by Edward Steen, Vienna
April 19, 2021
The European Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels today faces a series of confrontations, over Russian opposition leader and journalist Alexei Navalny, whose life is said to be “hanging by a thread” in prison and a full-scale diplomatic confrontation over Russian crimes in Prague and Bulgaria.
The investigative journalists from Bellingcat LINK TO https://www.aljazeera.com/
The story of a weekend of wild diplomatic flare-ups and expulsions, and the role of attempted murder of a Bulgarian arms dealer, is well described in this account by Euractiv in Brussels:
Euractiv has also published a useful discussion with Commissioner Věra Jourová, Commission Vice-President responsible for Values and Transparency,on the future of European media