China says U.S. actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'

China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

(c) Reuters I 22.05.2015

Ex-Soviet states accept limited EU perspective

The EU, in Riga, has told ex-Soviet states it's not the right time to talk about membership, while leaving the door open to visa-free travel.

(c) EUobserver I 22.05.2015

ACP: Destroying boats is not a solution to migration

The Secretary-General of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group of states said yesterday (21 May) that his organisation was against the EU’s idea of destroying the boats of human traffickers, who make fortunes by luring prospective immigrants into risky journeys across the Mediterranean.

(c) EurActiv | 22.05.2015

Opinion: Mogherini's to-do list in Israel

The EU’s chief diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is travelling in the Middle East this week in an effort to help revive the long-stalled peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

(c) EUobserver | 21.05.2015

Hollande’s calculated turn on Russia

The Socialist French president is acting tough on the Kremlin, but he may just want to stand apart from rivals at home.

(c) | 21.05.2015

The road to a peaceful Europe goes through Belgrade

NATO and the EU have a lot of work left to do in the Balkans.

(c) - 20.05.2015

EU faces tough choices in the neighbourhood

Opinion: The old European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has failed to achieve its goal: to transform the EU’s neighbourhood into a sphere of liberal democracy and market economy.

(c) EUobserver - 18.05.2015

EU set to approve military force against smugglers

Mogherini says political decision should make it easier to win UN approval for action in Libya.

(c) EUobserver | 18.05.2015

European boots on Libyan ground

That's just one of the questions facing EU foreign and defense ministers as they consider migration crisis options.

(c) | 18.05.2015

MEPs battle over ‘conflict minerals’

European Parliament vote is uncertain as party groups fight over whether to make new controls mandatory.

(c) | 13.05.2015