EU environment ministers this Monday (20 June) adopted the European Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, presented by the European Commission in February this year. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia yesterday (20 June) agreed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to bolster the number of monitors in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a bid to shore up a shaky ceasefire.
Turkish authorities on Monday (20 June) arrested three prominent campaigners for press freedom, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda, human rights groups said.
European sanctions on Russia will be lifted when the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday (16 June).
Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in protest at a deal the EU reached to stem the flow of migrants and refugees via Turkey.