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On April 29 Summit of the Western Balkans leaders was organized under the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. In advance, it was known that the whole meeting was organized only and exclusively because of the Kosovo issue. Summit was opened by German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron who pointed out that Western Balkans remains EU priority, adding that this is only an informal discussion, and no final solutions for Kosovo should be expected. The official meeting was followed by a working dinner, that finished late in the evening.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 9-05-2019, 09:06
  • Views: 409
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has hosted a lecture by one of India’s top political analysts, Honored Researcher and Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Nandan Unnikrishnan. In his speech Nandan Unnikrishnan focused on the outcome of the foreign policy of the government of Narendra Modi, who took the post of prime minister in May 2014.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 30-04-2019, 11:01
  • Views: 240
Yesterday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic had a joint meeting in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister told his Serbian counterpart that Moskow will help to find a solution for the Kosovo issue acceptable to Serbia but would insist on respect for Serbia`s integrity, the Serbian news agency Beta reported. Sergey Lavrov told at joint news conference that Moskow insists on implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1244 including a Belgrade – Pristina dialogue.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 19-04-2019, 09:51
  • Views: 273
Lo and behold! Looks like the “great and terrible” United States can be scared to the point of hysteria. Another myth about American omnipotence is being debunked before our very eyes now that the big shots in Washington are dreading the prospect of being held accountable for the crimes their soldiers have committed in Afghanistan.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 16-04-2019, 11:38
  • Views: 299
Portugal is a major geographical link in the European leg of China’s New Silk Road project (NSR). A visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Lisbon on December 4-5, 2018 produced seventeen cooperation agreements thereby reaffirming the two parties' readiness to expand economic partnership. China is Portugal’s top trading partner in Asia, with bilateral trade steadily on the rise amounting to $5.6 billion in 2017.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 9-04-2019, 13:08
  • Views: 266
​Economic downturn; recession of plans and initiatives; systematically ignored calls for a fiscal and monetary justice for all; €-crisis; Brexit and irredentism in the UK, Spain, Belgium, France, Denmark and Italy; lasting instability in the Euro-Med theatre (debt crisis of the Europe’s south – countries scrutinized and ridiculed under the nickname PIGS, coupled with the failed states all over the MENA); terrorism; historic low with Russia along with a historic trans-Atlantic blow with Trump; influx of predominantly Muslim refugees from Levant in numbers and configurations unprecedented since the WWII exoduses; consequential growth of far-right parties who – by peddling reductive messages and comparisons – are exploiting fears of otherness, that are now amplified with already urging labour and social justice concerns; generational unemployment and socio-cultural anxieties, in ricochet of the Sino-US trade wars… The very fundaments of Europe are shaking.​
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 5-04-2019, 13:22
  • Views: 237
During NATO's aggression, the Yugoslav ground forces consisted of three armies. The First army defended the central and northern parts of Serbia, the Second army, based in Podgorica, controlled the western part of Serbia and all areas of Montenegro, and the Third army, with headquarters in Nis, operated in the southern part of Serbia, including Kosovo and Metohija. The Third army, led by its legendary commander, General Nebojša Pavković, bore the brunt of the enemy attacks during the aggression. General Pavkovic was the chief strategist of military operations in the part of Serbia that came under particularly heavy bombardments from the air, attacks from Albania, and raids from Albanian terrorists.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 26-03-2019, 13:00
  • Views: 356
Russia is ramping up natural gas exports to Europe. In 2018, Gazprom delivered a record 201.8 billion cubic meters of gas - 3.8 percent, or 7.4 billion cubic meters more than it did in 2017. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller disclosed these figures during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on March 12. Apparently worried by this hard fact, a number of EU countries and institutions, as well as Washington, are trying to economically pressure key buyers of Russian gas to stop doing business with Moscow and prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines.​
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 20-03-2019, 12:03
  • Views: 386
The Greater Albania project, which dates back to the 19th century is an idea of the unification of all Albanians into one state. Namely, the Prizren League then demanded the recognition of the national identity of Albanians and the autonomy of Albania within the Ottoman Empire. Today, Albanians live in two countries Albania and Kosovo* and in neighboring countries Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Greece.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 13-03-2019, 12:03
  • Views: 478

Nearly three years have passed since the Brexit referendum. As the UK’s exit from the EU scheduled for March 29 draws nearer, there have been proposed four scenarios as to what course further developments could follow: ratification of the agreement and an organized withdrawal, exit without agreement, postponement of the withdrawal and of the signing of the agreement, revocation of the signing of the agreement and non-exit from the EU. During the discussion organized by the Russian Council on International Affairs, the experts focused on how these scenarios could affect the UK and the European Union.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 6-03-2019, 12:07
  • Views: 315