European development policy must prioritise democracy, inclusiveness and sustainability. To do this the bloc has to change the way it interacts with stakeholders and support local initiatives, which are the building blocks of societies, writes Wouter Boesman.
Ukraine's parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia yesterday (22 May) by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in Ukrainian language.
Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Russia is in negotiations with Greece and Bulgaria regarding the entry point on EU territory of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is quoted as saying by the Russian press.
Opposition ministers joined Albania's government yesterday (22 May) to ensure public resources and the police will not be used to sway the 25 June general election, hopefully setting the scene for a trouble-free vote.
More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former generals, went on trial yesterday (22 May) accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Russia's Vladimir Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris on 29 May to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties, a French presidency official said yesterday (22 May).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to reboot attempts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine with a summit between the presidents of France, Ukraine and Russia. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Italian police last Monday (15 May) arrested 70 members of the powerful 'Ndrangheta mafia syndicate, after the gang pocketed €35 million in public funds, with the help of a Catholic charity organisation. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the EU will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal. EURACTIV Spain reports.
President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders yesterday (21 May) to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims.
Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (21 May), saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the Incirlik air base, German troops should move.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged to fight Turkey's enemies at home and abroad yesterday (21 May) as he was elected leader of the ruling AK Party, a move enabling him to reassert his grip on the party and its legislative work.
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A special line of contact between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, bypassing a “hostile” US government, was discussed by the Russian ambassador to Washington and Michael Flynn.
A three-month standoff that had blocked progress on reforms to Albania's government ended yesterday (18 May), as the ruling parties and the opposition reached agreement on how to resolve their conflict.