Ukraine. What to expect from the Presidential Run-off vote?

It is a huge achievement that nobody knows who will win in the second tour. People in Russia and Belarus don’t have such a privilege to guess a winner. In any case, Ukraine will not change its path towards European integration.  European and Ukrainian experts talk about their expectations from the electoral campaign in Ukraine.

Paintings From a Russian Prison

Paintings of the Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko

Paintings of the Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko are being exhibited at the Brussels Press Club. A journalist of the Ukrainian state agency “Ukrinform”, based in Paris as their correspondent for France, he was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in Russia on charges of espionage. He was arrested while travelling to Russia to visit…

Enhanced Security in Europe after Strasbourg Attack

Enhanced Security in Europe

The heinous shooting in the centre of Strasbourg was an act of terrorism. The French authorities have no doubt any more. The investigation of the incident has been taken up by the anti-terrorist unit of the prosecutor’s office in Paris. Four people were killed and at least 12 wounded as a result of the shooting…

Sakharov prize as a path to liberation?

Sakharov prize as a path to liberation

For several weeks now, the portrait of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov decorates the facade of the European Parliament. But Europe is not Russia – where he is considered to be a terrorist. Even the prestigious Sakharov Prize “For Freedom of Thought” has not yet hastened his release from a strict regime, nor the release of…

More control for the mineral wool industry needed?

Сontrol for the mineral wool industry

Concern is growing about the environmental and safety aspects of mineral wool products in the construction industry. The product is an efficient insulation material and affordable. But is it safe? Europe appears to be applying weaker quality and testing standards than the USA; is it time to review controls in the light of the increasing…

G20 summit in Argentina: conflicts, murder and a trade war

G20 summit in Argentina

The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and the situation in the Kerch Strait, the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul and the “trade war” between the US and China. These will be the main topics of the G20 summit opening today Friday 30 November in Buenos…

Martial law in Ukraine and Reaction in Europe

Martial law in Ukraine

Despite multiple accusations by opponents and suspicions that the President is trying to postpone the Presidential Elections, the Ukrainian parliament still voted for the introduction of martial law in Ukraine. It has been imposed not for 60 days as the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine proposed initially, but for 30 days. And not in…