Energy security

Vimont: EU shouldn’t underestimate its soft power


By Laurens Cerulus

Despite the EU’s difficulties to get its voice heard on the Syria crisis, Pierre Vimont argues that the 28-country bloc should not underestimate its soft power footprint: “I don’t pretend that we’re doing as much as we’d like, but we’re as active as possible, at least in our neighbourhood.” READ MORE

Azerbaijani gas in Europe: from words to action


The year of 2013 can be really considered as a crucial, decisive and a historical year for the gas industry of not only Azerbaijan, but of the whole European energy market. Soon after the choice of Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) in June as a route for transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, contracts were signed in Baku yesterday on delivery of this gas to European consumers. READ MORE

Major events in Caspian countries' oil and gas industry

KazMunaiGas and Schlumberger agree to cooperate READ MORE

Tevan J. Poghosyan: Simultaneous participation in both the CU and DCFTA-envisaged regimes is not possible


Exclusive interview of the President International Center for Human Development (ICHD) , Member of the Parliament, National Assembly of Armenia  Mr Tevan J. Poghosyan READ MORE

Uzbekistan, Czech Republic to hold next meeting of intergovernmental commission

On Thursday Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Czech Ambassador to Uzbekistan Ginek Peyha exchanged views on the schedule of upcoming Uzbek-Czech political contacts and on holding in Tashkent the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation, Uzbek Foreign Ministry press service told. READ MORE

Syria Submits Partial Chemical Weapons List


By James Brooke

For two years, Russia gave increasingly crucial military and diplomatic support to Syria’s beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad as the Syrian civil war deepened. READ MORE

European perspectives on the German vote


Europe paid close attention to the vote in Germany. Correspondents from across Europe believe that whoever will govern in Berlin will have a major impact on politics in the entire eurozone. READ MORE

World Reacts To Iranian President's No-Nuclear Pledge

Comments by Iranian President Hassan Rohani that his government would never develop nuclear weapons have sparked world reaction.  READ MORE

France to oppose Iranian mediation on Syria at UN meet

France will say no to Iran's efforts to mediate in the Syria conflict when President François Hollande meets Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Paris wants a resolution that is "as binding as possible" on Syria's chemical weapons arsenal to be passed. READ MORE

Kazakh and French PMs discuss bilateral relations

Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov has held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault during his working visit to France, Kazakh Prime-Minister's press-service reported. READ MORE