CEO pay, including stock awards and options, is up 1,460% since 1978, an Economic Policy analysis found. This increase was not matched by increased pay for typical workers, as the chart below shows.
The euro area is facing rising prices, with energy prices being the main drivers of inflation. Having decided to cut energy ties with Russia, the EU is doing its best to keep energy prices growing.
On October 29, Russia suspended its participation in the deal to export Ukrainian grain after a drone attack by Ukrainian armed forces on its Black Sea fleet in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. However, it became clear much earlier that Ukraine was never going to play fair. Even though Russia resumed its participation in the grain deal, it may still quit it and here’s why:
The world consumes 45.4 cubic feet of natural gas per capita on the average, but for some countries this figure is much, much higher.
This inforgraphic shows the world’s top oil producers and consumers.
Seven countries account for more than fifty percent of global natural gas consumption.
RAND Corporation’s 2019 report “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia” specified “cost-imposing options that the United States and its allies could pursue across economic, political, and military areas to stress Russia’s economy and armed forces and the regime’s political standing at home and abroad.” This infographic shows the measures that the report’s authors believe would bring the highest benefits.
In 2022, the Central European nation of Slovakia has supported Ukraine with more than €154m in military aid. This includes S-300 air defense system, Mi-series military helicopters, self-propelled howitzers, and Grad multiple-rocket launcher rockets as well as tracked infantry fighting BVP-1 vehicles. However, the public opinion is not as pro-Ukrainian as the country’s government.