US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks this week on a diplomatic mission to shore up alliances in Europe and their defences against Russian aggression and subversion.
Iran’s nuclear deal implying removal of sanctions has helped create a more competitive atmosphere in the Iranian auto market, according to an official with Chery, the first Chinese car exporter to Iran.
With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of defence.
The Balkan known for its traditionally uneasy state seems to enter into a period of stability following Kosovo`s declaration of independence in 2008. Thus, the Albanian people have currently two states in the region. The Politicon speaks with Ms. Olta Totoni, a lecturer from the University of Tirana in order to obtain some insight into the Albania-Kosovo relations.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Ukraine’s joining the initiative of the new Silk Road and successful implementation of this project will further strengthen the bilateral relations between China and Ukraine.
The Eastern Partnership summit will uphold the offer of tightening EU-Georgia relations, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a joint press conference with Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström and Georgia’s Mikheil Janelidze in Tbilisi on Tuesday (14 November). EURACTIV Poland reports.
Moldova needs to beef up its neglected army in order to be able to defend the country against possible Russian aggression, the country’s new Defence Minister said.
When EURACTIV asked Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker what are the geopolitical risks for the upcoming Bulgarian EU Presidency, Borissov said he had put the very same question to Juncker, but apparently obtained no answer.
The so-called Marshall Plan for Ukraine should now be called the "European Plan", Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius has told 112 Ukraine TV channel following the presentation of the plan in the Lithuanian Seimas for the ambassadors of the United States, Canada, Japan, and EU member states.