Hopes of containing rise of the Asian superpower now look illusory
The European Union supports the idea of convening heads of Central Asian countries, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Romania will remain a supporter of the Southern Gas Corridor Project and its development plans, Deputy Minister of Energy of Romania Iulian Tudorache told Trend.
Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze has announced that his body will have a new structure to further enhance Georgia-EU ties.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Germany is ready to step up globally in her opening speech at the Munich Security Conference. Speaking to DW, she said Berlin would increase its defense budget.
The principal difference between the "Turkish Stream" and "South Stream" is the power. "South Stream" was planned for four threads with a throughput of 15.75 billion cubic meters. m of gas each. "Turkish Stream" is 2 times less, and at the entrance to the territory of the European Union (EU) - 4 times less.
To many who assumed that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict would calm down in 2018, the end of 2017 foretold quite the opposite. The conflict is back in motion, yet with some contradictory signals. On the plus side, the biggest swap of prisoners was held between Ukraine and the Russian-backed militants since the beginning of the war. This demonstrated that some progress on humanitarian issues is possible with the help of the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group.
Estonia's Minister of Defense Juri Luik and members of the European Parliament's subcommittee on security and defense (SEDE) during a meeting discussed forthcoming important steps in the defense policy of Europe.
The visit to Washington by State Councilor Yang Jiechi has helped set in motion what a spokesperson for US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says will be a "constructive and productive" bilateral relationship during the second year of Trump's presidency.
NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (15 February 2018), focused on the NATO Command Structure, fair burden-sharing and the Alliance’s efforts to project stability beyond its borders.