recommends granting EU candidate status to Serbia
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said that the opinion of the
European Commission (EC) on Serbia's candidacy for membership in the EU recognises
restrictive measures concerning Belarus
The Council reinforced the restrictive measures on those responsible
for the continuing repression of civil society, the political opposition
to strengthen the external dimension of EU energy policy
Poland became a participant in the Energy Community (EC), established to provide
increased energy supply security and energy investment in EC member...
NATO successes, challenges in Brussels
As it nears the end of a successful campaign in Libya and deliberately accomplishes
shared goals in Afghanistan, NATO faces several difficult challenges...
U.S ships in Spain in support of NATO's missile defence system
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen explains this agreement marks
an important step forward in our common efforts to defend NATO...
calls for "strong
action" to restore growth in Europe
Implementation of comprehensive and bold policy action will help restore Europe’s
recovery, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest...
The Eastern Partnership
must be significantly strengthened and implemented
Eastern Partnership participants have met in Warsaw. They agree that the Eastern
Partnership must be significantly strengthened and commit to stepping...
Commission notes progress in Ukraine-EU cooperation
European Commission notes the progress in Ukraine-EU cooperation. It has been
stated by the President in his interview to Ukrainian journalists in...
the key to understanding the changes in the Arctic, Norway says
"Through our knowledge, our presence and our activities here in these
regions we aim to address the challenges and opportunities ahead," FM
crisis measures to be extended until end of
A resolution proposing to extend European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
crisis measures until the end of 2013 was passed by Parliament on...
warns of dangers of fragmented Europe in State of the Union Address
"We are now facing the greatest challenge our Union has ever known throughout
its history,” he said, referring to the continuing economic crisis. The...
Parliament concerned at Turkey's threats towards Cyprus
In debate, MEPs were united in their concern at the rising
tensions between Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus in the dispute over oil
and gas exploration...
the SPRING programme as a response to the Arab Spring
The Support to Partnership, Reform and Inclusive Growth – the SPRING Programme,
adopted today - directly responds to the events of the Arab Spring...
Romania signed the Ballistic
Missile Defense Agreement
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Romania’s Foreign Minister
Teodor Baconschi signed the Agreement between the Government of the...
a strong advocate of Kosovo's European perspective
In a long meeting, Italian FM Franco Frattini and his Kosovo counterpart Enver
Hoxhaj talked about the opportunities to strengthen the bilateral coop...
Europe and Australia have shared futures in the 21st century
The modern links between the peoples of Europe and Australia are deep and well-known. 70 per cent of Australians have European ancestry and we...
foreign policy is peace policy, FM Guido Westerwelle says
The Foreign Minister reminded his ministry's colleagues
that the preamble to the Basic Law explicitly charges (them) "to
promote world peace in...
Government counter-terrorism strategy of the UK published
The Government has published a new version of its counter-terrorism strategy,
known as CONTEST. The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the...
in the High North has implications for NATO and beyond
In a speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre
explained that the High North is the Norwegian Government’s number one foreign...
backs Mario Draghi's appointment as ECB President
MEPs on Thursday endorsed the nomination of Mario Draghi as incoming President
of the European Central Bank, ahead of this week's European...
policy on the development of the High North
The High North is one of the main focal points of the present Government.
Our aim is to work diligently to safeguard a sustainable development...
Arab Spring changed everything," French FM Alain Juppé tells
In a speech at the Brookings Institution, French Foreign Minister Juppé said
the "Arab Spring (...) is the fruit of extraordinary courage" and
NATO has become
two-tiered alliance, Defense Secretary Gates tells Europe
NATO has turned into a two-tiered alliance of members who consume security
and those who produce it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said...
Ministers adopt new cyber defence policy
Following the direction provided by the Strategic Concept, the Defence Ministers
have adopted the revised NATO Policy on Cyber Defence. The..
is the new Chair of the Danube Commission
On June 2, 2011, Bulgaria was elected to chair over Danube Commission
for a term of 3 years. The main priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency will
is a strong
voice for Kosovo's recognition and European integration
The Republic of France will strongly support the international subjectivity
of the state of Kosovo and will be a strong voice for the Republic of Kosovo
determined and reinforced engagement with its neighbours
Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner,
launched a new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy...
chief to host meeting with Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders in July
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a joint meeting of the leaders of
the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities on 7 July in Geneva,
Obama cites value of U.S.-German alliance
President Barack Obama welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White
House today, calling Germany one of the United States’ strongest...
so many areas, French leadership is absolutely essential," Clinton tells
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her French counterpart Alain Juppé discussed
the Middle East Peace Process ahead of upcoming Abu Dhabi's...
arrest removes biggest obstacle to
Serbia's EU integration
Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said today that by arresting Ratko
Mladic Serbia has demonstrated clear moral credibilty and removed...