The EU has for the first time adopted new sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defense firms over the Kremlin's support of separatist violence in Ukraine. Similar measures from the US could soon follow.
China announced new military drills in the East China Sea, adding to exercises under way in other areas that may further disrupt domestic air travel and add to tensions with neighbors over territorial disputes in the region.
More and more wealthy Russians and Ukrainians who are concerned about unstable political and economic situation in their countries are investing in Estonian real estate, writes Äripäev.
General Philip Breedlove, NATO's top commander in Europe, has proposed that the Polish city of Szczecin expand its existing base to help the military alliance respond faster to any threat posed by Russia.
Secretary of State of Kazakhstan, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has met with France's Ambassador to this country, Francis Etienne at Acorda (residence of Kazakhstan's president).
Scheduled for August in the history of the country's first direct presidential elections in Turkey raises several questions. The first - whether Erdogan, being the undisputed leader preliminary interviews, to avoid a second round, and the confrontation with the united opposition? Second - who will be given to the prime minister. And the third - what happens if Erdogan still lose the election.
It was not even a month ago that Vladimir Putin stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the elected leaders of the Western world to commemorate the D-Day invasion. I hope whoever issued that invitation has the decency to feel some embarrassment today. Through the past eight months of escalating Russian violence against Ukraine, too many European governments have treated the Ukraine issue as remote and marginal: regrettable, yes, but not a threat to the peace of the continent. It was more important, they felt, to sustain a normal relationship with Russia. That illusion died yesterday along with the murdered passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Strong suspicions of Russian involvement in the tragic shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft have led EU countries to consider new sanctions against Moscow.
Proposed European Union sanctions on sectors of the Russian economy will not be adopted before next week, the European Commission said on Thursday.
Both Beijing and Moscow are seeking to develop and expand relations with Central Asian nations to tap into the region's natural resources, while countries such as Kazakhstan will likely benefit from the implicit struggle between China and Russia.
Settlements, where no more than 20 thousand inhabitants, can be translated into biofuels. Under biofuels may refer to as biodiesel and biogas. Ukraine has all the prerequisites to and biodiesel, and biogas. For the first required oilseeds, which are still actively cultivated in Ukraine, and for the second - any biomass, which is also there in abundance. Of course, the cost of biogas now will be much higher than natural. But more to build biogas plants - the cheaper they will be produced gas. And most importantly - biogas "well" will never be exhausted.
In Vilnius, the representatives of national road administration directorate from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Intentions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) related to the national traffic management systems and development of the Via Baltica road corridor, informed BC the Ministry of Transport.
July 18, 2014 the Parliament of Georgia at an extraordinary meeting unanimously ratified the Association Agreement with the EU. Official Tbilisi sure that pro-Western orientation - the only way to strengthen the Georgian state and all-round development of the country. Last but not least it explains the historical and cultural characteristics of the country.
David Boath, Vice President and Chief Engineer for Europe of London-based multinational consultancy and engineering company AMEC, talks to Juliusz Kłosowski.
One big contract with China is not enough to withdraw dependence from gas market of Europe.