EU countries will have the right to review decisions on Schengen visas previously issued to Russians. This was announced on Tuesday by the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.
According to her, such recommendations will be given to the member countries of the Schengen zone as part of the revision of the visa regime with Russia. According to the EC, as of September 1, 963,000 Russian citizens had valid Schengen visas.
On Tuesday, the European Commission approved a proposal to break the 15-year-old visa facilitation agreement. Now the visa fee will increase from 35 to 80 euros, the decision-making period — from 10 to 15 days, and in some cases — up to 45 days; the list of documents for a visa will increase.
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Almost 420,000 people left Russia in the first half of 2022, more than double the number in the first six months of last year, according to Rosstat data. In general, since the beginning of the year, a migration outflow has been observed in the country, which has exceeded 96,000 people. In the first six months of 2021, on the contrary, there was an increase in migration — by 114,000 people
Sberbank is starting to provide corporate loans in Chinese yuan, there is already “a fairly large demand” for this, the deputy chairman of the bank’s board said. According to him, Sberbank is also considering the possibility of issuing yuan bonds. VTB is ready to start lending in yuan by the end of 2022, Kostin said
Server maker Yadro closed a deal to buy Radix, a storage software developer. According to sources, the asset was estimated at 500-600 million rubles. The deal will allow Yadro to get technologies that would take up to three years to develop, market participants noted
The Central Bank of Russia will limit the sale of securities of «unfriendly» countries to unqualified investors. From October 1, brokers will not be able to execute orders to purchase such securities if their share in the investor’s portfolio exceeds 15%. From November, this threshold will be reduced to 10%, from December to 5%, from January 2023, the purchase will be banned
Gazprom and its main Chinese partner, the oil and gas company CNPC, have signed an agreement on the transfer of payments for Russian gas supplies to China into national currencies — rubles and yuan. This is stated in the message on the website of «Gazprom».
In August, Russian banks issued loans to individuals for 1.1 trillion rubles, follows from the preliminary results of monitoring by the research company Frank RG. This is 28% more than in July. The largest increase occurred in the mortgage market, which grew by a third in a month.
The goal of the French government to fill gas storage facilities as much as possible by winter has been achieved, said Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier-Runachet.
UK Treasury yields hit 11-year high
Japanese engineers have created cyborg cockroaches that can be controlled remotely using a solar-powered wireless micromodule. Insects will inspect dangerous and hard-to-reach areas. To do this, you will need to put additional sensors in the hybrid’s backpack: for example, radiation dosimeters. The cyborg can run at its usual speed — the device will be stable for more than a month
The largest glacier in the Polar Urals is rapidly melting. New cracks appeared on it, water flows formed deep holes — wells. At the same time, the tongue of the glacier, a long and moving part descending to the moraine lake, receded by five meters, and the level of the reservoir fell by three meters. Due to this, the water is less likely to break through. Over the past decade, Egan has lost at least 3.2 million cubic meters of ice, he has become lower by almost 19 meters, in some areas — by 53.5
The Russian brand of electric vehicles EVOLUTE has officially presented three production models of electric vehicles: EVOLUTE i-PRO, EVOLUTE i-JOY and EVOLUTE i-JET.
The i-Pro sedan is a special version of the Chinese Dongfeng Aeolus E70. The i-Joy crossover is the Dongfeng Fengon E3. Another Evolute i-Jet crossover — aka DFSK Seres SF5
Russian documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky has been put on the wanted list. A card with his data appeared in the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Under what article a criminal case was initiated, it is not indicated.
Earlier, Mansky, in an interview with Ksenia Sobchak, said that at least 85% of the budget is stolen at the Moscow International Festival. Nikita Mikhalkov accused Mansky of slander and wrote a statement to the police against him.
Mansky is the president of the international festival of author’s documentary films «Artdocfest» and the National Prize in the field of non-fiction films and television «Laurel Branch». Among the director’s films are Jewish Happiness, Lenin’s Body, Gorbachev. After the Empire”, “Relatives”.
Holders of Schengen visas from Russia will not be able to cross the land border of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The governments of these countries will announce the ban in the coming days. Exceptions will be trips for family reasons, humanitarian reasons, diplomatic trips and transportation of goods, said the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry.
The Czech investment and financial group PPF Group and its subsidiary Home Credit closed a deal to sell the remaining 49.5% stake in Russia’s Home Credit & Finance Bank. This means that the group has completely left the Russian banking market, the PPF press service explained.
The G7 agreed on the introduction of a cap on oil prices from Russia. The price ceiling is supposed to be linked to the embargo on the sea transportation of Russian oil. In accordance with the sixth package of EU sanctions, the embargo comes into force on December 5.
Albania severed diplomatic relations with Iran and gave 24 hours for Iranian embassy staff to leave the country’s capital, Tirana, Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday.
The US trade deficit in July fell by 12.7% to $70.65 billion, according to the country’s Department of Commerce.
The United States on Wednesday carried out another test-fire of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple individually targetable nuclear warheads to test the readiness of a nuclear deterrent, the US Air Force Global Strike Command said.
Since the beginning of this year, the European Union has already received more than 40 billion cubic meters of gas in the form of LNG from the United States, which is almost twice the volume of supplies for the whole of 2021.
American scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai analyzed the blood of 14 NASA astronauts. The samples showed signs of somatic DNA mutations. They can increase your risk of developing cancer and heart disease.
Most of all mutations occurred in the TP53 gene — it produces a protein that suppresses the tumor. Also in DNMT3A — this gene is often mutated in acute myeloid leukemia. The results of the study do not mean that astronauts will definitely get sick. Data must be taken into account when planning long-term expeditions to deep space
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