EU Exit Worries Bulgarians, Romanians, in UK

By Marian Chiriac, Mariya Cheresheva

The 170,000 Romanians and 65,000 Bulgarians now working in Britain are pondering the implications if Britain votes to leave the EU in June. READ MORE

Terms of bond issuance for Southern Gas Corridor defined

Azerbaijan’s Southern Gas Corridor Company has released initial price thoughts for a ten-year bond at seven percent yield area. READ MORE

Turkey imports LNG from US for first time

Turkey has for the first time imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US in 2016, said the message from Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). READ MORE

Joint press point by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė

President Grybauskaitė, it is great to be back in Lithuania. On behalf of the North Atlantic Council, I thank you for your warm welcome. And for Lithuania’s strong commitment to this Alliance and as a resident of Brussels, let me also thank you for the solidarity you have expressed today. READ MORE

Putin Praises Obama’s Leadership in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin say that cooperation between the two countries has been instrumental in achieving an unexpectedly successful cessation of hostilities in war-torn Syria READ MORE

India to accede to Ashgabat Agreement on transit corridor

The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for India to accede to the Ashgabat Agreement, an international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between central Asia and the Persian Gulf. READ MORE

OSCE, PACE Observers Note “Progress” in Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis Election, Point Out Areas for Improvement

Observers from three Western institutions, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), found Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary election of March 20 was “efficiently organised with some progress noted,” the three election monitoring groups announced in a joint press release and press conference the day after the vote. READ MORE

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan cut number of troops in disputed border area

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have cut the number of troops they had previously deployed at a disputed section of their common border in the Chalasart area, the Kyrgyz Border Guard Service reported . READ MORE

Germany’s Steinmeier warns Syria clock is ticking

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says there is no time to lose in agreeing upon a peace deal in Syria. Both he and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, also urged unity a day after the Brussels attacks. READ MORE

Poland will not take in any immigrants: PM Szydło

Signalling what appeared to be a shift in government policy, Szydło said: “I do not see how Poland could take in immigrants at the moment.” READ MORE

April 2016