Problems of local self-government
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REFORM OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY
In all spheres of the Russian Army, as well as in whole society, were the process of disintegration. Poor condition of the country's defense caused the necessity of radical reform of the entire military sectors of society and, above all, of the Armed Forces as its main component. Along with internal, emerged at the same time external factors of reform of the Russian Army... (read more)
RUSSIA IN WTO: IMPACTS ON DOMESTIC AGRICULTURE
Russia's membership in WTO should be seen as the result of finding a balance between the benefits and concerns. The process of accession provided different benefits for Russia: getting of the market economy status at the WTO, as well as bringing of the legislation into conformity with the international requirements. On the other hand, the opening of markets can create serious problems for companies and various branches of Russian agriculture... (read more)
OLD AND NEW MOSCOW
Moscow - is not only the capital, but also is a huge megalopolis - the most northern urban agglomeration in the world. And the negative processes which proceeds in all cities, in all countries, more or less the sames. Mega-cities and their suburbs are divided into prosperous and disadvantaged.
You can now imagine what will happen when millions of construction workers will come to the city. How do you think there they will come from, and on what languages they will speak?.. (read more)
The activity of Russian companies in the European market of mergers and acquisitions
The largest Russian companies have started to fight for control over strategic assets in the energy sector, metallurgy, communications and transportation in Europe. However, the EU authorities do not hurry to disclose their economic space for Russian investors. Despite the economic crisis and shortage of capital, the EU authorities do not want to give control over strategic industries... (read more)
BRAZILIAN MEAT INDUSTRY
Brazil was, is and probably will be the owner of the largest herd of cattle in the world. The development of animal breeding contributes to the warm weather conditions in all territory of Brazil that allow cattle to have year-round access to the pastures. But the same climatic conditions impact on the specificity and quality of meat that Brazil supplied for export...(read more)
Gasoline and its additives (MTBE, ETBE and TAME)
in Europe, Russia and Ukraine
The European gasoline market has quite changed over the past years, which is first of all connected with the structure of automobile transportation, i.e. “Europe’s dieselization”, as over 60% of automobiles in Europe consume diesel. Another reason is diesel’s better ecological and economical indicators... (read more)
Local self-government in Ukraine:
strategic priorities and problems of realization
Ukraine has a lot of positive aspects in realization of local self-government in the country. The bodies of local self-government are effectively cooperating with local population. Such from as public hearings is defined in national legislation as obligation for local authorities. However, there are some significant problems with real self-administration of the citizens and real autonomy of local self-governmental bodies...(read more)
GASOLINE AND ETHANOL - THE WORLD'S PERSPECTIVE
In the world continues an active debate about oil and alternative energy sources. First and foremost, we are talking about fuel ethanol, the most capacious product. Today, oil and gas - the main sources of energy in the world and therefore decrease of their using is a major priority for the governments of many countries. In the near future world market of gasoline and ethanol fuel will tend to increase... (read more)
Favelas of Rio de Janeiro - economics, politics, local government, life and crime
Very interesting the system of administration of favelas - it contains elements of democracy and dictatorship together, that, in principle, inherent by type of local government in Russia, when there is power but no money to replenish the local budget.
Officially, favela is controls by the President of Residents Association (Presidente da Associacao de Moradores), which is elected by universal, but not compulsory voting in the period from one year to three years. Also, there is no minimum threshold of voter turnout...(read more)
The legal status of head of local administration
Practice has shown that in municipalities where the authorities of Head of Administration performs the manager, there is some predominance of representative power of the executive.
In addition, the various tenders in municipal and urban districts shows a strong influence of state power of subjects of Russia, not only at the head of the administration, but also at representative body...(read more)
The Fund accumulates funds export customs duties on oil and the tax on mineral extraction (oil), while the price of Urals crude oil varieties more than the base price. The Fund may be used to cover the federal budget deficit while lowering the price of oil below the base price. If the Stabilization Fund accumulated amount exceeds 500 billion rubles, the amount of excess can be used for other purposes....(read more)
Based on numerous studies established a close relationship between the structure of nutrition of the population and the frequency of various diseases.
Talks on healthy living and healthy eating have become fashionable. Today not only mostly wealthy people want to eat properly, but people with low incomes also. However, no large sums of money, nor effort, nor the desire can not solve this problem. One must admit that in Russia there is no healthy food. Manufacturers save on production and quality shops - at the storage conditions and freshness. As a result, it affects the end users.... (read more)