July 2016

Medvedev, Swiss president discuss prospects of EAEU-EFTA free trade zone

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann have discussed the prospects of the talks on a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), a participant in the talks held on the sidelines of the ASEM summit in Mongolia on Friday has told reporters.

TRANSPORT CORRIDOR WITH DIFFERENT OPTIONS

By Arthur Dunn

Everybody knows , China is a quiet expansion in the world, including the Central Asian region. And if the success of expansion, for example, in Kazakhstan, impede the stable political situation in the country and the strong influence of Russia, these reasons are much weaker in neighboring Kyrgyzstan. In this country there are still echoes of the revolutionary events, conducted an internal clan struggle in the country occupy a strong position in extremist religious organizations. The same great level of corruption, which enhances the effects of manipulation of the players in this struggle.

National Cyber Security Centre inaugurated in Vilnius

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On July 12 the National Cyber Security Centre was officially opened in Vilnius. The function of the Centre is to ensure centralisation of protection of cyberspace at national level. “The changing security environment highlights the need for cyber security. Experience shows that the number of cyberattacks in the country is increasing, while their effect on people’s lives may grow even further. The National Cyber Security Centre opened today strengthens its capabilities, cooperates closely and provides assistance to other institutions in private and public sectors,” Minister of National Defence J.Olekas said at the inauguration ceremony. 

NATO Secretary General welcomes frank and open discussions in NATO-Russia Council

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the value of political dialogue following the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday (13 July 2016). “Today we had very useful discussions. We addressed some of the most important issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda. This shows the value of the NATO-Russia Council,” he said.