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EU#039s Tusk sees Russia sanctions renewal before mid-December

EU's Tusk sees Russia sanctions renewal before mid-December

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that he expected the European Union to agree on a renewal of economic sanctions against Russia before summit of the bloc's leaders he would chair in mid-December, …

 EU parliament urges to freeze Turkey accession talks

EU parliament urges to freeze Turkey accession talks

The European parliament has urged governments to freeze EU membership talks with Turkey. MEPs in Strasbourg voted by 471 to 37 to halt Turkey’s EU accession talks, with politicians from the Conservative group to the Greens lining …

EU concerned over Karabakh conflict

EU concerned over Karabakh conflict

The protracted conflicts in the Eastern Neighborhood, including Nagorno-Karabakh remain a source of concern and a focal point of attention for Romanian diplomacy in the European Union, the Romanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Dan …

Big Western Companies Are Pumping Cash Into Russia

Big Western Companies Are Pumping Cash Into Russia

Some big Western companies were betting Russia’s economy will soon come out of the deep freeze

Russia-UK Breakthrough

Russia-UK Breakthrough

Relations thaw after Johnson and Lavrov discussion

Maria Zakharova: European Parliament#039s resolution is crime

Maria Zakharova: European Parliament's resolution is crime

The resolution adopted by the European parliament on countering Russian media is an "information crime," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "This is a crime since they distract …

US asks EU not to support Russian tanker ship carrying fuel for Syria

US asks EU not to support Russian tanker ship carrying fuel for Syria

Washington believes that other states should not support any Russian tanker ship carrying fuel to Syria, the US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said. "While the decision to allow a port call is a …

 Europe declares war against Russian media

Europe declares war against Russian media

The EU Parliament adopted a draft resolution proposed by EU lawmaker from Poland Anna Elzbieta Fotyga on the EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is …

 Merkel plans to maintain dialogue with Turkey

Merkel plans to maintain dialogue with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it is necessary to maintain an open dialogue with Turkey. There is no justifying restraints on freedom of the press and thousands of arrests by the Turkish government, Merkel says, …

 European Parliament proposes NATO without US

European Parliament proposes NATO without US

The European Parliament backed an EU plan to deepen coordination of member states' defense policies and rely less on the United States, driven in part by US. President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion he may scale back …

Turkey#039s Crisis with the EU: Reasons are Economic Disputes

Turkey's Crisis with the EU: Reasons are Economic Disputes

The problems between them are not only at the political and human level, there are serious economic disputes

New missiles in Kaliningrad answer US #039shield#039

New missiles in Kaliningrad answer US 'shield'

Russian exclave to receive new S-400 and nuclear-capable Iskander missile systems in response to NATO's defence system

 Russian Defense Ministry comments on claims of violating EU sanctions

Russian Defense Ministry comments on claims of violating EU sanctions

EU sanctions on fuel supplies to Syria do not affect the Russian air group based at the Khmeimim airbase as its combat operations in the war-torn country are part of Russia's contribution to the fight against terrorism, the representative of …

Kvirikashvili: Georgia fulfills its obligations and expects reciprocal step from EU

Kvirikashvili: Georgia fulfills its obligations and expects reciprocal step from EU

Georgia has fully fulfilled the EU visa liberalization action plan and now it is the turn of our European partners, the acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at the 'Georgia-EU Association Tasks' …

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Mr Erdogan said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Novak to meet Maros Sefcovic on November 25

Novak to meet Maros Sefcovic on November 25

The European Commission (EC) vice-president for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak are to meet on Friday November 25, EC spokeswoman confirmed, Natural Gas …

Third anniversary of Euromaidan: unfulfilled promises

Third anniversary of Euromaidan: unfulfilled promises

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in their capital Kiev on Monday to mark three years since the start of the so-called Euromaidan revolution, despite warnings of potential violence by government opponents. Police and national guard units …

Russian Foreign Ministry: no Turkey’s official bid for joining SCO so far

Russian Foreign Ministry: no Turkey’s official bid for joining SCO so far

Turkey has not so far submitted an official application for joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russia's special presidential envoy to the security bloc, Bakhtier Khakimov, said, commenting on the statement …

EU Parliament to discuss counter propaganda to expose hybrid threats

EU Parliament to discuss counter propaganda to expose hybrid threats

The EU Parliament will consider a draft resolution on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is allegedly engaged in propaganda against the European Union. Authors …

Valls: Europe at risk of collapse

Valls: Europe at risk of collapse

The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in Berlin. Valls …

EU Commissioner: It#039s time to act

EU Commissioner: It's time to act

The eighth informal meeting of foreign ministers of the Eastern Partnership in Yerevan has been constructive, said the EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn at a press conference on the …

EU states conditionally back visa-free travel for Ukraine

EU states conditionally back visa-free travel for Ukraine

European Union states agreed on Thursday to waive visas for Ukrainians coming to the bloc for short visits, but said implementation could only take place once the bloc beefs up its mechanism to suspend visa-free agreements, Reuters reported. …

IAEA criticizes Iran for overstepping  heavy water limit

IAEA criticizes Iran for overstepping heavy water limit

Iran must stop repeatedly overstepping a limit on its stock of a sensitive material set by its landmark deal with major powers, the UN nuclear watchdog said. "It is important that such situations should be avoided in future in …

EU regrets Russian withdrawal from ICC

EU regrets Russian withdrawal from ICC

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she regretted Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), adding the EU would continue to support the institution. …

European leaders and Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin

European leaders and Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin

European leaders and President Barack Obama will discuss on Friday an extension of the sanctions imposed on Russia, multiple sources familiar with the plans said. A German official said the plan was to agree a rollover …

EU Hits Syrian Officials With Sanctions

EU Hits Syrian Officials With Sanctions

The EU has now placed sanctions on 234 people and 69 Syrian firms and other entities since the conflict in Syria began in 2011

Malena Mard: Azerbaijan most reliable EU partner in region

Malena Mard: Azerbaijan most reliable EU partner in region

The European Union sees no other partner in the South Caucasus region more reliable than Azerbaijan, the head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan, Malena Mard, said at the Azerbaijan Infrastructure, Power and Renewable Energy …

Erdogan: EU not doing enough to fight PKK

Erdogan: EU not doing enough to fight PKK

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Belgium of being an important centre for supporters of both the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Reuters reports. The PKK, which has carried out a three-decade armed …

 EU and Turkmenistan discuss cooperation issues

EU and Turkmenistan discuss cooperation issues

The 16th meeting of the Turkmenistan-EU committee was held in Brussels within the agreement on cooperation and trade, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said. The sides discussed a wide range of issues. In particular, such aspects as …

Russian strength or weakness of the West?

Russian strength or weakness of the West?

Discussions about the global Russian influence are exaggerated, even if they might flattering Russia