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Politico : EU : War in Ukraine
07  décembre     16h30
Blocking Ukraine aid would be Christmas present’ for Putin, UK’s David Cameron warns US
Matt Honeycombe-Foster    Former prime minister, now back in government, urges Western unity on Ukraine.
EU puts list of Chinese firms with Russia links on Xi’s table
Stuart Lau    The summit with Beijing also saw ’intense’ discussion on the root causes of the growing trade imbalance, Commission chief says.
Russia warns US that Ukraine will be its second Vietnam’
Laura Hülsemann    We can’t let Putin win,’ Biden said on Wednesday.
Putin as the new Mr. Darcy? Austrian ex-minister lauds gentleman’ Russian leader
Claudia Chiappa    Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl tells BBC she is ’grateful’ for the opportunity to work in Russia.
John Kerry warns UK and Germany against business as usual’ on climate
Anne McElvoy, Nicholas Earl    Nobody should be going backwards,’ Kerry told POLITICO. ’We must meet the Paris goals.’
Macron takes on Orbán in bid to avoid disastrous Ukraine summit
Barbara Moens, Jakob Hanke Vela, Clea Caulcutt, Hans von der Burchard    Hungary’s leader is threatening to derail the EU summit. Can the French president save the day
06  décembre     21h23
G7 to sanction Russian diamonds as of January
Laura Hülsemann, Barbara Moens    Russian diamonds are one of the last resources not sanctioned by the G , meaning the profits from selling them can go into the Kremlin’s war chest.
Putin trolls COP28 with oil talks next door
Nicolas Camut, Zia Weise, Gabriel Gavin, Sara Schonhardt    His presence presented a symbolic split screen: Global climate talks in one frame, Putin’s oil negotiations in the other.
UK targets foreign suppliers with new Russia sanctions
Sophie Inge    Announcement comes as new Foreign Secretary David Cameron jets off to Washington to stress support for Ukraine.
Belgian army will be throwing stones’ within hours of a war starting, laments ex-general
Joshua Posaner    Crippling shortage of ammo leaves Belgium with Stone Age military.
Nepal arrests 10 on suspicion of recruiting locals for Russian army
Veronika Melkozerova    At least six Nepalis have already been killed in Ukraine fighting for Moscow, Kathmandu Post reports.
Explosives and Russian oil tankers: Qatargate suspect’s side hustle
Elisa Braun, Gian Volpicelli, Eddy Wax    Even as he allegedly worked for Qatar and Morocco, Francesco Giorgi was looking for other options.
A fixation on death tolls can be a fatal distraction
Clionadh Raleigh    Only the most trusted sources should be used for death tolls, and the most conservative estimates are often the most accurate.
05  décembre     19h18
EU in disarray over plan to fund Ukraine from frozen Russian assets
Gregorio Sorgi    Most EU governments reject the idea put forward by Spain, arguing Kyiv would not get the money quickly enough.
Ursula von der Leyen’s vanishing trade legacy
Camille Gijs    The EU chief aimed high on trade at the start of her term, but setbacks to South American and Australian deals have brought her back to earth.
Germany’s Baerbock chides Orbán and Serbia in fiery remarks
Hans von der Burchard    Foreign minister tells Hungarian leader ’we have no time for games’ as he threatens to block Ukraine EU accession talks.
Ukraine’s tensions at the top spill into the open
Veronika Melkozerova    The Kremlin is pouncing on rumors of a rivalry between Zelenskyy and army boss Zaluzhny. There’s a grain of truth in the propaganda.
Russian oil price cap has largely failed, new report finds
Victor Jack, Gabriel Gavin    An analysis shared with POLITICO reveals that sanctions cheats, gaping loopholes and widespread circumvention mean oil revenues are still filling Moscow’s war chest.
European energy transition: the Polish perspective
Wojciech DÄ…browski, president of the management board, Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna    Greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector have reduced by a quarter, renewable energy sources have witnessed unprecedented growth. Now, Poland must increase system flexibility and invest in grid infrastructure.
04  décembre     20h15
Putin plans to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE this week, aide says
Laura Hülsemann    Russian president risks arrest in many countries around the world but not these two.
Lula invites Putin to Brazil, sidesteps on war crimes arrest
Hans von der Burchard    Brazilian president says that potential arrest of Russian leader would be a ’judicial decision.’
More EU countries threaten to close Russian borders amid migrant surge
Gabriel Gavin    Latvia and Lithuania say they are monitoring the situation, after Finland accused Moscow of ’cynical’ actions.
Hungary’s Orbán rejects talks on Ukraine’s EU bid
Nicolas Camut    There is no place for it on the agenda of the December EUCO ’ Hungarian PM says.
In Ukraine war arms race, US stalls as Israel, Turkey and South Korea surge
Joshua Posaner, Lucia Mackenzie, Jan Cienski    Countries with weapons industries already working at full tilt have picked up a lot of early defense contracts.
How to stop Ukraine’s NATO bid from derailing Washington summit
John R. Deni    It’s time to tear up the NATO Russia Founding Act.
03  décembre     18h54
Europe’s far right flexes anti-Brussels muscles as it opens EU campaign
Gregorio Sorgi    Anti EU hardliners gathered in Florence to kick off their election drive.
NATO should be ready for bad news’ from Ukraine, Stoltenberg warns
Bjarke Smith-Meyer    We have to support Ukraine in both good and bad times,’ NATO chief says in ARD interview.
02  décembre     14h19
Moscow raises troop levels, citing Ukraine war, NATO expansion
Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana    Russian defense ministry points to ’aggressive activities of the NATO bloc’ for push to boost troop strength.
01  décembre     17h03
Renewed Israel-Gaza war crowds out climate at COP28
Zia Weise, Karl Mathiesen, Charlie Cooper, Suzanne Lynch    The Iranian delegation walked out, several leaders chided Israel and a flurry of diplomacy broke out as the cease fire collapsed.
Germany is too distracted to deal with EU budget talks, Commission says
Gregorio Sorgi    Germany is distracted by domestic issues, said Johannes Hahn.
Everything indicates’ Chinese ship damaged Baltic pipeline on purpose, Finland says
Claudia Chiappa, Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana    I would think that you would notice that you’re dragging an anchor behind you for hundreds of kilometers,’ says minister.