BBJ Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 13:30 The Country Final of PowerUp! 2019, the fifth edition of the competition for startups working on sustainable energy, organized in 24 Central and East European countries, takes place on Wednesday, April 10, at the Ankerʼt courtyard pub in Budapest, according to the Facebook event page. Image: PowerUp! by InnoEnergy - Facebook page The aim of the competition is to select and accelerate the best startups from the CEE region in the field of sustainable energy. Winners will receive financial prizes, as well as access to a prestigious accelerator called Highway by InnoEnergy, transforming ideas and projects into market reality, says the Facebook event page. During the national final of the competition in Hungary, guests will have the opportunity to get to know the countryʼs best startups and the latest trends in energy, smart cities, mobility and clean technologies. Each team will have the opportunity to present their product or … [Read more...] about InnoEnergy hosts PowerUp! Country Final in Budapest
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US President Donald Trump’s decision to sign a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights will have negative consequences for the situation in the Middle East, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday, TASS reports. "This decision will definitely have negative consequences both for the Middle East settlement process and the entire atmosphere in the Syrian political settlement. No one doubts about this," Peskov said. This is another step Washington has taken in violation of international law, he stressed, adding, "We regret this." On Monday, Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights during talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Russia and Syria as well as key European countries, including Germany and France, had earlier opposed these unilateral moves. The Golan Heights, which belonged to Syria since 1944, were seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1981, … [Read more...] about Kremlin: Trump’s decision on Golan Heights will have negative aftermath for Middle East
Following the attack on a mosque by a terrorist last Friday, there has been an intense debate about the sources of this attack and how to stop the repetition of similar attacks in different parts of the world. How to curb radicalization in Western societies and how to stop violent extremism are questions that have been asked by different experts for the last few years. As mentioned in the previous column, the New Zealand attacks were an alarming wake-up call for states to take necessary precautions to prevent violence against Muslims.Since the attack, New Zealand and its government have demonstrated exemplary prudence and handled the trauma and potential aftershocks of the terrorist attack. After careful analysis of the 74 pages note that the terrorist distributed before the attacks, we started to see a different dimension of the attack as well.The attacker in his so-called manifesto frequently targeted Turkey, Turks and Turkey's president. He was particularly angry about Turkey being … [Read more...] about Between East and West: The geopolitical fate of Turkey
Douglas Murray 23 March 2019 9:00 AM 23 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of its neighbours, so I spend hours of layover looking at the great mountain ranges of Muscat from the antiseptic tedium of my transfer terminal. My main reason for coming to the region is to speak in Doha for the newly revived ‘Doha Debates’. After my speech, a more than usually aggressive interviewer demands to know why Britain and other European countries have not taken in more Syrian migrants. The Emir’s sister and others are in the audience and I cannot pass up the opportunity to poke my hosts in the eye. I ask how many Syrians have been made citizens by Qatar. There is a terrible silence, followed by some giggling and a small amount of applause which is afterwards said to have come from the … [Read more...] about Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?
With all the artistic intelligence, they indicate, orbit and illuminate complex and often contradictory themes from many different angles at the same time.The fall of the Iron Curtain some 30 years ago laid the foundation to overcome the decades-long division of Europe into East and West, into capitalism or communism, into democracy or party dictatorship. The more than 80 works in the exhibition have been created during these 30 years. They are from over 40 artists who grew up in Eastern European countries.These artists have experienced the process of the societal upheaval in their own biography and in that of their parents and grandparents. They are contemporary witnesses of the dramatic big and many small changes that the societies have experienced since the expulsion from the communist "paradise".The works in the exhibition draw attention beyond the past to current issues and questions that affect everyone in Europe. They try to understand the younger history in a more … [Read more...] about European Capital of Culture 2019 continues in Plovdiv, Bulgaria