Europe's East

Why Trump Cannot Ignore Ukraine

BY ADRIAN KARATNYCKY

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversation on January 28 occurred amid widespread speculation that Trump would lift sanctions on Russia. While no such announcements were even hinted at, the contours of the emerging US-Russia dialogue will have momentous consequences for European security and for Ukraine.

High level EU visit to Azerbaijan

On 30 January 2017 Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in the European Commission and Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service visited Azerbaijan to discuss EU-Azerbaijan relations with key interlocutors, including President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education and representatives of business and civil society.