The first stage of the 2000-km South Gas Corridor (SGC), from Azerbaijan’s Caspian shores to Eskisheher in Turkey, will start up May 29 with a ceremony in Baku, a government source has told NGW.
John Besemeres: Perhaps we mark the end of the period of Western passivity in the face of Russia's increasingly impudent acts
Australia was the only country outside the EU and NATO to support the international campaign to expel Russian diplomats in response to a chemical attack in Salisbury. It caused a significant squall of criticism from the Russian side. The Russian Embassy in Canberra accused the Australian side of destroying the "the relatively small but substantial positive asset in relationship, which was created by a joint effort during the last years." Russia expelled two Australian diplomats in response.
Kazakhstan’s Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs believes the recent electricity price increases in the country are illegal and plans to fight them and look instead for ways to lower electricity costs and promote increased energy saving.
Since Donald Trump took office in January, 2017, there has been much speculation about the direction of US policy in the Middle East. Now it has begun to take shape and it spells ill for the region.
Today chemical weapons pose a more challenging and dangerous threat than even nuclear ones. Recent events in the UK’s Salisbury and Syrian city of Duma make one reassess the problem of chemical weapons.
Kazakhstan-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee adopts joint declaration, confirms commitment to enhance ties
Kazakh and European parliamentary officials reconfirmed mutual commitment to strengthening ties as they adopted a joint declaration following the May 10 15th annual session of the Kazakhstan-European Union (EU) Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC).
As the EU Rule-of-Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, enters the final month of its mandate, the Pristina authorities said they will allow another mission, but with a scaled-down monitoring and advisory role.
Recently, at least 40 developing countries around the world - from the Persian Gulf to Latin America - have appealed to UN officials in Vienna to indicate their interest in deploying programs to develop nuclear power. Experts in the field of nuclear non-proliferation are concerned about this trend, which, they say, can lead to the fact that at the disposal of a number of countries will be the elements necessary for the creation of a nuclear arsenal.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland, allies in a series of disputes with Brussels, united Monday in opposing cuts under the European Union's new budget.
If Sweden and Finland joins NATO, it might deteriorate the alliance’s relations with Russia, but in a long term it will strengthen Latvia’s defense capabilities, said Latvian MEP Artis Pabriks (Unity).