news

Anastasiades says more time needed for Cyprus solution

President Nicos Anastasiades addressed parliament yesterday (11 February) to try to convince Cypriots that a UN-backed peace deal is possible for the divided island, in a rare move by a Greek Cypriot leader.

(c) EurActiv I 12.02.2016

EU, US and Russia to 'pause' Syria war

Syria hostilities are to “pause” in one week and aid agencies are to have full access under a new accord which, Germany "hopes," will lead to fewer people fleeing to Europe.

(c) EUobserver I 12.02.2016

No migrant swap deal, says Turkey

Turkey has rejected a Dutch-led migrant swap deal, as Balkan nations threaten border clampdowns to stem the inflows of people.

(c) EUobserver I 11.02.2016

Sefcovic: Nord Stream is not in conformity with the Energy Union's goals

The European Commission so far is only aware of general information about the project, and is therefore unable to make conclusive decisions, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

(c) EurActiv I 11.02.2016

Azerbaijan's rejection of EU association was an eye-opener for Brussels

Azerbaijan is the best example that the one-size-fits-all approach of the EU vis-à-vis its neighbours does not work, a Commission official admitted to an audience in Brussels.

(c) EurActiv I 11.02.2016

U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply lines from Turkey to the city.

(c) Reuters I 04.02.2016

Britain pledges extra €1.6 billion for Syria before donor conference

Britain pledged on Thursday (4 February) to spend an additional £1.2 billion (€1.6 bln) in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the United Nations hopes will raise more than $7 billion (€6.3 bln) for this year alone. 

(c) EurActiv I 04.02.2016

EU approves €3 billion migration fund for Turkey

European Union countries approved yesterday (3 February) funds for Turkey to help refugees and migrants in the country in exchange for Ankara ensuring fewer of them venture out towards Europe.

(c) EurActiv I 04.02.2016

Israeli bulldozers demolish EU-funded buildings

Israeli bulldozers have demolished more than 20 Palestinian buildings in the West Bank, including EU-funded structures, amid mounting European frustration on the peace process.

(c) EUobserver I 03.02.2016

Opinion - Europe’s lonely liberal hegemon

Angela Merkel’s migration policy isn’t driven by morality.

(c) Politico I 03.02.2016