In the USA, an investigation is ongoing against the former head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, the former mayor of the largest city of Almaty, Viktor Khrapunov. In Kazakhstan, several dozen criminal cases have been opened against him on charges of corruption. V. Khrapunov himself was put on the international wanted list by the Interpol line. He is accused of money laundering, fraud, organization of a criminal group, abuse of power, bribery. Currently, his name appears in the case of another major fraudster - ex-banker Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Viorel Meleșcanu visited Kazakhstan July 27-28 to mark the 25th anniversary of Kazakh-Romanian relations and participate in Romanian National Day at EXPO 2017.
Amid the recent row between Iran and the US over new sanctions, an Iranian expert believes that the presence of oil giants such as Total and Shell on Iran's market has political significance.
The fates of Georgia and Azerbaijan have been closely linked for most of their histories, and now this is true more than ever. The past twenty-five years have demonstrated that without their close strategic partnership, neither country would be able to sustain its independence or achieve greater economic prosperity.
We are witnessing a general trend towards the militarization of cyberspace, and nuclear weapons are no exception. What will happen to strategic stability should cyber weapons be employed? Are nuclear weapons capable of deterring cyber warfare?
Vladimir Putin has vowed to 'eliminate' Nato if Sweden tries to join the alliance.
China’s planned railway link between Greece and Central Europe has hit difficulties after the project was accused of flouting EU rules on public procurement in Hungary. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
China’s buyouts of EU technology companies are now top of the political agenda.
German Siemens and Uzbek State Committee for Investments signed a Memorandum of Understanding within the German-Uzbek business forum in Berlin, Siemens has announced.
Entrepreneurs from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries will no longer need to travel to China, Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan to purchase goods, as Central Asian region trade routes will now converge in Kazakhstan. The National Association of Trade Enterprises together with Kyrgyz colleagues is launching a unique project – the Commodity Distribution System of the Central Asian region with logistics centres in Almaty, Astana and Atyrau. All procedures from order to payment will be made online.