European Union leaders agreed on Thursday (20 October) to step up their efforts to curb illegal migration from African countries with the aim of replicating their success in halting inflows from Turkey over the past year.
European Union leaders will review the whole range of their “selective” cooperation with Russia – including on the Syria conflict – when they meet in Brussels today (20 October). Expanding EU sanctions on Moscow is off the table at this stage.
Moscow and Kiev agreed Wednesday (19 October) to end a deadlock on the conflict in eastern Ukraine by the end of November, Ukraine's president said, after a four-way summit in Berlin with the leaders of France and Germany.
To avoid China taking over Taiwan, and ease tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan should become a permanent neutral nation like Switzerland, former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Hsiu-lien LU told EurActiv in an interview.
As the EU considers imposing sanctions on DR Congo, massacres are spreading in the east. Tom Gillhespy calls for the international community to provide more support to local organisations working to prevent armed conflict.
European leaders have either underestimated the danger of a Donald Trump presidency or overestimated the level of continuity Hillary Clinton will bring, according to a new study by the European Council on Foreign Relations.
EU foreign affairs ministers yesterday (17 October) condemned Russia's air campaign in Syria, saying it may be guilty of war crimes, and it vowed to impose more sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's government.
Britain, France and Germany aim to persuade the European Union today (17 October) to condemn Russia's devastating air campaign in Syria and pave the way for imposing more sanctions on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The European Union will prepare economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo unless its ruling coalition, which has delayed next month's elections, holds a fresh vote early next year, diplomats say.
Outraged by Russia's intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin.
The EU must fulfil its responsibilities in accordance with international law to ensure that the Saharawi people are given the opportunity to exercise our right to self-determination, writes Mohamed Sidati.
On a surprise visit to Brussels yesterday (5 October), Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he had apologised for an ultimatum he gave last week – that he would withdraw Bulgarian troops from Afghanistan if he cannot deport Afghan refugees back home.
World powers meet in Brussels yesterday (4 October) to pledge billions of dollars for Afghanistan until 2020, as fresh Taliban violence underscores the challenges 15 years after the US toppled the Islamist movement.
Since spring 2015, the European Union has been facing an unprecedented peak of illegal migration from the Middle East and Africa, in particular from countries of the Horn of Africa, writes Teshome Toga.
The European Union proposed a new humanitarian plan in coordination with the United Nations for the besieged half of the Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday (4 October), but said it required cooperation from all parties to the conflict.
Gabonese intelligence wiretapped EU election observers who voiced grave doubts over the outcome of hotly disputed 27 August polls in the oil-rich central African nation, a French weekly reported yesterday (4 October).
EXCLUSIVE/ Tony Blair’s dream of leaving Downing Street in the wake of the Iraq invasion to become EU Commission President would have been vetoed by Jacques Chirac, his top aide told EurActiv.com Friday on (30 September).
Russia and three other Security Council members on Thursday (29 September) raised questions after Bulgaria formally presented European budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate to be the next UN Secretary-General.
Turkey's top national security body on Wednesday (28 September) called for an extension of the controversial state of emergency imposed after the July 15 coup that has already seen 32,000 suspects placed under arrest in an unprecedented crackdown.