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Regional Press Review (12 – 18 Nov)

RUSSIA

The Kremlin linksNorilsk Arctic oil leak to Shoddy Construction.

Russian authoritiesclaimthat Navalny may have been poisoned during the flight to Berlin.

U.S. ships confronting Russian hostility near Alaska.

Moscow toestablish a militarybase in Sudan.

North Korea and Russia hackers targeting vaccine information.

Russia might collaborate with China in the maritime sector in order to preserve balance with the West.

Israel in negotiations with Russia for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

ARMENIA

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal. 

Armenian PM calls for calm amid unrest over Karabakh deal. 

Angry Mob attacks RFE/RL’s Armenia Office amid unrest following Nagorno-Karabakh deal. 

Anti-Government protests continue in Armenia. 

Armenian President calls for snap elections as Government faces mounting pressure over Karabakh deal. 

Arrests follow “assassination plot” against Pashinyan.

 AZERBAIJAN

Akar, Shoygu sign Agreement on Joint Monitoring of Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire. 

Prominent Talysh activist dies in prison in Azerbaijan. 

Mercenaries in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone must be withdrawn—UN experts. 

Russia “satisfied” with Karabakh truce observance.

Azerbaijan extends deadline for Armenia to withdraw from key district under Karabakh truce. 

Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss Nagorno-Karabakh. 

BULGARIA

Negotiations between Sofia and Skopje will continue until the last minute. 

Bulgaria’s EU Commissioner awarded with annual award of Vienna Economic Forum. 

GEORGIA

Why the Senate is expected to act with regards tothe Republic of Georgia. 

The president of Abkhazia visits President PutinatSochi. 

Thousands gather outside the Georgian Parliament to oppose the election results. 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Georgia. Secretary of State Pompeo is set to land in Georgia for a two-day visit.

MOLDOVA

The President-elect of Moldova will call for early parliamentary elections.

How the immigrant population of the poorest country in Europe maintains the economy alive? 

ROMANIA

Open letter: civil society representatives outline measures against political imposture. 

Opposition, ruling parties boycott each other’s bills. 

DIICOT, Romanian Police conducting 386 searches to dismantle some organized crime groups.

Romania: Bucharest political and state leadership welcome Sandu’s election in Moldova. 

TURKEY

Turkey frets as industry applauds deal to access EU military projects. 

Erdoğan announces new economic policy; sends out call for co-operation in region’s countries. 

Turkish President Erdoğan congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. election win. 

Top U.S. diplomat in Istanbul as part of seven-nation tour. 

UKRAINE

Epidemic of violence against women in conflict-torn east. 

Biden ready to work with UK and France to resolve military conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Zelensky signs decree to protect rights of missing persons. 

The triumph of Sandu would help to revive the relationship between Ukraine and Moldova. 

There is no political commitment in Parliament to address the constitutional crisis. 

HUNGARY

Critics say Hungary’s new laws allow PM Orban to consolidate control. 

RFE/RL probe finds journalists at Hungarian state broadcaster instructed on news coverage. 

Hungary Government proposes same-sex adoption ban. 

Justice Minister Varga rejects “Brussels’s threats”. 

Hungary, Poland block EU budget over rule-of-law provisions. 

POLAND

Clashes at Independence Day march in Warsaw. 

Poland “cannot accept” plans to link rule of law and EU funds: PM. 

Foreign policy “an obligation to implement national interests”: President Duda. 

Polish riot police attack journalists covering demonstrations.

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