Like most tragedies, Brexit is the result of stupid mistakes, often self-inflicted. But the referendum question was put in clear and simple terms, it was actively debated and the democratic answer is clear. Any attempt to reverse it would change the situation from bad to worse, writes Philippe de Schoutheete.
The heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states welcomed the accession of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal to the organization as dialogue partners, said the document, signed following the SCO summit in Tashkent June 24.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit China on Saturday to hold in-depth talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on bilateral ties. This will be his fourth visit to China since retaking office as president in 2012.
One of the most discussed issues in Turkey is Ankara's full membership in the EU. Some Turkish experts believe that Turkey's EU membership is not in the interests of Ankara.
The meeting called "The Specialized Meeting of Caspian Energy Network Theory" was focused on the idea of converting gas to electricity to export it to the regional and trans-regional markets, including the EU.
UNHCR REpresentative In year 2000, the UN General Assembly in its resolution decided that from 2001, June 20 would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. It was the year marking the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Since then, on this day tribute is paid to the courage and resilience of families forced to leave their homes fleeing from war and persecution.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the UK's decision to leave the European Union a watershed for Europe and European unity. It's now up to her and EU leaders to ensure other countries don't follow suit.
Tinatin Khidasheli does not hide her impatience with NATO. As defense minister of Georgia, she has spent the past several months lobbying NATO members to grant her country a “membership action plan,” or MAP.
Last week, on 17 June 2016, the Finnish Government published its white paper, Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy*. It was about time, since the previous one was prepared in December 2012, under a very different strategic environment in the Baltic Sea region. The 34-page Report analyzes Finland’s operative environment, the drivers of change, and the goals and key priorities for Finnish foreign and security policy over the next four years.
Germany’s foreign minister has criticized NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe as "warmongering” and called for phasing out European Union sanctions against Russia if there is substantial progress in the peace process in Ukraine.