Pope Francis told Europe's leaders on Tuesday to do more to help thousands of migrants risking their lives trying to get into the continent, saying they had to stop the Mediterranean becoming "a vast cemetery".
It will be a major strategic mistake to sacrifice carefully negotiated trade agreements of a new generation on the altar of 'Investor-State Dispute Settlement' (ISDS), if public opinion does not accept it, writes MEP Sorin Moisa.
President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia yesterday (24 November), angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory.
After Angela Merkel delivered a trenchant foreign policy speech in Sydney on 17 November, the German chancellor took part in a follow-up discussion. Her comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were not only highly critical of his actions over recent months. Merkel also said she was not convinced that he would stop at Ukraine, writes Judy Dempsey.
EU legislators will vote on a resolution to recognise the State of Palestine in December, it emerged today (25 November). This symbolic event could encourage more member states to address the question. EurActiv France reports.