Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna was in Budapest for a meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó and PM Viktor Orbán, Wednesday.
Russia's Gazprom announced that it would cut the volume of Turkmen gas purchases from ten to four billion cubic meters in 2015. Gazprom said that the company's own resources are capable of providing not only the needs of the market in any region of the country, but also European consumers, and in the future Asian ones as well.
The idea of restoring customs posts between Kazakhstan and Russia is not unfounded, Kazakh political scientist, head of the Risk Assessment Group Dosym Satpayev said.
When the West intervened in Libya, it later turned into chaos. When the West did not intervene in Syria, it turned into chaos as well. Therefore, it is hard to draw a definitive conclusion whether it is good or bad to intervene, Justin Vaïsse, director of the Policy Planning staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told EurActiv Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
Two large investment projects in the field of gas chemistry with foreign direct investments and loans are being implemented in Uzbekistan this year.
On February 2nd the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China took place in Beijing. The parties devoted the meeting to discuss the situation within international arena, evaluation of foreign interference into domestic processes in independent states, as well as touched upon the issues of development of a new international transit project – “Great Silk Road”.
The victory of the left movement SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) in Greek Parliamentary Elections has not become a sensation. An extremely complicated economic situation has resulted into the growth of the political power, which was founded by former communists. A 40 years old Leader of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras became a new Prime Minister, who was an activist of a communist youth organization in young days.
Minutes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel finished her hour-long discussion at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on February 7, it was the turn of the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, to take the floor.
Romania proposed Kazakhstan to consider the use of terminals in the port of Constanta on the Black Sea, the Kazakh foreign ministry reported referring to the president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania Mihai Daraban.
When it comes to authoritarian Uzbekistan’s dismal human rights record, the Obama administration says “strategic patience” should characterize its relationship with Tashkent. But the premise of strategic patience in Uzbekistan’s case is flawed because Tashkent plays by a different set of rules.
Kazakhstan and China are connected with more than 20 transboundary rivers the biggest of which are Irtysh, Ili, Talas and Korgas. The resources of these rivers represent the most important source of fresh water both for China and Kazakhstan.
Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said today (4 February) that the Russian plan for a pipeline named “Turkish Stream” was not viable. It also became clear that the Commission is organising a secretive ministerial meeting in Sofia on 9 February, to discuss alternatives to the supply of Russian gas to the region.
Officials say the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia will hold a summit in Minsk this week aimed at bringing fighting in eastern Ukraine to an end.
Azerbaijan and Russia will expand cooperation in the fight against smuggling, as envisaged in the mutual action plan for 2015-2016 signed Feb. 4 by Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Aydin Aliyev and the head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Andrey Belyaninov in Baku.
Turkey continues playing a trump-card of its geographical location on the border between Europe and Asia. Russia wants to supply additional volumes of gas to the European market via the so-called "Turkish Stream" through Turkey.