netherlands votes on closer EU-Ukraine ties — known as an association agreement — on April 6, and an opinion poll by GFK Ukraine found there is 72 percent support for the deal. The nationwide survey, published...

      Ukraine gets serious with Eurovision entry
      Mar27

      Ukraine gets serious with Eurovision entry

      KIEV — The last time Jamala made it to the finals of Ukraine’s national competition for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, five years ago, it was with a light, almost painfully enthusiastic piece of pop cotton candy, appropriately called “Smile.” In the official video, she is seen cavorting in a cartoon landscape, with cartoon birds...

      Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate
      Mar25

      Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate

      KIEV —Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political bloc on Friday backed the speaker of parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, to replace Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The endorsement raised hopes about a possible end to the country’s month-old political deadlock, which was brought on by last month’s failed no-confidence...

      Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate
      Mar25

      Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate

      KIEV —Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political bloc on Friday backed the speaker of parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, to replace Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The endorsement raised hopes about a possible end to the country’s month-old political deadlock, which was brought on by last month’s failed no-confidence...