On 1 May 2004, ten countries joined the EU: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. On the 10th anniversary of the most extensive European enlargement ever, the EurActiv network reflects on its achievements, and challenges.
June 11 in Vienna next meeting to be held the countries - participants of OPEC. It to individual countries - Iraq, Libya and Iran can be formally agreed to increase their export quotas . These quotas country partially lost at different times due to several factors - the hostilities , internal conflicts , international sanctions.
Now is the time for prospective MEPs to give Europe's citizens a concrete sense of how green policies and laws can improve their lives for the better.
In September 1991 Russia got down to mediation in the most complicated armed Nagorny Karabakh conflict, the first one in the USSR. By May 12, 1994 it assisted Azerbaijan (AR), Armenia (RA) and Nagorny Karabakh (NK) to stop mass bloodshed. Severe almost three-year war ended with armistice. In half a month it is already 20th anniversary.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and U.S. First Deputy Secretary of State William Burns discussed on Wednesday issues related to the situation in Afghanistan, Noviy Vek reported referring to the U.S. embassy in Tashkent.
Laying the pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to Europe under the Black Sea through Turkey's exclusive economic zone within the South Stream project is getting started. Steel pipes for the first pipeline in the South Stream project, which will consist of four pipelines, will produce a Germany-based company Europipe.
Afghanistan’s presidential elections on April 5б 2014 did not deliver an outright winner, and the second round is scheduled for late May. Although people in Afghanistan, the adjacent regions and the wider world all cherish the hope that the future Afghan president will usher in an era of improvement and renewed development, many fear that the new leader will be no better than his predecessor, will fail to stabilize the domestic arena, where security remains the key concern. Besides, NATO is set to withdraw most of its contingent from Afghanistan by the end of this year, giving way both to fresh risks and new opportunities. These developments are closely watched by the Central Asian states, not least due to their impact on regional security.
Within the working visit to the USA, Defence Minister of Georgia Irakli Alasania held meetings with U.S. Senators and Congressmen.
Kazakhstan is ready to expand the bilateral relations with the U.S., Kazakh presidency reported.
Energy experts delivered a blow to fossil fuel industries at global talks in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday. They called for an end to subsidies that keep oil, gas and coal prices artifically low.