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#Romanian court documents written by a former judge residing as a patient in a psychiatric unit

#Romanian court documents written by a former judge residing as a patient in a psychiatric unit

| February 25, 2020

Concerns about the Romanian justice system deepened this month, as it emerged that the “motivation” for a judgment at the Bucharest Court of Appeal regarding the high profile Baneasa Project, was written by former judge Corneliu-Bogdan Ion-Tudoran from a psychiatric unit after he was no longer a serving judge. A side-by-side comparison of the papers show […]

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#Azerbaijan elections: President Aliyev consolidates power

#Azerbaijan elections: President Aliyev consolidates power

| February 14, 2020

Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan last weekend were conducted smoothly and delivered a solid majority for the ruling New Azerbaijan Party. The result is an endorsement of President Ilham Aliyev’s (pictured) agenda, and gives a platform for the Parliament to now undertake a reinvigorated reform programme, modernize Azerbaijan’s institutions and diversify its economy, writes James Wilson. […]

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#MohamedVIPolytechnic Moroccan University – With a vision

#MohamedVIPolytechnic Moroccan University – With a vision

| February 12, 2020

Morocco’s newest university is showing the way for Africa’s creative talent to develop innovative solutions to tackle climate change on the continent, writes James Wilson. The vision of the young dynamic Mohamed VI Polytechnic University of Morocco is to deliver the next generation of entrepreneurs in engineering, architecture, agriculture and science. The philosophy of the […]

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Dr Vladimir Krulj’s prognosis for the #Zagreb Summit

Dr Vladimir Krulj’s prognosis for the #Zagreb Summit

| January 22, 2020

The next six months will be essential for both the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans aspiring to join the EU, according to European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen. She was speaking in Zagreb at the start of Croatia’s Presidency of the EU, and she committed to drafting a new enlargement […]

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Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

Russian Bear’s #Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

| November 29, 2019

Following yesterday’s startling and incoherent decision by Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers to dismiss the President of Energoatom Mr Yuri Nedashkovsky by a cavalier show of hands, workers of the company immediately staged a protest outside the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection on Kreshchatyk in Central Kyiv.  The protestors demanded that Minister Orzhel should stop […]

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Oligarch raid on electricity market of #Ukraine

Oligarch raid on electricity market of #Ukraine

| June 27, 2019

The most urgent issue in EU-Ukraine relations today is the protection of Ukraine’s nuclear power industry from a conspiracy of the oligarchs. Energoatom has been starved of a fair share of market revenues for years by the unfair Rotterdam Plus formula to calculate tariff shares for producers, ostensibly to take account of international coal prices, […]

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Will #Eurasian continent shape future of the world?

Will #Eurasian continent shape future of the world?

| June 13, 2019

On 6-8 June, the former Russian imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, turned into one of the world’s political and economic centres. Politicians, businessmen, analysts and journalists from 145 countries gathered there in a rebuttal of the myth that Russia and Vladimir Putin have been isolated by the international community, writes James Wilson. The Saint Petersburg Economic Forum […]

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