In the aftermath of the November 8 US presidential election, sections of the Democratic Party, the intelligence services and the media have intensified unsubstantiated pre-election claims that the Russian government hacked into Democratic Party email servers to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on “the United Nations and the UN Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide to stop trying to artificially appoint timeframes for reaching agreements and imposing solutions that are rejected by any of the parties to the Cyprus settlement.”
We assess the cost, in terms of export losses, of the diplomatic conflict between the Russian Federation and Western countries over 2014. The first empirical analysis exploits monthly country-level trade data. We find strong impact of the conflict on Western exports to Russia. From December ’13 to June ’15, the total
On 7th July, following the example of the French National Assembly and Senate and four regional parliaments in Italy, the Cyprus Parliament passed a resolution calling on the government to work toward ending EU sanctions on Russia. The resolution was passed with 33 votes in favour. The 17 MPs of the ruling right-wing party DISY who were present abstained.