EU Foreign Policy
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By Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations Alone again. Since World War II’s end, Europe has looked at the world
This article has been modified to take account of comments made by French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister Theresa May at their meeting on July…
Boris Johnson, the new British foreign minister and leading campaigner for the UK to leave Europe, survives his first Brussels meeting with his EU counterparts.
Slovakia has warned that the future of the European Union cannot be decided by just two or three powerful Western members.
Foreign ministers from the six founding members of the EU have hurriedly assembled in Berlin and urged Britain to divorce the EU quickly.
EU foreign ministers lift asset freezes and visa bans against Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko and 169 others including three companies.
As Syria bleeds, how should an upcoming aid conference relieve the suffering? How to get the world to provide billions in needed funding? And could
The EU’s top diplomat urged world powers to seize the chance to end Syria’s five-year conflict at peace talks in Geneva next week. Federica Mogherini
Yair Lapid is the former finance minister of Israel. He served in the previous government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The former
The EU’s foreign policy chief has urged Ukraine to take tougher action against corruption as it moves closer to Europe. Federica Mogherini visited
Amid reports of a combined Syrian-Russian-Iranian ground offensive in Syria, the West must talk to Tehran to broker an end to the conflict, a senior
The EU is piling pressure on Russia to end its aerial bombing campaign in Syria. Foreign ministers, who have been meeting in Luxembourg, are warning
As migrants continue to flow into Europe, interior ministers are debating a controversial plan to redistribute 120-thousand refugees across the
Anti-corruption campaigners have called on the EU’s largest foreign mission to stop intimidating whistleblowers. Transparency International says
Tony Blair, a former British prime minister, is to step down as a Quartet representative in the Middle East, the organisation has announced. It comes
As conflict rages in eastern Ukraine, the European Union has extended current sanctions against Russia until September. At an extraordinary meeting
In this edition of Europe Weekly: EU foreign ministers agree to sanction pro-Russian separatists linked to two disputed elections in eastern Ukraine
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be the next President of the European Council. He takes over from Herman van Rompuy, who made the
The EU is threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Officials are set to draw up proposals within a week. It is
The Russia-Ukraine situation is threatening to overshadow Saturday’s summit in Brussels aimed at deciding who will be the new EU High Representative
As EU foreign ministers met in emergency session to discuss conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza, its economic sanctions against Russia are coming
The European Union has imposed asset freezes on top Russian officials, including Alexander Bortnikov, chief of the country’s federal security service
The EU could target state-owned Russian banks in a bid to toughen up the bloc’s sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis. Ambassadors met in
The Malaysia Airlines crash has triggered a huge change in the EU’s attitude towards Moscow and the crisis in Ukraine. That’s what Ukrainian Foreign
The EU will hit more Russian officials with travel bans and asset freezes by the end of the week. European foreign ministers made the decision at a
EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday with the view to hitting Russia with further sanctions later for its support of separatist rebels in
EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss a tougher stance on Russia in the wake of the MH17 disaster. The 28-nation bloc has been
What does it take to be picked for a top job at the EU? Most of the candidates for positions at the European Commission are officials looking to
Pavlo Klimkin is Ukraine’s new foreign minister. The 46-year-old former ambassador to Germany was confirmed by the Ukrainian parliament on June 19th