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09/12/2016

Ukraine escalation puts Geneva agreement in jeopardy

People: Joe Biden


Global Europe 09-11-2016

From shock to delight: Member state reactions to Trump’s victory

Donald Trump's victory in the US elections took most of the EU countries by surprise. A majority of leaders appeared apprehensive of the consequences, with the exception of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, for whom Trump’s election is “great news” and a proof that “democracy is still alive”. This article will be updated as reactions keep arriving.
Global Europe 21-09-2016

Erdogan at UN urges global action against Gülen 'terrorist organisation’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday (20 September) demanded international action against the US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom he accuses of orchestrating an aborted coup d’état against him.
Enlargement 31-08-2016

Putting trust in Turkey

The OSCE could be quickly able to deploy a monitoring mission to Turkey  that could lend its expertise to make Turkish democracy more resilient, writes Christine Muttonen.
Global Europe 31-08-2016

Kurdish-backed fighters in Syria agree Turkey truce

Kurdish-backed militias in Syria agreed yesterday (30 August) to a US initiative to stop fighting Turkish forces whose week-old incursion in the country has stoked tensions between Washington and Ankara.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Turkey's careful incursion into Syria

Instead of a daring charge, Turkey is making a carefully calibrated entrance, as it has to balance and maintain relations both with the US and Russia, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Biden mends fences with Turkey, at the expense of Kurdish forces in Syria

On a visit to Ankara, US Vice President Joe Biden sought yesterday (24 August) to ease tensions with Turkey which have been growing since the 15 July coup attempt.
Security 23-08-2016

Biden tells Baltic states 'don't take Trump seriously'

US Vice-President Joe Biden told Baltic leaders on Tuesday (23 August) not to take seriously comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that called into question America’s commitment to protect NATO allies in the face of Russian aggression.
Global Europe 22-08-2016

Erdogan blames Islamic State for Gaziantep wedding attack

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday (20 August) that killed at least 51 people, the president said.
Europe's East 05-04-2016

US steps in to avoid major conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

US Vice President Joe Biden stressed yesterday (4 April) the importance of resolving the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh against the background of a worsening crisis and the risk of drawing in major international players in the conflict.
Enlargement 26-02-2016

Turkey frees two prominent journalists pending their trial

Two Turkish journalists charged in a hugely controversial case with revealing state secrets and held in jail for the last three months were released early yesterday (25 February) after Turkey's constitutional court ruled their rights had been violated.
Global Europe 08-02-2016

Erdogan: US must choose between Turkey and Kurdish forces

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has denounced a senior US official’s visit to Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, underlining the “mistrust” the visit has created in Ankara over the nature of Turkey’s “partnership” with the U.S.
Europe's East 19-01-2016

How the US can get Russia and Turkey to talk

With the Iran nuclear deal now in force, the United States can devote its energies to its next big regional challenge: dealing a crippling blow to Islamic State. The geopolitical strategy to move toward this goal is more circuitous than one might think, contends Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Europe's East 02-09-2015

Russia's silent shale gas victory in Ukraine

The vast shale gas reserves in the separatist-held Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions are an important element not to be overlooked when analysing the Ukraine crisis, writes Szilvia Batkov.
Europe's East 28-05-2015

Biden urges Ukraine to fight corruption, rein in oligarchs

Ukraine's government needs to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels and implement difficult political reforms to retain the support of the United States, US Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday (27 May).
Global Europe 06-05-2015

Serbian army to take part in Moscow parade

Serbia will take part in the 9 May Victory Day Parade in Moscow, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II. Serbian officials are reported to be saying that this does not reflect Serbia’s attitude toward European integration, and its obligations at the helm of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). EurActiv Serbia reports.
Global Europe 22-04-2015

US and Turkey upbeat about Cyprus reunification

Turkey and the United States expressed hopes Tuesday that 2015 could be the year when a long-elusive diplomatic solution is finally found to the decades-old division of Cyprus.
Europe's East 05-02-2015

Biden heads to Europe amid intensive diplomacy on Ukraine

US Vice President Joe Biden will meet top European leaders in Brussels and Munich this week to discuss boosting security and financial aid to Ukraine and tightening economic sanctions on Russia, senior US administration officials said.
Enlargement 23-05-2014

Biden optimistic about Cyprus reunification

US Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday rival leaders in divided Cyprus had agreed to speed up slow-moving peace talks to heal one of Europe's most intractable rifts.
Enlargement 21-05-2014

Cyprus may elect first Turkish MEP

The Republic of Cyprus is likely to elect its first MEP from the Turkey-occupied northern part of the Island, a move that signals progress in the island's reunification talks, diplomats told EurActiv.
Global Europe 23-04-2014

Ukraine escalation puts Geneva agreement in jeopardy

Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called Tuesday (22 April) for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels, after a local politician from his own party was found dead, displaying signs of torture.