"Within 90 days we have to be ready" to launch EU counter-measures under WTO rules on safeguarding, explains @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum

Map. History of Europe conflict

21 July 2018
4 month ago
A Downing Street spokesperson says Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee tomorrow to be updated on developments in the Salisbury nerve agent attack investigation
CCTV footage seized by police showing two people believed to be Sergei Skripal and his daughter, moments before they collapsed on a bench in Salisbury due to a nerve agent. Shortly afterwards, you can see the first emergency services rush past.
4 month ago
SBU: Ruban in Medvechuk's organizations works on project "Ukrainian Federation"
4 month ago
2 trapped at BelarusKaliy mine collapse
4 month ago
Men clad in black climb onto Iran's embassy in London, take down flag
Major agreement has been finalized to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with Europe through a 1,707km sub-sea power cable. This massive project will turn Egypt into a electricity hub.4 month ago
Major agreement has been finalized to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with Europe through a 1,707km sub-sea power cable. This massive project will turn Egypt into a electricity hub.
4 month ago
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed held talks in London with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on bilateral ties
Soyuz VS18 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana4 month ago
Soyuz VS18 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana
And lift off. Beautiful images of @Arianespace Soyuz VS18, pushing four @SES_Networks O3b telecom satellites towards Low Earth Orbit.4 month ago
And lift off. Beautiful images of @Arianespace Soyuz VS18, pushing four @SES_Networks O3b telecom satellites towards Low Earth Orbit.
Liftoff of a Soyuz rocket with four new satellites for the O3b broadband network, expanding Internet service for developing countries, ships and remote customers worldwide.4 month ago
Liftoff of a Soyuz rocket with four new satellites for the O3b broadband network, expanding Internet service for developing countries, ships and remote customers worldwide.
Forensic teams have cordoned off London Road Cemetery in Salisbury and set up a forensic tent over the grave of former spy Sergei Skripal's son
President of France, Emmanuel Macron received by PM Narendra Modi as the former arrives in Delhi. The France President is on a four-day visit to India4 month ago
President of France, Emmanuel Macron received by PM Narendra Modi as the former arrives in Delhi. The France President is on a four-day visit to India
Russian media reports 2 killed, 6 wounded as result of grenade explosion in Donetsk
A man during the domestic conflict fatally wounded two soldiers of Russian National Guard in Dagestan
SBU phone call interception between Ruban with "secret person"
SBU phone call interception between Ruban with secret person
Video of Ruban carrying weapons from occupied Donbas
Russian bombardment of the besieged city of #Douma during the passage of the humanitarian convoy that failed Thursday to unload aid
Small missile ship Metel' of Pacific Ocean fleet held drill with missile complex Osa against imaginary enemy ship4 month ago
Small missile ship Metel' of Pacific Ocean fleet held drill with missile complex Osa against imaginary enemy ship
4 month ago
Hrytsak highlighted Ruban's cooperation with the "Ukrainian Choice"
SBU footage: loading of "furniture" into the Ruban's van
Russian occupation forces show "shot down" Ukrainian UAV
Russian occupation forces show shot down Ukrainian UAV
Ruban, along with his accomplices, prepared a series of terrorist attacks in the center of Kyiv - the head of the SBU Hrytsak4 month ago
Ruban, along with his accomplices, prepared a series of terrorist attacks in the center of Kyiv - the head of the SBU Hrytsak
Ruban, along with his accomplices, prepared a series of terrorist attacks in the center of Kyiv - the head of the SBU Hrytsak
4 month ago
Words not war - while US President @realDonaldTrump risks triggering a trade war with new import duties, Angela Merkel says Germany is concerned but backs the EU in seeking dialogue. But "we in Europe can of course also react"
Supreme Court refuses to release Jordi Sánchez from jail for confidence debate in Catalonia=
Kurt Volker: Thanks to @SweMFA for hosting a great discussion on steps to counter Russia's purported annexation of Crimea and support territorial integrity.
4 month ago
Court arrested Ruban for 60 days
EC VP @jyrkikatainen criticizes @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs move, saying "we all have to choose" whether we want to live in a rules-based world or a world where the strongest takes control
In court today, Ruban, accused of arms trafficking and plotting assassinations of Ukraine's leadership, says he was merely the driver of the vehicle where the weapons were found; it belongs to someone else.4 month ago
In court today, Ruban, accused of arms trafficking and plotting assassinations of Ukraine's leadership, says he was merely the driver of the vehicle where the weapons were found; it belongs to someone else.
4 month ago
Ruban admitted that he was returning and crossed the LoC.
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says don't expect trade concessions from Brussels on SteelTariffs dispute. "This is not a trade negotiation," he says. "These are unilateral actions" that violate WTO rules
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs speech sounded "protectionist economy without competition." He says neither US "justification" is fair: Europe is US' closest ally and "our companies have not dumped steel in the US market."
MP Savchenko came to Shevhenkivskiy court for Ruban trial4 month ago
MP Savchenko came to Shevhenkivskiy court for Ruban trial
EU continues euphemistic approach to @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs, with ECVP @jyrkikatainen repeating @MalmstromEU's approach that it's not yet "crystal clear" how Europe will be affected/exempted. "We are preparedif need be," he says, to add tariffs, take US to WTO
CIA linked L-3 Communications Swearingen SA-227-TT approaching Sigonella from Libya4 month ago
CIA linked L-3 Communications Swearingen SA-227-TT approaching Sigonella from Libya
President Poroshenko: got the report of the Head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak about the arrest of Volodymyr Ruban4 month ago
President Poroshenko: got the report of the Head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak about the arrest of Volodymyr Ruban
4 month ago
It's not just nukes - Russia's remade military will challenge US in all domains if Washington fails to keep pace, warns @US_EUCOM Commander
[email protected]_Commission proposes 1 billion € in new Macro-Financial Assistance for Ukraine
4 month ago
Ruban: I know Valery Shashkin, who belongs to the organization "Battalion fraternity". Also Oleg Mezintsev was assistant to MP Savchenko. I do not know the other. But I understand that I know some others under other names (about other members of ring accused in plot)
Reports of another blown up car in Donetsk
Ruban pledged not guilty, says he had to deliver furniture, knew nothing about weapons4 month ago
Ruban pledged not guilty, says he had to deliver furniture, knew nothing about weapons
Around 100 troops from Royal Marines, Royal Air Force regiment and specialist in chemicals assisting police in Salisbury - removing contaminated items at crime scenes across the city
Specialist British military units will be deployed to Salisbury today to help police with the investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
4 month ago
ATO spox: Russian proxies twice attacked Luhanske (Luhansk sector) with grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, and shelled Avdiivka (Donetsk sector) with 82mm mortars. Ukrainian troops did not return fire. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action.
Ruban is suspected of preparing an assassination attempt on the President of Ukraine and other first persons of the country. Also preparation of a terrorist act and the illegal possession of weapons.4 month ago
Ruban is suspected of preparing an assassination attempt on the President of Ukraine and other first persons of the country. Also preparation of a terrorist act and the illegal possession of weapons.
Court on Officer's Corps chief Volodymyr Ruban in Kyiv4 month ago
Court on "Officer's Corps" chief Volodymyr Ruban in Kyiv
Sky Sources: working theory from police is former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned at his house in Salisbury
4 month ago
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are still in a "very serious" condition following the "outrageous" nerve agent attack
China-Vatican negotiations 'in full swing', Chinese official says
SBU to comment on detention of "head of Officers Corps" Ruban at 3 pm
4 month ago
Italy's 5-Star readies proposals to other parties for government deal
MP Yuri Levchenko was beaten in Kyiv4 month ago
MP Yuri Levchenko was beaten in Kyiv
British interior minister visits scene where Russian double agent collapsed
4 month ago
Berlin condemns Trump's punitive tariffs as 'protectionism'
Donald Tusk rejects UK's call to include financial services in post-Brexit deal
4 month ago
UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox tells Brexit negotiators to "keep the temperature down" in Brexit talks
4 month ago
Germany's @spdde announces its ministers in next Merkel government
"Within 90 days we have to be ready" to launch EU counter-measures under WTO rules on safeguarding, explains @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum
"We didn't ask for this." @MalmstromEU tells Brussels forum. "We're asking the Americans to work with us" and if they don't, that will be "highly unfortunate."
EU says talks 'the prime option' in US tariffs row
"You can't stop globalization," says @MalmstromEU, criticizing the impulse to protect domestic industry with things like steel tariffs. She suggests education, retraining instead to be prepared for "jobs we can't even imagine today."
"We are counting on being excluded" from SteelTariffs, says @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum, as it's not quite clear what @realDonaldTrump meant in his announcement. If not, she says, EU will go to WTO and introduce "rebalancing" measures, ie the peanut-butter tax
4 month ago
U.S. approach to tariffs wrong, absurd if Britain affected - UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox
Supporters of the party Movement of New Forces are rallying in Kyiv in Shevchenko Park4 month ago
Supporters of the party "Movement of New Forces" are rallying in Kyiv in Shevchenko Park
Azerbaijan Army to conduct large-scale exercises4 month ago
Azerbaijan Army to conduct large-scale exercises
The first power unit of Leningrad NPP-2 began to generate electricity
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed allegations that Moscow was involved in the assassination attempt of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Such reports are "propaganda and baseless".
4 month ago
Trump-Kim meeting 'a step in the right direction': Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
Video of Ruban was detained with arsenal of weapons at Mayorsk
Rally against oligarchs in Central Kyiv. Several people entered via fence, not metal-detectors4 month ago
Rally against "oligarchs" in Central Kyiv. Several people entered via fence, not metal-detectors
Rally against oligarchs in Central Kyiv. Several people entered via fence, not metal-detectors
4 month ago
Russian state TV host on Skripal posioning: "I don't wish death on anyonebut for purely educational purposes, for anyone who dreams of such a career, I have a warning: being a traitor is one of the most dangerous professions in the world."
4 month ago
3 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was killed
Vladimir Ruban was detained with weapons arsenal
Train with military equipment on the move in Rostov Oblast.
Reports that Security Service of Ukraine has detained Ruban, chief of "officers corps" - volunteer organization working at Donbas
Lavrov: by interfering in the internal affairs of other counties, the US seems to be pursuing neo-imperialist ambitions. We don't share such an approach
4 month ago
"We're not progressing because our interest there is to resolve this conflict" says @US_EUCOM Commander Gen Curtis Scaparrotti when asked if US with Ukraine is winning or losing vs Russia in Ukraine "We're more or less at a stalemate"
Su-57 at Zhukovskiy
4 month ago
Gen. Scaparrotti's military advice? "That we continue to develop the capabilities we have. I think we have excellent capabilities" says @US_EUCOM's commander "We need to consider what type of deterrent effect we want to have" re: Russia cyber threat
4 month ago
"It's a hot war" @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "They take casualties on both sides but particularly Ukraine" with rising casualties "It's actually Russia that doesn't want to move forward [with Minsk Agreement]they certainly could do more"
4 month ago
US sending Javelins to Ukraine - "I wouldn't say I have zero concern, but it's not a lot of concern" per @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti, pointing to Russia equipment being given to their proxies
4 month ago
"It strikes me that what they're doing is sort of geopolitical jiu jitsu," @SenAngusKing re Russia interference "You use their opponents strength against them, and our strength is our freedom" @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti: "I agree with your thoughts"
4 month ago
Russia in the Arctic - "they would have the capability in some time, perhaps 2-3 years, to control the northern sea route" says @US_EUCOM Cmdr Gen Scaparrotti, based on what Moscow is putting in place
Trump singles out Germany for criticism but suggests Australia, others may be exempted from tariffs
4 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 9km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia
4 month ago
Balancing US-Turkey and US-Kurd relationships - "It's a very difficult and complex situation" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "I'm hopeful we can walk this path and attain both interests"
4 month ago
US seeing some Russia China cooperation in specific areas - naval training ops in European theater, maybe in port in Djibouti, per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti-but "I think they still have issues that wouldn't make them natural partners"
4 month ago
"We need to wrestle with it because we need to get a better definitionwhat's acceptable" @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti says of long ongoing policy debate of defining int'l standard of what is cyberwar "We've got to begin to move forward"
4 month ago
"Putin loves it. When Americans hate Americans and we fight with each other, Russia wins" @SenSasse tells @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "We're nuts if we don't understand that the next round of this is going to include lots of specific economic warfare"
4 month ago
Worried about lack of ambassador to Belarus Belgium Iceland Ireland Sweden Turkey - "It does concern me," says @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, saying other organizations also waiting for US ambassadors
Top US general in Europe: "I don't believe there is an effective" US response to confront Russian cyber threats - NATO Supreme Allied CMDR-Europe Scaparrotti
4 month ago
"In conjunction with @NATO and the other nations, we're actually employing our capabilities to get our messages out at volume" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti re: countering Russia messaging
4 month ago
"Western democracies have kind of assumed that our people understood what was important about a democracy and the way that we live" per Scaparrotti "We've got to reinforce that. It needs to be donethat takes focus and that takes volume"
4 month ago
"We have to continue to focus on the values that democracies profess, democratic institutions, int'l rule of law" per @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti "That's a very high level general statement but we've kind of left that" re Russia interference
4 month ago
"It can really undermine a nation because all they have to do is sow some confusion" per Gen Scaparrotti "It's subtle but it's constant" with more of it in EasternEurope
4 month ago
W/Russia, "Their disinformation, their social media, it is generally targeted at the undermining of Western values, confidence in that government" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "They can use multiple platforms and generate great volume"
4 month ago
Political warfare? "It would be the attacks or efforts to spoil policy or politics within a governmentit's policies and its values" per @US_EUCOM Cmdr Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti
4 month ago
If had more money, @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti would look to C4ISR - "Our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is so important to me, particularly when you don't have the posture you want" he says
One Conservative MP said that circumstantial evidence that Russia was behind the Salisbury attack was strong and that, if its role were proved, it would be a "brazen act of war," while a Labour MP referred to the "terrorist Russian state"
4 month ago
Turkey deal with Russia to buy S400 air defense system topic of multiple conversations with Turkish chief of defense, per @US_EUCOM's Scaparrotti "We're in close discussion with Turkey in respect to air defense measures"
4 month ago
"I haven't personally seen that myself" Gen Scaparrotti says of Turkey being not helpful in the Balkans
4 month ago
Turkey also active in the Balkans, per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti: "Turkey primarily enters most of these countries in the Balkans with a humanitarian approachThere are some who have said this influence isn't helpful"
4 month ago
Serbia is a particular area of concern in the Balkans with Russia interference/activity, says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "I've seen an increase in the year and a half I've been on the job"
4 month ago
"That's one way they determine whether the West is serious about their desire to be a part of the West" says Gen. Scaparrotti of need to engage Balkans population with diplomacy
4 month ago
"Russia's at work in the Balkans and I think we've kind of taken our eye off of the area," per Gen Scaparrotti "It's an area where in terms of diplomacy we have to put some focus in my opinion" and continue with security reform
4 month ago
Russia-"They're involved in just about every aspect of Europe in on way or the other," per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "The area that I'm concerned about today is the Balkans"
4 month ago
If Russia role in nerve attack proved, Britain will respond: PM May
4 month ago
Russia's ZAPAD exercise in late 2017 "reinforced what we believed was their direction in terms of their doctrine," per Gen Scaparrotti "They incorporated what I would call a whole of society approach" developed over past 10 years
4 month ago
If US fails to modernize, Russia will be able to challenge US military in just about every domain by 2025, warns Gen. Scaparrotti
4 month ago
"Given their modernization and the pace that it's on, and what we are aware of they're doing, we have to maintain our modernization," warns @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti "so we can remain dominant in the areas that we are dominant today"
4 month ago
US "whole of government" response to Russa cyber not enough, per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti - "I don't believe there's an effective unification across the interagency"
4 month ago
Cyber ops center for @US_EUCOM "has been reinforced substantially" per Gen. Scaparrotti at SASC "I also, upon my request, have the authorities I've asked for in regards to Russia
4 month ago
"We're trying to map that out" says @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti of Russia's cyber ops infrastructure "We're getting a better understanding of it. I would not characterize it as a good picture at this point"
4 month ago
SASC's @JimInhofe: US forces in Europe "outranged, outgunned and outmatched" by Russia? @US_EUCOM Gen. Scaparrotti: "If you look at it it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, I would agree with that statement"
4 month ago
SASC Chair @JimInhofe: are US forces in Europe "outranged, outgunned and outmatched by Russia|n ground forces"? @US_EUCOM Gen. Scaparrotti: "If you look at it it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, I would agree with that statement"
"Russia's increasingly modernized military is operating at levels not seen since the ColdWar," warns @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti
"Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture @NATO and undermine US leadership around the world" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti, hammering on a familiar @DeptofDefense theme
"Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture @NATO and undermine US leadership around the world" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti, hammering on a familiar @DeptofDefense theme
"We have much work to do as we execute our national defense strategy" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, citinf Russia and militants
Europe "an increasingly complex and competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells SASC in opening statement
"It's very difficult to understand they're not important today" - Journalist @evabelmonte on male colleagues response to the massive numbers of women journalists who have joined Spain's first WomenStrike for IWD2018
4 month ago
Britain's top domestic security official describes the nerve agent used in the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter as "very rare."
Protest for Women's Day in Madrid's Puerta del Sol
Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe, Sibusiso Moyo.4 month ago
Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe, Sibusiso Moyo.
In Kyiv, Ukraine, hundreds joined a demo to demand gender equality, including on pay: IWD20184 month ago
In Kyiv, Ukraine, hundreds joined a demo to demand gender equality, including on pay: IWD2018
4 month ago
UK 'will do all we can' to pursue those behind ex-spy poisoning: minister
4 month ago
Russian Embassy in UK says Sergei Skripal was actually a British spy, working for MI6
4 month ago
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman says the nerve agent attack in Salisbury was an "appalling and reckless crime"
4 month ago
Germany looks to revise social media law as Europe watches
4 month ago
UK police officer harmed by nerve agent talking - minister
4 month ago
Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job
4 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister says former PYD co-chair Salih Muslim in Stockholm, TR has sent Sweden diplomatic note for his arrest
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