Parliament To Agree Goods Package For Product Safety in EU

Product Liability to Agree in EU

Rules to ensure better checks and safety of goods sold in the EU have been provisionally agreed by EU lawmakers. The market surveillance proposal, included in the “Goods package”, aims to strengthen checks made by national authorities and customs officers to prevent unsafe products from being sold to EU consumers. These measures should also prevent rogue…

Counterfeit aero engines threaten international aviation security

Russian YAK-130

The Yak-130 combat training aircraft was designed by Yakovlev Design Bureau along with Italy’s Aermacchi, and production was launched in 2009 by the Irkut Corporation in Russia, writes John Buchan. One of the strengths of the plane was a Ukrainian designed AI-222-25 engine created by Ivchenko-Progress SOE. The engine was subsequently produced by Russia’s Salyut…

The Importance For Europe of Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Industry

Kazakhstan's Nuclear Industry

Kazatomprom (The National Atomic Company of the Republic of Kazakhstan) is the world’s biggest uranium producer, with 20% of global production. It commands an important strategic position in a world economy striving to reduce carbon emissions post-Katowice, writes James Wilson. The company has released information to the media about flotation of shares on the stock…

Power to Gas

Power to Gas

“Power to Gas” uses renewable or low-carbon electricity to make hydrogen. The electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen has existed almost since the “discovery” of electricity, writes Mike Parr. Until the 1950/1960s electrolysis was the key method used to produce hydrogen which is an important feedstock for the production of chemicals such as…

Managing Dangerous Substances

Managing Dangerous Substances

Official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19: Manage Dangerous Substances European Week for Safety and Health at Work is actively under way this week with seminars, workshops and events across Europe. Organised every year by OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,  the focus of the campaign in 2018 is to…

Ukraine’s Nuclear State Of Play: The International Dimension

Ukraine’s Nuclear State Of Play

Transmission lines (photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the second installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its…

Poland’s Role In Energy Bridge And Regional Energy Security

Poland's Role In Energy Bridge

Transmission lines (photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the third installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its neighbors. In Part…

What Role Can Energy Bridge Play In Ukraine’s Energy Resilience

What Role Can Energy Bridge Play In Ukraine's

Transmission line (photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the first installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its…

Ukraine and Japan Partner on Nuclear Energy

Ukraine and Japan Partner

Last week Yuri Nedashkovsky, the President of the Ukrainian state-owned nuclear power generating company Energoatom, visited Toshiba Energy Systems in Japan as part of their programme of cooperation. In July Turboatom and Toshiba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Nuclear Energy. Turboatom is a major business partner of Energoatom for improving the operational efficiency,…

Hong Kong’s New Bullet Train

New Bullet Train

Yesterday (23 September) the new West Kowloon station was opened with the launch of a high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Canton), which will operate 34 trains daily. The project suffered delays and budget over-run, but is now forecast to generate an initial operating profit of €23m for its first 3 months. A…