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Eighteen years after the war of Kosovo, the strategic focus of Serbia seems to be changing, even if according to the president it's not the moment
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Sergio Cantone is associated, including Eastern Ukraine and Russia. Most recently, Sergio Cantone has been quoted saying: “They don't want to make any comment about the issue and that's not only because they are afraid of unveiling some black financial scheme, but it's also about some concerns regarding the political relationship between the USA, Ukraine and their own party.” in the article Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager resigns.
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Jun 09 2016

Does Russia, and does China, represent a different model of economic order, economic and political organisation, an alternative which could also antagonise the western one?feedback

Jun 08 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

The good contact for him was a battalion or regular army? Who sold him this weapon?feedback

Jun 08 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Which organisation does he belong to, according to your investigation?feedback

Jun 08 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Which Ukrainian unit did he contact, (voluntary) battalions or a regular army unit?feedback

Jun 08 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to euronews. As far as this operation is concerned do you consider it's over or do you think there is still a job to do?feedback

Jun 06 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Throughout this operation, the Ukrainian security service and the Ukrainian authorities in general are showing the European Union that it can count on them when it comes to their own security. Of course, they're doing that also in the framework of the negotiation concerning the conflict in the

Apr 11 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

This possible change of prime minister will have to accelerate the pace of reform, of course. But it will also have to avoid the idea that the change has been done for other vested

Dec 21 2015 - Ukraine Crisis

But in the eyes of Russia the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine remains a major threat to its trade and political national

Dec 15 2015 - Ukraine Crisis

The question is not just about the sanctions against Russia, but also about the implementation of the Minsk agreement. Especially because next January the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which sparked this crisis two years ago, will be

Dec 08 2015 - Ukraine Crisis

So the United States is giving strong support to Ukraine in the conflict against Russia. But, at the same time, they are asking for much more efforts in the fight against

Jul 21 2015 - Ukraine Crisis

The Right Sector says it wants to organise a referendum against the government because it wants to appear politically active and ready to challenge a government that didn't live up to expectations, after many months of fighting in Eastern

May 01 2015

This used to be one of Kyiv's most important May Day locations. This is where Lenin's statue once stood. That's a memory shared by just few people. Some communists who want to remember the workers' day. While on the other side there are some anti-communists who want to reject the sense of this

Mar 18 2015 - Crimea

Are you afraid that Crimea could become a military hub?feedback

Mar 18 2015

So the construction of the sheltering structure continues according to schedule. The biggest problem will come afterwards and it's about removing all the radioactive elements in reactor number 4. At the moment a technical solution seems still to be a long way

Feb 24 2015

Nobody believes in the ceasefire and in the capacity of diplomacy to solve this conflict. People and soldiers are expecting the worst in the hours to come, specifically attacks in the direction of Artemivsk and

Jan 29 2015

They stitched up my arm and

Dec 01 2014

The pro-European parties are slightly ahead. Nevertheless that doesn't seem to preserve Moldova from the risk of destabilisation. That's the reason why they shall try to enlarge their political base which could support the outgoing pro-EU

Nov 03 2014

According to the militia who brought us here, we are right on the front line. We are just one kilometre from the Ukrainian outposts and

Nov 02 2014

This is an electoral process being held under the emotional pressure of war. Therefore people want to vote hoping that a stronger power might help to undertake the

Nov 01 2014 - Russia

The election is being held with the echoes of war in the background despite a precarious ceasefire. It is also a huge symbol of the self-proclaimed republic's desire to distance itself from the political will of the government in

Aug 27 2014

No Ukrainian seems to agree with Russia increasing its military presence near the border. It is taking place despite the commitments made at the Minsk summit. A political solution to the conflict seems as far away as it ever

May 27 2014

It separates the centre of Donetsk from the combat zone. When we went beyond the bridge, we heard some sporadic

May 12 2014

There is a kind of enthusiasm in the camp of the, let's say, pro-Russia' separatists, who are convinced they've had a great victory and that a page has to be turned now. It's fairly calm in Donetsk. Anyone who voted against the majority in this referendum prefers to keep quiet about

May 11 2014

At the end of the service the priest said that only in the afterlife we will know the truth of this death. But one thing is certain, many people in Mariupol think they already know the truth. And many of these people, not particularly anti-Kyiv before, have been changing their opinions after Friday's

May 11 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

What is happening in Mariupol is digging a deep hole in society in southeast Ukraine, in Donetsk and the Donbass region. That will have a strong impact on what will happen next, with the May 11 referendum and the presidential elections (set for May 25).feedback

May 10 2014

The supporters of self determination for Donetsk and Donbass are apparently looking for a fait accompli that would give them further legitimacy. But their ultimate goal is still to be

May 09 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

The antagonism in southeastern Ukraine is almost turning into civil war. It's an intense struggle that will heavily influence the elections, not only (this Sunday's self-proclaimed) referendum (on independence for the Donetsk region).feedback

Apr 17 2014

Ukraine's attempted mission to retake this zone has been paralysed, resulting in almost a complete turnaround in the

Apr 16 2014

The pro Russians are now taking up positions in the city, this time with tanks.They are waiting for the Ukrainian

Apr 15 2014

It is not just about a barricade in the city and away from that public building there is some tension, a little fear but surprisingly life goes on as

Mar 17 2014 - Crimea

We are in front of one of Ukraine's military bases in the Crimean peninsula. The situation at the base is turning into a major political problem. Namely, what will now happen to the Ukrainian soldiers inside now that the region has voted to join Russia?feedback

Mar 17 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

I feel humiliated, I have no future, I don't see any future here in Crimea. Ukraine, the government in Kyiv, we have the feeling that they don't care whether Crimea is part of Ukraine or not. They just don't care. They make decisions in Kyiv and have forgotten Ukrainians still live here. There is something else you must understand; nobody is going to fight against the pro-Russia self-defence forces. If the decision is taken to formally join Russia, the brigade will not fight, they will give

Mar 16 2014

The outcome of this referendum is in no doubt; there are expectations for a massive victory for the vote to separate. And the pro-Russian population is happy and is just waiting for the result to be officially

Mar 12 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

People in Simferopol see this as a provocation by Western countries, because they feel they do not want to accept the choice of most people in Crimea, who are willing to move toward Russia, or, at least, to move away from Ukraine, especially after the Maidan

Mar 01 2014 - Russia

The local pro-Russian population is enthusiastic about the presence of of the unidentified soldiers seen here. This could all be viewed as being part of a game between Moscow and Kyiv – especially after the changes in

Mar 01 2014 - Crimea

Finally here are the Russian APCs with number plates and identification signs. They are on the road from Sevastopol to Simfereopol. But it is not clear where are they

Feb 19 2014

The word ceasefire sounds somehow ironic during this night in Maidan. Nevertheless there is a chance to be seized by both sides, which has been presented by circumstances and international pressure being brought to bear on President Yanukovych and everyone

Jan 21 2014

The government should probably start reconsidering its decision (over the new regulations), because although it does concern the rule of law, in this case it also has huge political

Dec 15 2013 - Russia

Supporters of President Yanukovych -who came to Kyiv to back the Party of Regions and the government of the president – are waiting for Tuesday's meeting between Putin and Yanukovych. They of course hope for a move closer to Russia, even though it's not sure to

Dec 05 2013

Who gave the order for the intervention of riot police in Maidan last Saturday. Did they came from above, from the president basically?feedback

Dec 04 2013

Prime Minister Azarov said that demonstrators cannot count on parliamentary privilege as the opposition leaders can. That sounds like a warning to protesters in order to convince them to throw in the towel otherwise they could get into trouble with the law. Despite that the crowd so far doesn't seem to be willing to give up, in fact more and more people are coming every evening to Independence

Dec 04 2013

There was a deliberate intention by the riot police, the Berkut (the special police unit) to clear the square and they used the force to do that. So there was some order and we would like to know who gave that

Nov 29 2013

With the leaders of the opposition back from Vilnius, the demonstrators have a clearer political focus. So the polarisation between pro-EU and anti-EU will be the main topic of the upcoming presidential election campaign, likely to start in the first half of

Nov 29 2013 - Ukraine Crisis

Thousands of people are gathering in Maidan, downtown Kyiv. They are all asking the same thing of President Yanukovich – sign the association agreement with the EU. There are artists, intellectuals, but also people from neighbouring countries because they think that this could not only change things in Ukraine but also

Nov 26 2013

Prime Minister, are you surprised by the reaction of the Ukrainians: protesting against the decision of your government not to sign the Association Agreement with European Union?feedback

Oct 02 2013

Don't you think that the Association Agreement, with the free trade agreement, is a kind of crossroads for the EU between values and realpolitik?feedback

Aug 28 2013

This trade row that is hitting major Ukrainian companies and capital interests has softened the EU's stance towards the conditions that Kiev must fulfill in order to sign the association agreement at the end of

Mar 13 2013

This is a historic moment for the Catholic Church. It's the first time that a pope is taking the name Francis. He comes from Latin America, from Argentina, and this is new. What that will bring to innovate and evangelise, we will know in

Mar 12 2013

Father Rogers, what do you think about this conclave, which by the way is a particularly special one?feedback

Oct 02 2012

The coalition's victory, led by Bidzina Ivanishvili has shaken the power base of the President Mikhail Saakashvili. Now they will have to work together for the next year and in that time they will confront each

Oct 01 2012

The electoral party night says a lot about the need for political and social change in the country. Will Georgia be able to take on and make the huge reforms needed on a domestic as well as an international political level? That is question to be answered by whomever will rule the country in the years to

Oct 01 2012

Macro-economic indicators suggest that Georgia is growing. However, this growth is not being reflected in the distribution of resources, especially at state welfare level. This is due to two main factors, the Russian embargo on Georgian exports and the absence of an association agreement with the

Jul 02 2012

There are winners and losers. There is also a certain pleasure despite defeat as the long Kiev party will prove. This Euro 2012 ended with a great win for Spain, but a great night for

Jun 28 2012 - Portugal

Spain are through to the final much to the joy of Spanish and local supporters. There they'll play Germany or Italy. Actually some of the Spanish have said they they hope it will be against Italy, one wonders why?feedback

Jun 19 2012

As you can see, there's no sign of tension or violence so far, as both England and Ukrainian supporters hang out together. But maybe tonight's result will decide whether relations stay so

Mar 07 2012

This press conference seems to be an attempt to split President Yanukovich's support by appealing to his less hawkish followers who might want to side with the European Union and the international

Feb 27 2012

The opposition is riding the wave of protest, by saying that the rule of law is in danger in this country. For its part, the government says that it's just fighting corruption as the international community has

Dec 13 2011

The Tymoshenko appeal is being held up by legal arguments between the defence and the court. Her lawyers want the judges removed because, they say, they are President Yanukovich's puppets. But underlying these skirmishes is a complex chess game between the government and the opposition in

Dec 12 2011

What's happening seems like a regime change, with president Smirnov finally leaving power after nearly twenty years, in order to facilitate a solution to the old conflict between Moldova and Transdniestria. A regime change which the president himself sees as pushed from abroad, from the international

Oct 20 2011

According to the criticisms coming from other countries at an institutional level, not only at public opinion level, the judiciary system here, in this country, is not that independent and they are saying that you as a president have the power to influence these kind of decisions. What is your response to that?feedback

Oct 11 2011

There was great disappointment here in Kiev after the verdict against Tymoshenko had been announced. Now maybe the president and the parliament could change the law, due to international pressure, and decriminalise the crime committed by Tymoshenko, the crime for which she was

Oct 10 2011

According to many observers, this crucial verdict could influence the future of political alliances within the country. And of course, a ruling against Ukraine's Tymoshenko could hamper prospects of developing connections with the European

Oct 10 2011

They feel that it's a judgement that will shape Ukraine's future alliance, and even its future foreign policy. If a guilty verdict is handed down, it could see Ukraine drift away from the

Jun 01 2011 - Bosnian genocide

Despite the attempt to use the case against Ratko Mladic to shed light on the question of the UN's responsibility, the trial itself seems to concentrate only on that of the Serb general: the sole and exclusive architect, according to the accusations against him, of the massacre at

Jun 01 2011 - Bosnian genocide

There's a great deal of emotion around the Scheveningen prison near The Hague, where General Mladic has arrived. The Serbian general will be tried for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars. It is the beginning of the end. Later he will undergo health checks before beginning the legal

May 17 2011 - Greece

Some of the members of the Eurogroup are increasing their pressure on Greece. They want Athens to quicken the pace of privatisation, but Athens is afraid of sparking more social

May 12 2011

A lot of member states seem to want a watered-down version of the Schengen Convention. The Commission should be able to avoid the worst, but how? That remains to be seen. We will probably find out at the next European Summit in

Mar 18 2011

Japan looks really far away to the inhabitants of Tihange and Huy, and they do not feel not particularly concerned by the Japanese

Feb 04 2011

What does an orderly transition mean?feedback

Feb 03 2011 - Egypt

The EU countries are timidly, bit by bit, convincing themselves that Mubarak is no longer fit to wield power. They are inching towards a Mubarak farewell. In fact, the noise of the Cairo protests is influencing the West's decision-making

Jan 27 2011

The world record of going without a government, according to a new website, is Iraq's, with 289 days. This Thursday sees Belgium with 228 days under its belt. Ivory Coast is given as an outsider, at 60 days bereft of a government. The Belgians, despite the political crisis, are not losing their historical sense of humour; they set up the

Dec 07 2010 - World Trade Organization

Visa liberalisation together with balanced trade between the EU and Russia, especially after its accession to the WTO, would have given Medvedev a good Christmas present to go back to Moscow with. That would have given him a competitive advantage over his rival for the future office of the Russian presidency, Prime Minister

Nov 29 2010

One of the solutions, could be watering down the idea of forcing banks to share the burden in further crises. This idea is supposed to calm down the markets. But we have to wait to find out how they will

Nov 05 2010

In the core of the EU institutional quarter, Brussels, Rue de la Loi, you can be blocked for

Oct 29 2010 - Portugal

The bail-out mechanism and revision of the treaty, interest rates and the risks of referenda mean that van Rompuy has a tough several weeks to cope with. As the European Council's President, he'll need to employ all his diplomatic skills to moderate and negotiate, as he seeks a consensus on this among all the 27 EU

Oct 28 2010

It is going to be difficult: Most of the EU members are opposing the German-French proposal. Van Rompuy might get some new ideas after round table talks, for a new one for

Oct 07 2010

Have successfully rejected any attempt by the EU officials of winning them over to re-evaluate their national

May 10 2010

The arm wrestling between countries, especially those of the European Union, and the market speculators seems for the moment to have been won on points by the EU. However, doubts remain about this modification of the Treaty of Maastricht. It's not yet known how far this will lead towards a greater integration of economic

Apr 19 2010

Thousands of passengers are either trying to reach Britain by sea or trying to reach the Continent from Great Britain. Moreover there is another traffic jam – thousands of rental cars which are waiting for passengers to drive them all over

Apr 18 2010

Brussels' stations are crowded. The Gare du Midi is being besieged by passengers trying to reach various locations in northern Europe, especially

Mar 25 2010 - Greece

There is still an important detail: when would Greece have access to any aid? Athens wants it as fast as possible, but countries with more belief in strictness want to wait till the Greeks make another effort to face the financial markets

Mar 11 2010

Coffee is a national drink in Greece and the average price of a cup is 2,50€. Greeks think that it is expensive. It is a symbol of the imbalance of prices in this country. And with VAT increasing the situation could get even worse as Greek inflation is already higher than in other euro-zone

Mar 03 2010

Why is the commisison giving this authorisation now?feedback

Feb 16 2010

The wait and see approach of the Eurogroup on the adoption of rescue measures for Greek finances could expose Greece to the fury of the markets. However, it is the result of a compromise formula among countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Finland who wanted the toughest austerity measures to be taken by Greece – and the other countries such as France, Italy and Spain who wanted a more open approach on the Hellenic

Feb 08 2010

What's the first measure the new Commission is going to adopt?feedback

Feb 07 2010 - Portugal

This Commission is often said to have become a bureaucratic, grey, barely political organisation. Will it spring any surprises on us?feedback

Jan 22 2010 - Opel

The death sentence handed to Opel Antwerp is symbolic of the crisis of the industry in Europe. And the EU is finding it difficult to keep member states in line over the single market and state aid rules. Here Opel workers are asking why is their factory to go when others stay

Jan 12 2010

So the main problem remains the conflict of interests with her family's business?feedback

Jan 12 2010

When it comes to preparation for this job, do you think that she is prepared?feedback

Jul 15 2009

When it comes to financial supervision, are you thinking about a common EU body with binding powers?feedback

Mar 09 2009 - Bulgaria

Do you think that central and eastern Europe needs a sort of bail-out? Or do you think that is better not to do it?feedback

Mar 09 2009 - Bulgaria

Is your government doing enough in order to tackle the corruption, which is affecting, of course, the distribution of these funds?feedback

Mar 09 2009 - Bulgaria

I'm not trying to confront you, I'm just asking whether….feedback

Mar 09 2009 - Bulgaria

There is an important report by OLAF, the anti-corruption unit of the European Union. It's a June 2008 report, that is not that good for Bulgaria and it's last year. So what do you think about it? It's not 10 years

Mar 09 2009 - European Commission

What about the European Commission, do you think that the European Commission is wrong in freezing the funds for Bulgaria because of crime and

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