It is the duty of parliamentarians to contribute to re-opening the dialogue between the EU and Russia, argues Knut Fleckenstein, saying it was “a serious mistake” to block the Russian State Duma speaker from entering Finland.
NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday (28 April) but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.
Europe should be prepared to commit hard defence in support for Ukraine and maintain sanctions against Russia, writes Richard Howitt ahead of a UN Security Council meeting over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 one year ago.
NATO Security General Jens Stoltenberg has called an emergency meeting to discuss security tomorrow (Tuesday 28 July) at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing and Turkish security operations against Islamic State and PKK Kurdish militants.
The Russian government has approved a draft bill that would allow it to seize foreign state assets, without warning. The move is seen as a tit-for-tat gesture, following Western court cases involving Russian firms.
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held talks on Thursday (23 July) over the conflict in east Ukraine, with all sides calling for the full implementation of a ceasefire deal, the French presidency said.