Key element to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict

As the relationship with the gas supplier Russia and the Western countries is currently strained, the topic of energy, especially gas from Russia, is becoming a political ball game.

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian troop movements

In September we had Russian strategic bombers which carried out flights over Belarus, that once was part of the USSR, in a show of support for President Lukashenko as a stand-off over thousands of migrants continued on the country’s border with Poland. Germany and Poland have accused President Putin of working with Belarus to escalate theContinue reading “Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian troop movements”

Germany wanting to do something against racism

America and its allies have used 9/11 to wage certain wars, but with their hostilities they have also evoked great fear around the Islamic faith, making many feel threatened by Muslims.
At a time of heightened fear of Muslims, governments must try to allay that fear and stop anti-Islamism. Germany is taking its first steps in this direction.

Germany blocks Nord Stream 2 pipe from Russia

Putin is trying to pressure Germany to switch on the new pipeline. But Germany has pushed back and delayed it.
Boris Johnson reiterated Britain’s opposition to Nord Stream 2, which would double Russia’s gas export capacity to central Europe but would also enable Moscow to bypass Ukraine.

Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens

Already for several years people from the Middle-East are wanting to escape wars and horrible conditions in their regions. Them looking for better places to live makes them easy prey for people smugglers and for certain world leaders to use them as a bargaining chip in order to force things on them. Russian strategic bombersContinue reading “Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens”

Dangerous climate change is already with us

A big step is made by at least 23 countries that have made new commitments to phase out coal power, including five of the world’s top 20 coal power-using countries?

World leaders gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the UN climate conference

Facing the terrible consequences of our carelessness and neglect of nature around us this time, the world leaders shall not only have to come up with promises, but they shall also have to make sure that all promises are met.
To avert climate disaster, we need resilient societies built on love and respect, not just technology

Efforts are not sufficient to reach the 1.5-degree goal

After five years Paris Agreement Chalmers University of Technology (Swedish: Chalmers tekniska högskola, often shortened to Chalmers), founded in 1829, is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. Its researchers and those of Lund University, founded in 1666, in Sweden and Central European UniversityContinue reading “Efforts are not sufficient to reach the 1.5-degree goal”

Ten European nations form energy alliance

Brother Andy Walton in his Weekly World Watch looks at the European Union (EU) which consists of 27 member states, and comments on the breach of contract by the Chinese with France and their stepping into the boat with England and America. Normally the member states have agreed by treaties to share their own sovereigntyContinue reading “Ten European nations form energy alliance”

Europe in Transition?

Originally posted on In the Past and the Present:
Click to enlarge image. One would think, looking at this ‘Political’ map from 1990, that the only big change taking place in Europe at this time was the unification of Germany. Note the use of a single colour for that country despite a line separating ‘EAST’…

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