The Parliament of Abkhazia received the Russian draft treaty of alliance and integration experts led heated discussions about what the consequences might be its implementation. But if Russia this story is not a primary, then the Abkhaz elite and public relations with the state-holder - it is a matter of fundamental importance. This explains the high degree of emotion, which demonstrated a discussion about the potential costs and gains from the new contract within Abkhazia.
Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Sunday the UK would risk losing all its influence if it left the EU.
Hungary is a member of the EU and NATO and this clearly indicates where its commitments are, the foreign minister said in an interview published by daily Magyar Nemzet on Saturday.
The European Commission recommends Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland to start preparing for an emergency situation immediately since if Russian gas taps were turned off, Estonia, for example, would run out of gas in 4-5 days, Eesti Paevaleht writes.
A NATO delegation visited Kazakhstan from 6 to 10 October to take part in a series of public diplomacy events focusing on the 20th anniversary of cooperation with Kazakhstan within the Alliance’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.
Defying his former enemies in the U.S. and Europe may force Vladimir Putin to aid the ascent of his biggest rival in the east.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Sweden's new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. During a working lunch, the President and the Prime Minister discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Sweden, security situation in the region, implementation of common energy projects, and cooperation in international organizations. This visit to the Baltic States and Finland is the first foreign visit of the new Swedish Prime Minister.
Europe believes in reliability of transit through Ukraine, but has already developed the crisis scenario.
The Russian Government submitted the Russian-Uzbek agreement on transportation of spent nuclear fuel from Foton research reactor in Uzbekistan to Russia, Rosbalt reports.
Irrigation-intensive industries in former Soviet republics have sucked water bodies dry. Olli Varis calls for economic reform to ease environmental and social tensions.