Posts tagged as Negotiations

Latvia backs Lithuania in nuclear dispute with Belarus after months of negotiations

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

On Tuesday, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said that Riga will stop trading electricity with Belarus if it launches the controversial Astravyets nuclear plant some 50 kilometres from Vilnius. Lithuania has been seeking a consensus among the Baltic states to prevent electricity from Astravyets from entering the common energy market. Up until now, only Riga said it would continue the trade for technical reasons. Baltic states and Belarus are part…

New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Israel’s raucous political world is on edge, counting down to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether there will be an unpresented second election of the year. Backchannel negotiations are continuing to try and find a compromise that will allow Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu faction to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition. Without him, Netanyahu has no parliamentary majority and won’t be…

Center to decide over launching coalition talks with Reform on Friday

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Estonian Center Party is to decide on Friday whether it will launch negotiations with the Reform Party in order to establish a coalition, the news portal of the daily Postimees reports. Center Party chairman Juri Ratas said after meeting with Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on Wednesday evening that the Center Party will take two days in order to think and will decide on Friday whether it will start…

“The EU as a Global Actor: Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow”

By Piret Kuusik on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Politico Brussels Playbook wrote that 4 February 2019 might go down in the history books as a “fatal blow … to the EU’s attempts to be taken seriously on a global stage”. Agreement on the joint statement of the EU–Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting was blocked by Hungary. The EU was unable to adopt a joint position on Venezuela because Italy disagreed, leading to a collection of individual member states endorsing…

What Donald Trump kept silent about

By Natalia Pushkaruk on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Experts comment on US President’s address to UN General Assembly and its implications for Ukraine. US President Donald Trump addressed the UN General Assemble for the second time during his presidency early in the morning, September 25. During his speech that lasted for almost 40 minutes, he never mentioned Ukraine and referred to Russia only once, in regard to Nord Stream 2: “Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable…

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

By Tim Ross on Saturday, August 18, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in her party. According to people familiar with the situation, the U.K. is working on options to avoid a hard border with Ireland, the issue that’s become the biggest obstacle to an orderly divorce. One idea…

Palestine’s DFLP Rejects Reconciliation on Israel’s Terms

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) rejects long-term reconciliation with Israel on the terms of the latter, member of the organization’s political bureau Ali Faisal told on Thursday. According to media reports, Israelis and Palestinians are continuing to discuss a draft long-term solution to the problem of the refugees Strip, proposed by the UN and Egypt. “Long-term reconciliation in accordance with Israeli conditions is unacceptable, because Israel…

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Says No War, No Negotiations With US

Monday, August 13, 2018

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned holding any direct talks with the United States, according to state television. “I ban holding any talks with America … America never remains loyal to its promises in talks… just gives empty words … and never retreats from its goals for talks,” Khamenei said. Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that its allies and partners should join with the United States to deny funding to the leaders…