The European Union extended its suspension of economic sanctions against Iran for two weeks, a technical measure to give time for the implementation of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that officials say is imminent.
Poland has no enemies in the EU, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday after meeting Polish President Andrzej Duda in Brussels.
In what was a very challenging year globally, the breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear programme last summer was a rare high point. It was not just that the draft agreement paved the way for a decrease in tensions in such an important and volatile region– an urgent need for which we have witnessed again in the last few days with tensions flying high between Saudi Arabia and Iran – but the rich promise it held for the longer-term.
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine signed a protocol on setting competitive preferential tariffs for cargo transportation via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic has opened a new chapter in its relations with the world, as Tehran and the six world powers begin implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Expansion of highways, construction of which is planned within the framework of implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) and the North-South international corridors, will have a positive impact on both the economy of the participating countries of these projects and the region in a whole, Russian political and public figure, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Georgy Fedorov, told .
In Yerevan, on December 23, the energy ministers of Armenia, Georgia, and Iran as well as the chief executive of the Rosseti joint-stock company, which manages Russia’s power distribution grids, signed a memorandum on cooperation in the energy sphere.
Eastern European governments were against taking in Muslim refugees before the events in Cologne took place. Now, they feel vindicated in their resistance and have redoubled their opposition.
Russia has completely stopped buying gas in Turkmenistan since January 2016. This can stir this Central Asian country’s interest in the European gas market.
Ludo Segers talks to the ambassador of the Netherlands in Lithuania about business ties, Dutch investment in the country and the Netherlands's experience with gas that it could share with Lithuania.