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    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability
    Jun30

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability

    Written by Clare Ferguson, New faces and old friends – Parliament continues to encourage the democratic process European Union, EP – 2015 There is a sense of an ending around this month’s plenary session, as European leaders say a final farewell to that quintessential citizen of Europe, Helmut Kohl, the personification of German...

    Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release
    Jun30

    Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release

    While official Russian and Kremlin-backed militant sources present conflicting stories about the Russian contract soldier captured in the Luhansk oblast, Viktor Ageyev’s mother has stubbornly repeated what Moscow has tried to dismiss as “fabrication by Ukrainian propagandists”. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine’s Least Sexy Reform Is Transforming Villages with New Roads, Police, and Even a Telescope
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s Least Sexy Reform Is Transforming Villages with New Roads, Police, and Even a Telescope

    It used to be dark, and children had to jump from stone to stone to get to school. Now, the roads are smooth and brightly lit. Water flows from the mountains by gravity, and thus is free of charge and available to everyone. This is what the residents of southwestern Ukraine’s Poliana village say decentralization has done for them....

    Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Jun30

    Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Elderly people and mothers with children were among those detained in Russian-occupied Simferopol on June 26 at a totally peaceful protest at plans to ‘nationalize’ the Salute Children’s Camp. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Three ways the ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack is more complex than WannaCry
    Jun30

    Three ways the ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack is more complex than WannaCry

    NotPetya is something a little different. EPA/ROB ENGELAARThe WannaCry ransomware was barely out of the headlines when another cyberattack took down computer systems around the world. This time, a piece of malware dubbed “NotPetya” is to blame. And unlike WannaCry, it has no clear “kill switch” as it spreads across infected networks. NotPetya has...

    Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now
    Jun30

    Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

    Will AI and robotics erode or enhance the labour market for humans? (Shutterstock)Editor’s note: Canada Day 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past, The Conversation Canada asked some of our academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years — or “Canada +150”. Sunil...

    Robust First-Quarter Growth in Romania
    Jun29

    Robust First-Quarter Growth in Romania

    The Socialist-led government, in office since the beginning of the year, has started implementing its popular election programme by further cutting the VAT rate and increasing minimum wages, as well as public sector salaries. This has given a boost to consumption which accelerated real GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017, to an unexpectedly...

    Ukraine Reportedly Close on Agreement to Receive US Weaponry
    Jun29

    Ukraine Reportedly Close on Agreement to Receive US Weaponry

    IHS Jane’s 360. England. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Time to Act on Russia Sanctions
    Jun29

    Time to Act on Russia Sanctions

    On June 15, in a remarkable feat of bipartisan cooperation on a critical national security issue, the U.S. Senate passed tough Russia sanctions legislation by a stunning vote of 98-2. By taking this long overdue action, the Senate recognized clearly what the U.S. intelligence community described six months ago as Russia’s “unprecedented”...

    EU Visa-Liberalisation Strengthens Georgia’s Pro-Western Path
    Jun29

    EU Visa-Liberalisation Strengthens Georgia’s Pro-Western Path

    On 2 February 2017, the inhabitants of Georgian capital, Tbilisi, saw the city’s two landmarks — the Bridge of Peace and the TV tower lit up in the colours of the EU flag, marking the day when the European Parliament adopted a visa-free regime for Georgia. Starting from 28 March 2017, when the newly adopted regulation came into force,...

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