Foreign Press Review #5 (25.04-01.05)

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Syria continues to dominate the international agenda. Experts believe that the sides are preparing for an upsurge in fighting amid the cessation of hostilities and that the peace negotiations “hang by a thread.” Russia-NATO relations are again in the limelight after Russia had intercepted a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic. Last week the French parliament also made the headlines by adopting a non-binding resolution calling for the lifting of EU sanctions against Russia.