Economics

We support two European Citizens’ Initiatives: Basic Income and No Profit on Pandemic

The European Commission has several technocratic ways of consulting with EU citizens. It also has several ways, again technocratically, to apply pressure to have certain issues (which citizens believe are not being adequately acted upon) discussed and on which a…

Russia-Africa: Reviving Party Solidarity

Over the past few years, Russia‘s sphere of influence in Africa has been strengthening and broadening with much focus on helping to maintain peace and security, and making investment in exploiting natural resources in Africa. The first historic Russia-Africa summit…

More than 50 countries confirm actions against blockade on Cuba

Organizations and citizens from several sectors in more than 50 countries have confirmed the weekend of activities in the global caravan against the US blockade to Cuba, promoters of the mobilization said on Friday. The actions are planned for Saturday…

Who are we? Where are we going? How will we get there?

It may help to precede my answers with a methodological remark, starting from Heidegger`s Jedes Fragen ist ein Suchen (Every question is a seeking). (Sein und Zeit (Being and Time), on or near p. 5 in every German or English…

Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housing

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56…

4-day working week: Spain to launch nationwide trial

Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más País (meaning “More Country”) party.…

EU reaches agreement on cross-border infrastructure funding

Following lengthy and at times contentious negotiations, the European Parliament and Council agreed Thursday (11 March) on the Connecting Europe Facility, making available over €30 billion in funding for transport, digital, and energy projects. Prior to Thursday’s late-night agreement, negotiations…

Green Groups File ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Climate Lies

“The world’s second biggest polluter shouldn’t advertise that they’re good for the environment.” By Kenny Stancil, Three environmental justice and corporate accountability groups filed a “first-of-its-kind” complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday accusing oil giant Chevron of deceiving…

Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration Through Eastern Economic Forum

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) will host the 6th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on September 2-4 in Vladivostok, that is expected to bring together corporate business directors and investors from the Asian-Pacific…

Russia’s Chamber Moving Business into the Future

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is preparing to hold its grand congress this year, as stipulated in its official charter, to sum up the results of what has been done over the past period, and then…

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