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Composted Reads for 10 November 2022

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year

The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022

During Brexit negotiations, it was clear that the UK was not willing to pay the painful economic price Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Britain must show the EU it’s not all talk and no trousers when it comes to ‘no deal’ Britain is yet to follow through on a single “no deal” threat it has madeContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

EU Commission proposing an emergency intervention in Europe’s energy markets to tackle dramatic price rises

The EU Commission is bringing further proposals to the table which Member States can swiftly adopt and implement, to ease the pressure on households and businesses.

Balance of power in the first week of August 2022

August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”

This is Europe: The Guardian looking at the chaos in Italy and Ukraine

Italy has had 67 governments in almost as many years. Ukraine is a fault line in Italian politics: and a far-right coalition that includes Putin-fan Salvini could derail the EU’s consensus on the war, particularly in an energy squeeze. Observers think Meloni, although a hardliner, may not be as keen to cosy up to Putin (she admires the American right), but together they could align with Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán in opposing immigration, abortion and LGBT rights.

The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31

July 25 After the heatwave we’ve had this past week in the UK and beyond, it would be fair to assume that some of your plants are beyond repair. But all is not lost, thanks to this great advice from Jane Perrone on how to revive your crispy plants. So, get watering! Get yourself toContinue reading “The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31”

The Guardian Headlines for 2022 July 11 -July 17

July 11 Exclusive / Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals 124,000 documents expose inner workings behind US tech firm’s rise as a global empire responsible for 19m journeys a day ‘Violence guarantees success’ / How Uber exploited taxi protests for strategic gain ‘Kill switch’ / Uber bosses told staff toContinue reading “The Guardian Headlines for 2022 July 11 -July 17”

The Guardian’s view on the world 5th week of May 2022

The Guardian looking at the week of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The Week from 01-07 May 2022 according to The Week

Articles of interest presented by The Week, for 2022 May 1-7

Can Israel become Europe’s gas supplier?

Israel could make moves to position itself as a central gas exporter in the Middle East, as tensions surrounding the war in Ukraine have led to discussion about alternatives to Russia’s gas exports. While it is already supplying gas to Jordan and Egypt, if the right steps are taken, Israel has the potential to become a naturalContinue reading “Can Israel become Europe’s gas supplier?”