Thousands of police officers lined the streets of Athens on Thursday as the German finance minister visited the Greek capital. His arrival comes as a controversial bill was passed in the Greek parliament to eliminate thousands of public sector jobs.
The United States should help its European allies to diversify their energy sources, specifically natural gas, head of US delegation to the NATO parliamentary Assembly, US Congressman Michael Turner's article, posted on American media-resource The Hill said.
On July 1-3 Commander of the Polish Land Forces Lieutenant General Zbigniew Glowienka and a delegation were conducting a formal visit in Lithuania. On July 2 the guest met with Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Major General Almantas Leika and Commander of the National Defence Volunteer Force Colonel Romualdas Moldaris, a meeting with Chief of defence Of Lithuania Lieutenant General Arvydas Pocius at the Ministry of National Defence followed. The aim of the visit was to exchange information on relevant issues of the Lithuanian and the Polish Land Forces and to discuss plans and perspectives of further cooperation.
An English judge has barred lawyers representing fugitive Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling $6 billion from his former bank BTA , from making oral submissions to court because he has been serially in contempt of court.
The Caspian region has already become the area of close fucos for the countries of North and South, East and West. This region, where already today there are political, military-strategic and economic interests of many countries of the world, by this not only of Caspian states (Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), but also the most powerful world’s players – the USA, European Union, China.
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office.
Within the preparation of the new phase of Strategic Defense Review (SDR), the advisory group from U.S. and Great Britain paid a visit to Armenia on July 7-13.
Experts on fighting corruption advise against lending too much prominence to surveys which ask people to give their subjective perceptions on corruption. More reliable are surveys where respondents share their actual experiences. Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, published this Tuesday, indicates that Lithuanians encounter bribery more often than any other nation in the European Union.
Financial consolidation in the euro zone also develops. Thus, the European Central Bank is set to take on oversight powers next year over all euro-area banks, until the formation of the single resolution mechanism (SRM). The ECB will have the right to issue and withdraw banking licenses, control recapitalization of banks, etc.
According to the opinion of the Head of the Global Interests Center, a political analyst Nikolay Zlobin, the attitude towards Putin is changing although slowly.
The ongoing crises in Syria and Egypt have marginalized the conflict in Mali in the Western media. But the French-led military intervention in that country is facing a complex and challenging transitional period. United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahel Romano Prodi recently warned the international community to “not forget the Sahel, or you will have more Malis if you do.” That is a prospect that European countries — including France — will certainly not relish, yet they lack the political will or the capacity to ensure a favorable outcome. Transatlantic actors now, more than ever, need to rethink their cooperation in the region and strengthen their alliances with local powers.
Harsh criticism follows US-German talks on NSATrans-Atlantic trade talks not overshadowed by NSA scandal'The EU should grant Snowden the right to stay'Is the Internet too American?US data snooping ruffles German feathers'We need to protect ourselves from our friends''Stop spying, and educate people about the Internet'A call for digital disobedience EU demands explanation over surveillance claimsDoes the NSA go head-hunting at Facebook?New law allows German investigators access to PIN and passwordsOpinion: Watch out! Know your friends!Tapping the world's fiber optic cables'We had no idea about this sort of activity'British G20 espionage no big deal?'Facebook & Co. ignore fundamental rights'Metadata reveal much about what you do online Germans intercept electronic data, too - but not much.
Despite economic crisis and the Socialist government’s austerity programme, France’s 500 richest people have seen their wealth rise by a quarter in a year, a business magazine reports. A rival journal says some of the fortunes have been overestimated but still features 47 billionaires in its top 50.
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva threw the bailed-out eurozone country into disarray yesterday (July 11) after rejecting a plan to heal a government rift, igniting what critics called a "time bomb" by calling for early elections next year.
Scandal in the Italian media about the allegedly illegally extradited citizen of Kazakhstan Alma Shalabaeva is as politically motivated. This is another subtle combination of international criminal Ablyazova.