The EU Summit on the Eastern Partnership on21-22 May in Riga stood in the shadow of the conflict with Russia over Ukraine. Even if Russia had not been mentioned in the summit resolution and everything deleted from the document that could provoke Russia and undermine the implementation of the Minsk II agreement, the relations with Moscow were a guideline for the summit.
The polls of the critical referendum are set to close in a few minutes at 7pm (Athens time). A first assessment of the results will be made public at around 9pm.
Italian Eni and Kazakh KazMunaiGas will jointly explore Isatay block located in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea, the company said.
There is a strange war in the Middle East. States that are shouting about the threat of the terrorist organization Islamic state destroy those who can fight back the militants. Moreover, on the side they earn billions of dollars on the war.
Wikileaks' revelations that the US's NSA agency tapped the phones of three French presidents and other officials have sparked angry reactions in Paris. The scandal raises the question of how much confidence Washington has in countries it dubs its "allies", journalists involved in the sccop say.
According to the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, it took a lot of years to pick a new city worthy level. Astana became Astana City.
A record number of people fleeing war and persecution or in search of a better life have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe in the first half of this year.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is in Croatia for an official visit, met with the newly elected Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, in Zagreb.
Milanovic indicates Zagreb is ready to take about a thousand of the 40,000 refugees who reached Italy and Greece recently.
At a time of slowing economic growth and massive corporate debts, a deflationary spiral would be China’s worst nightmare. And the risk is mounting. The producer price index (PPI) has been in negative territory for 39 consecutive months, since February 2012. The growth of China’s consumer price index (CPI), though still positive, has also been falling steadily, from 6.5% in July 2011 to 1.2% in May. If past experience is any indication, China’s CPI will turn negative very soon.
Turkey is ready to render full assistance to Greece in order to revive this country’s economy, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said June 30.
Russian state-owned company Inter RAO UES, which is the proprietor of the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) Company, did not confirm the media news that it plans to sell its assets in Armenia.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that his country will extend and expand the trial visa-free regime announced last year and due to end this July. Now, citizens from 20 countries will not need visas for short trips to Kazakhstan, he announced at a Kazakh-Italian business forum in Milan on June 27. About 20 agreements for a total amount of $500 million were also signed at the forum.
In a meeting between U.S. Secretary of Defence, Ashton B. Carter, and Defence Ministers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Tallinn, it was confirmed the first shipment of weapons, which will include tanks, infantry vehicles and artillery, will be stationed in the region from early 2016.