US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China's president and will go to Russia later in April, US officials said yesterday (20 March), disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them.
G20 finance ministers emerged from a disappointing meeting yesterday (19 March), where no agreement was reached on trade relations after the United States proved to be in no mood to compromise. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany will press G20 members to sign off on a set of principles including free trade at this week's meeting of the group's financial leaders, in what the Trump Administration may perceive as a challenge to its more protectionist stance.
The unpredictability offered by the Trump presidency has created a dangerous situation the likes of which has not been seen since the turmoil of the early 1990s, MEP Knut Fleckenstein told Euractiv Germany.
The EU is increasingly taking a pro-military stance, as the arms lobby exercises more influence. The election of Antoni Tajani last week as European Parliament president means the arms industry's influence will grow further in the coming years, warns Bram Vranken.
The European Union's foreign policy chief called on Russia to reconsider its decision to designate the major independent pollster the Levada Centre a "foreign agent", a spokeswoman said in a note yesterday (6 September).
Arguably, the most remarkable progress made during the G20 summit held in Hangzhou (China) was not included in the conclusions. It was rather the change of attitude of the architect of the final text, China.
China flexed its muscles at the G20 summit held in Hangzhou, seen as a success in terms of content and logistics, although some details illustrated the remaining gaps between Beijing and its Western partners when it comes to managing an international gathering.
EU chiefs called on global leaders to increase their support to deal with the 65 million refugees in the world as the bloc's capabilities are “close to the limits”, warned European Council President, Donald Tusk on 4 September.
As a new report warns that the G20 must strengthen its commitment towards a low-carbon economy through collective climate action, EURACTIV’s partner edie.net has investigated how the world's leading economies measure up in their respective decarbonisation efforts.
Next week sees the first G20 summit since the Paris Agreement. It was a turning point in political action on climate change. Europe must push for an end to fossil fuel subsidies at the summit in order to capitalise on its momentum, urges Jill Duggan.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an 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.