EU, World Bank Could Act as Guarantors for Ukraine Gas Debt Payments (Alexander Novak, Russian EM)

Σεπτεμβρίου 26, 2014 Σχολιάστε

gazprom naftogazThe European Union and the World Bank could act as guarantors for the debt payments that Ukraine would be submitting to Russia under the plan proposed at the trilateral gas talks in Berlin Friday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

«The funds that Ukraine received today from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which amount to $3.1 billion, could be used as a source of paying off the debt on the [Russian] gas deliveries, and the World Bank and the European Union can act as guarantors for the repayment of this debt,» Novak told journalists after the talks……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…


EU energy commissioner fearing Russia may use natural gas as weapon

Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014 Σχολιάστε

a158a-0agogosaeriokyprosisrahlelladaEU’s outgoing energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in a speech at a meeting of the EU energy committee on Thursday he felt Russia might stop deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine.

A report placed on the EU’s official website said Oettinger said in his opening speech that many people were thinking relations with Russia were more important in the field of energy than relations with Ukraine but “we have to overcome this.”

“Gas can be used as a weapon and no longer be delivered,” Oettinger said. ……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Corruption Probe Into Former French President Sarkozy Suspended

Σεπτεμβρίου 24, 2014 Σχολιάστε

sarkozy questioningAn investigation of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for alleged corruption and influence-peddling has been suspended, AFP reported on Wednesday.
The investigation was dropped just days after Sarkozy announced that he was returning to politics.
“The Paris appeals court decided Tuesday to drop the probe and does not have to give a reason,” the news agency quotes a source close to the inquiry as saying.
On Friday, September 19 Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he plans to run for the country’s top position again………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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US gave Syria no advance warning of air strikes. «Secretary Kerry did not send a letter to the Syrian regime»(Jen Psaki)

Σεπτεμβρίου 23, 2014 Σχολιάστε

psaki state departmentThe United States did not give the Syrian regime any advance warning of the air strikes launched against Islamic militants (ISIS/ISIL) early Tuesday, a senior US official said.

«We did not request the regime’s permission. We did not coordinate our actions with the Syrian government,» State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Απάντηση Εκπροσώπου ΥΠΕΞ σε ερωτήσεις δημοσιογράφων σχετικά με τη φωτογράφηση του Αντιπροέδρου της Βουλής της πΓΔΜ στην κορυφή του Ολύμπου, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας…

Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014 Σχολιάστε

ypex el Ο Εκπρόσωπος του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών, Κωνσταντίνος Κούτρας, απαντώντας σε ερωτήσεις δημοσιογράφων σχετικά με τη φωτογράφηση του Αντιπροέδρου της Βουλής της πΓΔΜ, κ. Αντόνιο Μιλόσοσκι, στην κορυφή του Ολύμπου, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας, δήλωσε τα εξής:

«Ευχαριστούμε τον κ. Μιλόσοσκι που επισκέφθηκε τη χώρα μας, προκειμένου να φωτογραφηθεί, εντός της Ελλάδας, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας, ένα ελληνικό εθνικό σύμβολο……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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Memorandum on stabilizing ceasefire another important step towards de-escalation, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office says

Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014 Σχολιάστε

osce From the official Website of OSCE, 20.09.14:

BERN, September 20 2014 – Didier Burkhalter, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister, noted with satisfaction the signing of a Memorandum on 19 September, 2014, outlining the parameters for the implementation of the cease-fire commitments laid down in the Minsk Protocol of 5 September 2014.

The signature took place at a further meeting between the Trilateral Contact Group of senior representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, and representatives of certain districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which took place in Minsk on that day. Burkhalter called the Memorandum a significant step towards making the cease-fire sustainable and an important contribution in the efforts to peacefully settle the crisis in Eastern Ukraine………………. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Nestor project in Pylos: unravelling the universe’s mysteries from the bottom of the sea

Μαρτίου 29, 2014 Σχολιάστε

Nestor PYLOSMore than 2,000 years before the scientific means were developed to prove the existence of atoms, ancient Greeks already theorised about their existence. Their descendants continue to be at the forefront of scientific research as shown by the Nestor project in Pylos, in southwestern Greece. This involves creating an underwater telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. It will track neutrinos in a bid to unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.……….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…