Landsbergis: What Kind of the EU Member it is that Violates Openly the European Law

MEP Vytautas Landsbergis considers that with respect to the decision of Austria to release Mikhail Golovatov, suspected in participation in the events of January i13th in Vilnius, they should address the European institutions urgently. READ MORE

Advisor: Polish Presidency wants new 'European contract'


By Barbara Bodalska

Poland wants to draw up a new 'contract' for the EU that would highlight the benefits of EU membership and redefine the joint responsibilities of member states, says Paweł Świeboda in an exclusive interview with EurActiv Poland. READ MORE

Iranian top official: Talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be conducted more effectively inside region

By R.Hafizoglu, T. Jafarov

Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani said the relations between Azerbaijan and Iran are at a very high level. READ MORE

Norwegian entrepreneurs satisfied with working conditions in Estonia

By Juhan Tere

Norwegian businessmen are mostly satisfied with the work of Estonian business managers and the country's low-cost industrial potential, LETA/BBN reports referring to Aripaev. READ MORE

Gryshchenko says Ukraine will learn from Turkish experience

By Muhlis Kacar

A top Ukrainian diplomat has said his country will keep a close eye on Turkey as the country moves from a constitutional overhaul to the European integration process, stressing both countries can learn a lot from each other. READ MORE

NATO – Ukraine: Membership not in Shape but Essence

After the entrance of American missile cruiser “Monterey” into the Black Sea waters last week Russian authorities as if again has acknowledged the problem of “NATO by our borders”. It has been known for a long time that Viktor Yanukovych closely collaborates with NATO, and that there are plenty of Atlantists by him. But people have ignored it till recently. Now when the issue of gas is critical the parties think over how to press on the “partner”. It seems that Russia is already willing to take out one of the trump cards... READ MORE

Russian Foreign Minister Visits U.S., but Troubles Remain Hidden

By Robert Nicholson

Sergei Lavrov visited Washington to sign agreements on child adoption, visas, and nuclear safety. In reality, however, what Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration are hailing as symbols of closer cooperation between the two countries are only a façade to cover up the lack of progress on the more critical issues dividing the two countries: Iran, missile defense, and human rights. READ MORE

Stable Moldova is in the interest of Lithuania and the EU

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President of Parliament and Acting President of Moldova, Marian Lupu, and Prime Minister Vlad Filat to discuss bilateral relations, cooperation between Moldova and the European Union, Moldova's progress in implementing fundamental domestic structural reforms, and possible ways of resolving the protracted conflict in Transnistria. READ MORE

Criminal Murder Case was Initiated in Austria against Rakhat Aliyev

By Dmitry Vachedin

Austrian Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation of the crimes in which Kazakhstan blames its ex-Ambassador Rakhat Aliyev. Earlier several times Vienna has refused Astana to extradite Aliyev. READ MORE

Finnish president: 'We've overestimated the Lisbon Treaty'

By Daniela Vincenti Mitchener

The EU has overestimated the importance of the Lisbon Treaty and the international community is still wondering who speaks for the European Union on the international stage, Finnish President Tarja Halonen said in an exclusive interview with EurActiv. READ MORE