President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. EU future and security, preparation for negotiations for the new Multiannual Financial Perspective, addressing migration challenges, protection of citizens’ rights in Brexit, ensuring the rule of law in the Community as well as other topical issues of the EU agenda were discussed at the meeting.
As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” – or, more accurately, “America Alone” – presidency, it seems that America’s traditional stabilizing role can no longer be viewed as a given. As the primacy of the US in the international arena – and, thus, America’s status as the world’s “indispensable nation” – erodes, other states and even non-state actors are gaining prominence. What does this mean for the so-called liberal international order?
Iran is still holding talks with Italy to return its satellite Mesbah, which Tehran sent to the European country for launch 10 years ago, which was not launched for technical reasons.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the summit of leaders of the world's biggest economies later in the week in Hamburg, Germany.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will come to Belgium on a working visit and meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on July 11 and with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on July 12," Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return 1. Whether justified or not, each side has accused the other of interfering in their respective election processes. Moscow has accused the United States of backing protests that opposed the results of Russia's parliamentary elections in 2011, and of directly interfering in the Russian presidential elections in March 2012 that brought Vladimir Putin to power. Washington has also accused Moscow of interfering in the November 2016 presidential elections that brought Donald Trump to power.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not consider cancelling his visit to Hamburg in response to Germany’s decision to ban his speech before representatives of the Turkish community in the city, a source in the Turkish presidential administration told Trend.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev have said that they want to boost trade and political ties.
Azerbaijan has received delivery of Russian military equipment, said Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry .