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Energetics
 
  Fight for the Turkmen gas

Evaldas Mikutis
2008 04 14

The fight on the influence in the Caspian Sea Region continues, and the number of states involved in this fight also increases. Oil, gas and their transportation routes have become the key objective of the fight.

The focus is given to a poor sandy country Turkmenistan with its huge natural gas resources.

 
 
  Competition for pipelines

Arūnas Spraunius
2007 07 17

In the middle of May 2007 the Energy Forum of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan was held in Krakow. N.Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, rich with energy resources, did not chow up, although promised to. During the same time the Russian president V.Putin has organized an alternative event in Central Asia.

 
 
  Dependence of the EU on the Russian energy resources: is it possible toavoid it?

Aurimas Liubinskas
2007 06 11

The decision of the Russian gas monopolistic company Gazprom on termination of supply of the natural gas to Ukraine at the beginning of 2006, has been evaluated by the European Union as an attempt to form a policy of the EU favorable to Moscow by attracting energy resources.

 
 
  Russia‘s attacks in the energy front

Evaldas Mikutis
2007 05 09

At the beginning of the year Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneioffered the Government of Russia to cooperate in the sphere of gas extraction and supply, and establishment of a cartel similar to OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).  This wasn’t good news, especially for the EU, since its dependence on import of energy sources comprises about 50 per cent.

 
 
  Pipeline Druzhba does not necessarily mean friendship...

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2007 04 29

According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the war between Minsk and Moscow over oil prices, which has begun at the beginning of this year, encouraged policy makers of Transneft to submit, just at the beginning of January, proposals to the Ministry of Industry and Energy on construction of a 2nd phase of the Baltic Pipeline System (BPS-2), bypassing Belarus and Poland.

 
 
  Disagreements on construction of the nuclear facility in Bushehr

Viktor Denisenko
2007 04 22

Russia’s attention to Iran can be explained by its geopolitical ambitions, however Iran‘s nuclear ambitions are threatening the world‘s community. The United States and United Nations Security Council require Iran to terminate the uranium enrichment program. Although Russia does not openly demonstrate the support of Iran, it tries to soften the tone of negotiations.

 
 
  Nordstream: to be or not to be?

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 03 30

Nordstream pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea is a Project predetermined by the rational and irrational assumptions and intentions.

Taking into account the amount of hazardous wastes buried in the Baltic Sea, from the point of view of ecology Nordstream is quite a dangerous project.

 
 
  Oil and democracy – incompatible opposites?

Ignas Paukštys
2007 02 22

http://www.world-crisis.com/analysis_comments/387_0_15_0_C32/Administrative regimes of nearly all the oil-rich states, are non-democratic, and the level of their authoritarianism differs subject to oil prices.  For instance, in 1997 Iran invited Israel and other states to participate in the civilization dialogue (then the price of oil was about 16 US$ a barrel), and in 2005 it denied the fact of holocaust and publicly declared that Israel might be swept out of existence (60 US$ a barrel).

 
 
  Building Energy Security in the Baltic, Caspian and Black Sea Regions

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 02 13

http://www.inl.gov/scienceandtechnology/energysecurity/Energy wars of Russia with Ukraine and Belarus raise reasoned doubts of the Europeans on the status of Russia as a reliable EU energy partner. Therefore it is important to understand reasons of the Russian actions as well as what the EU should do in order to retain its energy security.

 
 
  War until the last brother

Vadim Dubnov
2007 02 05

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2519025.stmThe crisis of the brotherly relations between Minsk and Moscow is especially expressive in its dynamics.  After all Moscow started to talk about the market economy nuances in spring of the last year after an ordinary A. Lukashenka’s victory in the presidential elections, when reminiscences about the gas war with Ukraine were still alive.

 
 
  Cupidity as a supreme form of altruism

Vadim Dubnov
2007 01 25

http://www.offshore.no/nyheter/nyhetsvalg.asp?ID=33&ID2=29The desire of the Russian concern Gazprom to build its activity on market relations when dealing even with the CIS neighbors, can backfire on Russia itself. A few months ago it did not seem that Azerbaijan will experience the same fate as Ukraine and Belarus which have undergone economic and political pressing of Russia, and that Ilcham Aliyjev will also start talking about the senselessness of the CIS, as was the case with Jushchenko and Saakashvili.

 
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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
Techno HUNDRED

"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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