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What possible retaliation could Russia take against Lithuania for enforcing the EU sanctions?

While Russian officials have been fairly vague in their description of possible countermeasures, e.g. as Medvedev put it (in the Reuters news piece linked in almar's anwer): "There is also the ...
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What possible retaliation could Russia take against Lithuania for enforcing the EU sanctions?

Basically nothing The Kremlin has very few options for how to retaliate, short of attacking the NATO block (source). The decision to attack the NATO block, if any ever, will not be based on the access ...
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How does the Ukrainian public perceive the EU accession process (especially the timelines, as of June 2022)?

As no native speakers appear to have stepped up... there is a poll here with at least a summary in English (poll conducted June 18-19 this year by the "Rating" group.) According to that : • ...
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What possible retaliation could Russia take against Lithuania for enforcing the EU sanctions?

Any means necessary. The question is wrong to assume that Lithuania is "just" trying to uphold the EU decisions and is free to do so. The treaties regarding Russian transit to its exclave ...
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What possible retaliation could Russia take against Lithuania for enforcing the EU sanctions?

Russia is currently keeping the world guessing at its possible options to retaliate. The invasion of the Baltic countries is discussed by the Russian ruling elite, as well as repealing the recognition ...
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What possible retaliation could Russia take against Lithuania for enforcing the EU sanctions?

Russia seems to have suggested that they will close their borders to other traffic, ending the role of the Baltics in transit with Russia. "Wenn es keinen Transit aus Russland mehr geben wird, ...
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Why does Ukraine desire EU membership?

This answer sets out to identify the factors behind Ukraine’s desire for full membership in the EU. The long-term cause behind desired full EU membership would be their sense of identity with Europe, ...
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Is it in the European Union's interest to allow Ukraine to join?

By joining the EU Ukraines conflict with Russia will become a direct conflict between Russia and EU. So it´s questionable if it´s in EU interest to get involved in a coflict which can lead to World ...
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Why does Ukraine desire EU membership?

The short-terms one(s) are a bit obvious as (according to polls) the desire of the surveyed Ukrainians to join the EU jumped up dramatically since broad-front invasion by the Russian army has started ...
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Is it in the European Union's interest to allow Ukraine to join?

Things that the answer by o.m. is missing is a reference to the actual political situation and a reference to common values of the EU and Ukraine. There is a war between Ukraine and Russian and ...
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Is it in the European Union's interest to allow Ukraine to join?

Depends on the internal state of Ukraine and the EU, if and when it joins. I would say that it is not in the interest of the EU to let anyone join until the internal decisionmaking processes are ...
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How do "neo-realists" support their view that the US can simultaneously exit NATO and convince the EU to cut their economic ties with China?

I don't think the question, as asked, reflects exactly what M. says at that particular point in the video: He basically says "we can't do all this stuff in Europe and we need to get out of Europe ...
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Which EU countries trade more with China than with the US?

The BBC article you've linked uses figures from Eurostat, but I can't seem to find disaggregated international trade data on their data viewer. Nevertheless, a good substitute is the UN's COMTRADE ...
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Why is working from home/green commute not seriously considered by Western governments to tackle climate change and to reduce Russian oil use?

While I do think that remote work is a good thing in general, there are several important differences between the two situations you mention. Even if all businesses were to fully embrace remote work ...
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Why is working from home/green commute not seriously considered by Western governments to tackle climate change and to reduce Russian oil use?

A slightly different take: Traditionally, working from home was seen by employers as a bad move, purely because the employers didn't trust their employees to actually work. The pandemic has pretty ...
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Why is working from home/green commute not seriously considered by Western governments to tackle climate change and to reduce Russian oil use?

You mix different goals like fighting inflation, global warming and the Russian invasion and occupation of Ukraine. People might only share some of these goals and solutions would probably depend on ...
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Why is working from home/green commute not seriously considered by Western governments to tackle climate change and to reduce Russian oil use?

I looked through a ton of sources but all of them seem to come to the same conclusion that in Europe, gasoline (called petrol for the non-Americans) is not used in significant amounts. As WFH seems to ...
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Why is working from home/green commute not seriously considered by Western governments to tackle climate change and to reduce Russian oil use?

I would say because of the number of jobs that would be able to have remote work and the costs involved in setting up remote work. What many don't realize is that there is a decent amount of work and ...
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How did the view of Continental Europe on Brexit change between the 2016 Referendum and today?

I think that there is not yet a single study at the European level, but you can try to do a comparative study with national data, which is old, since a lot of other global events happened (COVID, ...
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How did Croatia join the EU without settling the border dispute with Slovenia?

I've noticed a significant level of misunderstanding about this issue. At that particular point, resolving border disputes or bilateral issues shouldn't have been a precondition for EU membership. ...
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Is European Union's citizenship appliable?

As others have said, EU citizenship flows from citizenship in one of the EU member states, which the EU as an institution does not have the power to grant. But there is something called long-term ...
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Is European Union's citizenship appliable?

EU citizenship is defined by the Maastricht treaty, which confers it on those who possess the nationality of an EU country. Therefore, one applies to become an EU citizen by applying for ...
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Is European Union's citizenship appliable?

There is no such thing as getting EU citizenship, but some of smaller EU states have loopholes or open "citizenship for sale" programs. The latter includes Cyprus and Malta. There were some ...
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