Ukraine: defense concern massively overpays for Russian components to military hardware

Companies that are part of the Ukroboronprom Group from 2015 to 2019 through foreign intermediaries purchased Russian military products, whose cost was overestimated by two to three times. That’s according to a pre-trial investigation conducted by the Main Investigative Department of the Security Service of Ukraine. The court says special exporters in the interests of…

Latvia: cancer treatment funding second lowest in Europe

Over the course of two years, Latvia’s list of state-compensated medicines has been expanded with only two modern generation medicines for cancer treatment, which is less when compared to Lithuania and Estonia, as reported by Association of International Innovative Pharmaceuticals Producers (SIFFA) director Valters Bolevics. In Latvia the two latest additions to the list of…

Georgia: 126 new buses to appear in Tbilisi

126 new 12-meter gas-operated buses will appear in Tbilisi, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze has said at a Tbilisi city government session. The green buses will be delivered by Tegeta Motors and will be produced in Turkey by BMC, one of the largest commercial and military vehicle manufacturers in Turkey. “We will not only change the…

Ukraine: cooperation with Armenia to be enhanced

Ukraine and Armenia are stepping up dialogue to strengthen cooperation in various fields. Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Yulia Sokolovska discussed this issue with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Ukraine Tigran Seyranyan, the Ministry of Social Policy reported. “The parties agreed that Kyiv and Yerevan should strengthen cooperation in…