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EU chiefs condemn Russia over travel ban

European Commission Vice President Věra Jourová hit back at Moscow after she was banned from entering Russia, telling Monday's Brussels Playbook that the regime "aims to divide us and sow mistrust" in Europe.

POLITICO | 03.05.2021

Juncker: EU has to be ‘less naive’ with China

Former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker believes the European Union has to be “less naive” with China, saying that “Europeans have to organise their relations” better with other foreign powers.

EURACTIV | 03.05.2021

Russia blacklists 8 EU officials in retaliation for sanctions

EU condemns Moscow’s tit-for-tat measures, says it reserves right ‘to take appropriate measures in response’.

Aljazeera | 30.04.2021

EU blames China for endangering peace in South China Sea

The European Union called out China on Saturday (24 April) for endangering peace in the South China Sea and urged all parties to abide by a 2016 tribunal ruling which rejected most of China’s claim to sovereignty in the sea, but which Beijing has rejected.

EURACTIV | 26.04.2021

The EU efforts to repatriate Afghan asylum seekers are dangerous

Currently, there are around 2.6 million registered Afghan refugees across the globe. In 2020, Afghan refugees were the second largest group of asylum seekers in continental Europe, having fled Afghanistan for a variety of reasons including persecution, conflict, economic hardship, and climate induced displacement. Each person has a different reason, in many cases multiple reasons, for leaving in search of safety.

Aljazeera | 25.04.2021

Palestinian PM demands EU pressure Israel on elections

Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has demanded EU support in the upcoming elections.

EUObserver | 23.04.2021

Von der Leyen calls for African green deal

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Friday called for the creation of an African Green Deal which, like the European Green Deal, would be the “centrepiece” for Africa’s recovery.

EURACTIV | 23.04.2021

The external representation of the EU: A simple matter of protocol?

“Sofagate” has brutally disclosed the internal divergences within the EU in the field of its external relations.

Egmont Institute | 22.04.2021

EU sends vaccines to Balkans, in wake of China and Russia

The European Union announced on Tuesday (20 April) that it is sending 651,000 BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to the six Western Balkan countries, which are not part of the bloc.

EUObserver | 21.04.2021

Arab League, UN, EU and AU demand foreign forces leave Libya

The Arab League, United Nations, European Union and the African Union on Tuesday (20 April) demanded an immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya.

EURACTIV | 21.04.2021