Tag Archives: Germany

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Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say

Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say (2014) http://t.co/taYLtjnHjU vía @joshrogin — GReHA (@HistoriaActual) February 21, 2015

Germany to Bulgaria: cut oligarch ties

A protester in Sofia carries a poster, reading “You are not yourself when you are greedy”. Public outrage at the appointment of a media magnate to a top security post has boiled over into protests against the new government. Photo by Dimiter Muftieff Germany to Bulgaria: cut oligarch ties German and French ambassadors to Bulgaria urged the […]

Georgian Banking Sector Development: Is There Room for Growth?

The Bank of Georgia (right, 1975), and the proposed Tbilisi Business Centre by Robin Monotti Architects. Photo: Phaidon Georgian Banking Sector Development: Is There Room for Growth? Maya Grigolia and Yaroslava Babych, ISET Economist, 28 Jun 2013 The Georgian economy faces many challenges, not least of which are access to finance and the extremely high cost of […]

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU Matteo Cazzulani, EastBook, 5.07.2013 The choice of Trans Adriatic Pipeline as the unique pipeline to pump Azerbaijani gas to Europe is economically convenient to reach Northern European energy markets. However, the exclusion of Nabucco is a total defeat of the EU projects to diversify gas […]

Iran, Rouhani Victory Improves Chances For Face-Saving Nuclear Deal

A devoted supporter of Rouhani. Published on June 12, 2013, by Joanna Paraszczuk and Scott Lucas – EA WorldView Iran, Rouhani Victory Improves Chances for Face-Saving Nuclear Deal Barbara Slavin, Al-Monitor, June 15, 2013 The decisive election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president is a message to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that the […]

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy by: Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe,  June 3, 2013 How blind the EU can be. Despite worrying changes in Russia and Eastern Europe over the last six months, the EU’s policy toward both regions remains the same. If the EU took its foreign relations seriously, the two developments should jolt it into adopting a very […]

PM Dačić expects “green light from EU in June”

Mr Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of Serbia; Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council – CONSILIUM PM Dačić expects “green light from EU in June” SOURCE: TANJUG, May 30, 2013BRUSSELS — Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has stated that he expects Serbia to get a green light in June for the beginning of […]

Asian Nations Are Not Popular Worldwide: BBC Poll

LF Cartoons, by Luke Farookhi, 07/04/2013 Asian Nations Are Not Popular Worldwide: BBC Poll By Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, May 29, 2013 Asia is not very popular around the world and the popularity of many countries in the region is trending downward, according to an annual poll by the BBC. The 2013 edition of the BBC World Service’s Country Ratings […]

Quality of government in EU regions

Quality of government in EU regions By Lewis Dijkstra / European Commision / Inforegio Short Note 01/2011 – Regio.c.3(2011)422425 This short note summarises the main findings of a study on Quality of Government (QoG) and subnational variation in the EU recently concluded by the Gothenburg Quality of Government Institute in Sweden for DG REGIO.

The Three-Speed World is Not Forever

Read here The World Economic Outlook – April 2013 (IMF) The Three-Speed World is Not Forever Uri Dadush, L´Espresso, May 3, 2013 [Republished by Carnegie Endowment] Now it’s official. According to the International Monetary Fund in coming years we will live in a three speed world: emerging markets surging, the United States recovering, and Europe […]

German Investors Keep Faith With Serbia

Read also: «German investors in Serbia sending positive signals for 2012» German Investors Keep Faith With Serbia German investors in Serbia are mostly keen to expand their business activities in the country, a new survey show. Florian Franze, Balkan Insight, April 24, 2013 Almost 90 per cent of German businesses present in Serbia would invest […]

Did Putin Sink Cyprus?

Did Putin Sink Cyprus? By BEN JUDAH, Istanbul, The Opinion Pages – NYT, April 2, 2013 THE blue-glass skyscrapers of Moscow City — fragments of Russia’s boom-time dream — are visible from the Kremlin walls, within which there was once hope that those towers could supplant the West’s financial centers. When the sun sets behind them, […]

Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions

London: A Golden Dawn supporter, his t-shirt design incorporating the party’s logo Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions Buoyed by its meteoric domestic success, the far right party is planning to expand ‘wherever there are Greeks’ Helena Smith in Athens, The Guardian, Monday 1 April 2013 Emboldened by its meteoric rise in Greece, the far-right Golden Dawn […]

The Cyprus takeaway: More phony crises to come

20 March: Cyprus’s finance minister Michalis Saris arrives at the Russian finance ministry, to meet his Russian counterpart Anton Siluanov The Cyprus takeaway: More phony crises to come By Ian Bremmer (Ian Bremmer blog / Reuters), March 27, 2013 Now that the crisis in Cyprus has passed, we can finally admit the obvious: The “crisis” […]

El rescate de Chipre (9)

Christine Lagarde (left) and Jeroen Dijsselbloem (right) Troika shock therapy has killed our opportunistic economic model By David Officer and Yiouli Taki – Cyprus Mail,  March 24, 2013 TO PUT it simply, the troika has potentially vaporised the Cypriot-based financial services sector and undermined its status as a tax haven, a deliberate act which aimed […]

Bosnian brakelights

A group of students following courses in Illumination Techniques and Landscape Design, in the International Universitry of Sarajevo, visit the company Bekto Precisa in Gorazde, in eastern part of Bosnia. Manufacturing in Bosnia Bosnian brakelights From cluster bombs to industrial clusters The Economist, Mar 23rd 2013 | GORAZDE DURING the war of 1992-95 the town of Gorazde was […]

El rescate de Chipre (3)

Illustration by Neal Fox, for Bloomberg Busineesweek (January, 2013) Why the EU is right on Cyprus By Peter Gumbel, Reuters, March 18, 2013 The reaction to this weekend’s European Union bailout deal for Cyprus has gone from initial shock to rather predictable condemnation. “Europe botches another rescue”, ran the headline on an editorial in the Financial Times. “It’s as if […]

El rescate de Chipre (2)

Also highly recommended: «Bailing out Cyprus. Slow, slow, quick. European leaders head towards another fudged rescue» – The Economist, Mar 16th 2013. Cartoon: Satoshi Kambayashi, The Economist Cyprus: A Brutal Lesson in RealPolitik Some Of It Was True…,  Mar 16th, 2013 So it turns out that those who noted that the Cyprus bailout took place ahead of […]