Nur-Sultan Airport Receives Certificate for Cargo Transport to EU Countries

Nur-Sultan Airport Receives Certificate for Cargo Transport to EU Countries

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport has completed the process of issuing the RA-3 (Regulated Agents Third country) certificate, which is a prerequisite for the simplified organisation of air cargo transportation to the territory of the European Union. At present, the capital airport is the only airport in Kazakhstan

Von der Leyen Sees ‘Better Progress’ in Brexit Talks

Von der Leyen Sees ‘Better Progress’ in Brexit Talks

“Better Progress” has been made in crucial areas of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, the European Commission’s chief Ursula von der Leyen said during a G20 meeting on Friday, stressing, however that “time pressure is high.” “After difficult weeks with very, very slow progress, now we’ve seen in the last days better progress, more movement on important files. This is good,” von der Leyen told a news conference following the meeting, organised by Saudi Arabia’s current G20 Presidency and held virtually on November 21 and 22.

Funding for Environment, Nature and Climate Action Projects Gets EU Commission Nod

Funding for Environment, Nature and Climate Action Projects Gets EU Commission Nod

The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects, triggering total investments of nearly €590 million to help meet these projects’ ambitious goals for environment, nature, and climate action. This amount represents a 37% rise compared to last year, the Commission said on November 16.

Canada Names China, Russia as Main Cyber-Crime Threats Sees Risk to Power Supply

Canada Names China, Russia as Main Cyber-Crime Threats Sees Risk to Power Supply

Canada said on Wednesday it has identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber-crime threats for the first time. “State-sponsored cyber activity is generally the most sophisticated threat”, the country’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in its second national cyber threat assessment.

Kazakhstan to Eliminate all Paper Documents for Citizens in 2021

Kazakhstan to Eliminate all Paper Documents for Citizens in 2021

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin has set the task to completely eliminate the need for paper certificates in 2021. “In general, we must completely eliminate the need for paper certificates already in 2021, introduce the delivery of services from the Government for Citizens corporation and increase the availability of all online services and services to almost 100%,” Mamin told a government meeting on November 17.

The Lessons of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Lessons of Nagorno-Karabakh

As the dust settles over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Caucasus, lessons emerge that are crucially pertinent to Serbia’s future choice of geopolitical and military partnerships and outlines appear of an insidious partnership between Turkey and Russia. After several weeks of fighting, Azeri troops backed by Turkish forces and Syrian rebels that Ankara brought to the fray, captured swathes of Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia, forcing its Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to accept a humiliating Russian-brokered truce.

Putin’s Gambit Keeps Trusted Aide Top Energy Guy

Putin’s Gambit Keeps Trusted Aide Top Energy Guy

In the second government reshuffle this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted Alexander Novak to deputy Prime Minister, leaving the post of energy minister to RusHydro CEO Nikolai Shuglinov. However, Novak is expected to remain Moscow’s point man at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and provide predictability in the oil market, Chris Weafer, the founding partner of Macro-Advisory in Moscow, told New Europe by phone on November 12.

EU Approves Romanian Scheme to Heating Systems Based on Renewables

EU Approves Romanian Scheme to Heating Systems Based on Renewables

A Romanian scheme to support the construction and/or upgrade of district heating systems, based exclusively on Renewable Energy Sources in Romania has been given the green light by the European Commission. “This €150 million Romanian scheme will support investments to support the construction or upgrade of district heating systems,” Commission Executive Vice-President for Competition Policy Margrethe Vestager said, noting that it will foster

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia Sign Deal to End Nagorno-Karabakh War

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia Sign Deal to End Nagorno-Karabakh War

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on Tuesday said they have signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region after more than a month of fighting. Armenia’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan was the first to announce the signing, while the Kremlin and Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev confirmed the news later

US Pushes $2.9 bln Armed Drones Sale to UAE

US Pushes $2.9 bln Armed Drones Sale to UAE

The United States’ state department has notified Congress it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion, according to people briefed on the notification.  

Poland’s Electricity Producer Tauron to Move to Renewable Sources With EU Help

Poland’s Electricity Producer Tauron to Move to Renewable Sources With EU Help

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on November 2 it will help Tauron Polska Energia, one of the largest energy firms in Poland, to move from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. According to the EBRD, the bank has invested PLN 240 million (equivalent to €55.8 million) for 24% of a PLN 1 billion local currency bond issued by Tauron to support its decarbonisation strategy.

Asian Tech Investments Into EU and US hit $12 Bln With 194% Surge in Q3 2020

Asian Tech Investments Into EU and US hit $12 Bln With 194% Surge in Q3 2020

Asian tech investments in Europe and the United States stand at $11.9 billion, according to data presented by BuyShares. The investment was recorded between Q1 and Q3 of 2020. The research found that the COVID-19 crisis has slowed down tech investments in the two regions. According to the latest data, in the first quarter of 2020,

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Trade Turnover Decreases by 12%

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Trade Turnover Decreases by 12%

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – As of September 1, 2020, the total trade turnover of Kazakhstan amounted to $55.6 billion, experts of Kazakh FinReview.info agency informs. At the same time, 29% of sales are in the EU market, 20% – in Russia and 18% – in China. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the structure of trade has been formed so that exports of Kazakh products have decreased by 18.6%, while imports — by only 6.4%, which threatens the economic development of the country.

Boeing to Cut More Jobs as Pandemic Losses Mount

Boeing to Cut More Jobs as Pandemic Losses Mount

Boeing announced it will cut thousands of more jobs as it continues to lose revenue amid a sharp decline of travel demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CEO David Calhoun said Wednesday that the company, which is based in Chicago in the United States,

In the Script of his “Finale”, Erdogan Prescribes “Mental Treatment” to Macron

In the Script of his “Finale”, Erdogan Prescribes “Mental Treatment” to Macron

I owe an explanation as to the story “The end of the Erdogan regime is “under construction”. Erdogan regime is in the most difficult period since its election to presidency in 2014 and is coming to an end. Because everything in life has a beginning, a mid and an end and for the Erdogan regime is the end. The one-million-dollar question, however, is what kind of end Erdogan will have and if even he himself knows the answer.