The conflict in Karabakh is the only one in the post-Soviet space where Russia and the West are ready to work together. But none of the mediators are currently discussing the core issues in the dispute.
Romania is ready to share its experience with Ukraine in the sphere of teaching the languages of national minorities with a simultaneously study of the state language.
The problems of regional cooperation are sought by the five Caspian littoral states. Such a partnership today is uncontested, but there are a number of obstacles to its development. But there is growing awareness that they can be overcome only together. For example, the legal status of the Caspian is still not regulated, although there is a hope that this problem will be resolved in 2018.
Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas at the conference "Nation States or Member States? Reimagining the European Union" on Monday said that it it possible to be both an Estonian and a European during the era of nationalism, anti-EU sentiments and populist and extremist views.
The joint statement by the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan and the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group following the Geneva meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents is the most positive statement anyone has heard for quite some time, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told .
Voting is under way in Austria in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the European Union’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far right.
As the 2018 World Cup looms in Russia, the need for a peacekeeping force in the Donbass grows evermore urgent. Beijing should recognise the irony in coming to the aid of both the West and the former Soviet bloc.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s submarines The Rostov-on-Don and The Novorossiysk have practiced test launches of Kalibr cruise missiles against ground and air targets, the Black Sea Fleet’s spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov told the media on Friday.
Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) will have to rebuild the dismantled railway stretch to Latvia after the removal caused the European Commission to impose a 28-million-euro fine, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis .
Russia will support Kazakhstan’s presidency of the UN Security Council in January and promote the implementation of its program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abrakhmanov on Friday.