Archive - Dec 2013


December 6th

Uzbek President and head of Lukoil discuss construction of gas processing

Lukoil President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and Head of Lukoil Vagid Alekperov discussed on Tuesday in Tashkent construction of a modern gas processing plant in Bukhara region worth $3 billion, reported UzA. READ MORE

German politicians & experts support Kazakhstan's efforts in global nuclear disarmament

In Berlin under the initiative of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Germany has been held a conference "The role of Kazakhstan in global action against nuclear weapons" and art and photo exhibitions devoted to the theme of nuclear tests effects at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. READ MORE

December 4th

Polish PM: Yanukovych resignation 'unlikely'


"A scenario whereby President Yanukovych loses power seems unlikely," Donald Tusk has told the TVP broadcaster. READ MORE

The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

The global economic crisis at the turn of the 2010s, which called into question the efficiency of the EU’s crisis recovery measures, created prerequisites for the consolidation "for survival" of regional alliances that had not, previously, been considered high profile. Thus, against the backdrop of skeptical reasoning over the EU’s destiny, the Visegrad Group has made efforts to consolidate and intensify interaction.  READ MORE

Opinion: Georgia and the EU – more challenges ahead

By Raimonda Miglinaite

A sizeable crowd gathers in the Deademis Park in Tbilisi on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There is music, hot wine and several tents tended by university students who are handing out brochures about travelling in the EU, its visa and education policies. READ MORE

German Business-Dialogue with Moscow

By Oleg Nikiforov

An acute domestic and foreign political situation, established after factual refusal of Kiev to sign the EU association treaty, encouraged German business circles to specify in public its line in this issue. READ MORE

Meeting the Romanian jobseekers

By Matthew Price, BBC News in Romania

On 1 January work restrictions will be relaxed for Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants entering the UK - there is uncertainty about what the effects might be. READ MORE

NATO Foreign Ministerial to focus on Afghanistan, boosting ties with partners

Afghanistan, partnerships with Russia and Georgia, and preparations for next year’s Summit of Allied leaders are top issues to be discussed during a two-day NATO Foreign Ministerial which starts on Tuesday (3 December 2013). READ MORE

December 2nd

EU seeks ‘time for reflection’ after Vilnius summit failure


EU diplomats admitted that "time for reflection" was needed after Ukraine declined the opportunity to join the bloc at a two-day 'Eastern Partnership' summit in Vilnius that ended today (29 November), highlighting the EU’s weakness against an ever-more assertive Russia. READ MORE

EU common defense strategy still long way off

EU leaders will discuss the common security and defense strategy at a summit in December. Insiders expect little tangible outcome but say it will be a test for Europe's credibility as a global player. READ MORE