On June 13, Turkey and the European Union are starting negotiations on updating the Customs Union. For Turkey, these negotiations are important as Ankara has set the economic development as a priority outcome of the talks.
As London and Brussels prepare to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU, both sides need to tone down their confrontational rhetoric and adopt a more constructive approach.
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party won a massive majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday with early projections showed, dominating the country's traditional forces in a dramatic re-drawing of the political map.
On January 20, when Donald Trump arrived in office as the 45th president of the United States, Europe was not sure what to expect. Would the man that called the NATO alliance “obsolete” and Brexit “a great thing” on the campaign trail eventually come to appreciate the transatlantic relationship and its accompanying institutions? Or would he serve as a disruptor to the European project and transatlantic unity more broadly?
The White House said that after an invitation by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Trump would travel to Poland ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany, which takes place on 7-8 July.
In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, Erna Solberg said that she doesn't consider Russia to be a threat to Norway's security. The prime minister also fully backed the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.
EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will visit Baku June 15 to take part in the negotiations on a new strategic partnership agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Kosovo primarily participates in the dialogue so that it can extend its sovereignty in northern Kosovo, a Serb-majority inhabited area, where Serbia still has significant influence. In return, by giving its de facto powers away, Serbia expects fast-track EU membership.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its latest forecasts released raised the GDP forecasts for all three Baltic states, and Latvia is to see the steepest economic growth among its Baltic neighbors.
“We would like to return to extensive consultations in the coming months,” the chief of Polish diplomacy, Witold Waszczykowski, said after a meeting with the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian. The Polish foreign minister was taking part in the OSCE Ministerial Council in Paris.