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    Hold the Rich Accountable in New U.N. Development Goals, Say NGOs
    Mar24

    Hold the Rich Accountable in New U.N. Development Goals, Say NGOs

    A man lives in the makeshift house behind him in the Slovak Republic, a member of the EU. Photo: Mano Strauch © The World BankBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 2015 (IPS)When the World Economic Forum (WEF) met last January in Switzerland, attended mostly by the rich and the super-rich, the London-based charity Oxfam unveiled a report with an...

    Strategy makers reflect on allied Russia stance
    Mar24

    Strategy makers reflect on allied Russia stance

    Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs told Latvian Radio Monday that the idea of a separate EU army was “laughable” while NATO infrastructure so urgently needed boosting. On his part, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence Jānis Kārkliņš said that the EU’s response had more impact against Russia than NATO’s instruments of...

    Ukraine’s former ruling party hit by spate of apparent suicides
    Mar23

    Ukraine’s former ruling party hit by spate of apparent suicides

    Four members of Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions have died within weeks as investigations into old regime officials mount upBefore jumping, Mykhailo Chechetov wrote a note. He said he had “no moral strength” to live, and thanked people for their support. Then he stepped out of the window of his 17th-floor apartment, leaving his slippers...

    Steinmeier urges diplomatic solution for Ukraine at Visegrad meeting
    Mar23

    Steinmeier urges diplomatic solution for Ukraine at Visegrad meeting

    Germany’s foreign minister has said there is no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with four of his central European counterparts in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Belarus, Ukraine set out to develop mutual trade
    Mar23

    Belarus, Ukraine set out to develop mutual trade

    The sides agreed to bolster bilateral economic cooperation, promote the development of mutual trade in every possible way, step up deliveries of Belarusian and Ukrainian products onto each other’s markets. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Jaresko in plea for more money
    Mar23

    Ukraine’s Jaresko in plea for more money

    Finance minister calls $40bn IMF-led bailout a ‘first step’ to rebuilding country’s economy …read more Source: Financial...

    Turkey’s First Nuclear Plant Likely to Be Delayed to 2022
    Mar23

    Turkey’s First Nuclear Plant Likely to Be Delayed to 2022

    Turkey’s plans to bring online its first nuclear power plant in 2019 are likely to be pushed at least three years back, according to a senior Turkish energy official, Reuters reported on Monday. With ground-breaking for Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) yet to take place, the project would not be online before at least 2022, the unnamed...

    Russia’s Food Imports Ban Costs Bulgarian Producers EUR 6 M
    Mar23

    Russia’s Food Imports Ban Costs Bulgarian Producers EUR 6 M

    Bulgaria’s food industry has suffered an estimated BGN 12 M (EUR 6 M) in damages as a result of Russia’s ban on food imports from the EU, Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva has said. Speaking at an industry conference in Sofia, Taneva said on Monday the restrictions have led to oversupply and falling prices for agricultural produce...

    Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian gas on April 1
    Mar23

    Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian gas on April 1

    Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian natural gas on April, Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin said on Monday.”There is no need to buy Russian gas at the moment. We will simply stop buying it. There is no sense of buying it at a price higher than in Europe,” he said, according to Reuters....

    European Commission to have right to influence agreements with Gazprom
    Mar23

    European Commission to have right to influence agreements with Gazprom

    EU leaders have supported the proposal of the European Commission to create an energy alliance. According to Russian daily “Kommersant,” this has been the worst energy policy initiative of the EU after the adoption in 2009 of the Third Energy Package that created a number of problems for Russia. The EU can cause even more headaches to...

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