EU, US slam new Israeli settlement plans as ‘provocative and counterproductive’

Brussels and Washington on Wednesday (27 July) slammed as “provocative” Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem, saying they seriously undermined the prospect of peace with the Palestinians.

(c) EurActiv I 28.07.2016

China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.

(c) Reuters I 28.07.2016

Kerry says hopes to reveal cooperation plan with Russia on Syria in August

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria.

(c) reuters I 26.07.2016

Why Putin hates Hillary

Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the Democrats is the Kremlin leader’s fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections.

(c) Politico I 26.07.2016

Erdogan starts dispute over migrant deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (25 July) accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean.

(c) EurActiv I 26.07.2016

EU row over China trade

Debate over market economy status for Beijing sharply divides Brussels.

(c) Politico I 20.07.2016

Why is the World Bank backing coal power in Europe's youngest country?

The World Bank is poised to support a new coal plant that would modernise Kosovo’s creaking energy infrastructure, but also lock the young nation into a future powered by a regressive fossil fuel.

(c) The Guardian I 20.07.2016

Turkey's long road to EU membership just got longer

President Erdoğan is now more concerned about seizing extra powers to deal with internal opposition than in cosying up to Brussels.

(c) The Guardian I 20.07.2016

Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed coup

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary yesterday (19 July) to universities and schools, the intelligence service and religious authorities.

(c) EurActiv I 20.07.2016

UK will relinquish EU presidency in 2017

The U.K. will relinquish its upcoming presidency of the EU Council in 2017, Downing Street said Wednesday.

(c) Politico I 20.07.2016