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Aris Jansons: Riga continued to profile itself as the EU’s expert on Central Asia

An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia  Aris Jansons READ MORE

High level EU visit to Azerbaijan

On 30 January 2017 Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in the European Commission and Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service visited Azerbaijan to discuss EU-Azerbaijan relations with key interlocutors, including President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education and representatives of business and civil society. READ MORE

Opinion: Putin and Orban, or the return of political pragmatism

By Keno Verseck

It wasn't the first meeting between the two controversial politicians. When, however, Russia's Putin and Hungary's Orban contact each other in the midst of the EU crisis, it's time for 'Realpolitik'. READ MORE

Baku consents to meeting of Azerbaijani, Russian, Armenian FMs

By Seba Aghayeva

Moscow is trying to arrange a meeting of the Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian foreign ministers and Baku has given its consent to this meeting, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. READ MORE

Iran confirms ballistic missile test

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan confirmed that Iran has recently carried out a ballistic missile test. READ MORE

Uzbekistan approves state program on Aral Sea basin

The "State program on development of the Aral Sea basin for 2017-2021" has been approved by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s decree. READ MORE

February 2017