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New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met other European Union leaders on Thursday at his first summit in Brussels. Russian antagonism on the Ukrainian border dominated the agenda after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, as well as European Council President Charles Michel. Scholz met with NATO Secretary …

ZAGREB, December 14, 2021 – Next year is very important as we await a final decision on Croatia’s accession to the Schengen area and the euro area, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday, recalling that the Croatia had access to around 25 billion euros from European sources for this decade. Addressing a kick-off conference …

The historical ties between Turks and Romanians, strong economic relations, an active presence in regional formats and joint contributions to transatlantic security within the framework of NATO, including through trilateral mechanisms such as the one put in place with the Poland, make Turkey and Romania pillars of peace and stability, Ankara said on Sunday. A …

The conservative North Macedonian opposition failed in its November 11 attempt to overthrow Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s government. This only happened because lawmakers in the ruling coalition were able to end a vote of no confidence due to a lack of quorum after the mysterious disappearance of a single opposition-aligned MP, after having reported via …

Indicative program All times are approximate and subject to change Chairs:Aleš Hojs, Slovenian Minister of the Interior Marjan Dikaučič, Slovenian Minister of Justice Thursday December 9 – INTERNAL AFFAIRS +/- 08.15 Arrivals (live streaming) +/- 8.30 Doorstep by Aleš Hojs, Slovenian Minister of the Interior 10:00 a.m. Start of the Justice and Home Affairs Council– …

Dissuasive measures against a possible Russian aggression. The Ukrainian government has urged its allies to make visible their support for Kiev in the face of a possible new Russian invasion. Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov called on the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to send coaches and training teams to the front lines of the …

Greco-Turkish maritime disputes, formulated in competing narratives of national sovereignties, are not new. Moreover, it has also long been true that the two parties fail to agree on a framework within which to settle their differences. Despite intermittent outbreaks, these disputes have traditionally taken the form of a simmering but frozen conflict. Despite the relative …

What is the status of Bosnia? Amid the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia, the Dayton Accords succeeded in bringing peace to Bosnia in 1995. But the accord also established a heavy political structure: a single state consisting of the populated Republika Srpska. mainly Serbs (Orthodox Christians), and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, populated mainly by …

Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić today met the Director for South Eastern Europe, Turkey, EFTA States, OSCE and Council of Europe at the German Federal Foreign Ministry Susanne Schütz. Prime Minister Krivokapić said the government wants to join the European Union at an accelerated pace. EU membership is our strategic objective, on which Montenegro is constantly …

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can sign up to receive our newsletter here. In this week’s edition: Belarus-Ukraine fears, Dushanbe talks and blocking of EU membership. Russia seems to be living up to its old tricks, and events in and around Belarus have …

Partly attributing his party’s crushing defeat in the recent municipal elections to the stalling of EU membership negotiations, North Macedonian Justice Minister Bojan Marichikj told EURACTIV that the Skopje government would be more cautious in l ‘to come up. The standoff between Bulgaria and North Macedonia began in the fall of 2020 after Sofia refused …

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, will lend € 50 million to the Montenegro Investment and Development Fund (FID) to support the faster recovery of the local economy after the COVID-19 and help introduce practical energy saving among small businesses nationwide. The EIB loan signed today in an online ceremony …

The first allocations of stimulus funds are flowing to the capitals of central and eastern Europe. While the European Commission has approved most of the national recovery and resilience plans submitted by these countries, civil society watchdogs fear that this is yet another missed opportunity to achieve the green breakthrough so much. expected. Since joining …

More than 1,400 Albanians applied for asylum in EU member states in August 2021, a 46% increase from July and more than double that in June, according to EU data. The numbers were higher than in the months leading up to the pandemic, including December 2019 and January and February 2020. Of the August applications, …

With the Kremlin’s intention to divide and weaken the European Union, and now to seek vulnerabilities, the Western powers must unite and issue a strong response. History has shown that one should not put up with or turn a blind eye to Russian military, political and economic provocations. STOCKHOLM – As winter approaches, the Kremlin …

Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic has two characters. The pro-Western side of Dr Jekyll remains reserved in Brussels, EU capitals and Washington, while the country’s citizens get Mr Hyde, who is slowly transforming Serbia into a postmodern Weimar Republic, said Srdjan Cvijić to EURACTIV in an interview. Srdjan Cvijić is a member of the Advisory Group …

The message that Greece will continue to defend its interests, having as a compass full respect for international law and in particular the law of the sea, is sent in an interview granted Sunday evening by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias. Nikos Dendias also maintains that Ankara must prove in practice that it …

Whether anyone voted for or against Brexit, there is growing dissatisfaction with the way Brussels is handling the day-to-day affairs of the European Union and this public sentiment is spreading more and more beyond the European Union. British electorate. Could Poland launch the next wild card to become the second country to “exit the EU” …

Greece and Serbia to expand bilateral relations with “great opportunities” in energy, transport and interconnectivity sectors, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in joint statements with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selaković. Bilateral economic relations “are at a high level,” Dendias said in Athens on Tuesday after his meeting with Selaković. With Greek business owners investing …

A newly built wastewater treatment plant in the Serbian town of Krusevac produces biogas. This is a new approach for a country that still dumps most of its wastewater directly into rivers. Before the construction of the 24 million euro factories, the city dumped its wastewater directly into the Western Morava River. Now things are …

October 30, 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. The human cost of green food The Technology Quarterly on the Future of Food (October 2) showcased technologies that produce cleaner, greener food in a more humane way, like meat grown …

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of Les Capitales, do not hesitate to consult the interview Middelaar: The pandemic exposed Europe’s geopolitical vulnerabilities. The European news that you deserve to read. …

BELGRADE – “In times of crisis, we have to be honest with each other. Otherwise, we risk hypocrisy, we risk doing something we do not want to do coronavirus the crisis has shown us how fragile we are ”, underlined the director of the Belgrade Center for Security Policy Igor Bandović, opening of the 11th …

EU reaffirms progress on human rights of paramount importance for relations with Turkmenistan AKIPRESS.COM – The European Union and Turkmenistan held their 20th meeting of the Joint Committee on October 21, 2021 by videoconference. The joint committee reviewed the progress made in relations between the EU and Turkmenistan over the past year, in particular in …

ZAGREB, October 23, 2021 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Interior Minister Davor Božinović have welcomed the fact that Croats can travel to the United States visa-free from Saturday, October 23. “From today, Croats can travel to the United States without a visa! Plenković said in a Twitter message. “We have fulfilled the necessary criteria …

Russia has warned that any move towards Ukraine’s membership in NATO would have consequences as it would test a Bulava ballistic missile launched by a submarine. “We believe this would be an extremely dangerous step that would force Russia to react accordingly,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said Thursday, responding to a question about …

After the Kosovo Special Police Force (ROSA) opened fire on unarmed Serbian civilians in northern Kosovo on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, a few days before the local elections, two people were seriously injured and eight received medical assistance. An older woman, Verica djelic 71 years old, died of tear gas that members of the Kosovo …

KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 19, 2021) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he sees no point in asking senior EU officials about EU membership prospects. “Honestly, there is no point in asking certain questions of our distinguished colleagues when we know the answer in advance. Therefore, I asked neither Ursula von der …

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and the President’s Special Envoy for the Western Balkans Gabriel Escobar said the new U.S. administration will be very active in the region, saying the United States has a response to Russian influence. Speaking about the new US administration’s commitment to the region, Escobar told participants at the 2BS Forum …

Statesman Constantine Karamanlis has had the “lingering insight” to pursue Greece’s membership of the European family since 1961, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in a speech at the Constantine G. Karamanlis Foundation on “Greece’s path towards a unified Europe”.The application for membership in June 1975 raised doubts in other countries, but found a …

European Union leaders have promised Ukraine that they will work to secure its gas supply. Fearing a cold winter, against the backdrop of the energy crisis and criticism of Russia, denounced in several European capitals for having taken advantage of the situation to force the approval of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which …

ZAGREB, October 9 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović on Friday confirmed in Luxembourg that Croatian police officers had participated in the violence against migrants on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, but that this would not affect the aspirations of the Croatia to join the Schengen area. Several European media outlets on Wednesday evening published …

Additionally, Russia denies interference with gas prices, Turkey ratifies the Paris Agreement, and more. The big story: EU-Western Balkans summit fails to meet membership schedule What happened: The day Mountain peak which took place yesterday at Brdo Castle in Slovenia did not provide concrete dates for the EU membership of Western balkan country, reports Deutsche …

The leaders of North Macedonia and EU member Bulgaria appear to have considered a possible exit from a year-long dispute over a shared culture that has blocked Macedonian hopes of progressing towards membership talks with the block. But without a decisive breakthrough to dispel Sofia’s objections to opening such negotiations, EU officials acknowledged that the …

In 2019, Serbia grabbed the headlines by overtaking NATO member Croatia as the biggest military spend in the Balkan region, spending $ 1.14 billion, a 43% increase over compared to the previous year. This year, Serbia’s defense budget has nearly doubled from $ 700 million in 2018 to around $ 1.5 billion, according to open …

Greece “strongly supports” the process of North Macedonia’s accession to the EU, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday at an official dinner in honor of her North Macedonian counterpart Stevo Pendarovski, adding that the European integration of the Western Balkans is a strategic objective. “As countries sharing borders, Greece and North Macedonia have an even …

The EESC Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, held in Skopje on 30 September and 1 October, highlighted the need for a clear EU membership perspective for the region and the role that civil society should play in this process. The Forum was organized by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the European …

Newsletter: Europe Express Your essential guide to what matters in Europe today. Delivered every day of the week. The EU is expected to expand to include all of the Western Balkans by the end of the decade, according to a proposal by the bloc’s presidency holder that stunned other member states ahead of a summit …

A letter of concern was sent to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi, the European Federation of Journalists and the European Broadcasting Union regarding the current situation of media freedom in Albania. Written by the SafeJournalists Network, comprising over 8,200 members in the Western Balkans, it raised several questions and asked for …

EU chief seeks reassurance for regional leaders on six-day tour EU and Balkan leaders to meet for summit next Wednesday Migration fears and disinterest hamper EU Balkan strategy BELGRADE, Sept.30 (Reuters) – The European Commission decided on Thursday to reassure Serbia about its future membership of the European Union after an internal document in Brussels …

The European Union is not ready for further enlargements and cannot guarantee that the Western Balkans will be part of it at some point. Source: Novosti Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 08:52 EPA-EFE Andrej Cukic This is the latest news from Brussels, which appeared in Western media two days ago and has only fueled suspicions …

The author of this brief was present at the 2003 Thessaloniki summit, where EU leaders promised the countries of the Western Balkans that they would join the bloc when they were ready. It was a critical moment. The enlargement of the EU was under way, and already the following year, in 2004, eight Eastern European …

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says she hopes to start EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia before the end of the year as frustration grows in the Western Balkans facing the snail pace of progress on the issue. “We have asked a lot of you and you have kept our word. …

Albanian Prime Minister complained about delay in launching negotiations for his country’s accession to the European Union TIRANA, Albania (AP) – The Albanian Prime Minister complained on Tuesday about the delay in launching EU membership negotiations with his country, saying Bulgaria’s veto was holding the process hostage. Edi Rama spoke at a press conference with …

STA, September 27, 2021 – Speaker of Parliament Igor Zorčič on Monday hosted a meeting of speakers of Western Balkan parliaments, saying the EU must give the region a clear signal on when it can expect to join the EU. Speakers of the Serbian and Montenegrin parliaments also called for more clarity on EU enlargement. …

The Commission presented its 4th report on the monitoring of the EU visa waiver regime with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as with Georgia , Moldova and Ukraine. The report focuses on the measures taken in 2020 to follow up on the recommendations of the 3rd report under the …

Al-Arab, London, September 21 Last August, The Economist’s editorial board suggested what most of us have known and believed for a long time: that Turkey’s EU accession process is dead. The Turkish government was quick to respond. In a letter published by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of European Affairs Faruk Kaymakci, the Turkish …

Rarely has the outcome of elections in Germany been as uncertain as it is today. As for pollsters, the country could face tough coalition negotiations after Sunday’s vote. In the latter, foreign policy issues will not be the dominant concern, but they will play an important role. Recent events in and around Afghanistan have shown …

Australia’s abandonment of the French submarine deal is a turning point in the strength and solidarity of the US-led Western alliance, which dominated the world stage after the end of the war. cold and the formation of the world order oriented towards the West. Over the past three decades, there was a state of harmony …

The Balkans are likely to present “the next big opportunity” for the European Union, and the region could become the bloc’s next economic engine, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, addressing the Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of the Visegrad and Southeast group. Eastern Europe. The V4 and the Balkan countries could end up …

TEHRAN – Australian scholar says Canberra funds US ambitions with the fancy of undermining China “They are taking advantage of Australia’s limited democracy to subsidize Washington’s failed global ambitions in a pipe-dreaming attempt to subdue China, a country that was, until recently, Australia’s main trading partner,” he said. Professor Tim Anderson told The Tehran Times.On …

The government of Montenegro intends to cancel its plan to invest 54 million euros in the reconstruction of its coal-fired power plant in Pljevlja and plans to invest the funds in renewable energy projects, the ministry said. Investments in a press release. In April 2021, the Secretariat of the Energy Community launched a dispute settlement …

GenFree: Three Seas Generation Freedom has freedom in its DNA This international conference entitled “GenFree: Three Seas Generation Freedom”, held in Warsaw, brought together a number of prominent politicians, diplomats and business representatives from twelve countries participating in the Three Seas Initiative. The event was also attended by many young people representing the holder “Generation …

While Turkey and the EU have cooperated on the issue of migration within the framework of a bilateral agreement of March 18, 2016, the future of their collective policy is called into question with the possible flood of migrants from Afghanistan . Turkey, a bridge between the Middle East and Europe, is the preferred transit …

Waldemar Deska / PAP The Polish prime minister said Poland’s place was in the European Union, but added that this could not mean the end of its sovereignty. “Law and Justice (PiS) believes that Poland’s place is in the EU but sovereignty cannot be given up just because someone has misinterpreted the treaties,” Mateusz Morawiecki …

WASHINGTON – The United States wants to see the integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union accelerate and strive to restart the process, a senior US State Department official said. Gabriel Escobar, who was appointed earlier this month Acting Under Secretary of State for Central and Southern Europe, overseeing a region he first …

The OSCE Presence in Albania was among the first to publicly congratulate the new Albanian government after it was sworn in by President Meta this morning. In a statement on Facebook, the OSCE announced that it was ready to “continue our existing commitments” with the Albanian government. The Presence also indicated that it will work …

by US Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke and UK Ambassador Karen Maddocks Members of the international community concerned with Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic trajectory have been deeply shaken by the recent events surrounding the enthronement of Metropolitan Joanikije. There is no doubt that these events clearly aroused strong feelings. They also attracted extremists, in addition to foreign actors, …

BELGRADE (Serbia), September 16 (SeeNews) – The European Parliament has adopted a budget of 14.2 billion euros ($ 16.7 billion) from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance 2021-2027 (IPA III) to support the implementation of the economic and investment plan for the Western Balkans and develop relations with Turkey, the European Commission said. The plan will …

According to Eurostat, the highest concentration of hazardous fine particles is found in urban areas of Bulgaria (19.6 g / m3), Poland (19.3 g / m3), Romania (16.4 g / m3) and from Croatia (16 g / m3), writes Cristian Gherasim. Among the EU Member States, urban areas in Bulgaria have the highest concentration of …

New arrival wedding dressYou can now listen to Fox News articles. Here in Ukraine, September 11 is unfolding slowly. It is a threat that mismanagement can lead to more death and destruction than the United States has endured, and the world has witnessed a horrific shock and mistrust there. at 20 years. A gathering of …

Written by BT / MTI Brussels is taking a careless approach to European Union treaties, but the Visegrad Group is expected to act as the guardian of the Lisbon Treaty, the chairman of the Parliament’s European Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. Addressing a roundtable at the 30th International Economic Forum in Karpacz, Richard Horcsik said …

The latest in a series of articles from our correspondents across Central and Eastern Europe that take an ironic look at life in the region. This week, Serbia. Serbia is a wonderful country, which will not surprise regular readers of Emerging europe. Still, there are several things about country life that bother me, and a …

BLED – While highlighting the importance and benefits of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans as a strategically important issue, the leaders of a panel on the future of Europe and enlargement organized in the part of the Bled Strategic Forum, agreed on Wednesday that the region’s integration into the EU will be crucial. Slovenian …

During his first official visit to Montenegro, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara was among the top 10 countries that invest the most in the Balkan country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and President of Montenegro Milo Dukanovic (right) hold a joint press conference in Podgorica, Montenegro on August 28, 2021. (AA) Turkey …

After Britain formally left the transition period in January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to ask the EU for permission to join an international treaty, failing to devastate a multibillion pound legal services industry . The agreement is called the Lugano Convention and its effects are much the same as the Brussels Regulation of 2001. …

Express.co.uk readers praised the Secretary of Commerce as she works to finalize a deal with the Commonwealth country “in the coming weeks.” Trade between the UK and New Zealand was worth £ 2.3 billion last year, government data showed, with potential to increase following a bilateral deal, officials said . The deal could lead to …

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed that Turkey is fulfilling its responsibilities and expects EU member states to do the same amid the current crisis in Afghanistan, as he called on the bloc to materialize all the terms of the 2016 agreement and to relaunch Turkey’s accession negotiations in a telephone interview with European Council President …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed during a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday that his country could not bear the “additional burden of immigration” from Afghanistan following the seizure of power by the Taliban. Erdogan told Merkel that “a new wave of immigration is inevitable if the necessary measures are not …

A West Midlands Police statement said the boy and his father were attacked outside their home in Wychwood Crescent, Sheldon, just before 10 p.m. last night. The statement added: “We are investigating and a 14-year-old boy has already been arrested. “He is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder and injury. “The father and …

At the last minute, Montenegro last month successfully paid off the first installment of a billion dollar loan owed to the Exim Bank of China, a loan that threatened to crush the country’s economy as its national debt reached 103% of GDP. Montenegro gave itself a bit of a breather last month, making the first …

The Commission presented its 4th report on the monitoring of the EU visa waiver regime with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as with Georgia , Moldova and Ukraine. The report focuses on the measures taken in 2020 to follow up on the recommendations of the 3rd report under the …

US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim wrote a sort of open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama and Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha, reminding them that the US wants a partner in Albania “not a problem “. In one of her most measured comments, she called on “leaders to reflect and take courageous action.” She …

Hungary’s current high level of inflation is temporary and, as long as the central bank makes full use of the tools at its disposal, consumer prices could drop to around 3% next year, the finance minister said on Monday. Mihály Varga. Hungary’s annual inflation rate is the highest in the entire European Union, according to …

The Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Greens won a total of 72 seats in Holyrood with a record turnout for the Scottish Parliament election of 63%, 10% above the average for an election to the Scottish Parliament . Election victory is an urgent question for one union – the United Kingdom – but …

Presidents of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, Salomé Zurabishvili, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Maia Sandu, respectively, today signed in the presence of European Council President Charles Michel the Declaration of Trilateral Cooperation on European Integration, in which the heads of state pledge to work together for “the peaceful, democratic and prosperous European future” for the three nations. …

Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovi underlined that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pritina is the most important topic on Serbia’s path to the EU. Source: Tanjug Sunday July 18, 2021 | 12:19 Illustration: Depositphotos / dk_photos He said he was convinced that Belgrade would not have to give up Kosovo to become a member of the …

Andrew Marr questions Sadiq Khan about London crime Metropolitan Police have warned that London is “on track” to endure the worst year of teenage murders in more than a decade if youth violence continues at the current rate, increasing pressure on Mayor Sadiq Khan to let him act now. The UK’s largest police force said …

A binary concept of membership has become obsolete for a region which has been on the path to the EU for two decades already. A group of think tanks have now come up with a proposal to unpack the membership process and allow gradual membership in stages, write Milena Lazarevic and Michael Emerson. Milena Lazarevic …

By Dr Yatharth Kachiar and Priya Poojary, Montenegro, a NATO country on the outskirts of Europe in the Western Balkans, has become the latest victim of China’s ambition to gain global influence. It is also proving to be a critical test for the European Union to counter China’s growing weight in its strategic backyard. In …

While seeking EU membership in the early 2000s, Sofia started arguing about its possible membership of the euro zone. And, in fact, the number of experts and The politicians who are at least somewhat hesitant is not small. In addition, no country has adopted the common currency since 2015, when Lithuania abandoned its currency after …

ZAGREB – To put the enlargement policy back on track, it is necessary to ensure the confidence of the citizens of the Western Balkans in the accession process, he concludes during the presentation of the latest guidance note “Bounce back: complete the process of EU unification ”Advisory Group on Balkan Policies in Europe (BiEPAG). As …

Since the migration crisis of 2015, cooperation in the field of migration has become an important pillar of EU-Turkey relations. At the same time, a number of high-profile conflicts in their neighborhood have fueled tensions between them. The 2016 migration agreement succeeded in curbing irregular migration and preventing humanitarian tragedies on the shores of the …

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – Slovenian President Borut Pahor said on Friday he would visit Bulgaria next week to try to resolve a dispute that is hampering EU membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. Slovenia, a former Yugoslav republic, took over the rotating EU presidency on July 1 and Pahor described the accession process …

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – A senior US diplomat for Europe says delays in EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia are helping opponents in the West to do advance their geopolitical ambitions. “There is a lot of work to be done,” said Matthew Palmer, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, …

Albanians no longer need a residence permit to live and work in Kosovo. Analysts say the move brings Kosovo closer to joining the Western Balkans Mini-Schengen Initiative. Albanians, if they wish, are now free to live, study and work in Kosovo after the government in Pristina approved an agreement reached earlier this month with the …

BRUSSELS – “Enlargement is synonymous with hope for everyone. We call on the Council to keep its promises and to speed up the enlargement process ”, declared the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, after the second summit of presidents of the Western Balkans. “Together, we reaffirmed the central role of our institutions in …

Where was Serbia in relation to its European trajectory before 2008? Then as now, our desire and our will for an accelerated accession to the European Union were greater than what the EU allowed. Even today, we believe that we deserve to be much closer to full membership than our official status in the negotiations …

Covid-19: travel facilities and vaccinations focus on young people The Austrian Green Passport is fully operational and no problems are expected to arise during the implementation in the European solution from July 1. Austria has passed the milestone of administering vaccines to more than 50 percent of the total Austrian population. Vienna has declared the …

Migrants waiting on the Turkish side of the Greek-Turkish border on March 2, 2020 (Photo by SAKIS … [+] MITROLIDIS / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images It’s been just over five years since the European Union and Turkey concluded an agreement, or in the EU’s preferred language, a “declaration“to restrict migration from …

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain will begin negotiations on Tuesday to join a trans-Pacific trade deal it sees crucial for its post-Brexit distance from Europe to geographically more distant but faster growing economies. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) removes 95% of tariffs between its members: Japan, Canada, Australia, Vietnam, New …

NOTThe negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo, which resumed in Brussels on Tuesday under the auspices of the European Union, hold the key to stability in the Western Balkans. Without an agreement on mutual recognition as independent states, the escalating dispute will disrupt borders, hamper economic development and prevent European integration. For the talks to be …

Speaking to the Sunday Express, international trade Liz Truss hailed her trade deal with Australia this week as a key part of Britain joining the £ 9 trillion Global and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) composed of 11 countries including Canada and Japan. She made it clear that this was the first part …

After five years of discussions between the Australian and British governments, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week announced an agreement in principle on the terms of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two country, see here. This deal is as important for its historical symbolism as it …

LONDON – David Cameron is said to have won the EU referendum with different tactics and another Labor leader in support, one of Vote Leave’s top officials told POLITICO. Speaking to a special edition of the Westminster Insider podcast, marking the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum, Vote Leave communications director Paul Stephenson blamed Cameron’s …

Written by Leela Prasad, edited by Explained Desk | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 17, 2021 7:32:29 AM Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic’s goal against North Macedonia in the 89th minute of their Euro 2020 group game was by no means a final winner. His side comfortably led the game 2-1 until that third goal, and …

The member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) supported Georgia’s right to join the Alliance. The prerequisites for this are national reforms and the application of NATO standards and principles. The “Caucasian Knot” reported that Georgia is actively seeking NATO membership. The rapprochement with the Alliance has been a priority of the country’s …

Allowing the United States to concentrate its military resources in the Pacific requires a division of labor within NATO that forces Europeans to take responsibility for the defense of their continent, writes Antonia Colibasanu. Antonia Colibasanu is Future geopolitics‘Chairman and CEO. Geo Political Futures (GPF) was founded in 2015 by George Friedman, international strategist and …

Our poll which took place on Sunday, June 13, found that traditional imperial measures such as pints, inches and pounds should be reintroduced. The request came from Shipley MP Philip Davies, who urged the government to allow the sale of goods in Imperial measures only. The first treaties of accession to the European Union, formerly …

When the Northern Irish call on the EU to be “pragmatic” or “flexible” in interpreting the Protocol, they miss the point. Brussels has no interest in being reasonable. He positively savored the unease of Great Britain. The last thing he wants to do is loosen the shrouds. In Eurocrats’ eyes, the protocol is the surest …