Kazakhstan’s Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs believes the recent electricity price increases in the country are illegal and plans to fight them and look instead for ways to lower electricity costs and promote increased energy saving.
Monday, May 21, 2018
By Susan Ness, Peter Chase
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — the most comprehensive regulation on the protection of personal data that currently exists — comes into effect on May 25. It will profoundly impact global debates about privacy and freedom of speech; cybersecurity and disinformation; citizen and consumer relationships with technology and technology companies; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the future of the transatlantic economy.
John Besemeres: Perhaps we mark the end of the period of Western passivity in the face of Russia's increasingly impudent acts
By Ivan Yusypiuk
Australia was the only country outside the EU and NATO to support the international campaign to expel Russian diplomats in response to a chemical attack in Salisbury. It caused a significant squall of criticism from the Russian side. The Russian Embassy in Canberra accused the Australian side of destroying the "the relatively small but substantial positive asset in relationship, which was created by a joint effort during the last years." Russia expelled two Australian diplomats in response.