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From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

Repeated diplomatic blows have left the bloc’s standing shakier than ever, with long-held alliances and shared values at risk

Erdogan hints at referendum on Turkey joining EU

Erdogan hints at referendum on Turkey joining EU

Accusing Brussels of wanting Turkey to abandon its bid to join the EU, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted in an interview published on Sunday he might put the question to a referendum. …

Mogherini: US may abandon European principles under Trump#039s rule

Mogherini: US may abandon European principles under Trump's rule

The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that the political priorities of the new US President Donald Trump may lead America away from basic European principles. She also stressed that the …

EU Eastern Partnership summit to take place in 2017

EU Eastern Partnership summit to take place in 2017

The next EU Eastern Partnership summit will take place at the end of 2017, a senior EU official said on condition of anonymity.   However, he refused to comment on whether the summit will be held in Brussels or not, APA …

EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president - media

EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president - media

The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in December but could find it much harder to renew them in the future if Donald Trump succeeds in warming up relations with Russia, Reuters …

Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?

Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?

Doing so will require unprecedented unity on the part of the EU

Erdogan tells Brussels to make a decision on Turkey#039s EU membership

Erdogan tells Brussels to make a decision on Turkey's EU membership

Turkey and the EU accuse each other of "backsliding"

 Juncker calls for creation of European army

Juncker calls for creation of European army

Europe should build its own army and not rely on security guarantees from Washington, the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in Berlin following the election of Donald …

Tusk: Trump#039s victory is warning sign for EU

Tusk: Trump's victory is warning sign for EU

The election of Donald Trump must be viewed as a wake-up call for those who support liberal democracy, EU Council president Donald Tusk warned. “The events of the last months and days should be …

The EU to be able to respond to external crises without the guiding hand of US

The EU to be able to respond to external crises without the guiding hand of US

German defense minister wants EU military to match NATO

Japan proceeds cautiously with Russia

Japan proceeds cautiously with Russia

Abe expects a slow-down in Russian-Chinese relations

 Russian Foreign Ministry to respond to EU#039s expanded sanctions list

Russian Foreign Ministry to respond to EU's expanded sanctions list

Russia will adopt response measures to the European Union's expanded sanctions list, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "Russia will take appropriate response measures," the ministry said in commentary to the press after …

EU adds Crimean deputies to sanctions list

EU adds Crimean deputies to sanctions list

The European Union has added six new Crimean deputies in Russia's State Duma to its sanctions list over Russia's annexation of Crimea. The EU sanctions have been imposed on individuals and entities that, according to Brussels, …

Juncker warns Turkey on visa deal

Juncker warns Turkey on visa deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a personal warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would be held responsible if Ankara fails to meet EU criteria for …

#039New Silk Road#039 brings great promise to eastern Europe

'New Silk Road' brings great promise to eastern Europe

The Beijing-led "16+1" initiative promises to boost cooperation with the region

Luxembourg predicts introduction of sanctions against Turkey

Luxembourg predicts introduction of sanctions against Turkey

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn accused the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using methods reminiscent of those employed by Nazis in a crackdown following July's …

Maros Sefcovic: Gazprom will be able fully supply Europe with Russian gas through OPAL

Maros Sefcovic: Gazprom will be able fully supply Europe with Russian gas through OPAL

Expanded access to OPAL gas pipeline will allow Russian Gazprom to supply gas to Europe via the existing gas transportation system, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said today, Bloomberg reports. …

Mogherini worried by Turkey#039s arrests of Kurd leaders

Mogherini worried by Turkey's arrests of Kurd leaders

The European Union is "extremely worried" by Turkey's arrest of Kurdish opposition lawmakers and has called a meeting of EU national envoys in Ankara, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini tweeted on Friday. …

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey will cancel a migration deal with the European Union if the bloc doesn't grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens by the end of the year, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday, a day after a top EU …

Russia taking the temperature in Cyprus

Russia taking the temperature in Cyprus

The island prepares for talks over a possible reunification

Ban on salt imports to Russia comes into force

Ban on salt imports to Russia comes into force

The decree of the Russian government on banning salt (including table and denatured salt) from being imported to Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions against the country has come into force. The decree affects 26 countries …

Refugees aren’t the problem. Europe’s identity crisis is

Refugees aren’t the problem. Europe’s identity crisis is

The real challenge of immigration is “the challenge of knowing the other” – and it goes both ways

Can Islamic democracy be formed in Turkey?

Can Islamic democracy be formed in Turkey?

The country's national interests would be best served by a combination of Islamic and nationalist values and democracy

Iran crude oil exports to hit four-month low in November: source

Iran crude oil exports to hit four-month low in November: source

Low seasonal demand in Europe takes the edge off its post-sanctions export bonanza

Baku to host European film festival in November

Baku to host European film festival in November

The 7th European Film Festival will be held in Baku from November 3 to 12.   Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard said that 20 European films will be screened during the event.   …

This is no way to mend Europe’s banks

This is no way to mend Europe’s banks

For years, Europe’s leaders have chosen to coddle an ailing banking system, rather than face up to its problems and fix them

Sessions at VII European Film Festival to be free

Sessions at VII European Film Festival to be free

The 7th European Cinema Festival is to be organized in Baku from 3 to 12 November. Malena Mard, the head of the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan has stated that the sessions at the festival will be free. "The …

EU offers 30 million euro to support Georgia’s governance reform

EU offers 30 million euro to support Georgia’s governance reform

Georgia will be able to implement its governance reform faster and more efficiently than planned thanks to a new 30 million euro grant offered by the European Union. "We will have to put much effort in this area to ensure …

The Walloons set up’’ the EU

The Walloons "set up’’ the EU

The long-term negotiations between the EU and Canada on the The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), have failed

Gazprom has no plans to return to South Stream

Gazprom has no plans to return to South Stream

The international gas pipeline project 'South Stream' in its original configuration is irrelevant for Gazprom, the deputy chairman of the company Alexander Medvedev said. Speaking about the possibility of …