The EU, US, Britain and Canada ratcheted up pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Monday (21 June) by imposing coordinated sanctions after the forced landing of a Ryanair airliner to arrest a regime critic.
Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday (12 June) as the European Union said negotiations were "intense" and Germany called for rapid progress.
Hungary and Germany have publicly locked horns over how the EU's foreign policy should be conducted, after a series of Budapest-blocked joint foreign policy statements prompted the German foreign minister to complain the EU was being "held hostage" by countries that don't share its values.
The EU should abolish unanimity in its foreign policymaking and not allow itself to be "held hostage", Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday (7 June), after several incidents in recent months derailed the bloc's joint positions on a series of foreign policy matters.
A German soldier who allegedly plotted to attack prominent politicians while posing as a Syrian refugee will go on trial from Thursday (20 May) in a bizarre case fuelling concerns over right-wing extremism.
Republican US lawmakers on Tuesday (18 May) slammed the Biden administration over a media report that it will waive sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Europe.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday (16 May) it is "imperative" for Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting and resume talks ahead of an emergency meeting this week with his EU counterparts.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday (9 March), in his first major speech on transatlantic relations since new US President Joe Biden took office, urged a reset with the US. However, he did not address the main bone of...
China on Monday (22 February) rejected “slanderous attacks” about conditions for Muslim Uighurs living in Xinjiang, as European powers and Turkey voiced concerns and called for UN access to the remote western region.
The remaining parties to the ailing 2015 Iran nuclear deal said on Monday (21 December) they were preparing for the possible return of the US to the pact as President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office next month.
Afghan government and Taliban representatives said on Wednesday (2 December) they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war and welcomed by the United Nations and Washington.
Germany's upcoming IT security law is intended to protect the country's 5G network, among other things. When it comes to Huawei, the Foreign Office fought for a right of veto. The result: now it can have a say but not singlehandedly block a supplier. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday (4 November) urged America’s politicians to help maintain “trust” in the electoral system after President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the tightly contested race. “It is important that all politicians who reach...
Many in Donald Trump's administration see Germany as its main ideological antagonist on the global stage. After next week's US presidential election, Berlin is hoping for a “new beginning in the transatlantic partnership”, whoever wins.
After years of balancing pressure and dialogue with Russia, Germany is becoming noticeably more confrontational, a process that was sparked a year ago by a shooting in Berlin. But the country still lacks a long-term strategy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday (15 October) of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the eastern Mediterranean, and urged it to clarify its positions in the coming weeks.
After the United States used strong language slamming Turkey's renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, Germany urged Ankara not to dispel the "climate of trust" needed to de-escalate tensions with Greece.
Germany, France and Britain on Wednesday (7 October) directly accused Russia of "involvement and responsibility" in the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, announcing that they will seek EU sanctions over the case.
Only if Europe is able to defuse crises in its neighbourhood on its own will Europe remain an attractive ally for the US, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday (31 August), after a week in which the bloc...
EU foreign ministers reached a political agreement in Berlin on Friday (28 August) on punitive measures against high-ranking supporters of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko to pressure him into holding new elections.
EU foreign ministers meeting in Berlin are struggling to agree on the bloc's planned sanctions against Belarus and at the same time come up with an adequate response to Turkey over the escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.