Last week, on 17 June 2016, the Finnish Government published its white paper, Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy*. It was about time, since the previous one was prepared in December 2012, under a very different strategic environment in the Baltic Sea region. The 34-page Report analyzes Finland’s operative environment, the drivers of change, and the goals and key priorities for Finnish foreign and security policy over the next four years.
Germany’s foreign minister has criticized NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe as "warmongering” and called for phasing out European Union sanctions against Russia if there is substantial progress in the peace process in Ukraine.
The agreement on Russian gas export to Georgia won’t affect gas supplies to this country by the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR, Director General of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov told .
A report and draft resolution drawing connections between economic and environmental concerns with the broader security environment of the OSCE area will be taken up by members of parliament at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 25th Annual Session, being held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 1 to 5 July.
The Black Sea is becoming a new point of tension in Europe.
China and Poland issued a joint communique here on Monday and agreed to upgrade their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership, in a display of their shared commitment to further deepen bilateral cooperation.
The number of refugees and people displaced has hit a new record, announced the UN in a report released on World Refugee Day. According to the report, Germany received more asylum requests than any other country in 2015.
Serbian Prime Minister-designate Aleksandar Vucic and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic have signed an agreement on enhancing the relationship between the two countries.
The demand for oil and gas will not reduce any time soon, President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev told at the 20th plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have recently finalised the draft agenda for the next Summit of the grouping to be held in Tashkent on June 23-24. Among other things, they adopted a procedure document for accession of India (and Pakistan) into the SCO.
Trend's interview with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed that he has cancelled scheduled visits to Washington and Brussels - but without clarifying the exact reasons.
Question 1: At their recent meeting in Japan the G7 energy ministers released a Progress Report which outlines key policy measures and priority areas to overcome Ukraine's energy vulnerability, including implementation of the EU Third Energy Package, establishing an independent energy authority etc. How is Ukraine doing in terms of implementing the energy market reform and meeting the EU requirements?
Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur met with the speaker of the Bulgarian parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, and the delegation of parliament members accompanying her in Tallinn, and reaffirmed Estonia's support to Bulgaria joining the Schengen legal system.
Russia and Turkey intend to improve relations, so the decision of the Turkish president to send a congratulatory letter to his Russian counterpart is not surprising, head of Istanbul bureau of the largest Turkish state news agency 'Anadolu' Huseyn Altinalan told .