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Geir Haarde, the Icelandic Prime Minister has constituted a commission to examine the possibilities for EU membership. His Independence Party will consult on membership as soon as January 2009. This development comes in the wake of the collapse of the Icelandic banking system, which has profoundly shaken the country. A formal request for membership would… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

At the NATO meeting in Bucharest, the USA has failed to reach a consensus on Ukrainian membership. Still, the Bucharest Declaration makes Ukrainian membership a long-term NATO objective. Ukraine is deeply divided on its future relation with NATO, as recent demonstrations in Kiev witness. Russia strongly rejects the country’s NATO Membership; it feels that it… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein