Josep Borrell

Borrell: Gazprom-Hungary deal doesn't go against EU law

The contract between Gazprom and Hungary for the supply of gas bypassing Ukraine does not go against European legislation, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Reuters. Ukraine is lobbying its Western allies to punish Russia …

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Josep Borrell: EU needs more Russian gas

Europe may need more Russian gas than previously agreed, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said. He noted that "Russia wants Nord …

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EU to accept Afghan refugees on individual basis

Accepting of Afghan refugees in the EU will be done on an individual and voluntary basis, High Representative Josep Borrell said, speaking at the informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers  He noted that people at risk, …

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EU countries evacuate 17,500 people from Afghanistan

European Union countries evacuated 17,500 people from Afghanistan, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said following an informal meeting of EU defense ministers hosted by Slovenia, which currently …

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EU recognizes Taliban victory in Afghanistan

The European Union is ready to begin dialogue with the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) but their recognition will depend on what they do, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrel said on Tuesday. "The Taliban have won the war. So we will …

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EU foreign ministers to discuss Afghanistan

The EU’s foreign affairs ministers will discuss the situation in Afghanistan on Tuesday afternoon via videoconference, said Josep Borell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs. Borell framed the …

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EU reflects on how to deal with Russia

 EU High Representative Josep Borrell believes that Russia will not modify its behavioural pattern in the near future, in his opinion, the EU has to factor this in. "Ultimately, Russia is our biggest neighbour. It will …

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Top EU diplomat calls for easing tensions in Jerusalem

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday called on all sides to respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem. "We are deeply concerned about the recent clashes and violence, including this morning in and around Haram …

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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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