About: Štefan Füle

Global Europe 07-12-2016

The Brief: Merkel plays hardball to win over right-wingers

Angela Merkel has admitted that the election year ahead of her is going to be the toughest one she's ever faced. That says a lot; it'll be her fourth run at the chancellery.
Enlargement 07-12-2016

Füle: If the EU disengages from the Balkans, others will engage ‘immediately’

Former Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle told an audience today (7 December) that if the EU distances itself from the Western Balkans, other geopolitical players will immediately seize the opportunity to assert their influence over the region.
Maroš Šef?ovi?, photo Pravda, Czech Republic
Enlargement 08-09-2014

Source: Šef?ovi? to get neighbourhood and enlargement portfolio

Slovakia's Commissioner Maroš Šef?ovi? is going to get the neighbourhood portfolio, which will also include EU enlargement, a senior Commission source said. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Europe's East 02-09-2014

EU foreign ministers gather in Moldova in show of support

Federica Mogherini, the newly appointed head of the EU diplomatic service, met with several EU foreign affairs ministers in Chisinau, Moldova yesterday (1 September) in a sign of support for the country. This was Mogherini’s first official trip abroad, after being appointed to be the next EU foreign affairs chief.
Agrifood 01-09-2014

Commission silent over Turkey’s hopes to profit from Russian food ban

At least publicly, the Commission has kept silent over Turkey’s statements that it should profit from the Russian embargo on imported Western food. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Global Europe 16-07-2014

Ukraine makes fresh charges against Russia as EU leaders meet

Ukraine has made fresh charges of Russian involvement in its conflict with separatist rebels, suggesting Moscow may have had a role in an air strike yesterday (15 July) that killed 11 people. The accusations come a day before EU leaders meet to discuss the crisis, where they might consider adopting fresh sanctions against Russia.
Ambassador Dimitar Tzantchev
Public Affairs 27-06-2014

Bulgaria deplores comment by EU enlargement commissioner

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry Thursday (26 June) issued a statement, regretting that comments by Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle in an interview with EURACTIV “cast a shadow” over the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.
Enlargement 25-06-2014

EU to grant Albania ‘candidate’ status

Albania has finally been accepted as an official EU membership candidate. European affairs ministers agreed to start Albania's EU membership process, but warn that further progress depends on sustained efforts to reform. EURACTIV France reports.
Enlargement 24-06-2014

EU to host donor conference for flood-stricken Balkans

The European Commission will host a donors' conference in Brussels on 16 July, in order to mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina following the recent floods there, the EU executive announced.
Europe's East 09-04-2014

EU sets up ‘Support Group’ for Ukraine

Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (9 April) the setting up of a ‘Support Group’ which will help support Ukraine and coordinate work with member states, other donors and the International Financing Institutions.
Europe's East 25-03-2014

Commission embarks on ‘unprecedented’ venture with Ukraine

Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle will pay a two-day visit to Ukraine starting today (25 March), leading a sizeable delegation that includes Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski and high-level representatives of various directorates of the Commission.
Enlargement 23-10-2013

EU to resume membership talks with Turkey

European Union governments agreed on Tuesday (22 October) to hold a new round of accession talks with Turkey on 5 November, after Germany dropped its opposition voiced after Ankara's crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year.