The European Parliament on Thursday decided to lift the visa regime with Georgia, which means that Georgian citizens will be able to enter the Schengen area without a visa for short stays.
An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Aris Jansons
On 30 January 2017 Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in the European Commission and Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service visited Azerbaijan to discuss EU-Azerbaijan relations with key interlocutors, including President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education and representatives of business and civil society.
It wasn't the first meeting between the two controversial politicians. When, however, Russia's Putin and Hungary's Orban contact each other in the midst of the EU crisis, it's time for 'Realpolitik'.
Moscow is trying to arrange a meeting of the Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian foreign ministers and Baku has given its consent to this meeting, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
European Union President Donald Tusk says China, Russia and the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump are among the top external threats facing the bloc.
Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Vox Ukraine and is republished with permission.
President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House.
Judging from population, natural resources, and human capital, the European Union should be the leading power of the world. For the moment, however, its stagnation obstructs its potential leadership. What we call the European Project has been stopped in its tracks. We have a monetary union, and we have taken a few tentative steps towards some kind of political union, but we have no tax or fiscal union – no debt financing union – to go with it. And that is likely to remain the case.
The refugee problem won’t go away. No matter how hard populists try to put up walls and seal off borders, they keep on coming. The surge is understandable after nearly two decades of non-stop war in the Middle East and West Asia. It seems half the world is looking for a new home.