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9th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 febbraio 2023

Berlin March 28–29, 2023 Federal Foreign Office Werderscher Markt 1 At a time of both great opportunity and great uncertainty in the energy sector and the world itself, the BETD.23 gathers their most influential CEOs and company founders, policymakers and high-level representatives from dozens of governments to discuss solutions for common challenges. Be it for reasons of climate protection, energy security, economic diversification and development or many others, it is now more important than ever to push ahead the global energy transition. The time is now for an even greater commitment to invest in sustainable energy systems, affordable and accessible to all. Over 2,000 participants from more than 130 countries, 50+ foreign and energy ministers and state secretaries, and around 100 high-level speakers gather in the German capital every spring to be part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and is a joint initiative of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), the German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.

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Whatever You See in the World is From Istanbul

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 febbraio 2023

Turkish Cargo released new commercial films depicting the opportunities offered to the global economy by its mega hub SMARTIST, which is interconnecting the world.Raising the bar continuously for success by combining its global flight network of more than 340 destinations with Türkiye’s unique geographical advantage; Turkish Cargo operates from its state-of-the-art facility, SMARTIST, which is one of the most advanced cargo hubs in the world. The global brand showcases its strength and potential with a series of three commercial films.The first film tells about the transoceanic journey of a Barramundi, grown in South Asia and served within the same day at a restaurant in New York. The second film depicts the arrival of a valuable ceramic vase, owned by a Chinese dynasty and auctioned off in Paris, France. Telling about the story of the journey of a Kiwano, grown in Africa, the third film sets in a greengrocer counter in Tokyo. As the characters cannot hide their amazement at hearing that the products originating from all over the world have all arrived from Istanbul, the ends of each film highlight SMARTIST as “The logistics hub of the globe”.

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Federal Reserve: Not yet ready to pause

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 febbraio 2023

By Thomas Costerg, Senior US Economist di Pictet Wealth Management. The Federal Reserve looks likely to raise rates by 25bps on 1st February, representing a downshift in the pace of rate hikes after +50bp in December and +75bp in November. The main likely explanation for this downshift will be the slowdown in recent inflation readings, which may make the Fed less anxious about the inflation situation. There are also signs of slowing private consumption, especially around the Christmas period, suggesting that “demand” is now moving back better in line with “supply”. The Fed is also likely to indicate it takes into account the long lags in monetary policy, after very steep rate hikes in 2022. Importantly, the Fed is fixated on the US labour market, and will likely still be worried that it remains too tight, leading to potentially resilient wages feeding into services inflation. In particular, JOLTS job openings are still too elevated in the Fed’s view, especially versus the number of unemployed. This is the reason we think the Fed is very unlikely to signal that the Fed is about to pause rate hikes soon. It’s still too early to signal that a rate-hike stop is just around the corner, we think. The Fed, we think, still probably intends to keep pushing rates above 5% in the near future, in line with the December dot plot (which showed a terminal rate of 5.1% this year). A key uncertainty going into the meeting will be how Powell judges the evolution of financial conditions. The main hawkish risk in this meeting is that Powell expresses his uneasiness with the recent loosening in financial conditions, and the sharp run-up in equity prices so far this year. Powell insisted on the transmission of US monetary policy via financial markets at the December meeting. Our view is that the Fed will keep hiking interest rates at 25bps increments and that the fed funds rate will indeed settle slightly above 5% by May 2023; then the Fed will pause and keep rates stable until year’s end. The Fed is likely to push back against current market pricing of rate cuts from July. The bar to cut rates is high in our view and would probably necessitate several months showing net job losses, which looks unlikely before early 2024. At this stage, the Fed is more worried about an inflation re-acceleration rather than about sharp disinflation due to an economic recession. The main risk nevertheless is that the Fed may have underestimated policy lags, and that 2023’s growth could be curbed more than anticipated by the 2022’s sharp monetary tightening. The risk of policy mistake remains high.

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The campaign to “de-Russify” Ukraine

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 gennaio 2023

How gung-ho do you feel about the economy? As the Federal Reserve meets this week, an optimist may point to reasons for hoping the American economy can manage a soft landing—in which price growth is slowed and recession is avoided. Other economies also have something to cheer. China’s re-opening, with covid restrictions eased, should (mostly) be an economic boon. A mild winter has helped Europe. No wonder markets all over the place have been in high spirits in January. Yet, as we set out in our recent editorial on the world economy, gloomsters’ warnings should also be heeded. Have a read of the whole piece. And while you’re at it, take a look at our analysis of the drooping fortunes of Goldman Sags—sorry, Goldman Sachs—a once-dominant bank that is badly stuttering. Meanwhile, it turns out that some leopards do change their spots. Olaf Scholz (mea culpa for garbling his name last week) has at last agreed to send some Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, and will let others do so too. Joe Biden, in turn, will send Abrams tanks. We’ve praised them both. The Leopards matter more—and not only because they’ll arrive first and in greater numbers. (This Explainer sets out why.) What next in Ukraine? We’ve just run a series of By Invitation essays in which outside commentators set out their cases for and against exploring peace negotiations with Russia. In the latest two, published today, Christopher Chivvis, a former intelligence officer, argues that the West should encourage Ukraine to talk, while Ben Hodges, a retired general, says Ukraine, properly supported, can retake Crimea. You won’t be surprised to hear that I’m against talks—trying to plead with a bully is only a recipe for failure. But it’s well worth airing the arguments.Have a read, too, of our new story on recently liberated parts of Ukraine, where locals are busy “de-Russifying”. One unsurprising effect of Russia’s invasion and attacks on civilians is that ordinary Ukrainians are ever more hostile towards their neighbour.One anniversary I’m keen to observe takes place on February 4th. That day brings up a year since Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping had a cosy meeting in Beijing to declare the “no limits” friendship between Russia and China. Perhaps the alliance of autocracies seemed a brilliant idea at the time. Less so now. We’re also looking at China’s relations with America. Lately there has been a lull in Sino-American rancour, but the creation of a new, Republican-led, congressional committee could change that.In the coming days, finally, I’ll be gripped by a colourful tale of a corporate titan’s teetering fortunes. No, this isn’t about Elon Musk losing his many billions. Watch instead to see how Gautam Adani—who had been crowned as Asia’s richest man—copes with a sharp sell-off of shares in his various firms, after the publication of a scathing report by Hindenburg Research, a New York investment firm. (The indignant Adani Group has called the report “maliciously mischievous” and is reportedly considering legal action.) The wisdom of this particular crowd? Overwhelmingly you remain optimistic—more than I am, at least—about China’s ability to manage this change. Wolfgang Röhr, in Germany, who had lived and worked in China for decades, is typical in saying he is “convinced that its economy will come roaring back”. Colin Childs, in Hawaii, sees China’s built-in advantages—such as its control of much of the world’s supply of precious metals—delivering for the long term. And Luc Lalongé , in Canada, even sees China’s demographic decline as an advantage “for the Communist Party, always afraid of losing power” because “a shrinking and greying citizenry” is less prone to revolts. By Adam Roberts Digital editor The Economist

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TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 gennaio 2023

Accra, Ghana, January 30, 2023: TradeMark East Africa, one of the world’s leading Aid for Trade organisation, has today rebranded to TradeMark Africa (TMA) (www.TradeMarkAfrica.com) and simultaneously officially launched its West Africa operations. Founded in 2010 in Kenya, today marks TradeMark Africa expansion from its previous core operational area of East Africa and the Horn, to also support countries in West and Southern Africa. TradeMark Africa now has a presence in fourteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Ghana.TradeMark Africa has to date made cumulative investments of over $1.3 billion in East Africa and the Horn, to reduce the time and costs of trading across borders, and to improve export competitiveness of African businesses. These have among other results slashed the time for traders to cross borders – by 70% on average; and for businesses to receive certification – often from many days to a number of hours. Its programmes have contributed to a 16.5% reduction in the total time it takes to transport a container on the Northern Corridor from Kenya’s Mombasa Port to Bujumbura, Burundi. As part of the pivot to West Africa, TradeMark Africa will support the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), based in Accra, Ghana, to realise its vision of integrating the $3.4 trillion African market. TradeMark Africa will also work with regional economic communities (RECs) such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to boost regional economic integration and accelerate trade. Further, it will work with Member States to ensure Governments and businesses benefit practically from the opportunities presented by these shifts – in particular along the Lagos-Abidjan corridor. The successful implementation of the AfCFTA is predicted to boost incomes in Africa by $450 billion by 2030.At the same time, TradeMark Africa announced that its new strategy will build on and scale up on its core strengths, to focus on facilitating development of digital and green trade corridors, to position Africa as a partner of choice for global off takers; as well as promoting inclusive trade that drives down poverty levels and ensures that vulnerable groups are more integrated in trading systems. Some of TradeMark Africa successes in the last 12 years include the construction and operationalisation of 15 One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) across East Africa, which have reduced the time taken to cross select borders by up to 89% in some cases. Moreover, TradeMark Africa has supported the implementation of 60 Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) Systems in multiple Government agencies, thus reducing the time and cost of acquiring trade documents, designed the Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (RECTS) on the Northern Corridor in East Africa, which ensures safety of cargo, and operationalised programmes like Standards, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS), and reduction of Non-Tariff Barrier (NTBs). It has also supported over 200,000 women cross-border traders and small and medium enterprises. TradeMark Africa est une organisation d’aide au commerce créée en 2010, dans le but d’accroître la prospérité grâce au développement des échanges commerciaux. Organisme à but non lucratif, TMA est financée par les agences de développement des pays suivants : Belgique, Canada, Danemark, États-Unis d’Amérique, Finlande, France, Irlande, Norvège, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni et Union européenne.

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In den USA hat die Nachfrage nach Northvolt Anteilen hohe Wellen geschlagen

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 gennaio 2023

Die Nortvolt AB konnte in den Vereinigten Staaten bereits eine Vielzahl an Interessenten für die Ausgabe konzerneigener Wertpapiere gewinnen. Das komplette vorbörsliche Aktien-Angebot für den US-Markt war nach kurzer Zeit so stark überfragt, dass es mittlerweile zweifach überzeichnet ist. Damit erhält nur ein Teil der Interessenten die begehrten Wertpapiere, die nun erneut in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit getreten sind: Wie das schwedische Unternehmen mitteilt, beschäftigt sich ein US Großunternehmen mit der Übernahme der Northvolt AB. Erste Sondierungsgespräche in den Staaten sollen vielversprechend gelaufen sein. Peter Mikael Carlsson, CEO der Northvolt AB, kommentiert auf Nachfrage: Die Amerikaner haben bereits früh erkannt, welches Potential in unserem Unternehmen steckt und möchten gerne Kompetenz, Finanzkraft und Marktpotentiale innerhalb eines gemeinsamen Unternehmens bündeln. Die überraschende Anfrage aus den USA , das schwedischen Unternehmen Nortvolt AB in eine große angelsächsische Firmengruppe zu integrieren und mit der Übernahme einen strategisch wichtigen, europäischen Wirtschaftsstandort zu besetzen, stößt auf große Begeisterung, bei Aktionären als auch bei den Verantwortlichen des Multi-Konzerns. Denn bekanntlich beflügeln solche Nachrichten die Kurse und das Interesse der Zeichner. Mit der Greenshoe-Option, die die Northvolt AB nutzen will, um ihr Kontingent an vorbörslichen Aktien deutlich zu erhöhen, hatte man bereits im Vomonat begonnenm auf die hohe Nachfrage der Anteilsscheine zu reagieren und für entsprechende Zusatzmengen zu sorgen. Bereits da hatte sich angedeutet, dass der geplante Börsengang ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung ist, aber auch eine Fusion mit einem internationalen Unternehmen eine interessante Alternative darstellt. Peter Mikael Carlsson dazu: Eine strategische Partnerschaft mit einem US-Konzern dieser Größenordnung eröffnet uns zusätzliche globale Möglichkeiten bei unserer Expansion. Andererseits sind wir stark genug aufgestellt, um auch in Eigenregie unsere operativen Ziele planmäßig zu erreichen. Die nächten Wochen werden zeigen, wo der Weg uns hinführt.Wer sich rechtzeitig mit Aktien des schwedischen Batteriezellenherstellers eingedeckt hat, kann gelassen abwarten, wie das Übernahmeangebot des US-Konzernriesen aussieht. Den Wert der vorbörslichen Aktien muss das Angebot jedenfalls deutlich übertreffen, um den Aktionären den Anreiz für eine Übernahme zu bieten. Mit einer signifikanten Wertsteigerung der Wertpapiere ist in jedem Fall zu rechnen, da ein Erstnotierungskurs erfahrungsgemäß weit über dem vorbörslichen Zeichnungspreis liegen wird. Die Schweizer Aktiengesellschaft Promouve AG zeichnet sich exklusiv für den Vertrieb der Wertpapiere verantwortlich, relevante Hintergrundinformationen dazu finden Interessenten unter: http://www.promouveag.com

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Israel and Italy Have the Lowest Cost of Mobile Internet

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 gennaio 2023

Japan, US, and Switzerland Among the Most Expensive Countries. Mobile internet traffic almost doubled in the last eight years, and today, more than 60% of all website traffic comes from people using mobile devices. But, as the global mobile data coverage gap continues to narrow, the price gap remains wide.According to data presented by CasinosEnLigne.com, Israel and Italy have the cheapest mobile internet in the world, while Japan, the United States, and Switzerland are among the most expensive countries globally. US Mobile Data Cost 46x Higher than in Italy, Japan is 9x more Expensive than China. Many of the cheapest countries have excellent mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure, which allows providers to offer large amounts of data at reasonable prices. In some countries, economic outlooks also dictate the price, which has to remain low so people can afford it. According to data from the UK-based price comparison website cable.co.uk, which analyzed almost 5,300 mobile data plans across 233 countries, Israel has by far the cheapest mobile internet, with one gigabyte of data costing an average of $0.04 in 2022. Italy placed second in the global ranking, with a low cost of $0.12 per 1GB. India, France, China, and Spain follow, with $0.17, $0.23, $0.41, and $0.60, respectively. Although six times more expensive than Italy and almost 20 times more than Israel, the United Kingdom ranked somewhere in the middle of this chart with a cost of $0.79 per 1GB. On the other hand, Japan, the United States, and Switzerland have some of the costliest plans among developed countries. For instance, 1GB of mobile data in the US costs an average of $5.62, which is seven times more than in the United Kingdom, 13 times more than in China, and 46 times more expensive than the average cost in Italy. The price difference in Switzerland is even worse, with the average cost of mobile data being 61 times larger than in Italy and nine times the UK average cost. Japanese mobile data plans are also much more expensive than in other countries. Last year, 1GB of mobile data in the country cost an average of $3.85, nine times the price the Chinese paid and 16 times the average cost in France. North America the Most Expensive Region, with a 60% Higher Cost than Global Average Regionally, North America is the most expensive overall, with an average cost of $4.98 per GB, way above the global average of $3.12. Statistics show Canada is the most expensive country in the region, with a cost of $5.94, followed by the United States. The average cost of mobile internet in Western Europe was far below these figures. Last year, Europeans paid an average of $2.72 per 1G of mobile data, or 45% less than in North America and 12% less than the global average. That is still way more expensive than the price seen in Asia, which had an average cost of only $1.47 in 2022.

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Difesa Foti(FDI): Parole Medvedev vergognose

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 gennaio 2023

“Le parole del vicepresidente del Consiglio di sicurezza russo Dimitri Medvedev contro il ministro della Difesa Guido Crosetto sono vergognose. Oggi più che mai abbiamo la certezza di aver fatto la scelta giusta. Al fianco della libertà e della democrazia. A Guido tutta la mia solidarietà”. Lo dichiara Tommaso Foti, capogruppo di Fratelli d’Italia alla Camera.

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The humbling of Goldman Sachs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 gennaio 2023

Goldman Sachs secretly controls the world, if you believe conspiracy theorists. Even commentators without tinfoil hats sometimes get carried away when describing this titanic investment bank. Rolling Stone once accused it of having “engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression”, adding for good measure that it was “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money”. In our cover package this week we tell a different story. A firm famed for its swagger has started to sag. It has given up on a plan to build a big consumer bank; booked one of its worst quarterly results for a decade; and attracted a probe by the Federal Reserve. It is not yet in trouble, but under its short-fused boss, David Solomon, it has lagged behind its American peers half the time. Its pedestrian performance suggests several lessons. The real action in finance is now outside regulated banking, where new stars rule, such as Blackstone in private markets, BlackRock in index funds and Citadel in investing and trading. It is hard for old-style Wall Street firms to compete in winner-takes-all digital markets, where PayPal and Amazon have far more clients. And it is striking how the stagnation of globalisation has shrunk Wall Street’s horizons. Goldman gets much less of its growth from foreign revenues than it did when it listed in 1999. Indian and Chinese rivals have bulked up and are often stronger than any foreign firm on their home turf. Perhaps Goldman can recover its swagger, by managing assets better or pioneering new technology to cut its exorbitant labour costs. But there is something uniquely hard about reforming elite firms whose unwritten code is that they are smarter than everyone else. If the squid is to avoid becoming a squib, it needs to learn how to be self-critical. By Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-in-chief The Economist

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The age of the grandparent has arrived

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 gennaio 2023

Supposedly it takes a village to raise a child. But if you haven’t got a village on hand, then a grandparent is the next best thing. For most parents, having grandma or (less likely) grandpa willing to help care for children is a boon. Helpfully, there are more grandparents around than ever before: by our count, 1.5bn of them. Two big demographic trends show their rising importance. First, people are living longer. Since 1960 global life expectancy has risen from 51 to 72 years. Second, families are shrinking, which means the ratio of living grandparents to children is steadily rising. The growing roles of nonna and nonno, or bibi and babu, matter in varied and surprising ways. Have a read of our collection of stories to find out why the age of the grandparent is upon us. Adam Roberts Digital editor The Economist

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BlueInvest Day, the meeting point for blue economy entrepreneurs, innovators and investors

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 gennaio 2023

Brussels Thursday, 9 March 2023 10:00 – 17:45 CET. Royal Library of Belgium. Live or online! Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), BlueInvest Day 2023 brings together founders, investors and stakeholders to discuss the scaling of financing for a sustainable blue economy.It will present funding opportunities through reverse pitches from active funds and facilitate impact-driven investor-to-project matching. It will also host the fourth BlueInvest Awards: 16 top blue businesses will pitch it out on stage and a panel of investors will give their verdict across 5 categories: Net Zero, Circular Economy and Preventing Ocean Pollution, Responsible Food Systems & Ocean Observation, plus the People’s Choice category, where the audience picks a winner. The event will feature Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans & Fisheries, Roger HAVENITH, Deputy CEO of the European Investment Fund, and Pierre KARLESKIND, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Fisheries. It will include keynote addresses and an expert panel session focusing on the financing for sustainable technologies in the blue economy.

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René Magritte highlights the Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 gennaio 2023

London – René Magritte’s lyrical gouache Le retour (circa 1950, estimate: £4,000,000-6,000,000) will highlight the 22nd edition of Christie’s annual The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, which will take place on 28 February 2023. Le retour presents a dream-like variation on one of René Magritte’s most poetic motifs: the oiseau de ciel, or ‘sky-bird,’ whose form, captured mid-flight, appears to be hewn from the very environment it inhabits. The subject had first emerged in the artist’s 1940 composition Le retour, now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and later in Le baiser (1951) (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). The motif had evolved by the time Magritte created Le baiser, depicting similar subject matter to Le retour (circa 1950) but this time, completely inverting the earlier scenario, with night replacing day in the body of the bird, while the surrounding seascape remained bathed in the soft light of the overcast sky. As such, these two works may be considered pendant pieces, exploring a contrasting but similar visual conundrum. Last seen publicly when auctioned by Christie’s in 2004, Le retour will be on view in New York from 28 to 31 January and Hong Kong from 7 to10 February before being exhibited in London from 22 to 28 February 2023. The variation of one of Magritte’s most recognised themes in Le retour provides a fascinating insight into his practice, especially in relation to his gouaches. While he sometimes created works on paper that were essentially reprisals of subjects previously explored in oil, he explained to the American collector Barnet Hodes, that his works needed to be ‘rethought’ rather than merely reproduced through gouache. The medium allowed him to disseminate his core visual ideas/concepts to a wider audience. The colour allowing him to convey the full meaning of the image, describing texture and weight, the smooth surface of the gouache allowing him to heighten the surreality of the image, and accentuate the fissures or leaps of logic at play in the composition. Over the course of his artistic career, Magritte became increasingly adept at converting his vision of the mysteries of the world into pictures that, through their icon-like simplicity, conveyed their messages all the more strikingly.

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Presidente Herzog: “L’antisemitismo e il negazionismo dell’Olocausto esistono ancora”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 gennaio 2023

Il Presidente di Israele ha chiesto al PE di eradicare l’antisemitismo in Europa e adottare la definizione di antisemitismo dell’Alleanza Internazionale per la Memoria dell’Olocausto. Nell’aprire la cerimonia di commemorazione per la Giornata della Memoria, la Presidente del Parlamento europeo Roberta Metsola ha definito l’Olocausto “il più grande crimine della storia. Un crimine inteso a cancellare un popolo dalla terra. Un crimine progettato per infliggere orrore a generazioni. Un crimine che ha plasmato il nostro moderno progetto europeo in un’incarnazione della promessa eterna: mai più”.La Presidente ha poi sottolineato che l’Olocausto non è avvenuto da un giorno all’altro e che i campanelli d’allarme sarebbero dovuti scattare molto prima. Nonostante il passare degli anni, è essenziale continuare a commemorare l’Olocausto perché l’antisemitismo tuttora esiste e questa generazione di sopravvissuti è l’ultima che può testimoniarlo in prima persona. Inoltre, la Presidente ha assicurato che il Parlamento europeo difenderà sempre i valori del rispetto, della dignità umana, dell’uguaglianza e della speranza, e non verrà mai messo a tacere nella sua lotta in difesa dei valori umani e contro l’odio e la discriminazione. Il Presidente israeliano Herzog ha aperto il suo discorso dichiarando: “Oggi sono qui davanti a voi come Presidente dello Stato di Israele, lo Stato-nazione democratico del popolo ebraico, ma il mio cuore e i miei pensieri sono rivolti ai miei fratelli e alle mie sorelle uccisi nell’Olocausto, il cui unico crimine era la loro appartenenza all’ebraismo e l’umanità di cui erano portatori”. Il Presidente Herzog ritiene che l’Europa mantiene un compito fondamentale nel contrastare la crescita dell’antisemitismo e ha esortato i deputati a non restare indifferenti: “dovete notare i segnali d’allarme, individuare i sintomi della pandemia di antisemitismo e combatterla a tutti i costi. Dovete fare in modo che ogni ebreo che voglia vivere una vita ebraica piena nei vostri Paesi possa farlo in sicurezza e senza paura”. Attraverso l’educazione, la legislazione e qualsiasi altro strumento a propria disposizione, i deputati e l’UE dovrebbero impegnarsi a sconfiggere il razzismo, l’odio e l’antisemitismo in tutte le loro forme. Inoltre, il Presidente ha invitato il PE ad adottare integralmente la definizione di antisemitismo dell’Alleanza Internazionale per la Memoria dell’Olocausto. Il Presidente ha poi sottolineato che “le critiche allo Stato di Israele non devono sconfinare nella negazione dell’esistenza stessa dello Stato di Israele, lo Stato nazionale del popolo ebraico”. In merito alle relazioni Europa-Israele, ha affermato che “lo Stato di Israele e l’Europa sono uniti da un legame indissolubile. I nostri interessi comuni, e ancor più i nostri valori condivisi, dettano il nostro presente e modellano il nostro futuro”. Il Presidente ha infine invitato i deputati e l’UE ad ampliare, approfondire e rafforzare il loro partenariato per combattere più efficacemente le sfide attuali che Israele e UE devono affrontare, come la minaccia posta dall’Iran al suo stesso popolo, a Israele, al Medio Oriente e all’Ucraina.

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Co-mai: soddisfazioni e sostegno per la cooperazione tra Italia Algeria Egitto ed i paesi arabi e nordafricani

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 gennaio 2023

Sono state firmate due intese da Eni e la sua omologa algerina, un’intesa per ridurre le emissioni di gas serra, quindi per uno sviluppo sostenibile, e l’altra per giungere ad un incremento delle esportazioni di gas dall’Algeria all’Italia e all’Ue, la realizzazione di un nuovo gasdotto per l’idrogeno, la possibilità di fare gas liquefatto, insomma un meccanismo di mix energetico che individuiamo come possibile soluzione alla crisi in atto”, ha detto il Presidente del Consiglio Giorgia Meloni in conferenza stampa, spiegando più nel dettaglio a cosa sono serviti gli incontri di oggi. “Sono molto soddisfatta di un partenariato che è molto solido, di una presenza italiana che è molto credibile e quindi di un’Italia che riesce a essere un partner credibile, che è capace di una cooperazione non predatoria ma fatta, soprattutto e anche, per aiutare le nazioni con le quali opera a crescere e a sviluppare”, ha aggiunto Meloni di fronte alla stampa. “Con la Comunità del Mondo Arabo in Italia(Co-mai) e l’Unione medica euro mediterranea(UMEM) esprimiamo soddisfazione ,apprezzamento e sostegno al governo italiano per questa sua missione importante in Algeria con il Presidente del Consiglio Giorgia Meloni e in Egitto con il vice premier e Ministro Antonio Tajani per consolidare il rapporto con il mondo arabo , nell’ambito economico ,culturale e politico, risolvere le criticità per quanto riguarda l’energia e affrontare dialogando con i nostri paesi per proporre politiche a favore dello sviluppo e la cooperazione internazionale ed economica compreso l’immigrazione valorizzando i suoi lati positivi e combattendo i lati negativi in primis il mercato degli esseri umani. Non ci saranno mai soluzioni durature per le immigrazioni irregolari senza la stabilizzazione dei paesi nord africani e un sostegno concreto a favore dell’occupazione giovanile, la sicurezza, la sanità ,l’innovazione tecnologica e l’istruzione compreso quella universitaria. Così dichiara Foad Aodi Presidente Co-mai, UMEM e Membro commissione Salute Globale Fnomceo http://www.unitiperunire.org

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Giorno della Memoria: Plenaria con il Presidente israeliano Herzog

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 gennaio 2023

Bruxelles. Giovedì 26 gennaio 2o23 alle 10.30, il Presidente israeliano Isaac Herzog si esprimerà in Aula in occasione della Giornata internazionale di commemorazione in memoria delle vittime dell’Olocausto. La Presidente del Parlamento europeo Roberta Metsola aprirà la seduta solenne con un discorso introduttivo. Al termine del discorso del Presidente Herzog, i deputati osserveranno un minuto di silenzio. La cerimonia si concluderà con l’esecuzione musicale di “Kaddish” di Maurice Ravel, eseguita da Chen Halevi al clarinetto e Jenő Lisztes al cimbalom. Al termine della cerimonia, alle 11.45 circa, i Presidenti Metsola e Herzog inaugureranno il Memoriale dell’Olocausto “Il rifugiato” di Felix Nussbaum di fronte alla Plenaria del Parlamento. La Giornata internazionale di commemorazione in memoria delle vittime dell’Olocausto viene celebrata il 27 gennaio ed è stata istituita nel 2005 dalle Nazioni Unite per ricordare l’Olocausto e il 60° anniversario della liberazione del campo di concentramento di Auschwitz-Birkenau. Quest’anno ricorrono anche i 75 anni dalla fondazione dello Stato di Israele.È possibile seguire la cerimonia in diretta sul Centro multimediale del PE e su EbS+. Nato a Tel Aviv nel 1960, Isaac Herzog è stato eletto undicesimo Presidente dello Stato di Israele nel 2021. Eletto per la prima volta alla Knesset nel 2003, da allora ha ricoperto diversi incarichi ministeriali. Nel 2013, Herzog è stato eletto Presidente del Partito laburista israeliano e, nel giugno 2018, Presidente dell’esecutivo dell’Agenzia ebraica per Israele.

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Working together to protect the oceans

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 gennaio 2023

Friend of the Sea is a project of the World Sustainability Organization (WSO), providing certification of products and services which respect the marine habitat and aquatic species. Seafood and Omega3 supplements from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture can be certified, following audits to verify compliance with strict sustainability requirements. Audits are carried out by qualified auditors of independent and nationally accredited certification bodies. Other products and services can apply for Friend of the Sea certification, such as sustainable salt, restaurants and chefs, UV Creams, ornamental fish species, public aquariums, seaweeds, shipping, whale and dolphin-watching operators. Over a thousand companies have products certified by WSO certification programs in over 70 countries. Friend of the Sea also deploys its own conservation projects and campaigns to protect endangered species and habitats.

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The technological revolution turning Hollywood upside down

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 gennaio 2023

Disney characters constantly reinvent themselves. Aladdin and Cinderella swap their rags for posh clothes to woo royalty. The Little Mermaid trades her silvery voice for a pair of legs, also to pursue a prince. Anakin Skywalker flips from good to evil and back again, destroying at least one planet along the way. Disney, the company, has spent 100 years reinventing itself, too. It still peps up old stories for a modern audience. (Of the characters above, only Darth Vader was created in the past century.) It still dominates the global box office. What has changed is that it now faces competitors with much deeper pockets: the tech titans. For Apple and Amazon, streamable films and television shows are an add-on to make their other offerings more enticing. They can spend fortunes on them, and take creative risks, without needing to turn a profit. And technology is disrupting the entertainment industry in other ways, too, with more movies based on video games, better software to create virtual sets and artificial intelligence that can already make rudimentary video. Small wonder Disney’s share price bucks and plunges like the Big Thunder Mountain rollercoaster. One of our cover stories looks at how the wonderful world of entertainment might change as Disney embarks on its second century.Our cover story in Europe tackles a grimmer topic: Turkey’s slide towards dictatorship. When Recep Tayyip Erdogan was first elected two decades ago, he brought welcome stability. For a while, Turkey was a serious candidate to join the European Union. But the longer he has been in charge, the more autocratic he has grown. Critics are stifled, courts harass dissidents, the internet is in effect censored. Mr Erdogan sits in a vast palace snapping orders at courtiers too frightened to tell him he is wrong. So his increasingly eccentric beliefs swiftly become public policy. His theory that high interest rates cause inflation is frankly bonkers, but Turkey’s previously independent central bank must act as if it were true. Hence Turkey’s galloping inflation and shrivelling living standards. Mr Erdogan suggested this week that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on May 14th. If the opposition unite around their best candidate and the vote is more or less free and fair, there is a good chance that Mr Erdogan will lose. Unfortunately, he seems determined to tilt the playing field even more in his favour than it already is. His government is trying to shut down one of the main opposition parties, and one of Mr Erdogan’s most plausible rivals has been banned from politics for calling an official an “idiot”. The West must speak up. Turkey is an essential, if troublesome, ally, located in one of the most strategically sensitive places in the world. It would be a disaster if Mr Erdogan were to join the dictators’ club.Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-in-chief The Economist

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Filippo Grandi dell’UNHCR elogia il supporto della Moldavia ai rifugiati ucraini

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 gennaio 2023

Il testo che segue è attribuibile all’Alto Commissario delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati, Filippo Grandi.Sono lieto di essere in Moldavia per congratularmi con il governo per la sua decisione di attivare la protezione temporanea per i rifugiati in fuga dall’Ucraina. Il popolo e il governo moldavi hanno dimostrato una notevole solidarietà nei confronti dei rifugiati sin dall’inizio dell’invasione russa dell’Ucraina, quasi un anno fa.Questo sostegno è stato visibile fin dai primi giorni e settimane di guerra, quando decine di migliaia di rifugiati – soprattutto donne e bambini – sono fuggiti dall’Ucraina, e continua tuttora.Nonostante le numerose e pressanti sfide economiche e le risorse limitate, i moldavi hanno aperto il loro Paese e le loro case. Negli ultimi 11 mesi sono arrivati quasi 750.000 rifugiati ucraini e ne rimangono oltre 102.000, di cui quasi la metà sono bambini.La decisione del governo di attivare la protezione temporanea all’inizio di questa settimana è un’altra espressione concreta e tangibile di solidarietà continua e sostenuta con il popolo ucraino. Fornisce uno status giuridico più sicuro ai rifugiati, e apre la strada a una risposta più sostenibile e pianificata. La protezione temporanea aiuterà i rifugiati ad accedere al lavoro, a diventare autonomi e a contribuire alle comunità che li ospitano fino a quando non potranno tornare a casa in sicurezza e dignità. Fornisce inoltre il quadro per un accesso ancora più sostenibile all’istruzione e ad altri servizi di base, garantendo stabilità in un momento di grande trauma e sconvolgimento.L’UNHCR, l’Agenzia ONU per i Rifugiati, è impegnata a sostenere la Moldavia e ad approfondire la cooperazione per l’inclusione dei rifugiati, mobilitando al contempo un forte sostegno da parte dei donatori alle famiglie e comunità ospitanti.Dall’inizio dell’afflusso di rifugiati, l’UNHCR da sola ha fornito assistenza e sostegno in Moldavia per oltre 100 milioni di dollari, in aggiunta ai contributi di altri attori umanitari e dello sviluppo, nonché al sostegno diretto dei donatori bilaterali al governo. Continueremo a investire nel rafforzamento dei sistemi di protezione sociale in Moldavia, sia per i rifugiati che per i moldavi. Tuttavia, è indispensabile che la comunità internazionale si faccia avanti per rinnovare il sostegno alla risposta ai rifugiati e alle comunità che generosamente li ospitano in Moldavia. Ciò significa investimenti urgenti e potenziati per lo sviluppo del Paese, nonché sforzi internazionali significativi per sostenere e far crescere l’economia, anche incoraggiando gli investimenti del settore privato che possono offrire opportunità sostenibili sia ai moldavi che ai rifugiati.

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Marocco: PE chiede immediato rilascio per tutti i giornalisti in prigione

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 gennaio 2023

Strasburgo. In una risoluzione sulla situazione dei giornalisti in Marocco, i deputati chiedono l’immediato rilascio provvisorio per Omar Radi, Souleimen Raissouni e Taoufik Bouachrine e tutti i giornalisti in prigione, e la fine delle vessazioni nei confronti di tutti i giornalisti del Paese, nonché dei loro avvocati e delle loro famiglie. Inoltre, condannano fermamente l’uso improprio che le autorità marocchine fanno delle accuse di violenza sessuale per scoraggiare i giornalisti dal fare il loro lavoro. Nello stesso testo, l’Aula esprime profonda preoccupazione per le accuse di corruzione nei confronti di alcuni deputati e chiede l’applicazione delle stesse misure applicate ai rappresentanti del Qatar. I deputati ribadiscono inoltre l’impegno a indagare e ad affrontare in modo approfondito i casi di corruzione nei quali sono coinvolti paesi terzi che tentano di acquisire influenza in seno al Parlamento europeo.Nel testo adottato, si esorta inoltre il Paese a porre fine alla sorveglianza digitale dei giornalisti, anche attraverso il software spia Pegasus, e chiedono ai Paesi dell’UE di interrompere l’esportazione di tecnologia di sorveglianza in Marocco.Infine, la risoluzione invita l’UE e i suoi Stati membri a continuare a sollevare i casi di giornalisti e prigionieri politici detenuti con le autorità marocchine e a usare la loro influenza per ottenere miglioramenti concreti della situazione dei diritti umani nel Paese.La risoluzione, non legislativa, è stata adottata con 356 voti a favore, 32 contrari e 42 astensioni.

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Aperte le iscrizioni per la 12ª Maratona internazionale di Gerusalemme “Winner”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 gennaio 2023

Decine di migliaia di corridori provenienti da tutta Israele e da tutto il mondo sono attesi alla 12ª Maratona Internazionale di Gerusalemme “Winner”, che si terrà venerdì 17 marzo 2023.La Maratona di Gerusalemme “Winner” è una celebrazione per la città stessa con decine di migliaia di visitatori che vengono accolti dalle imprese locali e che si preparano per poter offrire il meglio durante il fine settimana della maratona, ad esempio gli alberghi offrono sconti, pacchetti di viaggio speciali e molto altro ancora.Le iscrizioni alla maratona sono aperte e comprendono 6 gare: Maratona completa (42,2 km) Mezza maratona (21,1 km) Corsa di 10 km Corsa di 5 km Corsa per famiglie (1,7 km) Corsa comunitaria (0,8 km) Per le iscrizioni, ulteriori informazioni sui vari percorsi, sulle possibilità di alloggio e sugli eventi collaterali, consultare il sito web della maratona: https://jerusalem-marathon.com/en/home-page/ La Maratona Internazionale di Gerusalemme “Winner” è coordinata dal Comune di Gerusalemme, in collaborazione con l’Autorità per lo Sviluppo di Gerusalemme, con il sostegno e l’assistenza del Ministro degli Affari e del Patrimonio di Gerusalemme, del Ministero della Cultura e dello Sport e del Ministero del Turismo, ed è infine sponsorizzata da Toto-Winner.I corridori iscritti alla maratona riceveranno un pacchetto che comprende una maglia ufficiale SAUCONY Dri-FIT, un numero di gara personale, un chip di cronometraggio monouso e altri vantaggi. Sponsor della maratona: Mey Eden, Hapoel Sport Association, Eldan, Cinema City, Reidman International College e Bezeq Business. La maratona è prodotta da Electra Target.

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