Energy security

Baltic States urge EU to speed up work on Lithuania-Poland gas link

The three Baltic States have urged Poland and the EU to speed up work on a gas pipeline to link them to the European market and thus reduce their reliance on Russia for energy. READ MORE

Opinion: Sweden – a moral superpower?


By Ulf Bjereld

Sweden’s unilateral decision to cancel its large-scale defense agreement with Saudi Arabia has attracted considerable international attention. It canceled the agreement on moral grounds, refusing to continue military cooperation with one of the world’s most hardline dictatorships – a regime that violates human rights and sentences dissidents to public whippings. READ MORE

Tajik-Norwegian cooperation discussed in Dushanbe

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Nizomiddin Zohidi met on April 20 with Ambassador of Norway to Tajikistan (with the residence in Astana) Ole Johan Bjørnøy. READ MORE

Greece and Russia discuss pipeline deal


Greece held “constructive” talks with the head of Gazprom, in Athens yesterday (21 April), and hopes that the two sides will soon reach a deal on a pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Europe via its territory.  READ MORE

Yuriy Boyko: Ukraine must continue the policy of maximum diversification of energy supplies


An exclusive interview with former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yuriy Boyko READ MORE

Kazakhstan can obtain share in TANAP


Kazakhstan is one of the countries that potentially can obtain a share in the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) project, Vladimir Yevseyev, director of Russian Center for Public Policy Research said. READ MORE

Dangerous games of Greece


By Maksim Tsurkov

More and more excitement flares up around the issue of gas supplies to Europe. In particular, all the attention is focused on Greece, which by chance suddenly became a kind of arbiter of the fate of the EU’s energy, and it seems that the country is not ready to cope with this role. READ MORE

Reason for decrease in Georgia’s import of Azerbaijani gas revealed

The reason for decrease in Azerbaijani gas imported by Georgia is the reduction of the level of consumption in the country, a source in SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan). READ MORE

Chernobyl nuclear power plant to be conserved


The nuclear power plant’s conservation process will take at least 10 years. READ MORE

Kazakhstan as mediator limited by international status: political analysts

By Dmitry Khegai, Dinara Urazova

Kazakhstan has been taking an active stance in settlement of the situation in Ukraine and has offered to serve as mediator in the conflict. The opposition in Syria has also been planning to ask the Kazakh authorities to provide a platform for negotiations with all the sides of the crisis. These are but recent examples of Kazakhstan’s involvement in the world affairs. READ MORE

April 2016