According to some Russian experts, Moscow and Beijing have decided to proceed with the creation of a common, unified economic space. That is, the Chinese New Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Union must be paired with each other.
The Polish opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) wants to introduce Hungarian-style special taxes on banks and supermarkets if it comes to power, a close adviser to the party leader was quoted as saying today.
The new head of Wintershall Mario Meren believes that Russia is "the most important region of the firm", and despite the fact that the interests of the group include both the North Sea and the Libyan desert, and Argentina. According to him, to ensure energy security of Europe is only possible with Russia. Therefore, Russia will continue to play an important role in energy supply in the region. However, it can not help but attract attention of political correctness chairman of the group. Speaking about energy security, chairman of the group said that it is not the facts of geopolitical and geological. Cautious Meren citing the International Energy Agency, citing a quote from his report the materials of the agency: "The stability - is a prerequisite for reliable and affordable in price of energy." And, they say, that Russian gas to economic aspects has advantages over other sources of supply. Of particular importance is the European gas supply routes south direction. They are changing again.
The Western Europe – Western China highway will become a paid toll road after 2016, according to the Otyrar.kz news agency. The revenue will be used to pay for road maintenance and construction.
Local elections in Moldova this weekend have strengthened the position of the incumbent government, despite allegations of corruption on a massive scale. Earlier this year, around $1 billion — about 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product — disappeared from three Moldovan banks in non-performing loans reportedly made to people connected with the country’s political elite. Ironically, the person at the center of the scandal has now been elected mayor of Orhei. Last week’s resignation of the prime minister will also ignite fresh political battles in parliament over the creation of a new majority or governing coalition. The possibility of snap elections could see anti-European parties emerge with a strong majority.
The Government of Lithuania on Wednesday backed such a pact which will define the presence of American troops in Lithuania's military territories and create "conditions for early deployment by American forces of military equipment and weaponry, as well as improvement of the Lithuanian army's infrastructure, funded by the US".
The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline construction project (TANAP) is being implemented in Turkey rapidly and without problems, Kenan Yavuz, the head of SOCAR Turkey Enerji, the board member of Petkim petrochemical holding report.
Throughout the United States’ 13-year war in Afghanistan, the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has been a reliable partner, offering assistance ranging from transit routes for U.S. troops, to airspace for non-lethal U.S. supply missions and money to help educate a generation of Afghan children whose lives offer a new promise for their war-torn country.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has accused Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of misinforming his people. Athens' voters were not being told the truth about the commission's proposals, he alleges.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi threatened June 14 to go to a Plan B to deal with migrants which "would hurt Europe" if Italy is not given greater help with the crisis.
Lithuania and Poland are preparing to host US heavy arms as part of an American plan that could see the US station military equipment in Central and Eastern Europe for the first time despite opposition from Russia.
Tajikistan is looking forward to the north corridor connecting Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China to turn operational, Sangmuhamad Zaurov, deputy head of the Tajikistan mission in Iran told .
After 2019 Gazprom shall not pump gas through Ukraine under no circumstances – “even if the Moon and the Sun reverse their roles”, stated yesterday the deputy head of the Gazprom’s Board Aleksander Medvedev. But in order to refuse of the transit contract with Ukraine in reality the holding company shall have to construct new gas pipelines passing Ukraine for the following four years, as well as to reconclude long-term contracts with European partners. The severe statements of Gazprom represent one of the methods to force Europe to speed up, according to the experts.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has dismissed criticism from an unnamed Estonian government official and Finnish political pundits who questioned his decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16.
Pro-European parties came out decisively ahead of those favoring closer ties with Russia in Moldova's local elections held on June 14.