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Global Europe 19-09-2019

Washington sees ‘many options short of war’ with Iran after attacks on Saudis

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (18 September) there were many options short of war with Iran after US ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

UN adopts watered-down resolution against rape as weapon of war

As current member and current President of the UN Security Council, Germany presented its resolution on Tuesday (23 April) in which it urged UN member states to strengthen their response in combating sexual violence. Although some debate Germany’s sincerity, the EU seems to be taking this fight very seriously. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 21-02-2019

Greening the EU’s foreign and security policy

Climate change and ecosystem degradation are significant security threats; the European Union should take urgent action to address these as a part of its foreign and security policy, write Johanna Nyman and Marianne Kettunen.
Global Europe 18-05-2018

Poland pushes for UN mission at Ukraine-Russia border

Poland's president on Thursday (17 May) asked the UN Security Council to deploy a UN peacekeeping force to Ukraine throughout a zone of conflict that Western powers accuse Russia of fomenting.
Politics 05-07-2017

EU to consider additional North Korea sanctions after missile launch

The European Union on Tuesday (4 July) warned it may consider additional sanctions against North Korea after it carried out what Pyongyang tested what it claimed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Europe's East 03-02-2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine's president appealed for more global pressure against Russia yesterday (2 February) as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a frontline town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives.
Global Europe 11-10-2016

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

Outraged by Russia's intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin.
Global Europe 04-10-2016

Russia backs ‘woman from Eastern Europe’ for UN chief

Russia said yesterday (3 October) that it would like to see a woman as the next UN secretary general and would back a candidate from Eastern Europe.

Imperative that next Secretary-General reforms UN

As the UN’s selection process continues, for the first time with added transparency, Najiba Mustafayeva writes that the eventual nominee must reform the 71-year-old organisation to better reflect the realities of the modern world.
Global Europe 29-08-2016

Kosovo warns against Serbia’s candidate for UN Secretary General

Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008, but is still unrecognised by Belgrade, has warned against the candidacy of Vuk Jeremić, a former Serbian foreign minister, for UN Secretary General.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Will the UN glass ceiling be shattered this time?

While the contest to select the next UN Secretary-General may not be on a par with the slugging match for the White House, it is beginning to heat up - with some decidedly undiplomatic tactics evident in the campaign to replace Ban Ki-moon, writes Dick Roche.
Four Europeans lead in race for UN Secretary-General
Global Europe 22-07-2016

Four Europeans lead in race for UN Secretary-General

Portugal’s António Guterres, Slovenia’s Danilo Türk, Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova and Serbia’s Vuk Jeremić have emerged as the frontrunners in a race to replace UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, whose second term expires on 31 December.
Brexit 20-06-2016

The Darwinian case for the UK to stay in Europe

A Darwin political struggle is happening behind the scenes in the EU, but if UK were to leave the EU it would put its unity at risk, plunge parliament into legislative chaos and ‘unfriend’ our important friends in Europe, writes William Horsley.
Brexit 13-06-2016

Brexit could destroy the UK as we know it

The implications for the imminent referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union are huge and wide-ranging - they really couldn’t be any greater, writes Sajjad Karim.

UN mulls allowing EU to search boats for illicit arms off Libya

The European Union yesterday (6 June) proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya, though Russia voiced concerns about the idea.
Global Europe 06-05-2016

The next UN Secretary General should know how this bureaucracy works

Understanding how the UN bureaucracy works, and experience working with the five permanent members of the Security Council, should be the key criteria for choosing the next UN Secretary-General, writes Sir David Richmond.
Global Europe 28-09-2015

UN Security Council reform back in the limelight

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with her Brazilian, Indian and Japanese counterparts to discuss the issue of permanent membership on the UN Security Council. EURACTIV Germany reports.

EU leaders to declare: ‘We cannot take more migrants’

One of the messages the EU heads of state and government are expected to deliver at their extraordinary summit today (23 April) is that the Union cannot absorb any more mass arrivals of migrants, as they risk undermining it economically, and destroying it politically.
Global Europe 15-04-2015

Merkel, Modi aim for free trade agreement between EU and India

In Berlin, Germany and India expressed their intention to work together more closely on economic and political matters, while emphasising closer cooperation on military sales. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. [The Council of European Union]
Development Policy 03-10-2014

Germany increases aid for Middle Eastern refugees

The German government announced plans to increase its humanitarian aid by €10 million for refugees from Syria, Iraq and neighbouring countries. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier scheduled an international conference to address the crisis at the end of the October. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's East 28-02-2014

Commission says ‘pedagogical work’ needed before signing Ukraine pact

Indicating that it is not in a hurry to sing a landmark association agreement with Ukraine, the European Commission said today (28 February) that “pedagogical work” was needed first, to counter the campaigns that had been conducted in the country to denigrate the pact in the recent past.
Development Policy 02-09-2013

Saharawi fishermen condemn EU-Morocco fishing treaty ‘fraud’

EXCLUSIVE / A draft fishing treaty between the EU and Morocco has been condemned as “fraud” by Saharawi fishermen who view it as an enabling mechanism for the theft and depletion of their local fishing stocks.
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Global Europe 29-08-2013

European Commission on UK’s decision to delay strike against Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure. Just a day after recalling Britain's parliament to vote on how to respond to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, Cameron was ambushed when the opposition Labour party said it wanted greater parliamentary scrutiny and rebel lawmakers in his own ruling Conservative party said they would oppose him.
Global Europe 29-08-2013

Cameron, allies forced to delay strike against Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.

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