The article focuses on the EU activity in peacekeeping and security as one of the growing trends in European development and external assistance policies. The institutional structure and the dynamics of geographical and sectoral distribution of EU international assistance are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the institutional and legal changes in the organization and conduct of EU joint military operations according to the Lisbon Treaty, as well as to the peculiarities of military administration and financing mechanisms for EU peacekeeping operations.
The author analyzes how Japan’s nuclear crisis has affected global economy, global financial system and financial stability of Japan itself. It also reveals implications for reinsurance industry, world energy markets and Russo-Japanese trade relations.
The article is devoted to the problem of future scenarios of development of the Japanese nuclear power industry after the triple disaster, namely the increase in imports of hydrocarbons, the accent on energy-saving, and strengthening of renewable energy. The author comes to a conclusion that it is not possible for Japan to completely abandon nuclear energy in the foreseeable future.
Signed by Donald Morrison, an article under a sinister title “The Death of the French culture” published in the December 2007 issue of the “Time Magazine” is a starting point for the scrupulous analysis by the author of a delicate matter of French– American Love–Hatred in the context of so called “soft power”.
The article in question deals with the actual cross-border cooperation between the France and the Italy which is characterized by the wide programs launched by the European Union. The author analysis the principal stages of the development of the cross-border contacts of this European region which is situated right in the heart of the Continent.
The problem of demarcation of the Yugoslav-Italian border, appeared in Europe at the end of World War II, but its premise began to take shape in the first quarter of the twentieth century, when Trieste and its environs became a part of Italy. With renewed vigor the problem of nationality of Istria and Venezia Giulia was manifested at the end of World War II in 1944, when People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, led by Josip Broz Tito passed the old Italo-Yugoslav border, took the part of these areas with a mixed Italian-Slovenian-Croatian population (including Trieste) and faced with the Anglo-American forces in the north-east of Italy. In this way, Istria was included into Yugoslavia. Trieste area has become a "battlefield" where shared sphere of influence of great powers.
This article deals with the immigration policy of the Italian Republic in the last decades in the context of EU membership and analyze the specifics of the migration flows into the country. These is preceded by a detailed analysis of the political situation in North
Africa before, during and after the "Arab Spring" as well as theinfluenceoftheregionalcrisisonmigrationpolicy in Italy and the European Union in general. The author distilled the experience of immigration policy in Italy into recommendations to improve the migration policy of the Russian Federation.
The article is dedicated to the new approaches for realisation of regional policy in Italy in the period of the 2nd Republic. In the focus of the analysis there is the process of the so-called devolution as a de facto federalisation of the political system in Italy and its institutional framework during the constitutional reform in the 2000-es. The regional cleavages within Italy are also analysed in the article (both the traditional ones, between the North and the South, and between Milan and Rome, and the new ones connected with the perspective development of the North East of Italy).