An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Mr. Aris Jansons
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin has held a bilateral meeting in the Akorda presidential residence today.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU Defence Ministers in Bratislava on Tuesday (27 September 2016) to discuss stronger cooperation between the European Union and NATO, and shared security challenges. He stressed the importance of implementing the Joint NATO-EU Declaration, signed in the margins of the Warsaw Summit, which gives new substance to the partnership between NATO and the EU.
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry agreed during a Sept. 20 meeting in New York to pursue new avenues of bilateral cooperation. The meeting also launched the fifth meeting of the United States-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
OPEC shocked markets with a deal to cut oil output after kingpin Saudi Arabia allowed bitter rival Iran to be exempted, but analysts warned Thursday the move would not likely have a lasting impact.
Denmark says Brussels will keep its promise to grant Turks visa-free travel to the European Union, if Ankara carries out its side of a controversial deal to stem the flow of refugees into the EU countries.
Over the past two years, the Russian military and the Western NATO military alliance have watched each other along the dividing lines of Eastern Europe. With each side suspicious of the other’s intent, deployments have been matched by deployments.
China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to leadership of Uzbekistan, where he expressed hope for further development of bilateral cooperation in all spheres.
Pope Francis travels to Georgia and Azerbaijan over the weekend, and each stop presents its own unique challenges. In Georgia he'll visit an overwhelmingly Orthodox nation constantly at odds with Russia, and in Azerbaijan he'll encounter a largely Shi'a Muslim society, in both cases pushing peace and reconciliation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius together with his colleagues from Latvia and Estonia visited Reykjavik on 25-26 September on the invitation of Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttirto and took part in the events and meetings to mark the 25th anniversary of reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Iceland and the Baltic states. Mr Minister noted that Iceland was the first country to recognise the state of Lithuania and expressed his gratitude to the people of Iceland for their support and solidarity on Lithuania’s road to freedom, democracy, and establishment of full-fledged statehood.
With national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run.
Migration from Eastern Europe to Western EU member states is partly driven by the corruption perpetuated by political elites and local oligarchs.
Visit in 2016 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in Poland attracted the attention of politicians and many media far beyond these two states. In conditions of severe sanctions war between Russia and the West closer to the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union is perceived in a particular context.
A series of training courses for the State Border Service of Turkmenistan, organized by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, concluded today near Ashgabat.
The first NATO military units under US command will arrive in Poland in January, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has said.