Authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus are to open the coastal section of the long-fenced-off disputed town of Varosha, a Turkish Cypriot leader announced Tuesday (6 October) ahead of elections at the weekend.
China accepts well-intended criticism coming from the EU, but it does not accept malicious attacks and will not allow anyone to meddle in its internal affairs, the country's ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming, told the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee (AFET).
Talks on a new EU-Africa partnership have been derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, EU foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, conceded on Monday (21 September), as a key summit of the two sides has been postponed until 2021.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for 6 December, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission.
The European parliament on Wednesday (16 September) with overwhelming majority praised Georgia's progress but called on the EU and NATO hopeful to press on with justice reforms and depoliticisation of the judiciary.
Following the adoption of the report, the Georgian government …
The EU has reached a critical junction in its relations with Turkey, its chief diplomat, Josep Borrel, said on Tuesday (15 September), urging Ankara to back down from conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean and uphold basic human rights in the country.
The EU on Monday (7 September) led calls for Belarus to immediately release over 600 people arrested for protesting against a controversial election that extended strongman Alexander Lukashenko's 26 years in power.
The European Commission said on Thursday (3 September), the bloc could only slap new sanctions on Moscow after a probe reveals who was responsible for what Germany says was a deliberate poisoning with a toxic nerve agent of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The European Union condemned "in the strongest possible terms" on Wednesday (2 September) the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called on Russia to thoroughly investigate the assassination attempt and bring those responsible to justice.
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.
The escalating row over maritime borders and natural gas reserves that has pitted Turkey against Greece and the rest of the EU has put the bloc's fragmented, meandering foreign policy to its gravest test in years.
The European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell on Monday (24 August) called on the Russian authorities to launch an "independent and transparent investigation" into the apparent poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell warned Sunday (23 August) that Belarus should not be allowed to become a "second Ukraine" and said it was necessary to deal with President Alexander Lukashenko.
A Trump administration official nominated to lead Latin America's main development bank on Tuesday (11 August) dismissed the growing regional opposition to his candidacy, the first for anyone outside Latam, as "subversive" and led by a small minority.
A top European Union diplomat has called for a delay in the vote to choose the Inter-American Development Bank's new president, a closely watched election that has sparked controversy over the first-ever US candidate.
Germany has rejected a proposal by US President Donald Trump to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the Group of Seven (G7) most advanced economies, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview published on Monday (27 July).
Four years after the EU adopted its Arctic Policy, it is preparing work on a new strategy document. In the meantime, the race for the Arctic accelerates.
The EU’s new Arctic Ambassador, Michael Mann, appointed in April, told EURACTIV earlier this …
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