As EU-Azerbaijan Partnership Strengthens, survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies 

Survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies

More than 90 percent of the text of the new EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement deal is already agreed, it has been revealed. The news, which emerged from this week’s Azerbaijan-EU Cooperation Council in Brussels, coincides with publication of a new survey by a French pollster showing that over 85% of those polled appraised  Azerbaijani…

Russia’s role in tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering

Russia's role in tax avoidance

“Abolish Golden Visa schemes, step up the fight against money laundering, collaborate more closely to fight tax avoidance and tax fraud and update tax regimes to the age of digitalisation. These are the main conclusions the EPP Group draws from the work of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance”, according…

European Investment Bank Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

President Werner Hoyer

In the year of its 60th anniversary, the EU bank supported EUR 230 billion of investment, meeting its Juncker Plan targets ahead of schedule and successfully navigating a politically difficult environment. Shifting its focus from Europe’s economic recovery to competitiveness, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group zoomed in on market gaps identified by its experts, so…

Impact of Cities and Regions on Social and Economic Well-Being of European Citizens

Impact of Cities and Regions on Social and Economic

The French press has suggested  that the  anti-government protests of yellow vest protestors in France started  initially as a protest against a rise in taxes on diesel.  However,  some violent groups and far-right groups  infiltrated this grass-root citizens’ movement and  many small business owners have suffered losses during the riots, writes Hande Bozatli. Could this kind of restlessness in…

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…