Situation/Intelligence Reports

Germany: Large Protests Expected At New ECB Headquarters

The European Central Bank will officially inaugurate its new headquarters in Frankfurt on March 18 in an event that is expected to draw as many as 10,000 anti-austerity protesters, EU Business reported March 17. Read more…

Iran: South Pars Field Will Produce Additional Gas

Iran will begin to produce additional natural gas from the South Pars natural gas field shared with Qatar, AP reported March 17, citing Iranian state television. Read more…

Greece: Budget Surplus Revised Down

The Greek government has revised its primary budget surplus for 2014 down from the previous 1.5 percent of GDP to 0.3 percent of GDP, Greek Reporter reported March 17, citing the Economic Policy Program. Read more…

Greece: Leader To Visit Berlin, Moscow

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Berlin on March 23 at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ekathimerini reported March 17. Read more…

Canada: Agreement Signed With U.S. On Border Crossings

Canada and the United States have signed a customs pre-clearance agreement that would ease congestion at border choke points and allow customs agents to work across borders, Maclean’s reported March 16. Read more…

Russia: Turkish Firm Refuses Gazprom Gas Discount Rate

Turkey’s state-owned Botas has turned down an agreement with Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom for a 10.25 percent discount on natural gas supplies to Turkey, Trend News Agency reported March 17. Read more…

Russia: Baltic Fleet, Southern Military District In Combat Readiness

Units of the Baltic Fleet, The Southern Military District and Airborne Forces have been put on high combat alert as part of large-scale military drills, TASS reported March 17, citing the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service. Read more…

China: Military Anti-Graft Drive To Continue Until Corruption Is Eradicated, Editorial Says

The anti-graft drive in China's People’s Liberation Army will continue until all corruption is rooted out from the military, logistics expert Xie Fan wrote in an editorial in China's leading military publication PLA Daily, SCMP reported March 17. Read more…

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