Opinion in the region is far from monolithic – but with a widespread expectation that the conflict could spread beyond its current borders.
Watch in particular for interaction between Ukrainian refugees and small boats as the year lengthens.
The international community should be more critical of the country, but that’s difficult when others have also embraced draconian rules.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
It may gradually slide down the road to a more neutralist position in the years ahead – to paraphrase William Hague “In NATO, but not run by NATO.”
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
” If you turn the EU club into a prison, the desire to get out won’t diminish it will grow…and we won’t be the only prisoner that will want to escape.”
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.