Significant Progress in Expanding Protected Nature Sites in Eastern Europe

The EEA’s briefing ‘Protected areas in the Eastern Partnership countries‘ found that between 2000 and 2019 coverage of nationally protected areas were expanded in all six partnership countries which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Thanks to the European Commission’s financial and Council of Europe’s technical support, 561 so-called …

Vice-President of European Commision Attends Southern Gas Advisory Council Meeting

Yesterday  a ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Advisory Council was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Participants discussed bringing gas to EU markets from regions to the south and east of Europe along the Southern Gas Corridor. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, attended the …

OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

Following the ‘Vienna Agreement’ decided upon at the 171st Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 30th November, 2016, Ministers from OPEC met with a number of Ministers from non-OPEC oil producing countries on Saturday, 10th December, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna. …

1st Meeting of the High-level Committee of the Algiers Accord – OPEC and Non-OPEC...

The OPEC High-level Committee, established by the Algiers Accord, met with non-OPEC oil producing countries on Saturday, 29 October, at OPEC headquarters in Vienna.  It was preceded by the first High-Level Committee Meeting, held Friday, 28 October, among OPEC Member Countries. In addition to OPEC Member Countries, six non-OPEC countries …

Iran to build three power plants in Kazakhstan

Iran, Kazakhstan sign deal to construct 3 power plants – 2 wind plants and 1 thermal plant in Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea Coast. Tehran and Astana have signed a contract worth $600 million to build three power plants in Kazakhstan, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported Monday. “The project will be carried …