Huawei Elected to Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association of Europe

In June 2014, Huawei was elect­ed to join the board of the 5G Infra­struc­ture Asso­ci­a­tion in Europe, intend­ing to play an advi­so­ry role and influ­ence the Euro­pean Union’s pri­or­i­ties regard­ing research into 5G and the roll­out of super-fast con­nec­tiv­i­ty across Europe and the rest of the world.  The 5G Infra­struc­ture Asso­ci­a­tion rep­re­sents the pri­vate inter­ests of the 5G Pub­lic and Pri­vate ...

Russia Escalates Economic Pressure against Moldova

On June 27, 2014, Moldo­va (along with Ukraine and Geor­gia) signed EU Asso­ci­a­tion Agree­ments dur­ing a sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny in Brus­sels.  The cer­e­mo­ny took place amidst Russ­ian threats of eco­nom­ic retal­i­a­tion for the per­ceived choice by these coun­tries of West­ern inte­gra­tion over their rela­tion­ships with Rus­sia and the what Moscow believes to be med­dling by the West into its his­toric sphere of ...

Cuba and Russia Sign MoU for Russian Oil Majors to Develop Cuba’s Offshore Shelf

On June 18, 2014, Rafael Ten­reiro Perez, head of the explo­ration depart­ment of Cuba’s Union CubaPetroleo, dis­closed the sign­ing of sev­er­al mem­o­ran­dums of mutu­al under­stand­ing with Ros­neft and Zarubezh­neft (two of Rus­si­a’s lead­ing oil majors).  These agree­ments are for the joint devel­op­ment of Cuba’s off­shore shelf.  Mr. Perez not­ed, “I am almost sure of sign­ing new con­tracts with oth­er Russ­ian ...