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Use of GMOs debated in Kazakh Senate

Senator Ahan Bizhanov has called Kazakhstan to forgo the use of genetically modified products.

Use of GMOs debated in Kazakh Senate
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December holidays in Kazakhstan

In December Kazakhstanis and permanent residents of the country will have 3 additional holiday.

December holidays in Kazakhstan
Daniyar Akishev ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakhstan changes central bank governor

Kazakhstan central bank Governor Kairat Kelimbetov was dismissed, Daniyar Akishev has been appointed as new National Bank Governor.

Kazakhstan changes central bank governor
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Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans

Kazakh Senate, the upper house of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, has passed a bill on non-performing loans and assets of second-tier banks.

Kazakh Senate passes bill prohibiting foreign currency mortgage loans
Italian Senate to vote on own demise in coup for PM Renzi
Italian Senate to vote on own demise in coup for PM Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was poised for a historic victory as the Senate votes to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move to end decades of political instability.

Italian Senate to vote on own demise in coup for PM Renzi
Kanat Saudabayev. ©Daniyal Okasov
Kazakhstan's former State Secretary Kanat Saudabayev goes to Parliament

Kazakhstan's ex State Secretary and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev became a member of the Majilis, the lower Chamber of the Parliament.

Kazakhstan's former State Secretary Kanat Saudabayev goes to Parliament
During the meeting of Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and Valentina Matvienko. Photo courtesy of the press office of Russian Federation Council.
Kazakhstan's Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev meets with Chairman of Russian Federation Council in Moscow

Chairman of the Kazakh Senate Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had a meeting with Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko.

Kazakhstan's Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev meets with Chairman of Russian Federation Council in Moscow
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev. ©Tengrinews file photo
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea

The Senate has requested the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan to provide an official interpretation of the Article 41 of the Constitution on early presidential elections.

Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea
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Senators urge Nazarbayev to back early election

Senators of Kazakhstan have asked Nazarbayev to agree to early presidential election in Kazakhstan.

Senators urge Nazarbayev to back early election
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev (on the right). Photo courtesy of the press service of the Parliament's Senate.
Kazakh Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev takes part in Munich Security Conference

Kazakhstan Senate Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev has taken part in the Munich Security Conference.

Kazakh Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev takes part in Munich Security Conference
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev ©REUTERS
Our nation has immutable and eternal independence: Kazakh Senate Speaker

Speaker of the Senate, Kazakhstan Parliament’s upper chamber, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev has summarized the legislative work of 2014 and told about the tasks for 2015.

Our nation has immutable and eternal independence: Kazakh Senate Speaker
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Kazakhstan must find new oil and gas fields: Senator

Senator Lyazzat Kiinov said Kazakhstan had to invest into oil and gas exploration since the remaning natural reserves would soon be depleted.

Kazakhstan must find new oil and gas fields: Senator
US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline by one vote
US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline by one vote

The US Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries.

US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline by one vote
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Chairman of Kazakh Senate receives first US ambassador

Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has had a meeting with the first ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan William Courtney.

Chairman of Kazakh Senate receives first US ambassador
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Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices

Kazakhstani Senate has questioned the safety and security of electronic tagging devices.

Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ©REUTERS
Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget

Kazakh Senate Speaker Tokayev has called onto organizers of forums in Astana to economize.

Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget
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Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to pay a state visit to Saudi Arabia

September 25 the Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had talks with the Speaker of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh.

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to pay a state visit to Saudi Arabia
Barack Obama. ©RIA Novosti
Democrats keep Obama at distance ahead of mid-term elections

Barack Obama's Democrats are walking a tightrope 10 weeks before US congressional elections.

Democrats keep Obama at distance ahead of mid-term elections
Kazakhstan Senate ©Turar Kazangapov
Senate elections in Kazakhstan to be held soon

Preparations for the upcoming Senate elections are underway.

Senate elections in Kazakhstan to be held soon
Kazakhstan Parliament. Tengrinews stock photo
Kazakhstan Senate ratifies investment protection agreement with Estonia

The Senate of Kazakhstan has ratified the Kazakhstan-Estonian agreement that encourages and protects mutual investments.

Kazakhstan Senate ratifies investment protection agreement with Estonia