The Russian political elite will never accept that they lost Ukraine. Ukraine being an independent state on its own is seen by the leaders of Russian military and secret service bureaucracy as a bad joke of history from which we need to move on. And they have been busy trying to drive it back behind the apron of Mother Russia in many different ways, mostly achieving the opposite of what they intended. Nonetheless, Russian efforts to undermine the operability of the Ukrainian state have not been without success.Read More
Author: Erik Molnar Jr.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that participants in October this year had agreed in Paris to apply a uniform corporate tax rate of 15 percent to multinational companies, including tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple, in order to make it harder for them to avoid taxation by setting up operations in and shifting their profits to low-tax countries.Read More
The honorary consular institution has its roots in the ancient Greek institution of ‘proxenos’ who represented, without remuneration, the interests of foreign prisoners. The institution was originally created out of necessity, and its origins can be traced back to 8th century China, India and the Middle East.Read More
The world around us changes all the time; the only thing that is constant is change. Old things and old ways die out from disuse or undergo major changes, while new, previously unknown or little-known sciences and occupations emerge as a corollary of technical progress. However, the questions naturally arise not only which jobs will survive, and what jobs will emerge, but also how these jobs will relate to the environment. Human impact on the environment has never been greater than in the last hundred years.Read More
For three generations now the owners are dealing with tourism and hospitality. As a family business, they live and work together to continue this tradition. Martina and Thomas Hettegger, have been running the Edelweiss hotel and spa in Berchtesgaden since 2010. What they bring to the table is the years of experience in the family business.Read More