Kazakhstan began the transition from presidential to presidential-parliamentary form of government. The constitutional reform, designed to strengthen the powers of parliament and government by reducing the powers of the president, takes place in a country in a peaceful atmosphere and with the full support of the population. As an example, we can cite the example of Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, where the delegation of presidential powers to the parliament took place in a revolutionary way and with human sacrifices.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.
By Lucy Pasha-Robinson
US President will now reportedly prioritise EU trade deal over post-Brexit agreement with Britain.
By Emilio Parodi
British Telecom (BT.L) has filed a criminal complaint with Italian prosecutors over an accounting scandal at its Italian unit and has handed them computer records and also dispatched its head of compliance to Milan to give evidence.
By Dusica Tomovic
Opposition and anti-NATO groups in Montenegro have announced mass protests on Friday, when parliament is due to meet in the old royal capital to ratify the membership protocol.