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The EU Launched a Mechanism to Support Risky Projects - 07/22/2015

The authorities of the European Union have signed the latest agreement, necessary for creation of the European fund for strategic investments - a mechanism for implementing the European investment plan in the sum of € 315 billion. EU expects to restart the post-crisis economic growth with the support for investments. EU formally established the European fund for strategic investments, EFSI,...

The First Islamic Bank Opens in Germany - 07/22/2015

The first Islamic bank in Germany set to work in Frankfurt. KT Bank AG, which is the subsidiary of Kuwait-Turkish financial institution Kuveyt Turk Bank, counts, in particular, on the Muslims living in Germany, the number of which, according to many estimates, varies from 4 million to 5 million people.   In accordance with the norms of Sharia, KT Bank will not participate in the financing...

Cuba and US: a Fresh Start with Old Debts - 07/21/2015

The Cuban flag is raised over the country's embassy in the US, reports US television on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Later, he will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the State Department. Also, a press conference with Parrilla is scheduled after the meeting. The Cuban embassy in the United States resumed the work after more...

Fracking in Europe: Is It the End? - 07/20/2015

Netherlands suspended the use of fracking technology, along with several other countries, where shale gas is criticized harshly. It seems like fracking boom did not happen in Europe.  Another country has decided to refrain from the use of fracking. The Dutch government has introduced a five-year moratorium on commercial production of shale gas using this technology. At the end of this year,...

Malaysia and Investments : Economic crutch or Helping Hand? - 07/20/2015

Malaysia is a unique country, being led by an elected Sultan. It is a state in the Southeast Asia, which has made great success in the economy and world politics in less than 50 years of independence from Britain, having turned into one of the "Asian tigers" from a colony. In 2015, Malaysia is at the 7th place in the Bloomberg's rating of the 20 Fastest-Growing Economies This Year. While some developed countries' economies are in a period of stagnation, the economy of Malaysia is growing by enviable pace.

Politics With Human Face? - 07/20/2015

Bundestag MPs suggest allowing refugees children with fluent German to stay in Germany. This initiative was made by the head of the parliamentary faction of the Social Democratic Party, a member of the ruling coalition. The debate about a possible revision of immigration legislation flared with renewed vigor after a video with Chancellor Angela Merkel, comforting crying girl - a refugee from...

Donald Tusk Sees A Mist of Revolution in Europe - 07/17/2015

The head of the Council of Europe, former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk gave a lengthy interview to seven European newspapers in which he shared his thoughts about the Greek crisis and the current situation on this background in Europe. According to Mr. Tusk, the Greek opposition gave new strength to radical political organizations and left and right wing, resulting in a pre-revolutionary...

Europe readies its Greece Bailout Package - 07/17/2015

Although Europe is readying twin life support systems that will uphold the Greek economy, disturbing questions remain as to how to best manage Greece’s gigantic public borrowing. Grexit is still a possibility. With Greece holding up its end of the deal, Europe has moved to re-open funding to Greek’s crippled economy. The European Central Bank (ECB) increased emergency funding for Greece while...

Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Blocked - 07/16/2015

Latvian police took part in the international operation in which one of the world's largest hacker forums Darkode was eliminated, 28 individuals were detained, 38 searches held, as well as confiscated a large number of computers and data carriers. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led the international operations carried out with the support of the European Centre for cybercrime of...

ESM: Eurozone's Rescue Team - 07/15/2015

July 13, Eurozone leaders summit has approved in general terms the third program of financial aid to Greece - this time at the expense of the European Stability Mechanism. After 17 hours of tortuous negotiations, Heads of State and Government of the Eurozone countries have agreed in principle on the following the third in a row program of financial aid to Greece. Athens - in exchange for radical...
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