Poland’s newly appointed foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna has spoken of the need for other member countries of the Visegrad Group to take a tougher stance against Russia.
As of 2020, Europe will receive natural gas from the Caspian Sea through the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline. After some initial difficulties, the project is beginning to take shape. And it will bypass Russia.
Poland to Work With Germany On Possible Carbon Permits Compromise.
Two years ago, in October 2012, Georgia experienced a peaceful, non-violent, constitutional change of power for the first time in the country’s modern history. The first president of the Republic of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, who was elected on May 26, 1991, was overthrown by armed rebels in January 1992. Former minister of foreign affairs of the Soviet Union Eduard Shevardnadze, who replaced Gamsakhurdia as Georgia’s head of state, was also overthrown after the bloodless Rose Revolution in November 2003, when he failed to respond to multiple accusations of electoral fraud.
With ties between the Kremlin and the West reaching a freezing point and the Russian economy struggling under sanctions, Moscow has turned to Beijing and signed dozens of energy and finance deals.
Plans are in place for Georgia and Lithuania to hold joint military exercises, stated Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas during his two-day official visit to Georgia, during which he met met with Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on October 7. The two officials discussed the prospects for multilateral cooperation and particular attention was paid to defense cooperation issues including military education.
Countries with vast natural resource income have a choice: Spend the money or save it for later. As the Netherlands and Norway are discovering, both have their disadvantages.
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang of China here with full military honors on Friday before the two leaders and their ministers announced more than 2 billion euro, or $2.5 billion, worth of cooperation and investment deals involving Volkswagen, Daimler and some of Germany’s other leading companies.
Oil supplies Kazakhstan is holding negotiations on gasoline imports from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Belarus and China, the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan told answering the question of Novosti-Kazakhstan.
President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev in an interview for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper
There could soon be a trade alliance between Beijing, Moscow and Berlin—but you wouldn’t know it from the triumphal tone in Washington.
Poland is keen to work with Germany and France in search of a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, its new foreign minister says, AFP reports.
Serbia has defied EU calls to change the terms of its gas pipeline deal with Russia, but the European Energy Community (EEC) says it “cannot” join the EU unless it does so.
Once Japan restarts its nuclear capabilities, it will reduce its reliance on LNG. As a result, global LNG prices should drop, benefiting European states that are eyeing LNG as an alternative to Russian gas. This is particularly crucial for such Eastern European states as Lithuania and Poland that have placed great hopes in their liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Klaipėda and Świnoujście.
Paris and Berlin hope for progress in Karabakh talks at France-hosted meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders.