Global Europe 20-03-2018

Juncker urges Putin to ‘re-establish’ security cooperation

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (20 March) to help "re-establish" continental security cooperation following his re-election, amid mounting concern over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2018

German minister offers hope of detente on Trump tariffs

A compromise could be reached as soon as this week between the European Union and United States over the tariffs President Donald Trump imposed on steel and aluminium, a German minister said Monday (19 March).
Global Europe 20-03-2018

Putin says will engage with West after record vote win

Vladimir Putin on Monday (19 March) said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation.
Global Europe 19-03-2018

EU takes UK allegations on Russia spy poisoning ‘extremely seriously’

EU foreign ministers today (19 March) strongly condemned the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain and said they took "extremely seriously" London's assessment that Moscow is to blame for the attack.
Global Europe 19-03-2018

Putin wins another six years at Russia’s helm in landslide victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday (18 March), extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.
Politics 19-03-2018

Chemical weapons experts head to Britain in Russia spy case

International chemical weapons experts were due to arrive in Britain today (19 March) to collect samples of a nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy as London accused Moscow of stockpiling the toxin used in the attack.
Global Europe 16-03-2018

Russia’s economy : still dependent on oil

After two years of recession caused by lower oil prices and western sanctions, Russia’s recovery benefits Vladimir Putin who is seeking a new term of office.  However this improvement won’t last long without a structural reform. reports.
Central Asia 16-03-2018

Astana meeting on Syria takes place without Western oversight

Kazakhstan and Russia urged the US on Friday (16 March) to engage "in a constructive dialogue" in the context of the unfolding tragedy in Syria. But no US or Western diplomats were present at the eight edition of the Syria talks, held in the framework of the so-called Astana process.
Politics 14-03-2018

EP wants to include gender equality in free-trade agreements

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to better account of gender equality in trade agreements. The commission could follow up in this resolution in its agreement with Chile, which would be the first to integrate such a chapter. reports.
Economy & Jobs 14-03-2018

MEPs back Commission on rule-based response to Trump on tariffs

EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstöm said on Wednesday (14 March) that the European Commission is prepared to put in place its own safeguard measures, in line with international obligations, as a response to US tariffs.

European arms exports on the rise

France, Germany and Spain are among the world’s leading arms exporters. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

Russia warned Britain yesterday (13 March) to expect reprisals if it announces sanctions over the poisoning of a former double agent, as the US and other allies joined London in demanding answers on how a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used in the attack.