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    They seek gas here, they seek gas there
    May06

    They seek gas here, they seek gas there

    The EU’s energy chiefs have been on the road, visiting authoritarian states in the Caspian region and North Africa in the hunt for future gas supply contracts that would lessen the bloc’s current dependency on Russia. In theory, there are plenty of possibilities for new piped gas imports from Turkmenistan, Algeria and even Iran or...

    Important Defense move for Continent
    May05

    Important Defense move for Continent

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the intelligence and combat experience of Gen. Joe Dunford, the Marine he has nominated to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s top uniformed military leader. “I know Joe. I trust him,” Obama said at a White House ceremony. “He’s already proven his ability to give...

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears
    May05

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears

    Dmytro Firtash boasts he persuaded former boxer Vitali Klitschko to step aside during what he calls a politically motivated US extradition hearing in AustriaLast year’s Maidan revolution in Ukraine was meant to usher in a new kind of politics and end official corruption and behind-the-scenes oligarchic influence. But an Austrian court last...

    [Ticker] Russia asks to postpone EU-Ukraine free trade
    May05

    [Ticker] Russia asks to postpone EU-Ukraine free trade

    Russia’s EU ambassador, Vladimir Chizhov, said in Brussels Tuesday that Russia has asked the EU to postpone for one more year (until January 2017) the entry into life of the EU free trade treaty with Ukraine. He said the “idea was floated” in EU-Russia-Ukraine talks, at expert level, in April. …read more Source:...

    Turkish Stream Could Help Greece and Turkey Improve Relations, Russia’s EU Envoy Says
    May05

    Turkish Stream Could Help Greece and Turkey Improve Relations, Russia’s EU Envoy Says

    Gazprom’s Turkish Stream gas pipeline project could become a strong incentive for Turkey and Greece to improve their bilateral relations, a senior Russian diplomat has said. The route of the Russian gas pipeline Turkish Stream from Turkey’s territory to Greece could rather be called Greek Stream, Russia’s ambassador to the EU...

    Zeman to meet Putin during Moscow’s victory celebration
    May05

    Zeman to meet Putin during Moscow’s victory celebration

    Czech president plans to discuss economy and possibly the Ukraine situation …read more Source: The Prague...

    Belarus, Ukraine considering joint border control procedures
    May05

    Belarus, Ukraine considering joint border control procedures

    Chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus Leonid Maltsev met with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Nazarenko on 4 May. The two chiefs discussed prospects of development and main avenues of cooperation between the border service agencies of Belarus and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Naftogaz prepays Gazprom $40 mln for gas supplies in May
    May05

    Naftogaz prepays Gazprom $40 mln for gas supplies in May

    Naftogaz Ukrainy has transferred $40 million to Gazprom as prepayment for natural gas supplies in May. …read more Source:...

    Kupchyna: Belarus is vitally interested in peace on its borders
    May05

    Kupchyna: Belarus is vitally interested in peace on its borders

    “Minsk did not just provide a venue for talks on the Ukrainian conflict. Belarus is vitally interested in having peace on its borders. Our countries are interconnected by thousands of economic, political, and cultural links. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was not just a mediator. I would say he took on the role of a facilitator in the...

    Russia rattles sabres in eastern Ukraine
    May05

    Russia rattles sabres in eastern Ukraine

    Border tension points to Moscow’s efforts to deter Kiev’s westward ambitions and dodge Donbass bill …read more Source: Financial...

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