Kazakhstan: transit of energy resources to step up cooperation with Azerbaijan

Export of energy resources, including gas and liquefied gas to third countries through the territory of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan will strengthen the transit cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan Beibit Isabayev declared. “Recently we’ve held a meeting of the intergovernmental commission between our countries, where we have approved of a…

Ukraine: Road Fund starts operating

The Road Fund started working in Ukraine on January 1. About UAH 47 billion will be allocated to Ukrainian roads in 2018. “The automobile roads will for the first time receive the government-guaranteed funding. This year, almost UAH 33 billion will be allocated apart from separate additional financing of a number of key highways in…

Belarus: electric buses to be sold to Tehran

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash is considering the possibility of selling electric buses to Tehran. This possibility and other matters of cooperation were discussed as Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets met with Ambassador of Iran Mostafa Oveisi in Minsk, the press service of the Minsk City Executive Committee reported. Minsk and Tehran are sister cities.…

Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs up within week

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPP) increased by 0.7% on December 20-27, to 1.773 million tons, according to the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry’s press service. At the same time, anthracite reserves grew by 6%, from 706,000 tons to 664,900 tons, it said. Meanwhile, gas grade coal stocks shrank by 2.6%, from…

Belarus negotiating selling beef to Iran

Belarus is in negotiations on selling beef to Iran. The possibility of selling Belarusian beef to Iran was discussed as Ambassador of Belarus to Iran Yuri Lazarchik met with Iranian Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad Hassan Rokni, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. The sides discussed current matters of Belarus-Iran…

Ukraine: exports up in 2017

Ukrainian exports grew by 20% in 2017, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said. “In 2017, total exports grew by almost 20%, they were $35 billion in the nine months. This amount was paid to Ukraine for products created by Ukrainian hands,” he said while opening a Cabinet meeting. In his words, the European Union accounted for…

Ukraine: construction work up in 2017

The volume of construction work in Ukraine in January-November increased by 122.5%, the Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Service Ministry reports. “In January-November enterprises of Ukraine carried out construction work worth UAH 84.4 billion (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and part of the anti-terrorist operation zone in the east of…

Estonia: no new taxes in 2018

Prime Minister Juri Ratas said no new taxes would be implemented next year, but added that he would like to increase the quota of workforce coming from outside the European Union. “I do not think it right to make new decisions concerning the tax policy a year before the end of this composition of the…