Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov discussed the role of the United Nations in the modern world and Kazakhstan in an interview with local information agency KazTAG on Oct. 24.
Newly appointed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit the three Baltic states next week, local media reports say.
On May 28, 2014, the European Commission published its recommendations for the establishment of a European Energy Security Strategy. The core of the proposed strategy strongly highlights the need to increase its indigenous energy production based on a technology level-playing field, reduce its dependence upon external suppliers, and encourage diversity in the energy mix in order to meet its energy needs.
Hungary has no plan to further increase the number of soldiers serving in the KFOR mission in Kosovo, Defence Minister Csaba Hende said on Friday.
The explosion of the Ukrainian crisis has suddenly cast doubts on the feasibility of the entire project of the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU). Russian president Vladimir Putin made it very clear that an EaEU without Ukraine would lack an important symbolic component. It’s not just a matter of symbols, though: with Ukraine, the EaEU loses also a massive market, the second largest (after Russia itself) in what the Kremlin would like to be a competitor of the European Union.
President Komorowski has signed a new National Defence Strategy document in response to “bad, permanent changes to the east of our border.”
Exclusive interview with Tevan Poghosyan, Member of the Parliament, National Assembly of Armenia.
Yesterday in Beijing Russia and China have finally signed the long-expected Memorandum of Cooperation on gas supplies along the “western” way – through the Altai gas pipeline. The Head of Gazprom Alexey Miller noted after the signing of the Memorandum that in a mid-term prospect gas supplies in the People’s Republic of China may exceed export to the countries of the European Union. Meanwhile Vedomosti learnt that Gazprom had not agreed on advance payment in the amount of USD 25 bn for another gas pipeline construction – Sila Sibiri (the power of Siberia). It means that the competition between Rosneft and Gazprom for the funds of the National Wealth Fund shall escalate as well as the critical interest of Russia in the opening of western credit markets.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced about launching the new economic policy implementation in the country.
As this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is paying particular attention to the energy cooperation given the changing structure of the world energy market, the member countries are considering an increase in liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade in the region.