Exclusive interview of the Alexander Khara, expert, Maidan of Foreign Affairs Foundation, Ukraine
On April 17 Colonel Mukhan Zhassuzakov was accredited as Defence Attaché of Kazakhstan to Lithuania. He was welcomed by Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas.
India withdraws from FGFA project, leaving Russia to go it aloneKey Points
India has pulled out of its 11-year collaborative programme with Russia to build a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft
The decision has ramifications for both the IAF and the Russian aerospace industry
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has shelved its 11-year old collaborative Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme with Russia following enduring differences over its developmental cost and technological capabilities.
The idea of President Macron of the new European sovereignty is based on the search for a consensus among the EU member states on security, economics, medicine, ecology and information technologies. In the economic sphere, it includes the formation of a special budget, the creation of the European Monetary Fund (through the transformation of the European stabilization mechanism), the establishment of the post of the European Minister of Finance, and the proposal to create a Eurogroup parliament (EU member states, in which the euro is the national currency) to give more democratic nature of its activities. As for the migration policy, Macron suggested not to continue the debate about the allocation of quotas between EU states. His position is to create a European program that will directly support financially local communities that receive refugees and ensure their integration into society.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a new nuclear deal with Iran during in a bid to dissuade Donald Trump from ripping it up. Despite the two leaders' repeated declarations of friendship, Macron's visit to the US has failed to reconcile their differences.
Clearly, European countries aren’t buying China’s rhetoric of the BRI as “win-win cooperation.”
The US is interested in developing economic relations with Kazakhstan, the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol said at the forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.
The poisoning by nerve agent of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has dealt a sharp blow to Russia’s relations with the UK, and with Europe NATO and beyond. And things could get even worse. With further measures being announced as we write, there is increasing talk of a new Cold War.
On April 18-19, the NATO Military Committee is visiting Ukraine. On the eve of the visit, its chief, four-star general Petr Pavel told UNIAN about the purpose of the visit, gave his assessment of the likelihood of the escalation in eastern Ukraine, and described how realistic it is for the Ukrainian army to start operating in line with NATO standards by 2020
Ever since Donald Trump became president, European leaders have sought to read his mind on what he thinks about the old continent. While thousands of policy papers have been produced in the process, two handshakes may be more telling.
Armenian prime minister Serzh Sargsyan on Monday, April 23 resigned from his post after tens of thousands of demonstrators paralyzed traffic across the country for more than 10 days to protest against his premiership.
Uzbekistan and Canada discussed promotion of cooperation in innovative development of real economy of the Central Asian state, the press service of the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan stated on April 23.
On 17 April, the European Commission published the annual Enlargement package, as well as assessed progress on reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius highlighted the importance of the EU open door policy and welcomed progress made by South-eastern European countries.
During a two-day official visit to Ankara April 19-20, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top officials to discuss preparations for the meeting of the two countries’ leaders in the summer and ways to boost Kazakh-Turkish cooperation.
Europe will not choose sides in the trade dispute between the United States and China, a top European official said on Saturday, adding that the European Union’s temporary exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs should become permanent