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Xi encourages Chinese scientists to make sci-tech research intensive, extensive

China and the European Union have both said they will accelerate negotiations in order to conclude a China-EU investment agreement by the end of this year, with its colossal infrastructure project “Belt and Road” at the centre of an era of trade and growth for economies in Asia and beyond. China’s Belt and Road Initiative …

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Primaries of the Nur Otan party before the elections to the Mazhilis of the parliament of #Kazakhstan

For the first time in the history of Kazakhstan, the Nur Otan party primaries will be held on the scale of country-wide intra-party elections, after which candidates for the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) and Maslikhat (local representative body) deputies will be elected. The elections are due to take place next year. As is known, …

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Putin’s Silence: Inaction of the Russian leader regarding “mercenaries” in Belarus plays against him.

The scandal about Russian mercenaries in Belarus continues to flare up, bringing more and more political dividends to the President of this East European country, Alexander Lukashenka. July 6, Lukashenka instructed the Prosecutor Generals of Russia and Ukraine to Belarus to be invited to discuss the future of the detained militants. Not a day goes …

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‘Confront the #Iran regime, the central banker of terrorism’ – International conference calls for its embassies to be closed down

To stop the Iranian regime terrorism dead in its tracks, Tehran’s embassies and its web of financial networks must be closed down and its agents and lobbyists expelled from the United States and Europe, prominent speakers at a major global summit told tens of thousands of Iranians and international supporters who joined online on Monday …

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The legacy of Nursultan Nazarbayev – #Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev is widely credited with building Kazakhstan into the regional power it is today. Thanks to its “spiritual leader” country is now well on track to achieve its aim to join the exclusive group of the 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050.It is quite an achievement for a landlocked country of …

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MEPs vote for new Committee of Inquiry on #AnimalTransport

Today (19 June), the EU Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry on animal transport. Compassion in World Farming and FOUR PAWS are delighted with the outcome of the vote. At present, EU member states are poorly enforcing the EU law that is meant to protect the millions of farmed animals …

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#COVID-19 fears give rise to new threats facing Europe

The new Franco-German initiative to mobilize €500 billion in funding for EU regions and industries isn’t just “a great step towards a fiscal union and a properly functioning currency union,” as Eurogroup head Mario Centeno put it; it is also one of the most coherent efforts to push back against unprecedented blows to European solidarity …

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Over 400 civil society groups from across the world unite to demand world leaders act together to fight #COVID-19 and deliver a plan to build back better

In response to the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, community volunteers, local civil society groups, and major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have joined forces to demand a 12-point plan from world leaders. Ahead of the World Health Assembly and as governments consider key steps towards recovery, the group is calling for a joined up …

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#India – a #COVID-19 time bomb waiting to explode

Last Sunday (12 April), Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in the Federal Department of Health, told reporters in New Delhi that India was “over-prepared” to handle COVID-19 pandemic, writes Vidya S. Sharma Ph.D. He asserted that “India had confirmed number of infected persons at 8,447” (at the time of writing this article, ie, within three days, …

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#Coronavirus – Going viral  – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

Where do you want to be if there is a coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout? Well, preferably on an Outer Hebridean island, with a well-stocked larder, plenty of turf for the fire and a pile of books. But more realistically, writes Catherine Feore, assuming that most of us are unable to abscond from work or family commitments, …

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