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Hungary vetoes €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, EU seeks alternative solution

The Hungarian government has blocked an €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, forcing the European Commission and other EU countries to seek an alternative solution. The Commission is looking into providing an alternative mechanism for channeling funds to Ukraine in January, but this will require national budgetary guarantees which may take some time.

Maximiliaan va… Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:23 Exiled Russian broadcaster TV Rain ordered to close by Latvian media regulator

Russia's last remaining independent television channel station, Dozhd TV, commonly known in English as TV Rain, has been ordered to close by Latvia's media regulator less than five months after moving operations to Riga.

Latvia's media regulator, The National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP), announced the ruling on Tuesday (6 December), ordering TV Rain to cease operations by Friday 8 December. It said the decision to order the station to close was taken "in connection with threats to national security and public order."

patrickn97 Tue, 12/06/2022 - 14:01

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Armenia's choice. Armenia's PM shed light on how his country manages its relations with Russia and the EU in an interview with Kommersant.

Armenia's choice. Armenia's PM shed light on how his country manages its relations with Russia and the EU in an interview with Kommersant.

Armenia's hard working Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan has outlined the way his country is managing its relations with Russia and the EU in an interview with Kommersant. Armenia's choice is not always well understood, but the interview sheds some light on the strategy.