Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist, Jimmy Lai, has been arrested under a new national security law, and detained on suspicion of “colluding” with foreign forces. Lai, known for his support for the region’s pro-democracy movement and criticism of Beijing, was arrested on Monday along with six others, including his son, while the newspaper he runs, the “Apple Daily,” was...

Stability in the Caucasus is fragile

The Caucasus has long been a part of the world that has required the attention of Europe. Since the 2008 invasion of Georgia by Russia, Europe has worked hard to encourage a Euro-Atlantic future for these countries in order to help bring them lasting peace and stability. For an extended period of time, there seemed to be positive progress in the region. Recent elections in both Georgia and...

New oilfield discovered in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – A fountain oil flow fountain appeared during geological exploration at the Bekturly Vostochny exploration block in the Mangistau region in western Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan’s state oil and gas KazMunayGas (KMG) said on June 23.The fountain oil inflow erupts at a rate of up to 100 cubic metres per day and was obtained according to the results of high-tech seismic...

EU clears acquisition of CC&I to boost energy transmission in Spain, Chile and Brazil

The acquisition of Celeo Concesiones e Inversiones (CC&I) of Spain by Pasterze Investments Holding (PIH) of the Netherlands and Elecnor of Spain complies with EU Merger Regulation, the Commission said on 16 December, noting that CC&I, currently part of Elecnor, will serve as a joint platform to develop and manage energy transmission infrastructure projects and renewable energy projects...