September 2015

EEU’s united front in UN

By Elena Kosolapova

The member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) have a similar vision of events in the world and tend to the same principles of solving global problems despite the recurring disagreements between them. Such conclusions can be drawn following the statements made by the EEU leaders at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

EU and NATO: Enhancing cooperation to counter hybrid threats

By Piret Pernik

In order to develop complementary and mutually supportive approaches to counter hybrid warfare, NATO and the EU have agreed to intensify cooperation. While individual Member States of both organisations have primary responsibility for defending against hybrid threats, these efforts need to be facilitated and coordinated. The EU and NATO can, for example, establish minimum requirements for defence capability planning, set benchmarks to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure, or provide a platform for assistance to their members.

United Nations, Kazakhstan contribute to solution of world problems

Over the years of independence thanks to well-balanced and far-sighted policy of the First President and Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan has become a reputable player in the international arena. Kazakhstan implements the most relevant global and regional initiatives in cooperation with the United Nations Organization that will mark its 70th anniversary on the 24th of October 2015. 

Caspian Basin Ready for Further Development, Energy Official Says

“The most powerful sedimentary cover (platform) is in the Caspian Basin and presumably reaches a depth of 20–25 kilometres. The Eurasia project has an ambitious goal – supporting-parametric drilling wells from which to begin a new future for this sedimentary basin,” Uzakbai Karabalin, first deputy minister of energy of Kazakhstan, told the Kazpravda newspaper.

"Nord Stream-2" meets resistance

By Daniel Rozanov

The project is the construction of new branches of the pipeline "Nord Stream" has alarmed Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine, who may lose income from the transit of Russian gas. "Nord Stream-2" ignores the interests of Poland and therefore undermines the unity of Europe "- said on the eve of the Polish president, Andrzej Duda. And Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk urged the EU to block the project because it deprives Kiev transit revenues of 2 billion dollars. In the year ..