Energy security

Turkmenistan looks to the West

Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Józef Lang

Due to worsening relations with Russia, its increasing dependence on China and fears of destabilisation, Turkmenistan is adjusting its foreign policy and trying to bolster its cooperation with the West in the field of energy and security. This is indicated by the resumption of its energy cooperation with the European Union, and appeals for more assistance from the United States in the security field. READ MORE

Modi visits Airbus in Toulouse, with Germany up next for Indian PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, touring Europe to promote his “Make in India” campaign, has arrived in Germany. He’s fresh from a visit to Franco-German aviation giant Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters. READ MORE

Estonia and Latvia still waiting for profitability assessment of Lithuanian NPP

The prime ministers of Latvia and Estonia, who are on a visit to Lithuania on Friday, have emphasised that their countries will participate in Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project if it generates a return on investment. READ MORE

NATO and its partners become smarter on energy


Reducing fuel consumption in the military has become an operational imperative: not only can it save money, it will also save soldiers’ lives, as well as improve the mobility and endurance of military forces. Enhancing the energy efficiency of the armed forces is one of NATO’s priorities in the field of energy security. READ MORE

Azerbaijan – the only route bringing Iran’s gas to Europe


By Maksim Tsurkov

Amid the recent news about the lifting of West’s sanctions on Iran, a question emerges about the prospects of openly selling Iran’s resources, particularly, its gas, in the markets in Europe. READ MORE

Iran Refuses to Sign Nuclear Deal Unless Sanctions Fully Lifted – Rouhani


Tehran will not sign the final agreement on its nuclear program reached by the P5+1 group if all sanctions are not lifted, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. READ MORE

Riyadh Sent a Sign to Moscow

By Sh. Mamayev

Confrontation of Tehran and Riyadh Becomes Dangerous READ MORE

A step-by-step guide to what the Iran agreement actually means


By Ishaan Tharoor

Negotiators from Iran and major world powers reached agreement on a framework for a final agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions, participants in the talks said. READ MORE

Ukrainian minister: to improve energy security it is necessary to attract foreign investment


An exclusive interview with the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn. READ MORE

Kazakhstan, Hungary sign several cooperation agreements

Kazakh and Hungarian companies signed a number of contracts in the framework of the Kazakh-Hungarian business forum in Astana on April 1. READ MORE

April 2016