Week Review (16 – 21 march 2009)

It was a week in that to review the economic indicators foreshadows the  spectrum of a recession without precedent in world history.

obama_jay-lenoForecasts increasingly bleak U.S. economy led by President Obama to come to the show “Jay Leno Show”. Obviously all about the crisis they spokes. Also about the scandal bonuses from AIG, about the people closest to the president. But also about how to “cool” is to fly Air Force One, even if it fails to impress on their daughters Obama family. In addition, the world has learned that even United States President cannot do he wants if the Security  Service says, “No, sir. No. Sorry”. Certainly PR president had reason for joy. And Americans have forgotten time of 30 minutes of the crisis. He was pleasant.

Surprise at the EU foreign ministers (CAGRE) in Brussels. At Chapter energy package, the final conclusions Nabucco project name has been replaced with the name “southern energy corridor”. Romania, Austria, Poland and Slovenia not wants to accept the new name entered. More, the discussions about this project seem to tense again relationships in the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “Nabucco should not be funded from public money”. Even if apparently surprising, I noted that the  Merkel’ statement come to the found of Gazprom’s refusal to participate in this project. Finally, European leaders reached an agreement, that Nabucco will appear on the list of joint projects on energy.

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Romanian President Traian Basescu had a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko in Brussels in the margin the European People’s Party meeting, which preceded the spring European Council meeting, inform the agency Interfax-Ukraine, cited Kyiv Post newspaper. Remember that President Traian Basescu had to go to visit Ukraine at the end of February, but the visit was postponed at the last minute for reasons that have not been clearly explained by officials. Soon after, spoke of the scandal of spying on the recipient Ukraine – via KGB,  followed by expulsions of diplomats by both sides. (Although it were never made public details of the talks  between the two presidents, clearly Basescu assured  his  Ukrainian  counterpart on the Romanian’s support for accession to Euro-Atlantic structures.)

Returned from Brussels, where the prospect of financial collapse of Ukraine not too excited (deh, the crisis is everywhere!) Yushchenko gave interviews on tape stock: ARD German TV Channel, Ukrainean Channel 5, a clear sign that its popularity is the past. While premier Yulia Timosenko hopes to help from Moscow (obviously not devoid of cross), president Victor Yushchenko informed that next week he would hold a regular meeting with representatives of state authorities at which he expects them to complete work on anti-crisis package necessary for continuing cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF. He also repeated that resuming cooperation with the IMF is crucial for Ukraine in fighting economic crisis because it would give “green light for foreign investors”.

putin_kissingerAnd Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had a full week. Met with presidents, ministers, advisors, Prime Ministers. I noticed the discussion with 56th United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The two leaders  discussed a whole number of urgent international problems in the framework of the long-standing confidential dialogue. Kissinger made a brief visit to the exhibition of water colors by Sergei Andriyaka in the Government House, too.

Also noticed meeting with Ramzan Kadyrov. Friends know why. During the meeting Putin and Kadyrov discussed the social and economic situation in the region, in part, the labour market (Chechnya have unemployment – between 50% and 60%) and the efforts to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake in the republic.

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