An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Aris Jansons.
Implementation of the project on construction of the Rogun hydropower plant is ongoing and the first unit of the hydro station is planned to be put into operation this year, Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Usmonali Usmonzoda told.
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) investigated the proposal submitted by Pergas international consortium for development of Karanj oil field.
At the end of 2016, both the political and expert communities in Russia appeared to be very pessimistic about the future of the world order in general, and the about the future of the West in particular.
Natural gas demand in Europe will continue to increase in the next ten years, Head of Economic Research at Italy-based Sogefi Group and expert in European Energy Policy Luis Colasante believes.
The interior ministers of the European Union discussed implementing common standards for the land border of the area of free movement, while Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt said that a land border without common standards poses a risk to the entire area of free movement.
The voice was low, almost soft-spoken. Yet the words of President Nursultan Nazarbayev – in both the United Nations Security Council and at a conference for the invited press – were spoken with a clear sense of purpose, and of his country’s newly prominent place in the world. The President’s appearances – the first since his last address to the UN General Assembly slightly more than two years ago – were only part of Kazakhstan’s month as Security Council president, the first for any of the Central Asian republics.
Defence Minister Jüri Luik met with his French counterpart, Florence Parly, in Lille. The ministers discussed intensifying bilateral defense cooperation as well as upcoming deployments to Estonia and Africa. Luik also gave a speech at the International Cyber Security Forum.
Keynote address by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller at the National Defence University in Istanbul, Turkey.
There are signs that the EU and Russia are managing their relations better in their common neighborhood. Neither has achieved its ambitions in countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Although a “grand bargain” is not possible at the moment, the two sides have a common interest in halting a deterioration in relations.