10Mar 2017
Felix Mutati, Edgar Lungu, Zambia, IMF, government, economy, privatisation

Edgar Lungu’s decision to appoint Felix Mutati as Finance Minister is a clear message to the IMF and the World Bank: Zambia is again ready to follow IMF’s austerity policies. Mutati, who was minister in Mwanawasa’s and Banda’s governments, played a key role in approving and carrying out IMF’s prescriptions. Zambian economy collapsed as a… Continue reading

03Mar 2017
Antwerp World Diamond Centre , Servais Verherstraeten, Axel Haelterman, Raf Verstraeten, Catherine Degoul, Patokh Chodiev, diamonds, Kazakhgate

On 14 April 2011, the Belgian Parliament voted a law that amended the Code of Criminal Procedure. According to the law, it became possible as from 16 May 2011 to enter into transactions with the Public Prosecutor to terminate the public prosecution of offences at all the stages of a criminal procedure. The project of… Continue reading

26Feb 2017
Tony Blair, Aleksandar Vučić , partnership, advisor, Serbia, NATO, war

Vucic’s partnership with Blair is an insult to the memory of civilian victims of the 1999 war. On 23 April 1999, a NATO missile killed sixteen workers of the Radio Television of Serbia. A few hours later, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair praised the bombing and called for more such attacks. Alexandar Vucic, at that… Continue reading

24Feb 2017
Donald Trump, money, mining, resources, Alaska, Pebble Project, Northern Dynasty Minerals, Teck Resources

Northern Dynasty Minerals is a Canadian company listed on the American Stock Market that currently owns the biggest gold and copper exploitation site in North America: Pebble Project in southwest Alaska, USA. The exploitation of the minerals is, however, unprofitable, given the current standards of regulations in environmental protection. For this reason, up until recently,… Continue reading