The Caspian region has tremendous potential to supply Europe with additional pipeline gas supplies and LNG, believes Claudio Steuer, Director of SyEnergy, a UK energy consultant focused on strategy and commercial matters involving natural gas and LNG value chains.
The Euro-Atlantic security system is a highly complex equation with many unknowns. Three years ago, it seemed that it was up to narrow specialists to solve the equation, which was of secondary importance for 21st-century Europe. Today, however, it is a crucial political factor fraught with serious risks of intentional or unintentional confrontation between Russia and the West.
According to the assessment of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) and the IEA Agency for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (limiting global warming to only two degrees Celsius before 2050), the world needs to put into operation 1000 GW of nuclear power capacity for the period (until 2050). This will require the connection to the network of up to 35 new nuclear power units per year (now only 10-15 power units per year are connected). Atoms have even come up with their name for "green energy". This is nuclear energy plus renewable energy sources.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation July 12 in the Akorda presidential residence. It was Steinmeier’s first official visit to Kazakhstan as president and was timed to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron presided Thursday over a joint cabinet meeting aimed at underscoring Franco-German resolve to kick-start the European Union.
The international community is asking itself whether China really has what it takes to lead global climate policy now the United States has yielded that mantle. German diplomats in Beijing have attempted to broach the issue, in a paper seen by EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.
Such projects as the Southern Gas Corridor and the Eastern Mediterranean Gas will enable Europe to diversify its energy sources, thereby improving its energy security, said the US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
Russia and China should worry.
The insistence of some NATO allies on maintaining commitments made to Russia twenty years ago risks undermining stability and security in Europe.
The next International Meeting on Syrian Settlement in Astana (Astana process) will be held in late August 2017, Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov revealed on Wednesday.
Montenegro on Monday formally became the 29th NATO member, but Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic told BIRN that it should not be seen as a 'poke in the eye for Russia'.
The wider Caspian region, which comprises the Caspian littoral states and the lands to their east, is sitting on a vast riches of subsoil resources of which combustibles are made to quench the world’s ever increasing thirst for energy. Those who dedicate their lives and/or cash to such resources hardly ever miss an occasion to stress the need for them, downplaying the growing importance of alternative resources, located not under but on and above the earth’s surface and being infinite.
Many thousands of Eritreans have fled the country for Europe in search for a better life. A multinational initiative is now trying to stem the flow of migrants to Europe by training refugees and giving them jobs in neighbouring Ethiopia.
At the direction of US President Donald Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence will travel to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro on July 30-August 2, reads a statement from the White House Press Office.
Following the results of the fifth round of talks in Astana, the head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentiev said that the military of the three guarantor countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey) almost 100 percent agreed on de-escalation zones in Homs and East Guta, and at the level of expert working groups the process The definition of these zones has already been completed.