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  The Canadian Climate Leadership Council recently proposed a plan that was supported by 27 Nobel laureates in economics and other business dignitaries, calling for the introduction of a national carbon tax starting at $40 per ton of carbon dioxide. The base argumentation used was primarily economic efficiency and climate fatalism. The underlying logic seemed closer to abstract academic theory than sound economic reasoning. More has been happening recently, with an obvious reference being made to Brexit, as politicians tend to lead the public without a clear understanding of the costs and consequences, jumping into reckless actions while lacking trustworthy and elaborate impact assessments and risk analyses.   Canada is one of the zealot countries, diehard supportive of climate change policies and the Paris accords. Ottawa has been on the

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Евгений Кънев е Доктор по икономика, управляващ съдружник на инвестиционна консултантска компания "Маконис". Бил е управляващ директор за Европа на американската компания Tello Corporation и директор Корпоративни финанси в KPMG България. В дългогодишната си кариера на инвестиционен консултант е ръководил голям брой проекти за сливания и придобивания, бизнес оценки и финансирания в редица страни от Централна и Източна Европа и Ирландия. Има магистърска степен по бизнес администрация от Illinois State University (USA) и Диплома по финанси и счетоводство на Асоциацията на сертифицираните експерт счетоводители на Великобритания (ACCA). Специализирал е корпоративни финанси във Великобритания, Белгия и Германия. Лицензиран оценител на търговски предприятия, финансови институции и интелектуална собственост. Автор е на над 100 публикации на инвестиционно-финансови и макроикономически теми и на книгата "Публично-частно партньорство: принципи, модели и политики за частно предлагане на публични услуги".
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Евгений Кънев е Доктор по икономика, управляващ съдружник на инвестиционна консултантска компания "Маконис". Бил е управляващ директор за Европа на американската компания Tello Corporation и директор Корпоративни финанси в KPMG България. В дългогодишната си кариера на инвестиционен консултант е ръководил голям брой проекти за сливания и придобивания, бизнес оценки и финансирания в редица страни от Централна и Източна Европа и Ирландия. Има магистърска степен по бизнес администрация от Illinois State University (USA) и Диплома по финанси и счетоводство на Асоциацията на сертифицираните експерт счетоводители на Великобритания (ACCA). Специализирал е корпоративни финанси във Великобритания, Белгия и Германия. Лицензиран оценител на търговски предприятия, финансови институции и интелектуална собственост. Автор е на над 100 публикации на инвестиционно-финансови и макроикономически теми и на книгата "Публично-частно партньорство: принципи, модели и политики за частно предлагане на публични услуги".
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Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this file photo illustration shot in Istanbul, Turkey, January 7, 2014. Turkey's central bank is expected to make an interest rate decision this week.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer/FilesGLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE - SEARCH "BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD AUGUST 17" FOR ALL IMAGES

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  This article is based on Alex Alexiev’s presentation to the “Russia After Putin” conference of the Bulgariaanalytica.org on Oct. 2. 2017 in Sofia. All citations are from the “Russia in Decline” publication by the Jamestown Foundation, edited by Enders  Wimbush and Beth Portale, March 2017.     Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia in 1999, a period of time which in many ways determined the course of his rule. The major, if not decisive reason for that, was that 1999 and the eight years that followed, were a period during which the prices of oil and gas rose dramatically from an average of $12-$14 dollars per barrel (USD/bbl) in 1999 to $147/bbl in 2008. This increased Russian export earnings nearly tenfold over this period and led Putin to

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  Three to four years following the Euromaidan protests and Russia’s incursions in Ukraine, Kiev is progressing slightly fiscally and economically, but the country remains poor and mired in corruption, and another backlash against the Ukrainian political elite is brewing. For Ukraine to significantly progress as a country, this political tide must usher in major economic reforms, rather than just ushering out a corrupt, oligarchic class.   Ukraine has made strides in its struggle to break free from Russian control. Since the ouster of the Yanukovych regime in 2014, Kiev has established a clearer western orientation, even as it remains at war with Moscow-backed militants in Ukraine’s east. Kiev has won major financial support from the International Monetary Fund and western governments, while reducing debt and deficits. Socially, Kiev has

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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 09/18/2017.   Commenting on Jean-Claude Junker’s state of the European Union speech last week, the usually restrained German economic weekly, Wirtschafts Woche, said the following: “Today the chief of the European Commission gave a great speech… a speech full of great nonsense.” What prompted that staid publication to use such undiplomatic language, especially since the European Parliament gave the speech a standing ovation? Hopefully, it is the realization of more and more Europeans that the cheap EU triumphalism and prescriptions peddled by Juncker are, at best, inappropriate and, at worst, a recipe for disaster.   Of triumphalism there was plenty in the speech. “The wind is back in Europe’s sails” Junker assured the audience and told it that the EU is “in the fifth year

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  Bulgariaanalytica.org has written twice before (Alex Alexiev and Enders Wimbush, Russia in Decline) about this study and is  returning to the subject again now that the results of the study have been published in a book, which may well be the most important book on Russia since Vladimir Putin came to power in 1999.[1]   The book is the result of a collective effort by eighteen prominent American and Russian political analysts and economists assembled by the Jamestown Foundation for the purpose of assessing the state of Russia in 2016, the 17th year of the Putin’s de facto leadership era in Russia. The verdict of the experts is essentially unanimous, Russia today is in a state of “a serious and sustained decline.” What that decline augurs for the future