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EU agrees on more Russia sanctions — but do they work?

On the eve of the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has managed to get a 13th package of sanctions targeting Moscow over the line. On Wednesday, EU ambassador...

In Munich, US's Harris, Blinken aim to reassure Europe, despite Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken face a tough task at the annual Munich Security Conference that kicks off on Friday - reassuring ...

Poland: Tusk's visit to Berlin will be a tightrope walk

It's going to be a flying visit, but a very significant one nonetheless. Donald Tusk is traveling to Paris on Monday for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, and then flying to Berlin ...

Can the EU do more to support Ukraine?

Before flying off to the US where he met President Joe Biden in Washington on Friday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the war in Ukraine would be a key issue. "The question now is how Europe, ...

Ukraine: Is Europe starting to change its strategy?

Several high-ranking NATO military officials recently warned, within days of each other, that the alliance needs to prepare itself for conflict with Russia. "We have to realize it's not a gi...

Is Europe ready for another Donald Trump presidency?

The more likely it seems that Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for the US presidency, the louder the voices become that warn Europe to prepare itself for a second Trump term in ...

German firms supply Ukraine as Russia ups arms production

In an event covered by Russian media at the end of 2023, President Vladimir Putin was presented with production figures from the domestic arms industry. Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive officer of...

Ukrainian air defense fights on — for now

For months, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that come winter, there would be even heavier Russian attacks from the air. In the late fall, Russia started launching increasing numbers of...

Growing acceptance of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia one day joining the EU

A survey conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in November this year found that support for EU enlargement is growing in the bloc. It shows that public support has increased i...

Platitudes and accusations: Lavrov at the OSCE

"This corridor needs to be free! Please turn off your flashes," a North Macedonian press officer hectically screamed as more and more journalists and cameras began arriving in the already pa...

EU foreign ministers struggle for Israel-Gaza consensus

Divisions were increasingly clear among the EU's 27 foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday as they sought a common position on Israel's intensifying military operations in Gaza after Hamas...

Ukraine: What does it actually mean to start EU accession talks?

For Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen's pointed praise for its reform efforts during her trip to Kyiv last weekend bodes well for its bid to join the European Union, submitted right after Russia's...

EU credibility on the line as Gaza shifts focus from Ukraine

Almost three weeks since Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a deadly terrorist assault into southern Israel, killing some 1,400 people, mostly civilians, the outlook remains bleak. Israel'...

Poland: Tusk sets sights on return to power after close election

"It's the end of the bad times. It's the end of PiS rule. We made it," a visibly moved Donald Tusk, leader of the liberal opposition Civic Coalition (KO), told supporters in Warsaw a...

EU-China rivalry: Protecting sensitive tech from Beijing

The European Commission has drawn up a list of sensitive technologies to be carefully scrutinized for the risks they pose in rival hands — principally those of China, according to analysts, alt...