Vladimir Putin makes a press statement and replies to journalists’ questions following the G20 summit
Let me start with a few words about the results of our work. First of all, I want to thank our hosts. They really have created a good environment for the G20’s work, friendly and business-like at the same time. […]
Vladimir Putin answered questions from Hubert Seipel of the German TV channel ARD. The interview was recorded on November 13 in Vladivostok. […]
Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s XI session
The meeting’s theme is The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules This year, 108 experts, historians and political analysts from 25 countries, including 62 foreign participants, took part in the club’s work. The plenary meeting summed up the club’s work over the previous three days, which concentrated on analysing the factors eroding […]
European stock markets moved higher Monday as election results rolled in from the European Union and Ukraine. Germany’s DAX index led the way with a 1.3% rise. Spain’s IBEX gained 1.2%, while France’s CAC 40 added 0.8%. The euro recovered from earlier declines against the dollar.
Change is afoot in China. Its leaders have promised a decisive role for markets in the huge economy, and recently lifted a 14-year ban on games consoles. But in many areas, there’s still a long way to go.
Even though youth unemployment has become a top priority for EU policy-makers, the quality of employment available for young people has been largely overlooked, according to the European Youth Forum. The ‘any job is a good job’ is turning into a new mantra, they say.
EU Competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia has repeatedly tried to settle the Google search case, but serious concerns remain, and may open the way for a surprise ending in what is probably the most important legal battle for the future of e-commerce in Europe.
Philanthropist and former businessman Andrej Kiska trounced Prime Minister Robert Fico in Slovakia’s presidential election on 29 March, as voters feared Fico and his centre-left party would amass too much power.
Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis yesterday after U.S. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea. Obama has arrived in Brussels today (26 March) for his first visit to the EU capital since […]
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations, who met on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in The Hague 24 March, said they would convene again in Brussels in early June, instead of Sochi, in Russia, as planned.
The Czech cabinet agreed on Monday (24 March) to join the European Union’s fiscal compact on budget stability, in a move it said underlined Prague’s support for closer EU integration after a period of relatively eurosceptic government.
The European Parliament has put new rules in the pipeline on Tuesday (18 March) aimed at increasing funding transparency of pan-European political parties. The rules bar parties from receiving funding if they don’t respect EU values.
The European Parliament adopted 11 March an overhaul of EU anti-money laundering rules which includes the introduction of publicly accessible registers for companies and trust owners.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The presidential hopeful’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, has made millions on lucrative book deals and more than $100 million on the speaking circuit. Secretary Clinton has recently begun to earn that kind of money […]
It’s a union that’s lasted 307 years, but England and Scotland could be heading for the divorce courts later this year. Arguments over money tend to generate the most heat in any separation, and the possibility of a Scottish vote for independence in September is already sparking a furious row between London and Edinburgh.