Businessman Igor Nikonov knows the secret of the Ukrainian economic miracle

Businessman Igor Nikonov knows the secret of the Ukrainian economic miracle

Ukrainian entrepreneurship is looking for a way to get the country out of the crisis. They recognize the need of common efforts of the authorities, entrepreneurs, activists and ordinary citizens. Now Ukraine resembles a clean sheet of paper where you can draw anything you like. For more than three years, all spheres in Ukraine – political, economic and social – have been in crisis. Shift of power, conflict in the East, annexation of the part of Ukraine’s territory, national currency devaluation – each of these factors has exerted downward pressure…

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Here are some of the price increases that should be expected as a result of the dry summer

Here are some of the price increases that should be expected as a result of the dry summer

First of all: beer will cost more. As we all know, a glass of beer is basically a glass of water. However, we do not understand that the production of one liter of beer requires six liters of water, and with the drought this summer, water is in short supply. More importantly, the price of barley is also on the rise as a result of the drought. Barley is the main ingredient of beer, in the form of malt, and the cost of barley affects the cost of beer greatly,…

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Autonomous vehicle STIB will be tested in Brussels in the summer of 2019

Autonomous vehicle STIB will be tested in Brussels in the summer of 2019

Brussels intercommunal transport company (STIB) is due to test Autonomous public transport in the capital in the summer of 2019, Le Soir reported on Thursday. “We have been working on this project since last February,” confirmed Philippe Vandewauwer, studies and strategy projects manager within the regional company’s strategy and innovation department. “We have a partnership with the RATP (Parisian equivalent of the STIB, Ed), which has already performed four tests of increasing difficulty.” In actual fact, the STIB has issued a call for tender for the rental of two autonomous…

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The energy independence of Lithuania: carbon wolf in sheep’s clothing?

The energy independence of Lithuania: carbon wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Since Lithuania’s accession to the European Union in 2004, relations between Vilnius and Brussels were mostly happy. Lithuania is the second largest net beneficiary of EU investments ,with € 8.56 billion earmarked for Lithuanian schools, laboratories, cancer centers and even the busiest airport in Kaunas from 2014-20. In turn, Lithuania has adopted the Euro, and its officials say their commitment to “Western values”.” Ignoble end for Ignalina As with any relationship, however, there are hurdles. One bone of contention concerns the 2600MW Ignalina nuclear plant, which the EU obliged the…

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