Energy security is one of the important issues to define sovereignty and independence of the EU partners, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule said Sept. 9.
The conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine cannot be resolved without Iran, believes President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and discussed the cooperation in the energy security sphere, a message from the Turkmen government said on Sept.4.
The political consultations between the Georgian and Kazakh foreign ministries were held in Tbilisi.
The September 3 article of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) titled “Uzbekistan Being Nicer to Tajik Neighbors?” notes that after a prolonged period of coldness, Uzbekistan has been making friendlier gestures towards neighboring Tajikistan.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has pledged to send troops and equipment to the Baltics and Poland amid the crisis in the Ukraine.
France was decided not to deliver the first of two helicopter carriers to Russia for now because of Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine, the French president's office said on Wednesday.
Not long ago, someone asked me about President Obama’s foreign policy “legacy.” I was startled by the question. There are two whole years left, I told my interlocutor; it’s way too early. She seemed surprised that I was surprised: “Can he really do anything significant in only two years?”
Why did Putin, who had refused to call the fighters of Novorossiya to peace since June, do that? There are two reasons. The first one is obvious: on September 4th the NATO Summit starts in Wales, and the EU promised to determine the sanctions against Russia on September 5th. This tactics of Putin has been known for a long time. Having bitten Ukraine, it backs, waits till the West starts yelling “he’ll gorge it” and replies in panic: "oh, please, it was just a joke, which will never happen again ", and when the West breathes out freely, he bites again.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the first publicly held presidential elections in the first round, albeit with a narrow margin of 1.7 per cent. In the aftermath of the elections, Erdogan and the AK Party have chosen to delay the debates on the shift of power as it relates to the government and to the leadership of the party. Yet just before leaving office, Erdogan has determined his successor as Ahmet Davutoglu. Even though Erdogan is leaving the office of the Prime Ministry, it is argued in different circles that he will try to use the powers vested in him by the constitution to their limits and will not avoid acting as a proprietor of executive power. In this sense, until the general elections in June 2015, blurred lines between the use of power of the prime minister and the president may be observed. Some have even begun to term this interim period as the de facto presidential system.