Search: Economy,European Union (33 materials)

 

Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting Itself

... countries was $36.5 billion at year-end 2018, while its trade turnover with the European Union was $17.3 billion (24.2 percent of the state’s total trade turnover). At the same time, Belarus sells mostly raw materials and semi-finished products to the European Union, while it mostly sells high added-value goods to Russia and EAEU countries – engineering, MIC and agricultural products. Russia is the principal investor in the Belarusian economy. Rosatom is finishing construction of the first Belarus NPP in Astravets (financed through a Russian loan of over $10 billion). The Belarusian government estimates that it will cut purchases of Russian gas by 5.5 billion cubic meters annually....

01.07.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

... and even more so those that Iran has come to experience. All of this contributes to the continuing crippling of the Syrian economy. Against this background, Russia could step up as an oil supplier to Syria, yet its companies, including state-owned corporations,... ... differences in this area. While Russia sees Syrian reconstruction mainly in terms of rebuilding the damaged physical infrastructure, European Union states link the reconstruction efforts to political transition. Meanwhile in Moscow there are two competing views ...

18.06.2019

Squaring the Circle: Russian and European Views on Syrian Reconstruction

... Syria because it cannot provide the capital and technologies desperately needed for Syrian projects. Russia doubts that the European Union is willing to allocate significant funding for Syria, given multiple competing needs and priorities in Europe. ... ... Europeans have to engage in a more specific discussion about the impact of international sanctions on various sectors of the Syrian economy, the political dynamics in Damascus, and what the notion of “smart sanctions” might mean in the case of Syria. Fifth....

05.06.2019

Contradictions of the “Golden Era” in UK–China Relations

... Initiative. In 2016, the United Kingdom was China’s eighth-largest global partner, and its second-largest trade partner in the European Union ( its trade turnover was ₤55 billion ). In 2017, China’s investment in the UK totaled ₤20 billion , and ... ... announced a new ambitious UK–China educational programme of humanitarian contacts (155,000 Chinese students bring annually the UK economy approximately ₤5 billion to the UK economy every year.) Addressing the Parliament of the United Kingdom in November ...

19.04.2019

A Different Global Governance: Taming the Excesses of Realpolitik

... each others’ expense. The result as game-theory would suggest is a “prisoner’s dilemma” pyramid that is built from the foundations of individual values to the level of international institutions. It turns out that the egoism in today’s world economy is multi-dimensional and multi-layered. Within countries the society appears to be more often than not atomized and individualistic, with individualism espoused as a virtue, and collectivism perceived as a threat to individual freedoms. At the ...

13.03.2019

Can Italy's "Government of Change" Change All of Europe?

The EU will still have to rescue the Italian economy. However, Brussels is growing ever more reluctant to save Rome March 1 st marks nine months to the day since the new Italian "government of change" came to power. Few in Europe would have believed that Italy, one of the EU founding ...

04.03.2019

The Global Integration Algorithm: Directing the Forces of Gravity

... the so-called “domino effect” that led to more and more European countries opting to join the ever expanding and massive European Union. Times have changed since, and with the EU facing the Brexit challenge, the next “integration growth” cycle ... ... of macroeconomic stability. The attainment of a more coordinated framework in the relations between developed and developing economy integration platforms is unlikely to exhibit breakthroughs without more active steps on the part of the Global South towards ...

14.01.2019

Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... to consider a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But the West was not welcoming. It wasn’t ready. I’m not saying that the European Union shouldn’t have expanded into Eastern Europe, but it was quite clear at the time that the expansion would hurt ... ... as a Marxist (or liberal Marxist, better to say) should be. MW: Putin and his advisers have ambitious goals for Russia’s economy. Yet he has demonstrated time and again a lack of regard for property rights and personal freedoms. Can he achieve the ...

30.07.2018

Meeting with Representatives of Denmark's Export Credit Agency and the Embassy of Denmark

... issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: various aspects of relations between Russia and the West, application of new U.S. sanctions against Russia and Russia's response measures, recent developments in the interaction between Russia and the European Union, and the specifics of bilateral Russian-Danish relations. The priorities of Putin’s fourth presidential term, possible dynamics of Russia's social and economic development, and current Russian foreign policy priorities were also touched ...

08.06.2018

My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critically important international matters. Germany is and will always be a disciplined member of NATO and that of the European Union; it will not take any initiatives that might look risky, inappropriate or untimely to other members of these organizations. To cut it short, there are absolutely no reasons to hope for any breakthrough in the German-Russian relations just ...

28.04.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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