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HUNGARY AND THE CRISIS OF EUROPE

By Viktor Orbán

Judging from population, natural resources, and human capital, the European Union should be the leading power of the world. For the moment, however, its stagnation obstructs its potential leadership. What we call the European Project has been stopped in its tracks. We have a monetary union, and we have taken a few tentative steps towards some kind of political union, but we have no tax or fiscal union – no debt financing union – to go with it. And that is likely to remain the case. READ MORE

HUNGARY AND THE CRISIS OF EUROPE

By Viktor Orbán

Judging from population, natural resources, and human capital, the European Union should be the leading power of the world. For the moment, however, its stagnation obstructs its potential leadership. What we call the European Project has been stopped in its tracks. We have a monetary union, and we have taken a few tentative steps towards some kind of political union, but we have no tax or fiscal union – no debt financing union – to go with it. And that is likely to remain the case. READ MORE

Turkmenistan prepares program of events on Energy Charter

Turkmenistan’s presidency at the Energy Charter Conference will serve for development of long-term models of cooperation. READ MORE

OIC Expresses Concern at US President’s Executive Order Restricting Entry into the US

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed grave concern at the Executive Order passed by the US President banning nationals of 7 OIC Member States from the United States and excluding those holding valid visas and permanent residence cards from entry. READ MORE

Trans-Europe Express: Refugees forever

By Joel Schalit

The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming. The surge is understandable after nearly two decades of non-stop war in the Middle East and West Asia. It seems half the world is looking for a new home. READ MORE

Ashgabat hosts water coordination forum of Central Asia

Ashgabat hosted the next meeting of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) of Central Asia. READ MORE

Iran explains latest nuclear deals with Russia

Iran has signed two deals with Russia in nuclear sphere, including the production of stable isotopes and nuclear fuel, Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said. READ MORE

Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America: US foreign policy is likely to be position-of-strength policy

By Yaroslav Dovhopol, Washington

 January 3, Ukraine and the United States marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations. It would be an understatement to say that many changes have happened since that time. The changes have been dramatic, and a special period has begun with the direct Russian aggression against Ukraine. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly tells in the interview with Ukrinform about the achievements in relations between Kyiv and Washington during this period, Ukraine’s expectations from the new US administration, prospects regarding Washington’s plans to continue to put pressure on Russia and provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. READ MORE

Kosovo leader hopeful ahead of talks with Serbia

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 Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaçi said Tuesday (24 January) that he hoped for long-awaited recognition from former foe Serbia as he left for a meeting in Brussels with Belgrade’s top leaders.  READ MORE

President Announces Third Modernisation of Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev during a Jan. 30 televised statement outlined the topics to be covered in his annual address to the nation, which was released Jan. 31 in written form. READ MORE

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