Category Archives: EU

Scotland | Scottish Parliament welcomes founder of Ukrainian neonazi party

by Conrad Landin

SCOTTISH politicians gave a round of applause to the founder of a Ukrainian neonazi party today, prompting calls for a review of parliamentary vetting processes.

Andriy Parubiy, who co-founded the neonazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) in 1991, was welcomed to Holyrood in his role as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.

Greece | Macedonia, Greece Sign ‘Historic’ Name Deal

The Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias, in the presence of their countries’ Prime Ministers, Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev and Greece’s Alexis Tsipras, signed a historic agreement aimed at ending the long dispute over Macedonia’s name on Sunday.

Scotland | Far-right ‘fascist’ politician welcomed into Holyrood as guest of honour

by Andy Philip
Andriy Parubiy was at the Scottish Parliament during First Minister’s Questions yesterday, a regular spot for visiting foreign dignitaries.

MSPs were invited to applaud a Ukrainian politician who founded a “fascist” far-right party.

A Tale of Two Summits

By Finian Cunningham

June 12, 2018 “Information Clearing HouseIt’s almost a surreal spectacle to see the world order shifting before our very eyes. The sight of the Western G7 summit collapsing in acrimony at the weekend was in stark contrast to a positive, resplendent Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference hosted at the same time in China.

Spain | Spain lifts financial controls on Catalonia, rules out referendum

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it would lift financial controls on Catalonia as a “gesture of normalisation” towards the separatist-minded region, but insisted an independence referendum was still “out of the question.”