Commitment of Turkmenistan and Poland to expand economic cooperation was noted during a meeting with Poland’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Turkmenistan (with residence in Baku) Marek Calka in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message.
As President Vladimir Putin seeks to reinforce Russia’s position as a global power through nuclear saber-rattling and military campaigns in Ukraine and Syria, the next U.S. administration will need to both contain and cooperate with him. If played right, that may get easier in the years to come. The reason: The transformation of the world’s natural gas markets is weakening Moscow’s economic toolkit. And that will make Putin’s pipeline politics — his use of natural resources for foreign policy purposes — obsolete.
The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday — a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected.
Last year, 57 per cent of Sweden's power came from renewables such as hydropower and wind sources, with the remainder coming from nuclear power.
The Nord Stream 2 project, which envisages Russian gas supply to the EU bypassing Ukraine, acts as a wedge strategy, weakening the cohesion of the EU, Antto Vihma, a senior research fellow of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs’ Global Security Research Program, believes.
Iran and Finland agreed to connect their railways through Azerbaijan, says the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Building a low enriched uranium bank on the territory of Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) will cost about $150 million, according to Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Energy Bakhytzhan Dzhaksaliyev. The construction of the building for the low enriched uranium bank is scheduled to be completed at the end of May 2017.
The relations of Slovakia and the EU with Switzerland were discussed by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, and his Swiss departmental counterpart, Didier Burkhalter, in the town Kehrsatz near Bern today. Their meeting took place on the sidelines of a visit to Switzerland by Andrej Kiska, the President of Slovakia.
The European Union will decide by Monday whether to ease restrictions on Russia’s access to a gas pipeline link to Germany, two people close to the issue said yesterday (25 October).
Croatia is interested in strengthening economic cooperation with Azerbaijan, as well as the cooperation in other areas of common interest, including the vital area of energy, said Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in her interview.