April 2015

Exclusive interview of Ambassador for Eastern Partnership of MFA of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Juris Poikans

What tasks does the agenda of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga include? What new suggestions, initiatives does the Latvian Republic chairing the EU's Council plan to promote during the Summit this May? What way do the Eastern Partnership participants  attempt to deal with the matters of their energy security?

Estonian FM in Latvia: our experience of refom can be of use to Ukraine


While visiting Latvia on Friday, Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, in terms of economic, energy and security cooperation, as well as Latvia’s current Presidency of the Council of the European Union with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, the foreign ministry's press department reports.

Indo-Chinese struggle


Arthur Dunn

India, a major power in South Asia, aims to make a worthy competition to the Chinese military. According to the rating of the strongest armies in the world Global Firepower, China ranks on the list in third place, behind only the US and Russia, and India is located in fourth place.

SCO considers granting Azerbaijan “dialogue partner” status

The heads of the member states of the Security Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have considered the issue of granting Azerbaijan a “dialogue partner” status, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told reporters, commenting on the results of the 10th meeting of heads of member states of the Security Council of the SCO, 

Way to East


By Yevgeniya Noskova

Starting from today Russia becomes a founding country of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). It was established under the initiative of China, and as expected shall operate in full capacity already by the end of the year.