With Germany playing a larger international role, foreign policy and global security are major campaign issues. Here's where the major political parties stand on issues ranging from NATO to North Korea.
The European Union would be worse off without Poland and Hungary, the Hungarian prime minister has said, praising Poland's economic results after meeting his Polish counterpart in Warsaw on Friday.
Construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline’s underwater section in the Marmara Sea has started, the Turkish media report .
World leaders and foreign ministers in UN General Assembly during last week spoke about real challenge for the global community. World must hope the chance for formal and informal discussions can play its part in reducing tensions and divisions.
For a tantalizing two months in the spring, it looked as if Germany might actually have something like a real election this year—that is, a contest between at least two candidates with distinct policy programs that both have a chance of forming a government.
The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek supported a one-day command-staff exercise “Issyk-Kul Anti-terror - 2017”, on September 16, conducted by the Anti-Terrorism Centre of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan, in cooperation with the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, the Interior Ministry, the Emergency Situations Ministry and local self-government bodies.
A meeting on the Iranian nuclear deal between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and foreign ministers of Six powers (Russia, the US, France, UK, China and Germany) is planned to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
After years of heating up, the EU’s values crisis is close to boiling point. Defiance of core EU principles by the governments in Warsaw and Budapest is turning into a political crisis. The European Commission has taken legal action against both governments for violating specific EU laws and is threatening to go further on Poland. The European Parliament supports this course and is preparing further action against Hungary. But the Hungarian and Polish governments will feel the heat only if political leaders of the EU’s other member states get actively involved.
Co-operation on addressing migration-related crimes needed more than ever, say participants at OSCE-supported regional seminar in Sarajevo
“Only with good regional co-operation and engagement of European security institutions we can efficiently counter this very serious form of international organised crime,” said Dragan Mektić, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He highlighted that strengthening regional co-operation was imperative in order to prevent migration-related crimes, primarily smuggling of persons and international human trafficking. “This seminar will enable the participants to expand their focus beyond prevention and prosecution and build international network of contacts,” said Mektić.
India’s vulnerabilities over Doklam and Japan’s worry over North Korea will figure in the talks.