The landmark Paris climate change treaty moved ahead Tuesday after backing from the European Parliament, which paved the way for the 28-member European Union to ratify it this week.
The British prime minister says Britain will formally start the process of leaving the European Union by the end of March, 2017.
It has been pronounced on several occasions that Iran may join TANAP, a constituent part of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), scheduled to supply natural gas from Shah Deniz II to the European market starting from 2019. Rovnag Abdullayev, the president of State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), TANAP’s major stakeholder (58%), said that “after the decision on lifting sanctions over Iran, we are ready to consider offers for the sale of part of our shares in TANAP, if we get an advantageous offer”. Pak Ayeen, Ambassador of Iran to Azerbaijan also outlined Iran’s interest in joining TANAP. Turkey's former Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that "Turkey would not close its door to Iran if it wants to join TANAP".
The ruling Fidesz party succeeded in spreading its anti-immigrant message among a receptive population, say opposition figures.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow outlined key steps needed to strengthen the Euro-Atlantic security system in a speech at the OSCE Security Days conference in Vienna on Monday (3 October 2015). Participating in a panel discussion on ‘Preventing and Managing Close Military Encounters in Times of Crisis’, Ambassador Vershbow stressed the importance of modernising the Vienna Document on military transparency.
The new array of European Union subgroups is a sign of deeper malaise.
Poland is interested in deepening the relations with Azerbaijan both at the governmental level and in the sphere of entrepreneurship, said Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki, undersecretary of state in the Polish Economic Development Ministry.
The United States has called Russia's decision to suspend a cooperative program that commits the two countries to eliminating parts of their weapon-grade plutonium stocks "a big mistake."
Foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries and the EU discussed the state and prospects of cooperation with a focus on various aspects of economic development.
Vladimir Putin has scrapped a key nuclear control agreement over “unfriendly” actions of the United States towards Russia, in the latest rupture in the troubled relationship between the two countries, according to The Telegraph.
Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin says the Security Council has unanimously agreed on the ex-refugee chief for the role. The Council will formally recommend Guterres to the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
In a historic move, EU ministers today (30 September) approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.
Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told French daily Le Monde.
Slovak Minister for Defence Peter Gajdoš welcomed his counterparts, the defence ministers of the other EU Member States, to the capital. At the informal meeting of the EU defence ministers, led by the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, the ministers discussed the implementation of the Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) and strengthening co-operation with NATO. They also talked about the EU operations in the Sahel region and Libya with a view to resolving the root causes of illegal migration.
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