PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Eric Watkins
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 418
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Eric Watkins's badges.
 

Why is European business going to meet with Putin?

22 May 2014, 07:30
Top management of several European companies plans to hold private meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum scheduled for May 22-24.

It was quite expected that in spite of Western sanctions CEOs of energy companies would be among other representatives of big European businesses wishing to hold a private meeting with the Russian president, including BP Group, which shareholder is the Rosneft. But the list of those wishing to participate in a personal audience with Putin also include Danish Carlsberg Group and AP Moller-Maersk Group as well as Dutch Royal Philips NV and Finnish Nokia Solutions and Networks. These companies don’t just ignore appeals of their country leaders to withdraw from participation in SPIEF 2014, but also are going to negotiate with leader of country that was recognized as the aggressor against Ukraine.

One gets the impression that the Europeans have understood the insignificance of their sanctions and want to restore the confidence of the Russian leader. How else could be considered the consent to meet Putin declared by Solvay S.A. company with headquarters in the capital of European Union, Brussels? Senior Executive Vice-President of Solvay Alexis Brouhns and Member of the Executive Committee Jacques van Rijckevorsel want to have a personal meeting with Putin in order to discuss further cooperation strategy and possible preferences for companies remaining on Russian market.

Participation of foreign companies in the forum is an opportunity for the world to see the hypocrites, who want to earn cooperating with the aggressor and that shouldn’t remain without attention of the global community. At the same time, participation in a meeting with Putin should have a strong reaction on the part of the EU and the U.S., otherwise Obama and Merkel words will be once again et praeterea nihil on the background of the chaos that is organized by Russia in the southeastern Ukraine.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Adezwe Camngca
An honest view of the South Afric...

The South African Poultry Association has made allegations that the increased US poultry imports will undermine the gains made by the local industry. I find this to be manifestly unfounded on a number of grounds. Read more...

0 comments 273 views
Submitted by
Kyle Petzer
Making sense of white privilege

What is privilege, but more importantly what is the best way for a white person to come to terms with and even begin to understand and respect the often used term “white privilege”? Read more...

0 comments 491 views
Submitted by
Michael Mondli Hlophe
Proteas cricket better off withou...

I love and respect AB De Villiers for his cricketing abilities and his service to South African cricket. I do however believe that he no longer wants to be fully part of the setup Read more...

0 comments 275 views
Submitted by
Buziwe Veronica Mbatha
Seeing South Africa through a tou...

I was disappointed by all the racial stereotypes on a recent tourist trip in South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 203 views
Submitted by
Lynnette Van Der Merwe
Gauteng Health killing BEE SME's

Gauteng Health owes many suppliers millions of rands. This forces these SME's to stop trading as their cash flow has been severely affected by non-payment or rather partial payment.  Read more...

0 comments 396 views
Submitted by
Andre Andy Huisamen
On the frontline of the Chinese f...

When things happen in China, with a population of 1,4 billion people, they happen fast.  Read more...

0 comments 41 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.