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China publishes list of restricted industries - 12/26/2018

Yesterday, China published a new list of industries where work of local companies and those created with the participation of foreign capital is restricted. Manufacturing and financial sectors take most of the list of 151 points. This is a realization of the principle “everything that is not prohibited is allowed”: due to this, Beijing hopes to further simplify access to its market, including for...

Cristina Kirchner is accused in bribery, again - 12/24/2018

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who served as president of Argentina from 2007 to 2015, will be prosecuted on charges of accepting bribes in the amount of tens of millions of US dollars. This decision was made by the Federal Court of Argentina, which demanded that the former President deprived of her deputy immunity and arrested. In her turn, the current senator Christina Kirchner says that the...

EU car manufacturers are protesting against new green initiative - 12/20/2018

Representatives of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) criticized the EU’s carbon emissions reduction plan of 37.5% for passenger cars and 31% - for minivans by 2030. ACEA called these plans unrealistic and called on the authorities to take a more constructive stance. The ACEA statement speaks of "serious concerns about plans to reduce CO2 emissions, which automakers must...

Spanish PM promises to bring national guards to silence Catalonia - 12/13/2018

The conflict around Catalonia has escalated once again. Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez assured that if unauthorized actions in support of the autonomy’s independence do not cease, the government will have to bring national, rather than local, security forces, to keep order. The new Prime Minister does not want to follow the example of his predecessor and solve the problem by...

Is there an alternative to Macron? - 12/12/2018

The Yellow Vests protests further hit the rating of French president. The measures to rescue the situation, proposed by him earlier, met with criticism from opposition politicians. Yet, their ratings do not greatly exceed Macron’s figures. A political vacuum has occurred in France, and even unsuccessful political figures are trying to fill the gap. Despite concessions of French President Emmanuel...

Theresa May gives up - 12/11/2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May decided to postpone the vote on the plan to withdraw from the European Union. It seems that Theresa May is still not an iron lady, no matter how much she wants to be like Margaret Thatcher. According to a Bloomberg source, she nevertheless decided to postpone the decisive Brexit vote. On Tuesday evening, MPs were supposed to approve a plan for the United Kingdom...

Japan opens the gates for migrant workers - 12/10/2018

The Japanese Parliament on Saturday passed a law that opens the country to low-skilled foreign workers. Previously, the migration flow has been severely limited due to the traditionally negative attitude of Japanese people towards labor migrants. It is expected that about 345 thousand people will arrive in the country in the next five years. The opposition criticized the new law for insufficient...

What will happen to Angela Merkel’s career as Federal Chancellor? - 12/06/2018

Bloomberg tried to forecast what will happen after Angela Merkel leaves big politics. Analysts have compiled four possible scenarios. Without exaggeration, Angela Merkel shook the whole of Germany, announcing in October that she was leaving the post of leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Nevertheless, Mrs. Merkel intends to finalize her fourth term as Federal Chancellor, which expires...

Eurogroup agrees to strengthen the monetary union - 12/05/2018

Following long negotiations, the Eurogroup agreed to partially strengthen the monetary union within the euro area. In particular, it is proposed to expand the financial stability mechanism and introduce new requirements for the placement of country debt. More significant changes, including the emergence of a general monetary union budget within the framework of the EU financial plan, have not yet...

Far-right movement is gaining power in Spain - 12/04/2018

For the first time in nearly half a century, the ultra-right Spanish party won seats in the regional parliament. The ultra-right wave seems to have reached the extreme south-west of Europe. The ultra-right party Vox, which opposes illegal migrants, abortions and independence of Catalonia, won seats in the regional legislature in the Andalusian regional elections last weekend/ It happened for the...
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