China’s Growing Interest In Ukraine: A Window Of Opportunity Or A Point Of Concern?

During his recent visit to Ukraine, on August 28, United States National Security Advisor John R. Bolton forcefully argued against Kyiv permitting the selling of a controlling stake in Motor Sich—one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced engines for civil and military airplanes and helicopters—to China’s Beijing Skyrizon Aviation. Such a decision would be […]

Euro zone inflation unchanged in August, more ammo for ECB to ease monetary policy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone inflation remained low at 1.0% in August, well below the European Central Bank’s target, a first estimate showed on Friday, bolstering market expectations that the bank will further ease monetary policy next month. The European Union’s statistics office said on Friday that inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro […]

Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019: Utility-Scale Storage of Renewable Energy

The way the world gets its electricity is undergoing a rapid transition, driven by both the increased urgency of decarbonizing energy systems and the plummeting costs of wind and solar technology. In the past decade, electricity generated by renewables in the US has doubled, primarily from wind and solar installations, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In January 2019, the EIA […]

Ukraine’s Petroleum-Sector Challenges: Raising Domestic Output & Cutting Corruption

Volodymyr Zelenskyy inherited formidable challenges when he was elected Ukraine’s sixth president this spring, including a Kremlin-backed war with “separatists” in the east, deep-rooted corruption, and an ongoing natural gas dispute with Russia. Ukraine is now responding to the gas discord by trying to negotiate an extension of a long-term contract with Russia, filling its […]

Angela Merkel spoke about the Belarusian nuclear power plant

As you know, the Lithuanian authorities have repeatedly stated that they are concerned about the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant under construction and have turned to international structures for support. Official Minsk strongly disagrees with these claims. This topic was once again touched upon during the visit of the President of Lithuania to […]

Burying Hopes For A Peaceful Outcome Of Karabakh Impasse, Armenia Chooses War Option. But When?

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has buried hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and left open only a war option. The sides have reached an impasse and now everyone guesses when the first shot will be made and who will be the first shooter. Well, we wonder what have made experts and […]

In Ukraine, a Rival to Putin Rises

KIEV, Ukraine — He’s a quick-witted politician who understands the power of television, has broad public support at home and, perhaps not so important, sometimes takes off his shirt in public. And he is not President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader of nearly 20 years. This is Volodymyr Zelensky, the former comedian who became […]

TURKSTREAM: RUSSIAN TROJAN HORSE TO EUROPE

Gazprom, Russian state-owned natural gas company has long maintained efforts to protect its share on the European and Turkish natural gas market. Along with Nord Stream 2 project, Gazprom’s TurkStream pipeline could strengthen Russia’s influence in the European energy market, as well as could cement Turkey’s status as a lead recipient of Russian gas, at […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: EU provides additional support to decentralisation, fight against corruption, empowerment of civil society and accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine

During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahnsigned with his Ukrainian government counterparts 4 programmes, worth €109 million from the Commission’s 2019 annual support package to Ukraine. The new EU support package will focus on decentralisation, the fight against corruption, supporting civil society and technical cooperation for […]