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Global Europe 12-06-2018

Austrian Chancellor: Europe needs to understand Israel’s security needs

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gave prominence to interesting issues during his recent visit to Jerusalem and emphasised the security needs of the Israelis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 22-08-2017

Spain maintains terrorist alert level, heightens security

Spain has kept its current terrorist alert level unchanged but has moved to heighten security in tourist areas, following the terrorist attacks in Catalunya that killed 15 people and injured about 100 more. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 04-10-2013

Vimont: EU shouldn’t underestimate its soft power

Despite the EU’s difficulties to get its voice heard on the Syria crisis, Pierre Vimont argues that the 28-country bloc should not underestimate its soft power footprint: “I don’t pretend that we’re doing as much as we’d like, but we’re as active as possible, at least in our neighbourhood.”
Global Europe 04-10-2013

Top foreign policy official defends EU response to Arab Spring

Despite lacking a power broker capability, Europe should be proud of its diplomatic achievements in response to the Arab Spring, European External Action Service Secretary General Pierre Vimont told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 22-09-2010

Ukraine: Shifting geopolitics

EU membership officially remains a strategic goal for the pro-Russian Ukrainian government in Kyiv, but the country also wants to boost cooperation in other directions – particulary with Moscow and Asian countries. EURACTIV Slovakia reports from a discussion held recently at the Krynica Economic Forum in Poland.
Public Affairs 23-02-2010

Barroso sparks row over EU overseas appointments

The discrete appointment of José Manuel Barroso's former chief of cabinet as EU Ambassador to Washington sparked protests and controversy over the way the future European External Action Service will be built.

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