In a telephone interview on Thursday (11 February) the Ambassador of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov evokes the recent visit of EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell to Moscow, which he helped arrange.
Russia has admonished the EU and Poland for organising a meeting with EU and foreign diplomats to discuss potential sanctions against Moscow with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s close associates.
Moscow would consider it morally and ethically "treasonous" that Navalny's associates were …
While European lawmakers were scolding the bloc's top diplomat Josep Borrell for his ill-fated trip to Russia, European Council President Charles Michel has announced he will be travelling to Ukraine and Georgia in March.
Myanmar's military tightened its post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday (10 February).
A leading Member of the European Parliament is organising a debate on Wednesday (10 February) intended to overturn a decision by the assembly's President David Sassoli not to open an office in Brussels representing the Belarus opposition, presumably under the advice of EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell.
Facing calls of resignation, EU's chief diplomat Joseph Borrell on Tuesday (9 February) announced 'concrete proposals' towards sanctioning Moscow, as MEPs accused him of 'falling into a trap' set by Russia' foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
"It will be for the member …
The arguments Poland raised prior to High Representative Josep Borrell's visit to Moscow were disregarded, and now conclusions should be drawn from this. First of all, it is necessary to strengthen the best practice of consulting and formulating our Eastern …
After a defeating trip to Moscow, EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell on Sunday (7 February) tried to explain and justify his controversial trip to Moscow but admitted that relations between the EU and Russia have hit rock bottom.
Borrell's controversial visit …
Russia on Friday (5 February) expelled diplomats from three European countries for allegedly taking part in protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, after the European Union said ties with Moscow had hit a new low.
On his trip to Moscow, EU's chief diplomat Joseph Borrell on Friday (5 February) told his hosts that their treatment of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny represented 'a low point' in ties, as his case had added a new irritant …
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in court on Friday (5 February) for a slander trial on the same day as the European Union's top diplomat is in Moscow for talks with Russia's foreign minister.
A Moscow court on Tuesday (2 February) jailed the Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny for nearly three years, triggering fierce condemnation from the West and calls for his immediate release.
The financial efforts and missions of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Africa do not translate into "real political influence", Portugal's defence minister, João Gomes Cravinho, argued on Thursday (28 January).
Relations between the EU and India, especially in the context of an increasingly influential China, will be the central point of the Portuguese EU presidency, Portugal's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
The EU’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, insisted on Monday (25 January) that the EU and UK would resolve a diplomatic row over the status of the bloc’s ambassador to London, though he warned that the UK’s intransigence was “not a friendly signal”.
Despite calls from Baltic countries, Italy and Romania, EU foreign ministers on Monday (25 January) decided to hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian officials in response to the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The European Union's foreign policy chief expressed concern over Russia's response to mass protests on Saturday (23 January), saying he deplored "widespread arrests" and the "disproportionate use of force".
“Following unfolding events in #Russia with concern," Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter …
The European Parliament called on EU governments to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president in a resolution on Thursday (21 January), after a downgrade of his status by the bloc earlier this month.
The President of Georgia Salome Zourabishvili is paying a visit to all three on European institutions Thursday and Friday (21-22 January) to cement Georgia's bid for an EU membership in 2024.
The visit of the Caucasian country's head of state comes …
The EU's recently approved Magnitsky-style law allowing the 27-member bloc to impose sanctions on human rights abusers could soon come to life as calls grow in Europe to apply the new punitive measures to Russia over the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.