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European Commission 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 the...

EU reinforces restrictive measures concerning Belarus

The Council reinforced the restrictive measures on those responsible for the continuing repression of civil society, the political opposition and the...

Poland aims 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...

Defense Secretary Panetta details 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...

Agreement on 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...

IMF 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...

European 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...

Knowledge is 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 Jonas Store...

European crisis measures to be extended until end of 2013

A resolution proposing to extend European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) crisis measures until the end of 2013 was passed by Parliament on...

Barroso 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...

European 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...

EU builds 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...

U.S. and 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...

Italy is 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...

German 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...

New 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...

Changes 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...

Parliament 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...

Norwegian 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...

"The Arab Spring changed everything," French FM Alain Juppé tells think-tank

In a speech at the Brookings Institution, French Foreign Minister Juppé said the "Arab Spring (...) is the fruit of extraordinary courage" and brings...

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...

NATO Defence 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..

Bulgaria 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 be...

France 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 on its...

EU confirms 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...

UN 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, his...

President 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...

"On so many areas, French leadership is absolutely essential," Clinton tells Juppé

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...

Mladic'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...

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