The statement from the President of Armenian in September 2013 sounded like a bolt from the blue. He would not sign the Association Agreement with the European Union at the planned November Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, he said. Instead, Armenia would be joining the Russian led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Luxembourg's foreign minister says Hungarian policy defied EU principles.
There was no shortage of conflicts to be discussed at this year´s gathering of global security policy leaders in Munich.
On the eve of the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the State of Lithuania the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Azerbaijan, Valdas Lastauskas speaks about Lithuania-Azerbaijan cooperation, making a particular accent on the ways to develop bilateral cooperation, tourism and cultural ties.
The European Union will provide financial assistance worth €160 million to Armenia by 2020 under a new document signed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandian.
The Kosovo and Montenegro presidents have presented a joint statement on the controversial issue of border demarcation, saying they want to form a joint working body to identify remaining disagreements.
Romania will remain a supporter of the Southern Gas Corridor Project and its development plans, Deputy Minister of Energy of Romania Iulian Tudorache told Trend.
Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze has announced that his body will have a new structure to further enhance Georgia-EU ties.
To many who assumed that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict would calm down in 2018, the end of 2017 foretold quite the opposite. The conflict is back in motion, yet with some contradictory signals. On the plus side, the biggest swap of prisoners was held between Ukraine and the Russian-backed militants since the beginning of the war. This demonstrated that some progress on humanitarian issues is possible with the help of the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group.
Estonia's Minister of Defense Juri Luik and members of the European Parliament's subcommittee on security and defense (SEDE) during a meeting discussed forthcoming important steps in the defense policy of Europe.