Experts say the move sends a signal that the West won't tolerate Russia's expanding military footprint in the region. However, an 80-year-old treaty could limit the alliance's scope for action.
For a long time, Italy struggled with a fundamental discrepancy between its ambition to be considered one of the great powers of Europe and its quite meager capabilities.
The presidents of Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia adopted on Thursday at the plenary session of the B9 Summit a declaration which underscores the importance of the forward presence of NATO from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and the concern for the situation in Ukraine.
An EU source cited by a Polish news agency has said Warsaw should halt work on the Vistula Spit canal until the European Commission reaches a decision over environmental issues concerning the project.
Western European countries could elect more anti-EU lawmakers to the European Parliament in May, but polls suggest that Bulgarian, Romanian and Croatian voters will stick with their traditional centre-left and centre-right parties.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will this week visit Slovakia and Austria to discuss preparations for the next NATO summit and energy security issues.
As relations between the EU and Russia remain frosty, Moscow has pivoted towards Beijing in search of deeper strategic cooperation. How can Europe re-engage with a Russia increasingly focused on (Eur)asia?
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An exclusive interview with Rusif Huseynov, сo-founder and director of Topchubashov Center (Baku).
Brussels (dpa) - The European Union has given one of its strongest signals yet that it would allow Britain to delay its departure from the bloc.