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    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals
    May14

    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals

    Russia and central Europe differ over the war in Ukraine, economic embargoes, the interpretation of history, gas exports and pipelines — but they are finding a common language when it comes to measuring emissions reductions in a way that allows them to claim steep greenhouse gas cuts without painful changes. The trick is to use a benchmark dating...

    Hungarian, Ukrainian business leaders meet in Kiev
    May14

    Hungarian, Ukrainian business leaders meet in Kiev

    More than 300 business representatives and experts from Hungary and Ukraine participated at a business conference in Kiev today, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. …read more Source: Budapest Business...

    Ukraine working group discusses restoration of banking system, infrastructure facilities
    May14

    Ukraine working group discusses restoration of banking system, infrastructure facilities

    The working group on economic affairs of the contact group on Ukraine has discussed the restoration of the banking system and rebuilding of infrastructure facilities, OSCE coordinator of the working group Thomas Mirow told reporters told media on 14 May. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine working group on economic affairs to convene 2 June
    May14

    Ukraine working group on economic affairs to convene 2 June

    The meeting discussed the restoration of the banking system in Lugansk and Donetsk Oblasts, rebuilding of the infrastructure requiring no big expenses and the resumption of the activities of some enterprises in the affected regions. …read more Source:...

    Russian recession will last two years,  forecasts EBRD
    May14

    Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD

    European development bank predicts knock-on effects for eastern Europe and central Asia Russia faces two years of recession as the sharp fall in oil prices adds to the problems of an economy beset by structural weakness, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has warned.The EBRD, which was set up following the collapse of communism...

    CEC: Russian citizens will not be able to vote in the presidential election in Belarus anyway
    May14

    CEC: Russian citizens will not be able to vote in the presidential election in Belarus anyway

    Lidia Yermoshina confirmed that sometimes citizens of Russia, who are allowed to vote in municipal elections, are sent invitations to cast their votes. “But citizens of Russia just like citizens of Ukraine are perfectly aware of the fact that they cannot cast votes in a presidential election in Belarus. They will not be allowed to cast their...

    Poroshenko: 11,000 Russian servicemen fighting in Donbas
    May14

    Poroshenko: 11,000 Russian servicemen fighting in Donbas

    About 11,000 Russian soldiers are fighting in the Donbas conflict zone, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with German channel ZDF on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    The U.N. at 70:  Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?
    May14

    The U.N. at 70: Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?

    A boatload of people, some of them likely in need of international protection, are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Italian Navy. The UN at 70 must “be fit for the purpose … otherwise it would be letting down people in need and compromising its legitimacy”. Photo credit: UNHCR/A. D’AmatoBy Julia RainerVIENNA, May 14 2015 (IPS)Events...

    Bushati attends NATO Ministerial in Antalya: Situation in Macedonia, in-depth investigation is needed
    May14

    Bushati attends NATO Ministerial in Antalya: Situation in Macedonia, in-depth investigation is needed

    TIRANA, May 14 (ATA)- By Gjergji Mima/ Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is attending the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers that is taking place in Turkey’s Antalya. The meeting focused on a number of important topics for NATO and Euro-Atlantic security such as the progress made in the light of new NATO mission “Resolute Support”...

    A third of Russians fear military attack by US, poll finds
    May14

    A third of Russians fear military attack by US, poll finds

    Survey indicates growing suspicion of possible invasion by Washington after crisis in relations over Ukraine …read more Source: The...

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