South Stream
South Stream


Brussels Pressures Macedonia Not To Do Business With Russia On South Stream Project

Brussels has been unable to influence EU member Austria from its cooperation on South Stream with Russia, so instead has tuned its focus now on Macedonia, not an EU member. Macedonia became the latest Western Balkan country to receive a warning on the implications of building Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline for its EU future, […]

Afghanistan
Afghanistan


Afghanistan: Taliban Control ‘Parellel Government’ In Northeast

Afghan authorities of Kunduz province are concerned about the situation in Dashti Archi and Imam Sahib districts, bordering with Tajikistan According to observers, there is a sort of parallel government system controlled by the militants in the area, which approves and introduces even development projects. “If the government doesn’t conduct a special operation, the district […]

European Union flag
European Union flag


COGEN Europe Regrets EU Leaders’ Side-Lining Of Energy Efficiency In EU 2030 Package

COGEN Europe said Friday it regrets the side-lining by EU leaders of energy efficiency in the 2030 climate and energy policy framework and urges the incoming European Commission to push for the practical adoption of energy-efficient solutions in Europe. According to COGEN Europe, The deal struck in the early hours of this morning at the […]

Australia flag
Australia flag


Australia To Raise $5 Billion By Privatizing Its Biggest Health Insurer – OpEd

Australia’s federal government is aiming to raise almost $5 billion by privatizing the country’s largest health insurer: Australia hopes to raise up to Aus$5.51 billion (US$4.82 billion) through the sale of the country’s largest health insurer in an initial public offering, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Monday. Cormann said the sale would remove the current […]

Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia


Karadzic Verdict Could Be Turning Point In BiH

By Drazen Remikovic Victims are hoping for a fair verdict in the recently-concluded trial of suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic, which experts say could improve the relationship between the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The wartime president of the BiH’s Serb Republic, later renamed Republika Srpska (RS), Karadzic is the most senior official, […]