Kazakhstan has been taking an active stance in settlement of the situation in Ukraine and has offered to serve as mediator in the conflict. The opposition in Syria has also been planning to ask the Kazakh authorities to provide a platform for negotiations with all the sides of the crisis. These are but recent examples of Kazakhstan’s involvement in the world affairs.
Due to worsening relations with Russia, its increasing dependence on China and fears of destabilisation, Turkmenistan is adjusting its foreign policy and trying to bolster its cooperation with the West in the field of energy and security. This is indicated by the resumption of its energy cooperation with the European Union, and appeals for more assistance from the United States in the security field.
Ukraine is getting ready to that soon Russia may decide on fielding their peacekeepers in Donbass. The representatives of the authorities have earlier refused from Russian peacekeeping mission and asked the UNO and the EU to consider the matter about forwarding peacekeeping forces to Donbass. Kyiv is concerned that while the West is thinking Russia may make the decision. Kyiv warns that such attempt shall be estimated by Ukraine as the fact of open aggression.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, touring Europe to promote his "Make in India" campaign, has arrived in Germany. He's fresh from a visit to Franco-German aviation giant Airbus' Toulouse headquarters.
The relationship between Afghanistan’s Turkmen diaspora and Turkmenistan has always been complicated as well as under-researched. However, the latest developments along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border helps to shed some light on the situation in this strategically important territory.
Latvia can serve as a source of inspiration to all of the Eastern Partnership countries, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo said during a meeting with President Andris Berzins in Riga.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said in a speech to the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) about his government's principles on Thursday that the most important challenges facing the country at the moment included security and stability, economic growth and better management of the country, the government communications unit reports.
Kazakhstan prepares for presidential elections to be held on 26 April.
Fourteen countries begin exercises off Scotland designed to reassure Putin's Nato neighbours, as Nordic countries announce new defence alliance against Russia.
The EU should give a clear enlargement perspective to the Eastern Parthernship countries at the May summit in Riga.
The prime ministers of Latvia and Estonia, who are on a visit to Lithuania on Friday, have emphasised that their countries will participate in Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project if it generates a return on investment.
Reducing fuel consumption in the military has become an operational imperative: not only can it save money, it will also save soldiers’ lives, as well as improve the mobility and endurance of military forces. Enhancing the energy efficiency of the armed forces is one of NATO’s priorities in the field of energy security.
Vilnius was the focus for foreign policy experts in February with its hosting of the increasingly well regarded Snow Meeting and Vilnius Forum of Intellectuals. But in April, international experts are increasingly turning their eyes to Tallinn, which will be hosting the 8th Eight Lennart Meri conference on April 24-26.
Amid the recent news about the lifting of West’s sanctions on Iran, a question emerges about the prospects of openly selling Iran’s resources, particularly, its gas, in the markets in Europe.
Unrest in Ukraine has become the main catalyst which gave rise to the crisis in the relations of Russia and Western world. After the United States and the EU imposed sanctions on Russia, Moscow started reorienting its entire economy toward the East and first of all toward China. With Beijing’s support Putin hopes to sustain the national economy and regime. What are the benefits of this friendship?