On the day after his inauguration, new French President Emmanuel Macron visited Berlin on May 15. Right away he was drawn into the upcoming election in Germany when Social democratic Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel picked him up at the airport, his ministry posting photos of the two before Macron even met Gabriel’s Conservative boss. Macron, who ran on a platform of reviving Europe and deepening integration, came to Berlin to negotiate the future of Europe with the German chancellor.
Things have not been going well recently for Germany’s right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD). According to recent weekly Forsa polls published during the last three weeks the percentage of those willing to give AfD their vote dropped to 8%, their lowest share since summer 2016.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former Foreign Minister and member of the German Social Democratic Party, assumed office as President of the Federal Republic almost three weeks ago. On Monday, he delivered his symbolic first speech abroad in the European Parliament. Presenting a plea for a united Europe, he also addressed Viktor Orbán’s current efforts to shut down the Central European University in Budapest: “Europe (…) must not be silent, when civil society, even academia - as now at Central European University, Budapest - are deprived of the air to breathe”.
Jarosław Kaczyński already twice campaigned for Angela Merkel in the German press, claiming that a fourth term for the current chancellor would be the most beneficial result for Poland. Kaczyński, like many Polish commentators, is most concerned about the alleged Russophilia of German Social democrats and praises Merkel’s steadfastness regarding the sanctions against Russia. But there are more reasons for Poles to prefer Merkel – Poland plays an important role in the conception of the European Union held up by Germany’s Christian democrats.
Kazakhs believe that putting forward the issues of future energy at the 5th Astana Economic Forum and then at the EXPO 2017, will help attract new technologies and serious investments that would diminish the country’s dependence on export of traditional energy sources.
Among democratic states, parliamentary systems differ greatly and there are many sophisticated methods, as well as reasons to hold a debate. However, what happened in the Senate of Australia on Thursday 18th March 2016 goes beyond measure of extraordinary. The senators assembled to discuss the Senate voting reforms and left the house 28 hours later on Friday 19th March. As Reuters reports “lawmakers, at least one dressed in pyjamas, employed delaying tactics aimed at breaking their opponents' will”.
Maximus Air Company from The United Arab Emirates, the carrier that specializes in the leasing of the cargo planes and the transfer of non-standard cargo on the route between the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia showed interests in the latest Ukrainian transport plane An-178.
While Poland looks out for the inexorably approaching presidential election, in the UK everyone awaits the "general election", or simply the parliamentary election. The term "general election" indicates, however, the huge importance the British attach to what takes place every five years and, in their opinion
Natural resources in Ukraine, often said to be unique for their variety, size and potential for exploration, can be divided into three groups: energy resources, metal ores and nonmetallic. The so called “mineral resources base” was in 90% built in the USSR based on the existing research methodology. The rest was built in 1991-2013 as a result of initiatives of private investors.
In 2013 Mario Monti's government developed the National Energy Strategy, which, after almost twenty-five years since the previous document regulating energy policy in Italy, not only defines the objectives and priorities in this area, but also defines the role of Italy in the international context.