The Polish Tiger

By Jan Cienski

With its newfound economic and political clout, Poland is increasingly leaving the United States out in the cold. READ MORE

Crisis on Black Sea over wayward Turkish boat

By Serkan Demirtas

A crisis erupted on the Black Sea on Friday when a Turkish-flagged fishing boat entered the waters of the Romanian economic zone and allegedly failed to heed calls to stop. READ MORE

Turkey's ruling party to lose elections because of incorrect foreign policy

The policy pursued by Turkey's ruling party has not justified the hopes of the people on either external or internal aspects, so the victory of the party in the elections is definitely impossible, said Turkish MP from the opposition Nationalist Movement Party Senol Bal. READ MORE

For Obama and Medvedev, some Cold War-style frost over missile defense

By Christi Parsons

President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have a friendship reputed to be so warm that they can go out for hamburgers together, and joke about mutual acquaintances (even if they refuse to say who they are). READ MORE

Who Should Lead the IMF?

By Jeffrey Frankel

Every time the International Monetary Fund awaits a new managing director, critics complain that it is past time for the appointee to come from an emerging-market country. But whining won’t change the unjust 60-year-old tradition by which a European heads the IMF and an American leads the World Bank. Only if emerging-market countries unite behind a single candidate will they have a shot at securing the post. READ MORE

Abusive Relationship

By Alex Massie

Britain is so desperate for America's approval that it doesn't realize the "special relationship" was never really in its interest. READ MORE

Bucharest to host next meeting of AGRI project participants

Meeting of Economy and Energy Ministers of the countries participating in AGRI project - Azerbaijan, Romania, Hungary and the next meeting of the Managing Board of AGRI LNG Co., a company set up for the project implementation, will be held May 26-27 in Bucharest, SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) said in a statement. READ MORE


On 23 May in Washington, D.C., Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Egidijus Meilūnas and Special Envoy of the United States Secretary of State for Eurasian Energy Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar discussed the energy projects that are developed in the Baltic region and in which Lithuania is taking the lead. READ MORE

Ambassador of Estonia to Belarus: We Preserve Faith in European Solidarity

By Anton Taras and Roman Yakovlevsky

“We still are full of idealism and positive pathos”, - declared the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Estonia to Belarus Jaak Lensment to DELFI. According to him, Estonia was not forced to enter the Eurozone and it perceives Euro as native currency. Except for that he noted that Estonia keeps its faith in fundamental values of European solidarity. READ MORE

Priorities of Russia’s Arctic policy

By Rimvydas Ragauskas

"To be honest, Russia is a northern country”, said Putin during the International Arctic Forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue which took place in September 2010. Potential energy and economy impacts of the Arctic changed the views of the Russian officials who now consider it as an important region not only to the economic welfare of the country but also to its status on the international stage. Demonstration of the Russian power in the Arctic Region and aggressive rhetoric has already attracted public attention. READ MORE