Tusk tour focuses on frozen conflicts

Council President Donald Tusk's trip to the South Caucasus has largely focused on the 'frozen conflicts' in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

(c) EurActiv | 22.07.2015

After labeling, EU think-tank proposes banking steps on Israel

The EU agreed this week to push ahead with introduction of labels that specifically identify Israeli goods made in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a policy that has angered Israel; but now an influential European think-tank is proposing going much further, including the targeting of Israeli banks.

(c) Reuters | 22.07.2015

EU urges Israel to halt demolition of Bedouin village

The EU has urged Israel not to destroy a Bedouin village in the West Bank, amid a new French initiative on how to restart peace talks.

(c) EUobserver | 21.07.2015

Dutch-Polish 'content factory' to counter Russian propaganda

The Netherlands and Poland are to launch a Russian-language news agency in order to counter Russian propaganda.

(c) EUobserver | 21.07.2015

Member states seek agreement on coping with flood of migrants

The European Union will try to reach an agreement on today (20 July) to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean despite resistance from Spain and Poland, who say they are not ready to absorb large numbers of new asylum seekers.

(c) EurActiv | 20.07.2015

Progress or groundhog day after two years of TTIP?

Analysis: After two years of talks, is an EU-US trade deal in sight?

(c) EUobserver | 20.07.2015

Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

(c) Reuters | 20.07.2015

Race is on for Iran’s (future) riches

The Germans want to sell their machine tools, the French their cars, the Italians their tubes. And the British hope to finance the whole trade. After a few months of warming up, the race is on among Europeans to grab a piece of a market of 80 million people about to open up to Western business: Iran.

(c) Politico | 20.07.2015

MEPs denounce EU funding of Israeli defence firms

MEPs have called for tighter controls on European financing of Israeli companies. Lax regulation currently allows weapons manufacturers access to EU funding. The participation of certain Israeli companies in the EU's vast research and development programme Horizon 2020 has angered some European lawmakers.

(c) EurActiv | 17.07.2015

EU urges Russia to halt Georgia 'provocations'

Russia’s “annexation” of a small strip of land in Georgia has met with condemnation from the EU and the US.

(c) EUobserver | 17.07.2015

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