At the initial side event panel on official development assistance (ODA) at the Astana Economic Forum, international aid experts called for a post-Millennium Development Goals ODA programme to focus on prevention, longer-term planning and capacity building, acting as a catalyst to other investment. They also advised Kazakhstan in developing its KazAID programme, Central Asia’s first official development programme.
Royal Navy chiefs have directed the fleet’s biggest warship to spearhead high-level Nato war games in the Baltic, as part of a direct response to Moscow’s increasing “military surveillance” of the West.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic queried the practicality of President Tomislav Nikolic’s new 'platform' on Kosovo, which experts say would complicate Serbia’s path to EU membership.
Unexpected and mysterious! This can be said about the Eastring new gas pipeline project. Eastring will stretch through some European countries after 2018 and supply Caspian gas to the West, despite the competing gas projects.
Law and Justice candidate Andrzej Duda has won the second round of the presidential election in Poland, gaining 53 percent, according to an exit poll released by Ipsos at 10.30pm.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be settled sooner or later, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said May 23.
Albania could impose a veto on the NATO membership candidacy of Macedonia if the country continuously fails to respect the rights of its ethnic Albanian minority, PM Edi Rama has said.
Turkey in the last 12 years has been pursuing an active energy policy in the region. Ankara’s goal is to become a regional energy hub.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has proposed to create the Single Eurasian Economic Space for more effective interaction of participants.
Guide "Gazprom" downgraded gas production in 2015. More recently, the company planned to produce this year more than 485 billion cubic meters. m. However, this forecast has been lowered to 450 billion cubic meters. m. This target is still higher than last year. Reducing forecast says about the problems with the sale - including in Europe and Ukraine. Increase in future gas exports company hopes with the new export pipeline to Turkey under the Black Sea.
Strategic Europe continues its series devoted to explaining the foreign and security policy ambitions of the 28 EU member states. We have asked our contributors from each capital to give a candid assessment of their country’s perception of security and strategy, with a ranking on a scale from 0 (the laggards) to 5 (the ambitious). This week, the spotlight is on Estonia.
Europe is starting to play hardball with Russia on energy — and the Kremlin is fighting back. For years, the European Union was highly dependent on Russia’s natural gas and was unable to exert any influence on its supplier since it is the world’s largest energy importer. This spring, the European Commission launched an EU Energy Union to finally bind the 28 countries into a single energy market.
During the two-day Military Committee meeting, the 28 Allied Chiefs of Defence exchanged views on the current and future security challenges facing the Alliance, and provided clear and decisive military advice to North Atlantic Council ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting next month.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov does not exclude the possibility of placement of ballistic missile defense systems on Ukraine's territory.
Germany's development minister has renewed calls for a quota on the distribution of refugees in the EU. While a Brussels scheme has met with little acceptance, Italy's prime minister has a radical plan to save migrants.