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EU, Kazakhstan Agree On Enhanced Cooperation – 9 October 2014

RT logoThe EU and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement in Brussels Thursday, forging closer economic and political ties.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev also met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Brussels and Almaty will enhance cooperation on 29 key sectors- including economic, financial, energy, transport, environment, climate change, employment, education and research.

Kazakhstan is the biggest economy in Central Asia, and has large oil reserves, and is the world’s largest producer of uranium. It is also closely politically aligned with Russia, and along with Belarus is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, which comes into force on January 1, 2015.

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EU, Russia, Ukraine To Discuss Gas Debt, Discount On June 2 – 2 June 2014

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Ukraine’s parliament-appointed PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday’s talk will either result in signing a Russian-Ukrainian deal or in Kiev turning to a Stockholm arbitration court

Quote: MOSCOW, June 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia confirmed receiving $786.4 million as payment for part of Ukrainian gas debt on Monday, the day when Moscow, Kiev and EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger will meet to discuss gas agreement and discounts.

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Lucas – EU – Voting Start Today In The Netherlands And UK – Do Not Vote – 22 May 2014

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Is EU worth a vote or is it even a voting matter?

My view on so-called European integration and what I know and have learned about the push and development of the institute now called EU is not a nice one.  Most people have been taught in media, schools and university the so-called good for peace in Europe integration story and after that the story became a working together in all sorts of areas to have all together a better free competive prosperous Europe… Continue reading

Russia, EU, Ukraine Fail To Reach Agreement At Gas Talks – 2 May 2014

RT logoRussia, Ukraine, and the European Union failed to reach an agreement on gas supply issues during three-party talks in Warsaw on Friday. Kiev vowed to fulfill its gas transit obligations, but did not say when it plans to repay debt to Russia’s Gazprom.

According to EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger, the sides have agreed to hold two more rounds of consultations, in two and four weeks. During their next meeting in mid-May, the sides will focus on gas prices for Ukraine, Oettinger told journalists on Friday.

Moscow, Kiev, and Brussels gathered in Warsaw to search for a solution to the “crisis situation” around Ukraine’s payments for Russian gas, the Russian Energy Ministry said earlier.

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EU, US Reaffirm ‘Energy Independence’ Gameplan – 3 April 2014

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US and EU diplomats have said they will help Ukraine cut back on Russian gas, and also promised to help diversify the Russian-dominated European energy market, a difficult long term task for energy-dependent EU countries.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and other energy advisors met in Brussels on Wednesday for an energy summit.

“Developments in Ukraine have brought energy security concerns to the fore and prove the need to reinforce energy security in Europe,” the summit statement said.

Ukraine is the main transit route for Europe-bound Russian gas exports – about a third of Europe’s gas passes through the country – and is therefore crucial to energy stability.

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EU, US Impose Sanctions Against Russian Officials After Crimea Referendum – 17 March 2014

RT logoUS President Barack Obama has ordered that sanctions be applied against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, the White House said. Earlier, the EU imposed sanctions against 21 officials after Crimea declared its independence.

The US has imposed sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials on Monday, with the White House stating that “the actions and policies” of the Russian government with respect to Ukraine “undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.”

Obama’s executive order applies to seven top Russian officials, including presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, presidential adviser Sergey Glazyev, State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky, member of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament (the Federation Council) Andrey Klishas, head of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament Valentina Matvienko, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and State Duma deputy Yelena Mizulina.

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Laura Bruno – Ukrainian Left-Wing Activists’ Appeal To UN, EU, And USA: Don’t Back Civil War & Fascist Coup In Ukraine! – 7 February 2014

laura-of-the-rocksIn the interests of peeling back illusions, this article seemed of value to post as it shows yet another instance in which the US media and international “leaders” back a revolution that attempts to topple the inconvenient existence of a sovereign state. We’ve seen it in Syria, where the US backs and even arms Al-Qaeda rebels; it has happened too many times to count in Central America; and ideologies so obviously fly out the window that it becomes instructive to look at such things. The most telling paragraph of the article below, imho: Continue reading