It was not even a month ago that Vladimir Putin stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the elected leaders of the Western world to commemorate the D-Day invasion. I hope whoever issued that invitation has the decency to feel some embarrassment today. Through the past eight months of escalating Russian violence against Ukraine, too many European governments have treated the Ukraine issue as remote and marginal: regrettable, yes, but not a threat to the peace of the continent. It was more important, they felt, to sustain a normal relationship with Russia. That illusion died yesterday along with the murdered passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Strong suspicions of Russian involvement in the tragic shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft have led EU countries to consider new sanctions against Moscow.
Proposed European Union sanctions on sectors of the Russian economy will not be adopted before next week, the European Commission said on Thursday.
Both Beijing and Moscow are seeking to develop and expand relations with Central Asian nations to tap into the region's natural resources, while countries such as Kazakhstan will likely benefit from the implicit struggle between China and Russia.
Settlements, where no more than 20 thousand inhabitants, can be translated into biofuels. Under biofuels may refer to as biodiesel and biogas. Ukraine has all the prerequisites to and biodiesel, and biogas. For the first required oilseeds, which are still actively cultivated in Ukraine, and for the second - any biomass, which is also there in abundance. Of course, the cost of biogas now will be much higher than natural. But more to build biogas plants - the cheaper they will be produced gas. And most importantly - biogas "well" will never be exhausted.
In Vilnius, the representatives of national road administration directorate from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Intentions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) related to the national traffic management systems and development of the Via Baltica road corridor, informed BC the Ministry of Transport.
July 18, 2014 the Parliament of Georgia at an extraordinary meeting unanimously ratified the Association Agreement with the EU. Official Tbilisi sure that pro-Western orientation - the only way to strengthen the Georgian state and all-round development of the country. Last but not least it explains the historical and cultural characteristics of the country.
David Boath, Vice President and Chief Engineer for Europe of London-based multinational consultancy and engineering company AMEC, talks to Juliusz Kłosowski.
One big contract with China is not enough to withdraw dependence from gas market of Europe.
Poland's former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland, Professor Leszek Balcerowicz is one of the currently renowned Poles. He went down in history as the father of economic reforms of the late 1980s, which took Poland out of the bankrupt socialist market system into a democratic society. His opinion and recommendations are still listened to in Poland, Europe and the world. Balcerowicz is a regular participant in many international forums, has an active civic position, does not hide his views on the situation in Ukraine, which he shared in an exclusive interview with Ukrinform.