Russian, Algerian energy ministers in talks over Gazprom’s shale projects in Algeria
Sep09

Russian, Algerian energy ministers in talks over Gazprom’s shale projects in Algeria

Energy Minister of Algeria Noureddine Bouterfa and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak discussed participation of Gazprom in shale projects in Algeria, Noureddine Buterfa told reporters. “Yes, we discussed it,” he said, replying to the relevant question. Source: TASS

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Belgium machete attacker “was Algerian with criminal record”
Aug07

Belgium machete attacker “was Algerian with criminal record”

A machete-wielding man who attacked and wounded two policewomen in Belgium was an Algerian national who had “a criminal record but was not known for terrorism,” prosecutors said today. The 33-year-old attacker, identified by the initials K.B., had been living in Belgium since 2012, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack, the IS-linked...

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First session of Algeria-Russia Strategic Dialogue in Moscow
Jul12

First session of Algeria-Russia Strategic Dialogue in Moscow

The first session of Algeria-Russia Strategic Dialogue on political and security issues was held Monday (July 11) in Moscow, Russia. The session, which was co-chaired by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel and Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Evgeny Lukyanov, aims at complementing existing mechanisms set up by the two countries for consultation and...

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Analysis – EU-Algeria Energy Forum: New Narrative In Making Or Just Another Missed Opportunity?
Jun10

Analysis – EU-Algeria Energy Forum: New Narrative In Making Or Just Another Missed Opportunity?

Author: Gonzalo Escribano The Algeria-EU business forum on energy cooperation held in Algiers last 23 and 24 May has for the first time put together Algerian and European industry representatives and public officials, including regulatory authorities. The forum aimed to foster European investments in the Algerian energy sector, from hydrocarbons to electricity, energy efficiency and renewables, identifying the obstacles hindering the...

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Algeria: Russia’s Crisis-Proof Partner in the Arab World
Jun06

Algeria: Russia’s Crisis-Proof Partner in the Arab World

Author: Sergey Balmasov   Algeria is a rare Arab country still unhurt by the surrounding disruptions and capable of an independent foreign policy. Although in 2014-2015 its economy worsened due to the visible drop in hydrocarbons prices and a slump in domestic gas production, the situation in Algeria is fairly tranquil. The country is important for Russia because it remains a major partner in military-technical cooperation and is...

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