Iran and Germany today had their most recent gathering intended to pursue economic cooperation. Tehran hosted the German-Iranian Business Forum, attended by 150 German officials and businesspeople.
In 2016, U.S. natural gas will set sail to the European Union. U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes will bring much more than a small shift in trade balance between these two close economic, political, and military allies. The cargoes will, for the first time, put U.S. molecules behind twin bipartisan U.S. diplomatic imperatives: Europe’s energy security woes and reducing climate pollutants. While these will be empowered by competitive markets, more needs to be done on both sides of the Atlantic to get full potential from U.S. gas supplies to Europe.
Ahmet Davutoglu to leave post after what is reported as a falling out with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
On 27 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius is paying an official visit to Chișinău, the capital city of Moldova. Meetings with Moldova’s President Nicolae Timofti, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Galbur, party leaders and representatives from the opposition focused on Moldova’s aspirations for the implementation of reforms, plans for bilateral cooperation and the country’s internal political situation.
A last-ditch attempt to save Spain from going to the polls for the second time in six months failed after the leader of the Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, told the king that he could not muster enough seats, saying, “I cannot and should not submit myself for investiture”.
According to Estonian daily, Postmees, the country’s Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand met with members of the Free Party on April 23, and announcde to her fellow party members that should would be willing to run for president, should the proposal be made to her.
The ‘New Economic Silk Road’ was launched by China’s President, Xi Jinping, in September 2013 in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. A few months later (in January 2015) Astana became one of the three capital cities of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which started with Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and later enlarged to Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Other governments (India and Japan among them) have since stepped up their engagement in Central Asia; last but not least, Iran has joined the game after its international ‘rehabilitation’ and gradual sanction-lifting. Is a new ‘Great Game’ under way? Who will control Eurasia? More specifically, how are relations between China and Russia evolving? Can the two ‘Great Powers’ co-exist in the region?
Iran's power sector suffers heavenly from three problems - gas fuel shortage, low efficiency of power plants as well as huge amount of electricity waste during the distribution process.
Turkmenistan and the European Union (EU) have expressed readiness to further consolidate the efforts for cooperation in the energy sphere, Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry said .
Chairman of the ruling Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczyński made a lengthy address on Monday, stating that his party aims to change the Polish constitution.
In the coming weeks, the level of diplomatic activity on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue will continue to be higher than usual, writes Stratfor.
Kazakhstan’s president identifies the most pressing task for this century.