Kazakhstan and the EU are preparing the new agreement on enhanced cooperation and partnership.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on May 21.
Vowing to defend ethnic Russians wherever they live, President Vladimir Putin has embarked on an aggressive campaign to rebuild the pride and assertiveness of the Russian people, which he says was lost in the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Kazakh business will be quite competitive as part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) being created together with Russia and Belarus, member of the presidium of the Kazakh National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Talgat Doskenov said at a press conference in Astana on May 16.
Strategic Counterargument The country’s top leadership in course of the training on the management of the Armed Forces of Russia
Kazakhstan still has 28 outstanding issues and positions on the future of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty with Russia and Belarus. The signing is scheduled for May 29 in Astana.
The politics of energy are getting ever more interesting following the signing of a historic 30 year gas deal between China and Russia. The deal has been portrayed as Putin’s revenge for Western sanctions imposed following the conflict in the Ukraine. He’s sending a message that Russia has other options aside from exporting its natural resources to Europe. (The U.S. is increasingly energy independent and doesn’t need Russian gas.) The photo-op of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Putin downing a shot of vodka following the deal close was classic.
Five bilateral documents have been signed in the framework of Kazakhstan President's state visit to Shanghai (China).
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Estonia's new Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas who is on his first visit to Lithuania after taking office on 26 March.
President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that he was withdrawing Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, the second time he has said that in less than two weeks. He also praised the government in Kiev, which he had previously called an illegal, fascist junta, for its willingness to negotiate structural changes.