The European Union published the first draft of a separation treaty with Britain on Wednesday. While open to debate, the draft includes controversial proposals for the Irish border that could trouble already fraught Brexit negotiations.
At a meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the candidacy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the chairmanship of the Special Session of the WTO Council for Trade in Services has been approved.
Montenegro’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) last year, the European Union’s announcement that it will resume enlargement before 2025 to include at least one Balkan state, Serbia’s evident oscillation between East and West, as well as recent progress on resolving the Greco-Macedonian name dispute have apparently all impelled Russia to intensify its attacks upon Western policy in Southeastern Europe.
The highly contentious relationship that has evolved between Turkey and the United States over their different approaches to the situation in Syria has led to serious questions as to whether the partnership can survive. While the points of disagreement between Turkey and the United States are real and important, this should not lead us to overlook the comprehensive relationship with historical common interests.
The path to international security is complex, but Russia has proven it is prepared to lead the way.
Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time, ending months of uncertainty.
The ministers of the Caspian littoral states have agreed on a draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said .
Uzbekistan and Ukraine held consultations on further expansion of trade and economic cooperation at Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry, Uzbek Foreign Trade Ministry said.
Russia’s Tatneft oil company and the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) discussed mutual cooperation.
Today it is already obvious that without introducing purely economic and trade relations in the field of water use and distribution, it is difficult to manage, given the specifics of interstate relations and the priority of national interests in such a difficult issue. This is, in particular, about transboundary rivers.