Leslie Zelinka



29 Stories by Leslie Zelinka

The lessons from the negotiations on the ban of Russian oil

After a few weeks spent with intense debates, the leaders of the EU finally managed to reach an agreement on the sixth sanctions package...
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Ukraine’s EU dreams: supported in theory, but how to set it in practice?

On her surprise visit to Kyiv, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tried to sound as positive as she could, reassuring President Zelensky...
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A few thoughts prompted by the nomination of Karin Jean-Pierre

Karin Jean-Pierre has assumed office on May 13 as White House Press Secretary. As media follows every little change in the White House, especially...
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Does Germany pivot to India?

Though Chancellor Scholz has no plans to visit Kyiv in the future, he has plenty to do in Berlin. Just recently, he welcomed India’s...
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Poland demands harsher sanctions, Germany follows hesitantly

Amidst the renewed arguments about whether sanctions are enough or not against Russia (as some saw the rapid recovery of the ruble from the...
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2017 reloaded: Macron vs Le Pen

Though the results of the first round of the French presidential elections seem to mirror the outcomes of the previous battle five years before,...
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German-Chinese relations after Ukraine

While now the focus is on severing the country’s economic ties with Russia, the real challenge for Berlin will come only after. The era...
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A question about the urgency of the Green Transition

The latest round of negotiations on new sanctions against Russia reached not much. In fact, it clearly showed the limits of European willingness to...
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