Britain is set to miss its 2020 European renewable energy targets, a parliamentary committee report said on Friday (9 September), setting a poor example for less wealthy countries as the world tries to rein in global warming.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.
Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis asserted in an interview with Latvian Radio today that there are no indications that any one of the Baltic nations are purposely trying to sabotage the Rail Baltica project.
Kazakh President appointed all members of the new government, the presidential press-service said on Sept. 13.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany gathered today for their annual “3+1” meeting in Riga. The agenda of the meeting covered cooperation between the Baltic States and Germany, current foreign and security policy challenges in Europe and beyond, as well as the future of the European Union.
On Sunday, September 11, President Dalia Grybauskaitė is going on a working visit to Berlin where she will meet with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Iran is storing 40 tons of heavy water for the rainy day, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said.
– President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with European Council President Donald Tusk. The meeting focused on preparations for the EU-27 summit, which will be held 16 September in Bratislava to reflect on the future of the European Union.
Turkish Stream gas pipeline project is unlikely to join TANAP gas project, says Andreas Marazis, Project Manager and Researcher in European Neighborhood Council think tank based in Brussels.
In November 1983 the Soviet Union began to increase the combat readiness of its forces in Eastern Europe, including the air force forward-deployed in East Germany, in preparation to meet an expected pre-emptive strike by the United States and its allies.
EU-scepticism, immigration and NATO-membership. After the British vote to leave the European Union, all European countries are debating the possible effects of Brexit to themselves and to the union as a whole. One of the themes debated is security. In Sweden, reporting on security implications of Brexit is largely ignored by the media, but the right-wing parties are using Brexit as an argument for NATO-membership. In Denmark, the debate is greater and dominated by domestic issues related to immigration. In Norway, the debate is limited and revolves around EFTA and EEA-arrangements.
After three failed rounds of voting in Estonia’s parliament, the Estonian presidential elections will occur on Sept. 24.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed former First Deputy Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev as the country’s Prime Minister Sept. 9, reported the Akorda Presidential Residence press service. Askar Mamin, former head of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company, was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.
Brussels (5 September) – The State Secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Government Plenipotentiary for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, Ivan Korčok, presented the Slovak Presidency's priorities in the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) on Monday.
Austria has threatened to sue Hungary at Europe's highest court unless it stops letting migrants slip through their shared border.