Ukraine: Chornobyl going solar

Ukraine has unveiled a solar plant in Chornobyl, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where visitors are accompanied by guides carrying radiation meters, 3,800 panels produce energy to power…


Ukraine: capital investments up in H1 2018

Capital investments in Ukraine grew by 26.6% in the first half of 2018 compared with the corresponding period in 2017, First Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv stated during Government Question Hour meeting. “Capital investments increased by 26.6% in the first half of 2018 compared with 2017. Almost half…


Azerbaijan: Heydar Aliyev Airport among world’s 14 most beautiful airports

Heydar Aliyev International Airport, located in Baku, is among 14 most beautiful airports in the world, according to the rating made by Curbed, an American real-estate blog network. “Located in the capital of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport terminal features giant wooden cocoons designed by Turkish architecture studio Autoban,” said Curbed. “Light streams in…


Romania: Tarom presents Bucharest-Odesa flight

Representatives of the Tarom Romanian airlines have presented in Odesa a new Bucharest-Odesa direct flight, which will be launched on October 31. “This is an important event for Romania and Ukraine, which contributes to strengthening of the cooperation between our countries, the development of many projects, communication and tourism. It takes 11 hours to travel…


Lithuania: Agriculture Ministry calls on EC to cover losses

Lithuanian agriculture minister Giedrius Surplys has called on the European Commission to cover losses incurred by the country’s farmers from drought and swine fever.

According to the minister, Lithuanian farmers are estimated to have incurred 0.5 billion euros in losses due to drought over the last summer. (BNN/Business World Magazine)