EU unblocks visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia

By Gabriela Baczynska

The European Union will allow Ukrainians and Georgians to visit the bloc without a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the plan. READ MORE

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets with Central Asian FMs

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met with four Central Asian foreign ministers on the margins of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Hamburg on December 7. READ MORE

Brexit: EU negotiator says 'time's short' for reaching deal

The UK will have to reach a Brexit deal by October 2018, according to the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit. READ MORE

EU Minister Çelik slams EP decision for lacking vision

Turkey's EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik said on Monday that EU's decision to suspend accession negotiations lacks vision and EU should have shown solidarity with Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt instead of freezing cooperation. READ MORE

Russias Path to Another Resurgence

After enduring three years of a foundering economy and feuds with the West, things may be looking up for Russia. The Brexit vote in June exposed the deep discord in the European Union, giving Moscow a glimmer of hope that dissenting member states might break the bloc's consensus on its sanctions against Russia in a future vote on their renewal. READ MORE

E.Idrisov: Kazakhstan accepted balanced model of foreign policy since 90th

Despite huge problems since the beginning of the 90th, Kazakhstan has not been limited to internal affairs. Kazakhstan deals with foreign policy which purpose is ensuring the best climate for development of the country and the nation. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrisov told about it during the international conference in honor of the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz correspondent reports. READ MORE

How realistic is Iran’s oil budget?

By Dalga Khatinoglu

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Dec. 4 submitted the next fiscal year’s budget to the parliament on Dec.4. READ MORE

Austria aware of responsibility in settling Karabakh conflict: OSCE future chair (INTERVIEW)

By Anakhanum Hidayatova

Trend has had an exclusive interview with Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s minister for foreign affairs, who will chair the OSCE starting from 2017 when his country takes over the OSCE presidency from Germany. READ MORE

Polish FM: ‘big changes’ in store for Italy

Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said that the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister could lead to “big changes” in Italy and the country’s possible exit from the eurozone. READ MORE

NATO holds annual cyber exercise in Estonia

NATO’s largest cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2016, wrapped up in Estonia on Friday (2 December 2016). READ MORE

December 2016