The EU's foreign affairs chief and the European Commission adopted yesterday (8 January) a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Islamic State.
Security Commissioner Julian King told Die Welt (18 October) that the anti-ISIS offensive created an increased risk of attacks in Europe. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière quickly refuted King's claim, saying the threat was already high. EURACTIV Germany reports.
While the world’s attention has been fixed on the weak nuclear agreement signed in Vienna this week, a humanitarian crisis is brewing for thousands of Iranian refugees in Iraq, writes Struan Stevenson.