Lithuanian and European Commission officials say that speed limits in Poland are a key problem of the European-standard gauge railway Rail Baltica.
Poland sees Russia as a pre-eminent threat. This has been the essence of speeches made by Andrzej Duda, the newly appointed President who has called for additional security guarantees from NATO and has plans to create an anti-Russian bloc within the organization alongside other Eastern European countries. Given Duda’s attitude, it would seem that Russian–Polish relations could deteriorate even further, while tensions in the Baltic–Black Sea Region as a whole will increase sharply.
Despite significant power production growth, Iran's electricity export plunged in 2015.
The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, the Ambassador Aurelia Bouchez.
Turkish Weekly conducted an elaborate interview with Vice President of USAK and Director of the USAK Center for Asia-Pacific Studies Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on the allegations that China has engaged in widespread human rights violations against the Uyghur minority within its territory, a controversy that has once again come to prominently feature on Turkey’s agenda over the last couple of weeks. The increasing number of deadly terrorist attacks that have taken place in China over the last few years, Turkey’s open-door policy towards Uyghur asylum-seekers fleeing China, and the future course of Turkish-Chinese relations in light of the Uyghur dilemma are also among the subjects that were put under scrutiny within the scope of the following interview.
Excess stockpiles of low enriched uranium of Iran can be stored in the international nuclear bank that is currently being set up on the territory of Kazakhstan,
Creating a vast military infrastructure in the Arctic islands along the Russian Northern Sea Route
Serbia and Kosovo have inched towards better ties after signing agreements in several key areas following EU-mediated talks. Both have EU ambitions that hinge on improved relations.
The issue of Montenegro’s joining the TAP project will be discussed late August at a meeting of representatives of the Balkan countries in Vienna,
Ashgabat and Sofia will sign several documents aimed at strengthening the legal framework of interstate relations following the bilateral negotiations to be held during Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s official visit to Turkmenistan on August 24-25.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said western Balkan countries need urgent assistance in dealing with the huge influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa.
Students at Uzbekistan’s Academy of the Armed Forces now have access to the latest literature on regional and international security, thanks to the opening of a NATO Multimedia Corner – the first to be established in a military higher educational institution of a partner country.
The European Union expressed its intent Friday to fast-track new funding to help Greece cope with the wave of migrants landing on the Greek islands by the hundreds daily.
Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Monday it was “regrettable” that newly inaugurated President Andrzej Duda had not yet met with the cabinet.
A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures. EU border agency Frontex reported that its latest figures far outstripped the previous monthly record in June of 70,000.