Ukraine’s Nuclear scientists accuse Minister Orzhel of forcing Ukraine’s energy dependence on Russia

Ukraine’s Nuclear Power trade unions show no signs of reducing their protests in Kyiv, and are continuing to demand the resignation of Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel and the creation of a new body that controls the nuclear industry. There is a blistering attack and rebuttal on the Energoatom website on the false news published by…

Sack Minister Orzhel, Trade Unions Demand

The 35 000 member strong trade unions of Energoatom, Ukraine’s state owned nuclear power generating company voted over the weekend to step up their demonstrations in central Kyiv. They have issued 3 demands to Ukrainian President Zelensky:- Dismiss Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel. Cut out the Ministry of Energy from the chain of command so that…

Final NECPs due by the end of the month

By the end of the year, EU countries will have to submit their final National Energy and Climate Plans to present how they will contribute to the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. A new report released last week indicates how much progress has been made since the European Commission published its recommendations on each…

Maltese finance minister under investigation for money laundering

On Friday, the Maltese justice confirmed criminal investigations because of suspected money laundering investigations against inter alia the Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna.  Last night Keith Schembri, the ex-chief of cabinet of Malta’s Premier Joseph Muscat, has been released from arrest. The appeal of Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, ‘self-suspended’ minister Chris Cardona and former Tourism…

Russian Bear’s Power Grab Sparks Protests in Kyiv

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…

Sentsov Calls for the Release of all Political Prisoners in Crimea

Ukrainian civil rights activist Oleg Sentsov,  recently released from a Russian prison and who has become a symbol of all political prisoners in that country, has warned the West “not to forget” those “languishing” in Russian jails. He said, “There are young men still languishing behind bars in Russia, people who have done nothing wrong,…

Galizia Murder: Suspect Arrested

Businessman Yorgen Fenech has been arrested in Malta in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia two years ago.  According to media reports, he was arrested when he attempted to leave the island with his yacht.  Fenech is the owner of the company “17 Black”, which appears in the “Panama Papers” with connections to Tourism…

The Fight Against Climate Crisis: Volunteers Welcome

The world is facing climate crisis and needs all the help it can get. But amazingly some countries are still playing political football with the environment – not because they are climate change deniers, but because they want to exclude willing volunteers for their own selfish political reasons and prevent certain countries from joining the…

EU Statement on Hong Kong

The following declaration by the EU’s High Representative on Foreign Policy on behalf of the European Union was issued yesterday on developments in Hong Kong. In light of the continuing rise in violence in Hong Kong, including the latest developments at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it is crucial that all sides exercise restraint and…