Press Review March 14th 2014

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As tensions grow, Reuters offers a detailed analysis of Russia’s war games near the Ukrainian border and the response of Western officials.

The inequality problems exacerbated by the economic crisis have hit Spain the hardest, writes El Pais. (Spanish edition)

 Der Spiegel notes how Martin Schulz reinvented himself overnight on Twitter, changing the account description from “President of the European Parliament” to “I am the @PES_PSE candidate for President of the @EU_Commission in # EP2014,” and sparking discussion on a sensitive topic: can and should incumbent candidates use the privileges offered by their current positions in their campaigns? (German edition)

Finally, via our friends at Digital Diplomacy Romania we found this piece about the digitalization of international relations and what exactly the concept of digital public affairs entails: