Belarus has avoided a resolution by the European Security watchdog OSCE criticising the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, a project which neighbouring Lithuania strongly opposes on the grounds of nuclear safety concerns.
The chief of UNMIK, the UN mission in Kosovo, Zahir Tanin warned of rising tensions in Kosovo and weakening trust between Belgrade and Pristina during Tuesday’s UN Security Council session (16 May). EURACTIV Serbia reports.
EXCLUSIVE/ The EU is sending one of its “biggest missions ever” to monitor the upcoming election in Kenya, amid fears of a repeat of the ethnic clashes during the 2007 election, which left up to 1,500 people dead, and some 600,000 displaced.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will decide in July at the earliest if it will monitor Germany’s September elections, after the current government and the far-right AfD asked it to be involved. EURACTIV Germany reports.
An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (23 April).
Armenia's ruling party was set to win the first parliamentary elections since the adoption of constitutional reforms transforming the country into a parliamentary republic, according to official results released today (3 April).
In mid-January, further negotiations will be held on the Ukraine conflict, within the framework of the OSCE. Time is of the essence as the situation remains dramatically unchanged. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The breakaway strategy should be understood as part of Russia's broader efforts to keep its sphere of influence in the former Soviet periphery intact so as to buffer against foreign rivals, writes Eugene Chausovsky.
Georgia's ruling party decisively won a second round of voting on Sunday (30 October), giving it more than three-quarters of seats in parliament, enough to change the constitution if it wants, data from the Central Election Commission showed on Monday (31 October).
French President François Hollande called on all parties in the Ukraine conflict to draw up a roadmap to end the crisis, after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart yesterday (13 October) in which he urged early elections to be held in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine.
Pope Francis yesterday (2 October) called for a "stable peace" as he visited mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, several months after pushing for an end to a festering territorial feud while in arch-foe Armenia.
The closure of the OSCE office in Baku was the result of US pressure, Ilham Aliyev told the EU-Azerbaijan parliamentary committee yesterday (20 September). EURACTIV.com broke the news of its shuttering in June 2015.
Lawmakers loyal to hardline Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko retained power in an election yesterday (11 September), but the opposition's win of a seat for the first time in 20 years could help the ex-Soviet nation further improve ties with the West.
Germany's foreign minister has called for a new arms control deal with Moscow to avoid an escalation of tensions in Europe, where intensified military exercises by Russia and NATO have raised concerns that a war could inadvertently be triggered.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday (18 August) he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilisation if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists worsened.
The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia yesterday (20 June) agreed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to bolster the number of monitors in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a bid to shore up a shaky ceasefire.
What is needed in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism? Representatives from numerous countries have been debating that very issue for two days at the OSCE conference in Berlin, but divergent approaches emerged from the talks. EURACTIV Germany reports.