Josep Borrell

EU calls on Russia to withdraw troops from Ukrainian border

The relations between the European Union and Russia are not improving, tensions are rising in various areas, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said Monday in a video address ahead of an informal online …

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European Council approves sanctions against Russians

Foreign Ministers of the 27 European Union members have approved new sanctions against 11 natural persons, including from Russia and China, who the union believes to be complicit in human rights violations, a source in one of the delegations to …

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Europe struggles to defend itself against dollar

Despite warm words from Biden, U.S. secondary sanctions against Iran, Russia and others punish European companies and prompt new calls for strategic autonomy, The New York Times writes. The new Biden administration is making nice with the European Union, talking of renewed cooperation and suspending retaliatory tariffs stemming from an old dispute between Airbus and Boeing

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EU-Armenia Partnership Pact enters into force today

The European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) enters into force today, on March 1, 2021. It has been ratified by Armenia, all EU Member States and the European Parliament. According to the European …

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European ministers agree to expand anti-Russian sanctions

During the summit in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on the expansion of personal restrictions against the citizens of the Russian Federation due to the situation with Alexei Navalny, Reuters reports citing diplomatic …

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Why Russia-EU relations remain stable against all odds

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow is ready for any development with the European Union. On February 5, during a joint press conference following talks with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Lavrov said that Moscow is accustomed to situations when Brussels is resorting to unilateral restrictions with no legitimate basis. “We are building our life proceeding from the fact that the EU is an unreliable partner, at least at this stage,”  the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said

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How America's return to allies will look like?

U.S. President Joe Biden recently made his first foreign policy speech since his inauguration on Jan. 6. In an approximately 20-minute address to State Department personnel, there was not any unexpected move or position, Daily Sabah writes in the article Biden's bumpy road in US foreign policy. At least for the last three months, we have seen similar talking points from the different names in his administration. The main tenets of this position are more or less clear

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Borrell: relations with Russia at 'low point'

The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell said during a visit to Moscow on Friday that the bloc's ties with Russia were under "severe strain". "Our relationship is indeed in a difficult …

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Will European Union and Turkey reset relations?

After a rough period, Ankara is making overtures to Brussels. Ilke Toygür,  an analyst on European Affairs at Elcano Royal Institute discusses the prospects, the need for the EU to clarify its own position, and the implications of the election of Joe Biden in the article for German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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EU urges U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expressed his support to intensive diplomacy with the goal of facilitating a U.S. return to the JCPOA and Iran's return to full JCPOA implementation. In a statement issued on …

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