L’Afrique dans le viseur de l’OTAN

Sorti en avril 2019, le projet de rapport intitulé « SÉCURITÉ ET STABILITÉ EN AFRIQUE – DÉFIS ET PRIORITÉS POUR L’OTAN » rédigé par le Portugais Julio Miranda Calha est édifiant. Il est pourtant passé totalement inaperçu. Un article de Leslie Varenne. Source : IVERIS Comme tous les projets de la Commission Politique de l’OTAN, les grandes lignes directrices … Continue reading “L’Afrique dans le viseur de l’OTAN”

Défense européenne : L’avion hispanofranco-allemand verra-t-il le jour ? Par Guillaume Berlat

Source : Proche & Moyen-Orient, Guillaume Berlat, 24-06-2019 « Nous vivons aujourd’hui dans un monde qui devient sans foi ni loi… Les rapports de forces purs dominent les relations internationales et la confrontation l’emporte sur le compromis…. L’Europe doit sortir de son innocence, elle doit cesser d’être naïve. Elle doit assumer ses responsabilités et ne … Continue reading “Défense européenne : L’avion hispanofranco-allemand verra-t-il le jour ? Par Guillaume Berlat”

The Hitler-Stalin Pact, Reconsidered

On August 26th, an article titled “The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality” appeared on CounterPunch. It made many useful points about the right of the USSR to conclude a non-aggression pact with any capitalist nation in light of the invasion that nearly destroyed it in the early 1920s. While Cold War … Continue reading “The Hitler-Stalin Pact, Reconsidered”

Slovakian traveler ends up in Rotterdam, instead of Rotherham

A man from Slovakia ended up in a Rotterdam police station on Wednesday night, looking for help.  The man was on his way to visit his mother in the English town of Rotherham, but instead accidentally bought a ticket to Rotterdam, the police said on Twitter. The traveler was accidentally sold a ticket to the … Continue reading “Slovakian traveler ends up in Rotterdam, instead of Rotherham”

Antal Csicsátka – developer of FM stereo standard

As part of our series on lesser known Hungarian Americans we introduce Antal Csicsátka, the General Electric Company engineer who developed the “stereophonic FM broadcasting system.” FM radio broadcast would not exist in its current form without Csicsátka. On February 25, 1964, the United States Patent Office granted General Electric a patent covering the stereophonic … Continue reading “Antal Csicsátka – developer of FM stereo standard”

Europol, Spanish police arrest ten members of animal trafficking network to Africa

London, August 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A ring of illegal animal trafficking network from Europe across Africa through Morocco has been busted by the Spanish Civil Guard. The international network specialised in trafficking protected species of animals ‘Operation Fennec’ supervised by Europol, is the fruit of a coordinated investigation with the participation of Portugal, Slovakia, and Morocco. … Continue reading “Europol, Spanish police arrest ten members of animal trafficking network to Africa”

Slovak researchers use Shvabe optics to create lasers

Shvabe (part of Rostec) exported to Slovakia a large lot of diffraction gratings. The Russian optics is used for development of lasers. The consignment consists of 20 gratings produced by State Institute of Applied Optics (GIPO), a Shvabe Holding enterprise. It is the second delivery to the customer, the first 10 items were sent in … Continue reading “Slovak researchers use Shvabe optics to create lasers”

Germany and France: Old Demons

The suspension of arms sales is a classic instrument of diplomacy. It has been wielded on a number of occasions against nations whose governments and armed forces are accused of flagrant human rights violations. In May 1977, the U.S. administration under Jimmy Carter suspended arms sales to the Argentine military junta after the coup of … Continue reading “Germany and France: Old Demons”

Un rapport de l’OTAN révèle la présence d’armes nucléaires américaines en Europe

Un document mis en ligne par l’Assemblée parlementaire de l’OTAN, l’organisation interparlementaire de l’alliance, daté du 16 avril, affirme que «dans le cadre de l’OTAN», les Etats-Unis disposent d’«environ 150 armes nucléaires, en particulier des bombes gravitationnelles B61, en Europe, à bord d’avions à double capacité, à la fois américain et alliés». Le texte d’une … Continue reading “Un rapport de l’OTAN révèle la présence d’armes nucléaires américaines en Europe”

States Opposing Russia’s Return to PACE to Present Relevant Resolution – Polish Official

On Wednesday, Ukraine’s delegation announced that it was leaving PACE immediately after the adoption of a resolution reinstating Russia’s credentials in the organisation. The delegations of Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia also left the assembly following Ukraine’s move. “We discussed this topic yesterday. We are all outraged by this situation. The representatives of … Continue reading “States Opposing Russia’s Return to PACE to Present Relevant Resolution – Polish Official”

Delta Unveils Latest E-Mobility and Green Solutions at ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Jun 11, 2019 Picture:  Bangkok, Thailand, June 8, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL. showcased its portfolio of solar inverters (PVI) and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging products and solutions at the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2019 at BITEC, Bangkok. Delta’s highlight product was the 150kW Ultra Fast Charger for green smart cities … Continue reading “Delta Unveils Latest E-Mobility and Green Solutions at ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2019”

Négociations en cours pour le raccordement de la Slovaquie à Nord Stream 2 et TurkStream

«Moscou et Bratislava doivent trouver des solutions mutuellement bénéfiques pour relier la Slovaquie aux projets de gazoduc Nord Stream-2 et Turkish Stream», a déclaré le Premier ministre russe Dmitri Medvedev lors d’une conférence de presse à l’issue d’un entretien avec son homologue slovaque, Peter Pellegrini, le 5 juin à Moscou.  Cet entretien avait pour objet les … Continue reading “Négociations en cours pour le raccordement de la Slovaquie à Nord Stream 2 et TurkStream”

Empire and Satellites Commemorate WWII Sideshow, China and Former Soviets Not Invited (VIDEO)

RT did a good job of pointing out the irony of making sure Slovakia, Denmark, Belgium, New Zealand and Luxembourg are there but leaving out Russia and China. But it’s nothing anybody should get upset about. Remember Reagan and Bitburg? D-Day commemorations have always been about NATO and about current daily politics, not about WWII. … Continue reading “Empire and Satellites Commemorate WWII Sideshow, China and Former Soviets Not Invited (VIDEO)”

Quand le Parlement européen se « nationalise »

L’article 13 du traité sur l’Union européenne (TUE), qui contient la liste des institutions de l’Union européenne (UE), cite le Parlement européen (PE) en premier. Suivent ensuite le Conseil européen, le Conseil, la Commission européenne, la Cour de justice de l’UE, la Banque centrale européenne et la Cour des comptes. À l’image de la construction … Continue reading “Quand le Parlement européen se « nationalise »”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

The Threat of Political Climate Change

In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism, … Continue reading “The Threat of Political Climate Change”

Russia’s S-300 Pops Up on US Soil, But Is That a Big Deal?

A number of recent reports have indicated that at least one S-300PT surface to air missile system has been delivered to the United States for testing. Satellite images at an American military testing site show a 30N6 fire control system and 5P85 transporter erector launchers, though the time of delivery as of yet remains uncertain. Пусковые … Continue reading “Russia’s S-300 Pops Up on US Soil, But Is That a Big Deal?”

The Rising Tide of the Populist Right

by John Feffer In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved … Continue reading “The Rising Tide of the Populist Right”

EU Delayed Nord Stream 2 Completion so Come New Year’s 2020 Say Hello to Catastrophic Gas Shortages

Shortages for EU mean it will have nothing left to resell to Ukraine Editor’s note: This is hilarious. EU sabotaged the North Stream so that its completion before 2020 is now highly doubtful. However come 2020 Russia will cease all gas transit to Europe over Ukraine, whether Nord Stream 2 is ready or not. Not because … Continue reading “EU Delayed Nord Stream 2 Completion so Come New Year’s 2020 Say Hello to Catastrophic Gas Shortages”

Ukraine Feverishly Buying up Russian Gas, Races to Build up Reserves Before Gazprom Cuts off Supplies

Ukraine has tripled its imports of Russian gas via Slovakia Ukraine’s national gas company Naftogaz believes that Russia will cut off its gas supplies completely on January 1, 2020 and is rushing to build up reserves as high as possible so that Ukraine can get through the freezing winter. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine … Continue reading “Ukraine Feverishly Buying up Russian Gas, Races to Build up Reserves Before Gazprom Cuts off Supplies”

Charles Korvin (Kárpáthy Korvin Géza) – the blacklisted Hungarian American film star

As part of our series on lesser known Hungarian Americans we introduce Hollywood star Charles Korvin. The very good looking Hungarian was a popular star of the screen in the 1940s. Charles Korvin Géza Kárpáthy Korvin was born in 1907 in Pöstyén, Hungarian Kingdom (today Piešťany, Slovakia) in a Hungarian speaking family with a noble … Continue reading “Charles Korvin (Kárpáthy Korvin Géza) – the blacklisted Hungarian American film star”

How is the European Union comprised?

The European Union is one of the most talked of unions around the world. This is a political and economic confederation. It is founded by 27 states of Europe. Though it was founded in 1993, but the primary formation has taken place earlier in the mid-twentieth century. Looking back at history it can be found … Continue reading “How is the European Union comprised?”

In Central Europe, militarised societies are on the march

Russia recently held one of the largest “war games” since the Cold War, on its Western borders. The drill exercised combat scenarios recently used in Ukraine and tested the compatibility of the Belarusian army with Russian forces. Politicians from Poland, Ukraine and Baltic states viewed the exercise as aggressive as they mistrust the Kremlin and … Continue reading “In Central Europe, militarised societies are on the march”

EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides

ILSI-Europe Headquarters, Brussels. Photo: PAN Europe By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of these and other protective measures EU regulations are considered the gold standard in public protection. … Continue reading “EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides”

The End of the Politician (in a Fashion)

The Slovak and Ukrainian Elections The structures of politics have become so rigid, so distant, and ultimately so irrelevant to those who vote for them that a trend through countries can now be confirmed.  Brittleness has set it.  The part and election strategists have few answers, they, who saw the voter as yet another subject, … Continue reading “The End of the Politician (in a Fashion)”