EU Extends OSCE Satellite Monitoring Mission

EU Extends OSCE Satellite Monitoring Mission

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the European Union (EU) decided to extend its support for the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission’s (SMM’s) use of satellite surveillance in the Ukraine conflict. This support will come in the form of 3 million euros ($3.2 million US funds) and will be distributed through the […]

Czech Diplomat Nominated for Secretary-General of OSCE

Czech Diplomat Nominated for Secretary-General of OSCE

On Feb. 15, 2017, the government of the Czech Republic approved the nomination of Štefan Füle for secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The position is currently held by Lamberto Zannier who recently condemned the increase in violence in East Ukraine last week. He has also been an advocate for infrastructure security from cyber […]

Ukrainian Prime Minister Narrowly Survives No-Confidence Vote

Ukrainian Prime Minister Narrowly Survives No-Confidence Vote

According to ABC News, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has survived a Feb. 16, 2016, vote, which would have ousted both he and his Cabinet. President Petro Poroshenko had previously requested the resignation of the prime minister. Prior to the vote in the Verkhovna Rada, Poroshenko called for a “total reformatting” of the Cabinet. Reuters reported that […]

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