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25/06/2016

Denmark and Sweden extend border checks until November

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Global Europe 24-06-2016

Post-Colonial Brexit Blues

The anti-colonial rhetoric used by Brexit campaigners was uniquely familiar to surviving subjects of the British empire, and their children. Joel Schalit reflects on the memories it raised for him as an Israeli, and the son of one of the country's founding families.
Security 22-06-2016

Man with salt and biscuit 'suicide belt' sparks Brussels alert

A man with psychiatric problems who was carrying a fake suicide belt full of salt and biscuits was arrested Tuesday after he triggered a major anti-terror operation at a Brussels shopping mall, prosecutors said.
Global Europe 21-06-2016

France wants EU summit to discuss Russia sanctions

France on Monday (20 June) called for EU leaders to have a full discussion on the future of economic sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine, even though they are expected to be rolled over shortly.
Future EU 21-06-2016

Which way forward? Europe divided on post-Brexit path

Europeans will have to struggle to drag the EU out of the doldrums after Britain's vote Thursday, with a public hostile to further integration while Berlin and Paris are at odds over the way forward.
Global Europe 17-06-2016

Putin makes pitch for better Europe ties as economy suffers

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (17 June) said he was willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis but insisted the West was  responsible for the bad blood.
UK & Europe 17-06-2016

US group: Alleged killer of British MP was neo-Nazi supporter

The alleged killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox was a "dedicated supporter" of a neo-Nazi group based in the United States, a civil rights group reported Thursday (16 June).
Security 17-06-2016

The EU’s collective security: Stronger together!

The people of Europe are facing a multi-faceted security challenge that they need to confront together, whatever the outcome on 23 June. "Collective security" needs to be placed at the very heart of the European construction, write Jacques Delors, António Vitorino, Pascal Lamy, Enrico Letta and Yves Bertoncini.
Global Europe 16-06-2016

Morocco asks for EU help in fight against ISIS

Rabat has urged Europe to help stabilise North Africa, as ISIS steps up its efforts to recruit young Moroccans through social media.
Security 16-06-2016

Juncker restarts dialogue with Putin on the eve of sanctions renewal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will try to narrow the gap between the two sides against the backdrop of the numerous challenges both leaders face.

Europeans fear ISIS and refugees, oppose increased military budgets

A wide-ranging survey carried out across Europe has highlighted that most EU citizens believe that Islamic State is the biggest threat to security. However, a majority of respondents opposed bigger military spending as a solution. EurActiv’s partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Global Europe 15-06-2016

US Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China

The US Navy's Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a US official said yesterday (14 June), a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions with China.
Global Europe 15-06-2016

Obama, Hollande discuss Florida shootout, Paris stabbing

President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande discussed a knife attack outside Paris, and the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, yesterday (14 June) - attacks for which Islamic State claimed responsibility, the White House said.


Global Europe 15-06-2016

UN authorises EU operation against Libya arms smuggling

The UN Security Council on Tuesday (14 June) approved an EU operation to intercept ships suspected of arms smuggling to Libya, moving to shore up Tripoli's unity government as it battles the Islamic State group.
Agriculture & Food 14-06-2016

Ukrainian diplomat: EU Association Agreement ‘major opportunity’ for agri-trade

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is a “challenge” for Kyiv but also a “great opportunity” for the longer-term competitiveness of the agriculture sector, a Ukrainian diplomat told EurActiv.com.
Global Europe 13-06-2016

FBI cautious on Islamic State link to Orlando shootout, despite claims

Islamic State claimed responsibility yesterday (12 June) for the worst mass shooting in US history, but US officials said they had seen no immediate evidence linking the militant group to the massacre in Orlando, Florida.

EU to tighten guns rules despite concern it will restrict hunters, collectors

European Union governments should agree tighter gun control laws on Friday (10 June) in the wake of Islamist shooting attacks in France and Belgium, despite opposition from some states which say they will hurt only law-abiding enthusiasts.
Enlargement 08-06-2016

PKK and HDP targeted after Istanbul terrorist attack

Police have detained four suspects over an Istanbul car bombing that targeted a police bus yesterday (7 June), killing 11 people in the third deadly attack to strike Turkey's biggest city this year.

Ukraine says detained French rightist planned attacks on Euro 2016

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said on Monday (6 June) that a French citizen detained in late May on the border with Poland had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting.

UN mulls allowing EU to search boats for illicit arms off Libya

The European Union yesterday (6 June) proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya, though Russia voiced concerns about the idea.
Global Europe 07-06-2016

Obama schedules his last trip to Europe

US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July, in what will likely be his final presidential trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his term.
Europe's East 07-06-2016

NATO chief warns of Brexit 'instability'

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday (6 June) that both the alliance and the EU were stronger with Britain inside, and warned that a Brexit could cause instability.
Global Europe 06-06-2016

EU seeks UN backing to enforce Libya arms embargo

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize the EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya.
Security 02-06-2016

OSCE: More international cooperation needed

What is needed in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism? Representatives from numerous countries have been debating that very issue for two days at the OSCE conference in Berlin, but divergent approaches emerged from the talks. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 01-06-2016

Denmark and Sweden extend border checks until November

Denmark and Sweden on Wednesday (1 June)  extended their border controls until November to curb the tide of migrants into their nations, saying the European Union still lacked security at its external borders.