Report of JEEN coordinator Ph.D. Natalia Kharitonova “Parliament of Kazakhstan 2010: Signs of Life” (Vienna, 15.12.2010)   23-12-2010 11:36:39   

JEEN coordinator Ph.D. Natalia Kharitonova delivered the report “Parliament of Kazakhstan 2010: Signs of Life” on December 15 in Vienna at the round table “Kazakhstan‘s OSCE Chairmanship 2010: A Review of the Organization‘s Work in 2010 and its Future” arranged by the German NGO «Eurasian Transition Group» (ETG).

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   Shanghai Cooperation Organization should join forces to fight drugs   28-06-2010 05:53:03   

Russia, the Central Asian states and Iran should work jointly within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to boost the fight against Afghan drugs, Richard Weitz, senior editor of World Politics Review and senior fellow and director of the Hudson Institute Center for Political-Military Analysis, told RIA Novosti while commenting on the results of the Moscow forum “Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge for the International Community,” held June 9-10, 2010.

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   Gazprom says will not wait 2 weeks for Minsk to pay off gas debt   21-06-2010 07:19:00   

Gazprom will not wait two weeks for Belarus to pay off its gas debt and will continue to gradually reduce supplies to Russia's ex-Soviet neighbor, the Russian energy giant's spokesman said Monday. "It is clear that 15% is just the beginning, no one is going to wait two weeks. The situation will next be discussed tomorrow at 10 a.m.," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said.

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   Ukrainian journalists hold march in Kiev to protest against censorship    07-06-2010 06:02:34   

About a hundred journalists are holding a march in Kiev on Sunday to protest against censorship in the media, the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper reported on its website. The journalists participating in the protest are members of the Stop Censorship civic movement in Ukraine and their march is being held on Journalists' Day in the country.

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   Baltic Sea states' summit to open in Lithuania   01-06-2010 10:55:46   

The prime ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) will gather for a summit to discuss regional economic development and energy cooperation on June 1-2. The meeting, to be held in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, will involve delegations from the twelve members of the organization - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the European Commission.

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   Breakaway Nagorny Karabakh holds parliamentary elections   24-05-2010 06:25:36   

Nagorny Karabakh, a breakaway region inside Azerbaijan with a predominantly ethnic Armenian population, is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. The elections to the 33-seat parliament in Nagorny Karabakh, which broke away from Azerbaijan and proclaimed independence after a war in the early 1990s, are being held using the party-list proportional representation and first past-the-post electoral systems.

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   Russia, Ukraine should create favorable investment climate - Medvedev   17-05-2010 08:52:35   

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia and Ukraine should create maximally favorable conditions for mutual investment. Speaking to Ukrainian media shortly before his two-day visit to Kiev kicking off Monday, Medvedev said that under the previous Ukrainian administration, "many contacts were frozen," and that Moscow was even discontent with the way its neighbor treated Russian investments.

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