EU reforms Schengen area due to pandemic and migration crisis

The European Commission (EC) came up with & nbsp; proposals for & nbsp; reform of the Schengen area against the background of the pandemic & nbsp; nbsp; crisis in & nbsp; EU countries bordering on & nbsp; Belarus. The EC & nbsp; proposes to create a new protection mechanism for the Schengen Agreement. “ The proposed Schegen protection mechanism aims to & nbsp; address situations where there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security that jeopardizes the overall functioning of the territory without & nbsp; internal border control '', & nbsp; & mdash; said in the & nbsp; message. In particular, the European Commission proposes, in the event of a recurrence of the situation on the border with Belarus, to take a number of measures, including reducing the number of existing checkpoints, strengthening measures to protect the external border of the EU, consideration of applications refugees for

US consults with EU on format of dialogue with Russia

“We & nbsp; continue to consult & nbsp; European partners to determine the format of the consultation and & nbsash; how to proceed & nbs; ; Jen Psaki said at the & nbsp; briefing (quoted from & nbsp; RIA Novosti). A spokesman for the State Department said that & nbsp; Washington is monitoring the situation around & nbsp; Ukraine, noting that & nbsp; it is important to stay within the & nbsp; diplomatic path. “ Good sign that & nbsp; diplomatic work continues '', & nbsp; & mdash; Ms Psaki answered the & nbsp; question about & nbsp; whether the White House is watching the actions of the Russian side aimed at & nbsp; de-escalation. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called the goal of Kiev “peace through force” Joe Biden announced that & nbsp; Washington and & nbsp; some other NATO countries intend to discuss

Putin opposed the introduction of restrictions with QR codes on New Year's Eve

“Now, on New Year's Eve, it seems to me to introduce restrictions of this kind & nbsp; & mdash; a rather complicated story. Let's create a lot of problems for & nbsp; people & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the president, commenting on the reports of the Secretary of the General Council of United Russia; Andrey Turchak and & nbsp; Minister of Transport & nbsp; RF Vitaly Savelyev on the & nbsp; decision to remove from & nbsp; consideration the bill on & nbsp; introduction of QR codes on & nbsp; transport. The Head of State also listened to the explanations of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova about how & nbsp; restrictions related to & nbsp; QR codes are being introduced in & nbsp; other countries.

Negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran are close to failure. It could threaten the Middle East with war

In the & nbsp; Austrian capital is the seventh stage of negotiations in & nbsp; format & laquo; 4 + 1 & raquo; with & nbsp; participation of the USA, Britain, France and & nbsp; Germany with & nbsp; one side and & nbsp; Iran & nbsp; & mdash; with & nbsp; another. In this round, Iran reportedly abandoned all the compromises that were reached in the previous six. A nuclear deal, which effectively & nbsp; deprives Iran of the ability to develop its own nuclear program in & nbsp; exchange for & nbsp; the lifting of economic sanctions was concluded between Washington and & nbsp; Tehran in & nbsp; 2015 during the & nbsp; Barack Obama administration. The next head of the White House, Donald Trump, pulled the United States out of & nbsp; this agreement, and & nbsp; new President Joe Biden initiated a return to & nbsp;

The State Duma adopted a law on the organization of public power in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation

The draft law defines the principles of activity of regional authorities. Federal and & nbsp; regional bodies will be able to transfer part of their powers to each other, if this does not & nbsp; contradict the basic law. It is also stipulated that & nbsp; regional laws and & nbsp; regulations do not & nbsp; may contradict the constitution and & nbsp; federal laws. In addition, according to current legislation, the head of the region cannot & nbsp; be elected to the & nbsp; position of the highest official of the subject & nbsp; RF for more than two terms in a row. The bill proposes to exclude this requirement – the number of terms in office of governors will be determined by the regional legislatures. Also, the law will enable local parliaments to work remotely. In addition, the head of the region may be removed from the &

Parliament of Chechnya asked the head of the TFR and the Prosecutor General to check the words of Sokurov

The & nbsp; appeal to & nbsp; the name of the Attorney General contains a request to check whether & nbsp; does not & nbsp; fall under Article 20 of the Code (incitement to hatred or enmity, humiliation of human dignity) and & nbsp; 20.3.2 Administrative Code (public calls for & nbsp; violation of the territorial integrity of Russia). The full text of the document was published on the & nbsp; page of the Chechen parliament on & nbsp; Instagram. They also asked Krasnov to take a check for & nbsp; personal control. At the & nbsp; meeting of the Human Rights Council (HRC) with & nbsp; President Vladimir Putin on December 9 & nbsp; the director proposed to release “ everyone who & nbsp; no longer & nbsp; wants live with & nbsp; us in & nbsp; one state. The head of state called these words impermissible and &

Kremlin disagrees that Russia has failed the world by blocking UN climate resolution

“The climate agenda is very important. We & nbsp; actively demonstrated this, (she) is discussed and & nbsp; in the & nbsp; government and & nbsp; at & nbsp; events led by the president. The resolution was completely unacceptable. Climate may not & nbsp; be the factor that limits countries in & nbsp; the right to & nbsp; development. And here the offer comes from & nbsp; countries that in & nbsp; their time very much harmed the climate and & nbsp; so they earned themselves a powerful industrial economy & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Mr Peskov answered the & nbsp; corresponding question of Kommersant & nbsp; FM in the & nbsp; press call. The presidential representative noted that & nbsp; would not & nbsp; agree & nbsp; with the & nbsp; statement that & nbsp; & nbsp; “ Moscow let everyone down. '' “ We are & nbsp;

Bild: Merkel personally refused Zelensky to unblock arms supplies

According to the interlocutors of the publication, later the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky personally asked the ex-Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel; however, she replied that & nbsp; this is out of the question. According to a Bild source, using a veto, Germany forced the Netherlands to oppose the supplies as well, so that & nbsp; there was an impression that & nbsp; Germany was the only opponent of supplies. The weapons, according to & nbsp; his data, & nbsp; have already been paid for. According to the sources of the publication who were present at the & nbsp; meeting of Vladimir Zelensky and & nbsp; Angela Merkel, the President of Ukraine personally asked to lift the ban on & nbsp; supplies, but the Chancellor & laquo; in an icy voice '' said that & nbsp; this is “ excluded ''. According to & nbsp; according to the newspaper, Berlin

State Duma Healthcare Committee Supports Bill on QR Codes in Public Places

& laquo; Our conclusion & nbsp; & mdash; support and & nbsp; recommend to accept in & nbsp; first reading & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Khubezov. Consideration of the bill by the State Duma is scheduled for & nbsp; Thursday, 16 & nbsp; December. Discussion of the draft law with & nbsp; State Duma deputies took place the day before, 13 & nbsp; December. United Russia intends to support the initiative, the Communist Party and & nbsp; & laquo; Fair Russia & nbsp; & mdash; For & nbsp; truth & raquo; oppose, 'New People' not yet & nbsp; decided. The bill on the & nbsp; introduction of QR codes on & nbsp; transport was decided to be removed from & nbsp; consideration for & nbsp; revision. The government's initiative assumes that & nbsp; citizens will be required to show QR codes when & nbsp; visiting places of mass

Former Israeli prime minister calls Trump “a pitiful man”

“Trump says that & nbsp; the & nbsp; fact that & nbsp; Bibi congratulated Biden as if & nbs Israel and & nbsp; America were entirely based on the & nbsp; personal desires of Donald Trump. This is madness. I & nbsp; think him a pathetic person & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Olmert said. According to Trump, Netanyahu congratulated incumbent President Joe Biden on taking office & nbsp; very early. However, according to Olmert, he actually waited so long that “it was embarrassing.” for & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; the most friendly nation for & nbsp; America & raquo ;. It is noted with & nbsp; that & nbsp; for & nbsp; Olmert is not & nbsp; to defend Netanyahu, since, according to & nbsp; his own admission, he does not like the prime minister & nbsp; , he & nbsp; does not & nbsp; trusts him and