HIGH SPEED TRAINS IN EUROPE

ALFA PENDULAR (Portugal). Speed up to 220km/hr

  • Braga - Porto
  • Porto - Coimbra
  • Coimbra - Lisbon
  • Lisbon – Faro

ALTARIA (Spain). Speed up to 200 km/hr

  • Madrid - Algeciras
  • Madrid - Granada
  • Madrid - Cartagena
  • Madrid – Murcia

ALVIA (Spain). Speed up to 250 km/hr

THE GLOBAL FAILURE TO SHARE VACCINES

The vast majority of vaccines have been administered in high- and upper-middle-income countries. The global failure to share vaccines equitably is taking its toll on some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. New variants of concern mean that the risks of infection have increased in all countries for people who are not yet protected by vaccination. 

REPORTED CASES OF COVID DEATHS IN THE EU

  1. Italy: 136,386
  2. France: 119,940
  3. Germany: 110, 279
  4. Poland: 94,041
  5. Spain: 89, 019
  6. Romania: 58,507
  7. Hungary: 38,307
  8. Czech Republic: 35,288
  9. Bulgaria: 30,476
  10. Belgium: 28,149
  11. Netherlands: 20,661
  12. Portugal: 18,851
  13. Slovakia: 16,290
  14. Sweden: 15,265
  15. Austria: 13,617
  16. Croatia: 12, 232
  17. Greece: 9, 931
  18. Lithuania: 7, 265
  19. Ireland: 5,890
  20. Slovenia: 5,529
  21. Latvia: 4, 494
  22. Denmark: 3,101
  23. Estonia: 1,907

THE PASSING OF ARCHBISCHOP DESMOND TUTU

I was very privileged to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Houston, Texas. He was kind, gentle and possessed a mischievous sense of humor. When he looked into your eyes you immediately felt his love.

" A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the world." South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

THE FALL OF THE U.S.S.R.

On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a sovereign state.

The Soviet Union was once the largest country in the world, covering more than 22 million square kilometers. It consisted of 15 Soviet socialist republics but was highly centralized for most of its history. Although the U.S.S.R.'s official language was Russian, more than 200 other languages and dialects were spoken, and it was home to more than 290 million people of various ethnicities.

MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS BLOCKING CLIMATE POLICY ACTION GLOBALLY

Source: InfluenceMap’s 2021 Climate Policy Footprint

Most obstructive corporate holding back Paris Agreement-aligned climate policy.  

Alpha Listing

POSITIVE, NEUTRAL AND NEGATIVE SCENARI FOR RUSSIA

Positive Scenario 

UNRECOGNIZED OR PARTIALLY RECOGNIZED BREAKAWAY STATES

RUSSIA'S DESIRED SPHERES OF INFLUENCE

1st Sphere

  • Russia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Ukraine

2nd Sphere

  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Moldova

3rd. Sphere

  • Estonia (NATO member)
  • Latvia (NATO member)
  • Lithuania (NATO member)

4th Sphere

RUSSIA’S WISH LIST OF SECURITY GUARANTEES

The demands form a package that Moscow says is an essential requirement for lowering tensions in Europe and defusing a crisis over Ukraine.

Key points of Moscow’s proposals 

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