Romanian air traffic controllers go on strike

Aurel Vlaicu Airport, Bucharest, Romania (CameliaTWU, CC BY-NC-ND)

Putin and Macron will try to improve Russian-French relations

Rail Baltica needs international experts

Romania

Beware of Romanian airports this week. As Romania Insider reports, Romanian air traffic controllers will go on a general strike, from on May 30th and for an unlimited period. The leaders of the Romanian Air Traffic Service Union (ATSR) inform that they’ve been reporting serious problems concerning management of Romanian air traffic controls for months.

ROMATSA, a company that employs traffic controllers, is owned by Romania’s Transport Ministry but is an autonomous institution, which is self-financed.

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Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting will take place in Versailles. The leading topic during the meeting will be situation in Ukraine and Syria, as well as trade and economic relations.

“The two leaders will discuss a full range of bilateral issues, including economic cooperation. But as long as the regime of mutual sanctions remains, any breakthroughs cannot be expected, especially given that Macron is still in favor of extending the restrictive measures,” Yegeny Osipov, a senior fellow at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputniknews.com.

After the French election, Putin was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Emmanuel Macron, saying it’s time to “overcome the mutual distrust between Russia and France and to join forces to ensure international stability and security”.

In 2016, Emmanuel Macron, as a Minister of Economy and Finance, supported the gradual lifting of sanctions imposed on Russia.

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Baltics

The Baltic Course reports that the Rail Baltica AS, a joint stock company, seeks for national and international experts to support the project delivery team in planning and design phase of the railway. A competition “Expert Services” was opened. The proposals are to be submitted by June 2017.

As reported, the experts “will be involved in various tasks for the Rail Baltica Global Project management, small scale studies and technical support, preparation of procurements and subsequently in contract management”.

Rail Baltica is the largest infrastructure project in the Baltic countries. It is co-financed by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EU’s funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,590.18 index points Thursday, May 25th to 8,647.49 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.65 per cent d/d and up 34.28 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 34,349.11 index points Thursday, May 25th to 34,358.93 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.03 per cent d/d and up 28.89 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,853.09 index points Thursday, May 25th to 1,862.07 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.48 per cent d/d and up 11.42 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 833.23 index points Wednesday, May 24th to 836.66 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.41 per cent d/d and up 32.59 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,121.33 index points Wednesday, May 24th to 1,122.13 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.07 per cent d/d and up 12.88 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 585.79 index points Wednesday, May 24th to 583.74 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s down 0.35 per cent d/d and up 13.18 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,009.97 index points Thursday, May 25th to 1,1016.24 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.62 per cent d/d and up 14.02 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 308.55 index points Thursday, May 25th to 308.12 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s down 0.14 per cent d/d and down 3.53 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 658.50 index points Thursday, May 25th to 659.50 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 0.15 per cent d/d and up 49.97 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 934.81 index points Thursday, May 25th to 946.55 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s up 1.26 per cent d/d and up 52.03 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,358.41 index points Thursday, May 25th to 2,326.28 index points Friday, May 26th. It’s down 1.36 per cent d/d and up 26.48 per cent y/y.

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