Artículos con la etiqueta ‘Unión Europea’

China pone la mira en Crimea

Por • 8 mar, 2014 • Category: Política

Alexéi Máslov, dijo a La Voz de Rusia que China aún a fines de 2011 propuso a la Unión Europea prestarle ayuda anticrisis a condición de que se cumpla una de las tres condiciones china: elevar el estatus de China en el Fondo Monetario Internacional, ampliar sus derechos en la Organización Mundial de Comercio o bien levantar el embargo de armas europeas a China. Entonces la jefatura de la Unión Europea calificó estas propuestas de “humillantes y peligrosas”. Alexéi Máslov señala: Toda la política china y toda su tradicional cultura política se basan en que China calcula muy correctamente todos sus pasos. Aquí no hay filantropía alguna, pero sí un cálculo bien preciso de “entrada” de China en Europa. Semejante “entrada” activa comenzó durante la crisis de los años 2008-2009. Actualmente China tiene la posibilidad de hacerse con el control de áreas enteras de la industria europea.



¿TLC Mercosur-Unión Europea?

Por • 20 ene, 2014 • Category: Nacionales

Venezuela se incorpora al Mercosur como miembro pleno en proceso de adhesión a partir del 9 de diciembre de 2005. Señalamos que este ingreso aporta al grupo un poderoso elemento energético: en la Cumbre de Montevideo se conviene la formación de un anillo energético para conectar a Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Perú, Paraguay, Uruguay y Venezuela mediante una red continental de gasoductos



El problema de Rusia en Ucrania

Por • 8 dic, 2013 • Category: Política

En la batalla entre Rusia y la Unión Europea por ver quien se queda con Ucrania, hay un problema que nadie contabiliza pese a que está en el centro de la situación. Se trata del problema de Rusia. Más allá de la minoría rusófoba que existe en Ucrania Occidental, el hecho central es que a pesar de la proximidad cultural, histórica y civilizatoria existente entre la inmensa mayoría de los ucranianos y los rusos, Rusia no es atractiva para ellos. Muchos ucranianos no ven en la hermana Rusia una perspectiva de futuro y modernización. Y los motivos son claros.



Acabar con los mitos de transparencia en el acuerdo comercial entre la Unión Europa y Estados Unidos

Por • 30 sep, 2013 • Category: Economía

El 7 de octubre empieza en Bruselas la segunda ronda de las negociaciones para un acuerdo comercial trasatlántico de largo alcance. En medio de los llamamientos a una mayor apertura y participación pública la Comisión Europea ha entrado en la fase de la propaganda al promover varios mitos acerca de la transparencia y responsabilidad de las negociaciones. Con la demoledora de mitos guía del secretismo, de la influencia de las corporaciones y de la falta de responsabilidad en las negociaciones del comercio trasatlántico elaborada por Corporative Europe Observatory el lector podrá ver a través de la retórica complaciente de la Comisión



The War on Corruption or the Building of a Pax Americana? (I)

Por • 3 ago, 2013 • Category: Economía

The problem of corruption has always been acute for any state, but today the external economic aspect of corruption is becoming more and more significant. International competition for market outlets for high-tech products and services, concessions and licenses for the development of natural resources, the acquisition of assets in the framework of privatization programs, etc. are becoming fiercer. According to the very conservative estimates of OECD experts, around 100 billion dollars are paid out in bribes every year, and 30% of that amount is from companies promoting their commercial projects abroad. Many European countries have passed their own laws on fighting corruption (or amended those already in force) after joining the abovementioned conventions. They do not have such a pronounced extraterritorial character as America’s FCPA, with the exception, perhaps, of the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) passed by the British parliament in April 2010 and effective as of July 1, 2011



World Energy: From the «Shale Revolution» to Healthy Pragmatism? (II)

Por • 17 jun, 2013 • Category: Economía

Most likely, the European Union would make concessions to Russia in such an important area for both sides as energy supplies if it weren’t for the position of the U.S. For Washington, isolating Russia as much as possible from energy markets is a question of strategy, as «dependence on energy producers is incompatible with a unipolar world and is a real threat to the status of the U.S. as the only superpower». It is no accident that such close attention is given to the so-called «Greater Middle East», where 62% of proven world oil resources and over 40% of gas are found, in the concept of the Pax Americana. [14] As Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Noam Chomsky writes, «the main goals of global domination which were formulated in the post-war era remain relevant to this day». Among these goals Chomsky names «keeping control over the main world energy sources». It is worth mentioning that as far back as 1945 the U.S. State Department declared energy resources to be «one of the most attractive trophies in world history».



EU Changes Energy Policy

Por • 29 may, 2013 • Category: Economía

The publication of the management consultant A.T. Kearney’s report was evidently timed with the summit. The report said shale gas production in Europe is expected to come in full swing by 2017-2018. A.T. Kearney expects shale gas production in the region to reach 58 billion cubic meters by 2035, which is well over 12 percent of the total gas consumed by the EU in 2011. By that time the shale gas extraction in Europe should account for 45 percent of the total gas production in the region, with the exception of Norway. According to our view, the report is built on sand. The producers and state geological services (5) are confident that no production estimates could be made without adequate exploration including actual drilling. As is known, the plans to produce shale gas by ExxonMobil (in Poland and Hungary), Shell (Sweden). have been shelved. In Germany Wintershall and BNK have called back their exploration licenses. BNK has dropped its concessions in Thuringia, Germany. Previously it had planned to produce 10 billion cubic meters annually during 25-30 years (the total country’s production is around 11 billion cm). (6) The forecast figures for overall European shale gas production were overestimated in the US Energy Information Administration 2011 report.



Ab initio analysis of all income society classes in the European Union

Por • 3 feb, 2013 • Category: Economía

We found a unified formula for description of the household incomes of all society classes, for instance, of those of the European Union in year 2007. This formula is a stationary solution of the threshold Fokker-Planck equation (derived from the threshold nonlinear Langevin one). The formula is more general than the well known that of Yakovenko et al. because it satisfactorily describes not only household incomes of low- and medium-income society classes but also the household incomes of the high-income society class.



China loves a crisis

Por • 22 sep, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

While much of what drives China’s OFDI continues to be the country’s pursuit of natural resources, its investments in Europe also shed light on how seriously Chinese businesses take the “go out” mandate given to them by their leaders in Beijing. China’s national champions are eager to move up the supply chain, offering higher-value goods instead of the low-priced, high-labor-content manufactured items that have characterized the country’s economy to date. Many Chinese firms also anticipate changes to European regulatory schemes that may seek to protect infant or distressed industries in Europe by establishing local content guidelines, ones impossible to get around as long as Chinese firms must export into the euro zone.



La Liga Arabe pide a ONU zona de exclusión aérea sobre Libia

Por • 13 mar, 2011 • Category: Portada

La organización de 22 miembros, que efectuó una reunión de cancilleres en El Cairo, no puede imponer la prohibición de vuelos. Pero su aprobación da a Estados Unidos y otras potencias occidentales un apoyo regional vital que éstos dicen necesitar antes de imponerla.