Anyone ever tried to get from Athens to Skopje or Pristina? It’s a journey from hell as the excellent Aegean Airlines, which links all the region’s cities, have eliminated Macedonia and Kosovo from their satellite map, writes Denis MacShane.
European Commission Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič said on Wednesday (20 July) that the institution “wants to make sure that the lifting of sanctions could be used for exploring the development of commercial ties" with Iran.
Former Commissioners Karel de Gucht and Louis Michel have criticised European Union moves to strike business deals with Iran, urging EU institutions and member states to make them conditional on Tehran improving its dismal human rights record.
The Turkish government is expected to continue its crackdown on suspected putschists today (19 July), while the US-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the coup attempt says he does not fear extradition.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said today (18 July) that concluding the TTIP agreement before the end of President Barack Obama's term in office remains his country’s priority, and that he was going to tour EU countries to make this happen.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini stressed on Monday (18 July) that “no country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty”, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that the country should reintroduce capital punishment after last week’s attempted coup.
EU Council President Donald Tusk handed the Chinese a brusque reminder of the need for a “rules-based international order” at the ASEM summit in Ulaanbaatar on Friday (15 July) - the first major international conference since the row over the South China sea saw a legal ruling.
A European Commission official has said that Russian propaganda was now powerful in all EU member states – but in some of them Moscow barely needed to make the effort, as local politicians were delivering its messages.
NATO leaders meet today (8 July) for a landmark summit in Warsaw to send an uncompromising message to a resurgent Russia while trying to contain the fallout from Britain's dramatic vote to quit the European Union.
Cyprus' parliament yesterday (7 July) adopted a resolution calling on the government to work towards lifting European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine conflict, officials said.
The Thai government is increasingly cracking down on its critics, warned the German government's foreign affairs committee ahead of the Southeast Asian country's vote on its new constitution. EurActiv Germany reports.
EXCLUSIVE / Breaking with tradition, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) said it was reluctant to support Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential race because of his rejection of strong ties with the EU, EurActiv.com has learned.
While all Europeans have become hostages of the Brexit talks, the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on Tuesday (28 June) offered a reassuring project for angry and worried European citizens, writes Damien Helly.
Countries hosting refugees are doing what they can to manage the influx of school-aged migrant but thinning resources make it difficult to accommodate every child’s requirements. Education technology can help fill that gap, writes Sébastien Turbot.
Against growing internal and external threats, the new global strategy devised by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reinforces the soft power mantra and urges jettisoning the illusion that international politics can be a zero-sum game, EurActiv.com has learned.
The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia yesterday (20 June) agreed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to bolster the number of monitors in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a bid to shore up a shaky ceasefire.
A makeshift lighthouse – constructed out of the remnants of refugees' dinghies – was erected on the Brussels skyline last night (19 June), to mark World Refugee Day and pose an ongoing question to EU policymakers through the summer.
European policy debates have too often focused on measures redistributing wealth, thus creating "winners" and "losers". There are many unaddressed areas where EU-level action could unlock considerable cost savings and quality improvements, writes Achim Wambach.
The German and Austrian foreign ministers said that EU sanctions on Russia should be gradually phased out as the peace process progresses, abandoning previous positions that sanctions could be lifted only if the Minsk peace plan is fully implemented.
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.