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Austrian Chancellor calls on EU to soften sanctions against Russia

Austrian Chancellor calls on EU to soften sanctions against Russia

Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern, made an appeal to review the sanctions against Russia. According to him, such measures have not led to an improvement in the situation on the key contentious issues, Bloomberg reports. The EU must …

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

The proposal would only kick in at times of a “mass influx” of people to the bloc

Putin to attend G20 summit

Putin to attend G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in G20 summit, which will be held in Hamburg on July 7-8, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said. G20 is the leading international forum, which …

The riddle of Europe#039s election season

The riddle of Europe's election season

As this European election season begins, no-one yet knows what the Trump effect will be on Europe

European countries lost their political identity

European countries lost their political identity

Trump's unpredictability is well orchestrated and planned, expert says

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Meanwhile, ISIL controls the half of the country and poses a threat to security in Europe and the US

Mogherini and Pence discuss Iranian nuclear deal

Mogherini and Pence discuss Iranian nuclear deal

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, met the US Vice-President Mike Pence today as he started his official visit to the European Union. …

 Russian Foreign Ministry on Nalbandian#039s visit

Russian Foreign Ministry on Nalbandian's visit

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian will visit Russia on an official visit on February 21-23, 2017 at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

Islam Is Peaceful, But Only Muslims Can Stop Terror

Islam Is Peaceful, But Only Muslims Can Stop Terror

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Islam as a peaceful religion Saturday night in a speech aimed at quelling growing anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and the U.S. that has sparked in recent months hate crimes and political …

Ilham Aliyev for Vestnik Kavkaza: double standards towards Azerbaijan should be eliminated

Ilham Aliyev for Vestnik Kavkaza: double standards towards Azerbaijan should be eliminated

The practice of double standards, applied in respect of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan should be discontinued. This will help to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the round …

Ilham Aliev: Azerbaijan is respected all around the world

Ilham Aliev: Azerbaijan is respected all around the world

Azerbaijan is proud to be one of the world centers of multiculturalism, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said today at a round table titled ‘Hidden problems of Eurasia’ at the Munich Security Conference, the head …

NATO countries split on idea of increasing military spendings

NATO countries split on idea of increasing military spendings

Leaders of alliance's member-countries have to meet NATO requirements and the expectations of their voters

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Western states must protect the principle of territorial integrity and NATO needs to strengthen its eastern flank following situation in Ukraine. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, Merkel said that ...

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan intends to expand co-op with EU

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan intends to expand co-op with EU

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Munich Feb. 17. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic shared her good impressions of her visit to …

Johannes Hahn: Turkey#039s EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

Johannes Hahn: Turkey's EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

There are still a lot of contacts between the EU and Turkey, but Turkey's accession to is not Europe's priority, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said today …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

European Parliament votes for European army and EU centralisation

European Parliament votes for European army and EU centralisation

The European Parliament adopted the resolution, suggest creating an EU finance minister, an army and giving the EU Commission the power to formulate and give effect to a common EU economic policy, backed up by a euro-area budget. …

Asia wants a stronger global role for Europe

Asia wants a stronger global role for Europe

The EU has to demonstrate its understanding of Asian concerns and interests

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

to NATO and Shift on Israel

EU split over pace of reform as crisis bites

EU split over pace of reform as crisis bites

The UK's vote to leave the EU came as a seismic shock to most MEPs

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

There are many good reasons for the United States to reach conciliation with Moscow

Sergei Lavrov: Russia cooperates with anyone who is ready

Sergei Lavrov: Russia cooperates with anyone who is ready

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today addressed the annual meeting of students and teaching staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy. The correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported that …

Azerbaijan-Europe cooperation: Towards a deeper dialogue

Azerbaijan-Europe cooperation: Towards a deeper dialogue

The EU is aware that in the South Caucasus, regional cooperation is problematic because of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Merkel#039s Twilight

Merkel's Twilight

Germany picks Trump critic as its new president

Facing multiple pressures, oil prices move lower

Facing multiple pressures, oil prices move lower

OPEC sees shale oil rising, while Europe sees short-term economic woes ahead

Mogherini expresses doubt about Trump#039s commitment to sanctions policy

Mogherini expresses doubt about Trump's commitment to sanctions policy

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, signaled doubt about Donald Trump's commitment to U.S. policy towards Russia. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have expressed …

Turkey delivering on its promise to resettle refugees

Turkey delivering on its promise to resettle refugees

It steps up efforts to provide larger lists of resettlement candidates

Nearly all Nord Stream 2 to go to Central Europe

Nearly all Nord Stream 2 to go to Central Europe

What gas will supply northwest Europe as production declines over the coming years

Russia has no plans to build Turkish Stream blindly

Russia has no plans to build Turkish Stream blindly

Russia has no plans to begin construction of the second line of the Turkish stream in Europe without any guarantee and approval from the European Commission. "Of course, no one will build it blindly, because it is associated with …

European debt crisis: It#039s not just Greece that#039s drowning in debt

European debt crisis: It's not just Greece that's drowning in debt

Greece is still drowning in debt as the International Monetary Fund has warned that its debts are on an "explosive" path