Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to flood Europe with migrants in November if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the refugee crisis, a Greek news website said yesterday (8 February).
Russia feels increasingly under threat from developments in the Middle East and appears to be serious about cooperating with the West to resolve the war in Syria, Germany's foreign minister said yesterday (22 November).
US President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday (15 November) to step up efforts to eliminate Islamic State and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia's Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria.
Gunmen killed more than 120 people in a wave of attacks across Paris on Friday (13 November), shouting "Allahu Akbar" as they massacred scores of diners and concert-goers and launched suicide attacks outside the national stadium.
European Council President Donald Tusk has called another EU summit on the migrant crisis, the fifth this year, this time in Valletta, on 12 November. The summit of the EU leaders will be held back-to-back with an EU-Africa summit on migration, which will start the previous day.
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Discussions at the G20 summit in Brisbane have been dominated by the issues of economic growth and climate change, but leaders have also broached the delicate question of tax evasion. EurActiv France reports .
Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed Sunday (16 November) to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance. But ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.
US President Barack Obama plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week, during a stop on his three-country tour in the Asia-Pacific region, senior administration officials quoted by Fox News said.
Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that while the EU was "ridiculed" for its handling of the eurozone crisis he would not criticise the United States for its budget deadlock, as this was a "normal" result of democracy.
Developing countries will not have access to a new system of automatic exchange of tax information agreed in St Petersburg by the world leaders over the weekend due to their lack of administrative efficiency, a decision that was not welcomed by many development experts.
US President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders yesterday (5 September) to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices.
As European Commission President José Manuel Barroso prepares for what could be his last State of the Union speech in Parliament next week, he has exchanged views with MEPs, exuding what participants say was an air of triumphalism over the Commission's handling of the eurozone crisis.
A potential showdown over Syria between US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin could overshadow a two-day meeting of world leaders beginning today (5 September) in St Petersburg initially dedicated to reviving the global economy.
Leaders of the group of the G20 major economies are set to debate sanctions against Syria in a 5-6 September meeting in St Petersburg, with Western nations led by the United States preparing for air strikes in retaliation to a recent chemical attack on civilians.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking ahead of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland on 17-18 June, said his country would not follow the mistakes of Europe that led to the eurozone crisis. In a wide-ranging interview h e blamed the EU’s "mentality” for endangering the economy and the “moral basics of society”.
Despite having a number of reasons to want the EU to break up, Washington knows that a European meltdown could destabilise the United States. Therefore, keeping the Europeans in a state of long-term unease is acceptable to the United States, says Stratfor .
Europe won support from world leaders yesterday (19 June) for an ambitious but slow-moving overhaul of the eurozone, even as pressure built in financial markets for quicker solutions to its debt crisis that threatens the world economy.
World leaders on Monday urged Europe to resolve the current euro zone crisis that is threatening the world's economy. G20 members want the EU to act faster, after pro-bailout New Democracy's victory in Sunday's Greek election failed to calm the financial markets.
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed the election result and pushed Greek leaders to form a government quickly.