Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
Germany, under fire from US President-elect Donald Trump for not meeting NATO's defence spending goal, is boosting military budgets, but also wants Trump to map out a consistent foreign policy agenda, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed peacemaking efforts in Ukraine and Syria during a conference call yesterday (18 January), a Kremlin statement said.
Vladimir Putin's strategy is to install pro-Moscow politicians in Ukraine. If Europe consents, his next stop will be the Baltic countries, with NATO incapable of defending them, which will put an end to the organisation, Ilya Yashin told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
Pierre Moscovici spoke to EurActiv's partner Ouest-France about France's left-wing primary, the impact of Donald Trump's election, the 3% deficit rule, the Commission's March white paper and the importance of the euro.
EXCLUSIVE/ Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy and author of the dirty dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, claimed to have carried out investigations for UK financial regulatory authorities in emails seen by EurActiv.com.
Europe should face Donald Trump with "confidence", German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Monday (16 January), after the US president-elect had predicted that more EU members would leave the bloc and charged that NATO was "obsolete".
Serbia's president said yesterday (15 January) that Kosovo had shown it wanted war with after it deployed special forces to prevent a train painted with Serbia's national colours and the words "Kosovo is Serbia" from entering its territory.
US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing yesterday (11 January), saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
Seventeen leaders of EU member states, among which only Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is still in office, wrote to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him not to improve relations with Russia.
Germany's interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, agreed on Tuesday (10 January) on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a security threat.
A European Parliament committee will look Thursday (12 January) at a draft resolution relating to the regulation of robotics. The text could become the basis for the first European legislation on automation and robots. EurActiv Germany reports.
In response to a number of terror attacks, Belgium wants greater control over who travels on its trains, buses and boats and will present its plans at the next meeting of EU interior ministers at the end of January. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
A new Czech Interior Ministry team set up this week to monitor and analyse "hybrid threats" to security, such as disinformation campaigns, has come under fire from the office of the country's own president.
The Berlin Christmas market attack, the assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara and the Zurich Mosque killing. While none of these events are related, international media and Donald Trump have not hesitated to connect them, writes Dr. Marta Dominguez Diaz.
German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has failed in her bid to get the ageing Belgian nuclear reactors of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 shut down permanently. Instead, Berlin and Brussels have agreed to a better exchange of information on all things atomic. EurActiv Germany reports.
French President François Hollande and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker sent the German people their sympathies after a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin yesterday evening (19 December) killing 12 people in what police this morning described as "an attack".