The European Union threw its support behind calls from France and Germany on Wednesday by proposing to pool up to 5.5 billion euros per year into defence research and spending, raising questions of the EU’s relation to Nato and concerns of member states.
Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI Stockholm arbitration decision to accelerate the end of Gazprom's monopoly
The Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal has satisfied the claim of Naftogaz against Russia’s Gazprom under the Gas Sales Contract of 2009 on a “take or pay” claim.
European politicians fear negotiations will now be more complicated
These days, Astana is probably the busiest and most sleepless city in Central Asia. In an exclusive interview with The Astana Times, Akim (Mayor) of Astana Asset Issekeshev talks about the most relevant issues for the capital, the development of the transport system, the attraction of investments and, of course, the city’s preparedness for the highly anticipated EXPO 2017 to be held under the theme of Future Energy.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its latest forecasts released raised the GDP forecasts for all three Baltic states, and Latvia is to see the steepest economic growth among its Baltic neighbors.
“We would like to return to extensive consultations in the coming months,” the chief of Polish diplomacy, Witold Waszczykowski, said after a meeting with the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian. The Polish foreign minister was taking part in the OSCE Ministerial Council in Paris.
The British Council will present the Future Creative programme to bring U.K. contemporary culture to Kazakhstan and to promote cooperation between cultural leaders of Kazakhstan and the U.K. as part of the EXPO 2017. The programme will focus on the U.K.’s economy and feature a package of innovative projects in music, theatre and creative leadership designed to engage citizens in the life of smart cities.
India’s and Pakistan’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will have controversial impact on the organization, Richard Weitz, a senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the US-based Hudson Institute, believes.
Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country on Tuesday (6 June) over its sudden and damaging diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate, write Tom Finn and Sylvia Westall.
Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) in Tbilisi met with his Georgian counterpart Georgy Mgebrishvili, and signed a declaration on cooperation between both countries.