During this period of economic crisis and international tensions, Russia is struggling to find a way to emerge from recession and looming isolation. Yet, business relations with Italy, though with some setbacks in bilateral exchanges, are still promising. In this context, Russia could achieve greater benefits from these relations and strengthen external ties with one of its European partners. Ernesto Ferlenghi, President of Confindustria Russia, the association of Italian businesses operating in the Russian Federation shares his views on current events and the future of Russian-Italian relations with RIAC.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Bratislava on Thursday (10 September 2015) for discussions on new security challenges to the east and the south. In Bratislava, Mr Stoltenberg met with President Andrej Kiska, Prime Minister Robert Fico, State Secretary Igor Slobodník and other high level officials, thanking them for Slovakia’s “continued commitment” to the Alliance’s shared security.
The foreign ministers of Germany and Luxembourg are to meet with their counterparts from four eastern EU states to discuss the refugee crisis. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary have rejected EU quotas.
President of Poland Andrzej Duda has strongly criticised pressure from the EU on member states to take set quotas of refugees from the Middle East and Northern Africa.
The construction of the second branch of "Nord Stream" is completely deprive Kiev opportunities to transport gas to the EU and will lead to a loss of $ 2 billion in revenues from transit, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
During an unofficial meeting on September 6, 2015, Latvian and Lithuanian Foreign Ministers discussed the upcoming joint meeting of their governments in Rokiskis, Lithuania, which will take September 18.
“A drowning man is not troubled by rain” – Iranian proverb.
Since a European Council meeting on defence in December 2013 many decision-makers, security policy pundits and opinion shapers have prepared themselves for a next defence-focused Council meeting as an essential stopover in the process of strengthening of European defence. Yet, a well-known truth (especially in the EU) is that even the best plan (especially if it concerns defence) can get overshadowed by events. Indeed, the European Council of June 25-26 – initially scheduled to extensively debate European defence – was ultimately monopolised by “Grexit” and the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Unfortunately, only in the margins of the meeting was the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy given a mandate to formulate, by June 2016, in close cooperation with the Member States, an EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy.
The Polish TINES company can take part in the implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway construction project, director general of the company Thomas Shuba told .
He said that the company may join the project in the territory of Georgia.
Tajikistan will hold a high-level event on the issues of implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, in the UN headquarters in New York on September 27
The centre of Kiev became a scene of blood and broken bodies last week - as though the conflict in Ukraine's east suddenly had been transported to the capital.
The US will invest in the research and development of the Kharkiv nuclear physicists.
OPEC's latest statement about its readiness to engage with other producers to achieve 'fair prices' appeared to be one of the catalysts for oil prices, however a deal is unlikely to be achieved, analysts from the US JP Morgan bank believe.
For most of the post-Soviet period, politicians and pundits have focused on east-west transportation corridors in the southern Caucasus. But today, two north-south railway projects—one that would link Azerbaijan and Iran, and a second that would connect Armenia and Iran (see EDM, September 25, 2014; June 24, 2015)—have the potential to reorder the geopolitical map of the region. Besides increasing the influence of Iran and Russia, as well as decreasing the influence of Turkey, Georgia, and the United States, these transit corridor projects could further complicate any resolution of the Karabakh dispute between Baku and Yerevan.
Logo International specialized exhibition "Astana EXPO-2017", which will take place from 10 June 2017 to 10 September 2017 the capital of Kazakhstan, is a three petals arranged circle that symbolizes the energy and perpetual motion.