Ministers from 12 EU countries have written to the bloc's trade chief to back a planned trade accord with the United States, declaring clear support for negotiations that have divided opinion on both sides of the Atlantic.
An international standoff is brewing over alleged attempts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to impose European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as candidate for the post of UN Secretary General.
US Vice-President Joe Biden told Baltic leaders on Tuesday (23 August) not to take seriously comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that called into question America’s commitment to protect NATO allies in the face of Russian aggression.
The European Commission plans to reject 11 ‘yellow cards’ from the EU’s eastern member states on the new Posted Workers Directive. The debate has exposed a deep East-West divide. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Commission intends to widen the scope for energy drink makers to advertise their products, but consumer protection activists have voiced concerns about misleading health claims and their effect on young people. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany said on Thursday (26 May) that the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot.
NATO is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern European member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday (2 May), in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.