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  Nabucco and Baku–Ashkhabad’s contraposition

Ainis Razma, VDU PMDI doktorantas
2010 03 03

Today the gas pipeline Nabucco is probably the most important Western energy project in Eurasia. If implemented, it would significantly reduce energy dependence of the EU on Russia. Therefore Nabucco acquires a wide geopolitical dimension exceeding its possible economic benefit.

  Energy relationship between Russia and China: nearly an ideal marriage of convenience

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2010 02 26

In 2000 Xia Yishan, an expert of the China Institute of International Research wrote: „Russia has huge oil and gas stocks in Siberia and Far East, and China‘s demand for oil and gas is increasing and, thus, creates the background for China and Russia‘s cooperation in this sphere“. The survey of the Council of Foreign Affairs of 2006 says: „For Russia, a large oil exporter, the neighboring China with the growing economy appetite is a huge market. Thus, it is nearly a perfect marriage of convenience“.

  „South Stream” versus„Nabucco”: pipeline competition (1)

Jurgita Laurinėnaitė
2010 01 14

By the end of the year talks about the „gas wars“ between Russia and Ukraine resumed and they can affect the European states which are not involved in the dispute. Europe doesn’t feel safe and is focused on the three new projects which are to diversify the pipeline network to the Old Continent: Nord Stream, South Stream and Nabucco.

  Europe is on the verge of a new gas conflict with Russia

Aivaras Bagdonas, VU TSPMI doktorantas
2009 11 17

European states are not able to use the annual natural gas quotas stipulated in the contracts with Russia‘s concern Gazprom. During the first half of this year Western European states bought about 29 percent less gas from Russia than it was planned (the amount of the non-purchased Ukraine‘s gas, which could improve the above indicator, is not included). According to analysts of Kommersant, Western companies forecast that gas consumption might remain low until the year 2013.

  „Nord Stream“ washes away resistance of the Baltic States (1)

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2009 11 09

Despite the Baltic States‘ protests, the gas pipeline Nord Stream project is gaining impetus. Several states have already permitted construction of the pipeline via their territorial waters. They were not frightened by warnings that Russia might impose its dictatorship in the Western Europe and that the pipeline was an environmental hazard.

  NPP in Belarus will be constructed by Russians for their own money

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2009 07 20

On 26 June „Belarustoday.ru“ announced that vice Prime Minister V.Semashko said that Belarus has chosen the Russian reactor VVR-1000 for its new nuclear power plant. According to him, these are one of the most reliable reactors in the world and are operating in Russia, China and are planned in Iran and India.

  „Nuclear renaissance“: will Kaliningrad and Belarus have nuclear power plants?

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2009 05 04

Russia in the Kaliningrad Region and Belarus at the Lithuanian border plan the construction of new power plants.

On 27 August of the last year Rosatom released information that the head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency S.Kirienko signed the order „On the Construction of „Baltyskaya NPP“ in Kaliningrad Region.

  Is Russia worth OPEC?

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2009 04 24

On 15 March representatives of twelve OPEC countries discussed in Vienna the cut of oil production to help support crude oil prices. However, requirements of Venezuela, Iran, Qatar and Algeria were not heard, and the amount of export of the „black gold“ (24,8 barrels per day) remained unchanged. In fact, this issue would again be considered in the OPEC session on 28 May.

  Baltic Europe intergroup

Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Member of the European Parliament
2009 04 22

I want to make several remarks to be realized as questions to everybody and any government, not only to "Gazprom" as a part of Russian Government and its foreign policies.

  The Russian gas reached the Pyrenees

Mindaugas Gabrėnas
2009 04 17

At the beginning of March the Russian president paid an official visit to Spain and signed several agreements: the Memorandum of Understanding between the Spanish and Russian Prosecution Services; the agreement to allow the transfer of Spanish troops and military equipment bound for Afghanistan via the Russian territory; the Action Plan in the sphere of tourism etc.

  Nord Stream gains momentum

Simona Vaitkutė
2009 04 09

At the beginning of this year the gas war between Russia and Ukraine urged the EU take action in search for ways of diversification of suppliers. On 27 January the conference of the Caspian Sea Region and EU Member States was held in Budapest. During the conference Czech Prime Minister M. Topolanek whose country currently holds the EU presidency, insisted on implementation of the Nabucco gas pipeline project for transportation of gas from the Caspian Sea Region to Austria, by passing Russia.

  Should Russia be admitted to OPEC?

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2009 01 22

During the extraordinary meeting in Algeria, the OPEC Petroleum Cartel has decided to cut its daily oil production by about 2 million barrels from 1 January 2009. Since in September oil production was reduced by about 2 million barrels, this would result in total reduction of 4,2 million barrels a day. By the above it is expected to stop the reduction of oil prices – from US$ 147 per barrel in July to low of US$ 44 today.

  Fragile balance of oil prices

Aurimas Dunauskas
2008 09 29

The price of oil of the recent years indicates (more than ever before) the real value of this natural product. The modern economy is very much dependent on oil, and both the ordinary consumers and the entire states are sensitive to the increase of oil prices.

  Taps to be turned off again

Darius Varanavičius, political scientist, executive editor of the magazine "The State"
2008 06 20

It did not take long waiting for the first austere speeches of the new Russian Prime-Minister V.Putin about his plans. Having allowed the folk to enjoy the luxurious inauguration of the new president and the revived military parade, the former and, probably present, leader of Russia again started about the crude oil.

  North European pipeline: political or economic benefit for Russia?

Liudas Kolesinskas
2008 04 24

The Nord Stream gas pipeline which is going to connect, across the Baltic Sea, Vyborg, located close to St.Petersburg, with Greifswald in the Northern Germany, is quite a mysterious construction: what benefits Russia actually expects to get from this pipeline?

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (41)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (67)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (23)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.


The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.

Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.


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