Tensions with Turkey will be high on the agenda of the European Union summit this weekend, amid calls within the bloc to freeze relations.
While the Serbian authorities claim to have opened a second chapter in the announced ‘internal dialogue’ on Kosovo, the results of the first phase remain unknown.
CATALAN president, Carles Puigdemont, has failed to clarify whether he declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain last Tuesday.
The annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Western Balkans took place in Budapest on October 11, 2017, under the Hungarian Presidency of the V4. The meeting was also attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo*, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Deputy State Secretary of Croatia and Deputy State Secretary of Estonia.
The conflict in Karabakh is the only one in the post-Soviet space where Russia and the West are ready to work together. But none of the mediators are currently discussing the core issues in the dispute.
Romania is ready to share its experience with Ukraine in the sphere of teaching the languages of national minorities with a simultaneously study of the state language.
The problems of regional cooperation are sought by the five Caspian littoral states. Such a partnership today is uncontested, but there are a number of obstacles to its development. But there is growing awareness that they can be overcome only together. For example, the legal status of the Caspian is still not regulated, although there is a hope that this problem will be resolved in 2018.
Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas at the conference "Nation States or Member States? Reimagining the European Union" on Monday said that it it possible to be both an Estonian and a European during the era of nationalism, anti-EU sentiments and populist and extremist views.
The joint statement by the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan and the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group following the Geneva meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents is the most positive statement anyone has heard for quite some time, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told .
Voting is under way in Austria in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the European Union’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far right.