Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will summarize in coming days

TEHRAN, Iran — The European Union and Iran agreed on Saturday to resume negotiations in Vienna in the coming days over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The agreement could help relieve tensions after the talks stalled for months, while Iran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels under decreasing international oversight. At … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two nations NATO, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

​Iran and EU agree to restart nuclear deal talks on Borrell visit | Nuclear Energy News

Indirect talks between Iran and the US are set to resume after the EU foreign policy chief visits Tehran to resolve the impasse. Tehran, Iran- Iran and the European Union have agreed during a visit by the bloc’s foreign policy chief to resume nuclear talks with the United States that have stalled since March. Iranian … Read more

Suwalki Gap: NATO concern Russia may take strategic land in Poland and Lithuania

With all eyes on Ukraine, there’s a new potential flashpoint in Europe – a tiny strip of land and a nightmare for NATO that could lead to global war. It’s an idyllic, narrow stretch of land – just 80km wide – made up of gentle, undulating hills, flowing rivers and lush forests in the heart … Read more

Ukraine war ‘accelerated’ EU’s collective agenda, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hailed the EU’s prompt collective response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as France’s rotating presidency of the bloc draws to an end. EU leaders meeting in Brussels are focused on how the bloc can cope without Russian gas as Western nations supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression attempt to maintain … Read more

Bulgarian lawmakers vote to unblock N Macedonia’s EU bid

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria’s parliament voted Friday to lift a veto that has long blocked European Union membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, raising fresh hopes that the bloc can now press on with its expansion plans in the Western Balkans amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. France, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, … Read more

Bulgarian parliament votes to lift veto on EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 14:20 Bulgaria’s parliament on Friday approved lifting the country’s veto on opening EU accession talks with North Macedonia, an issue high on the agenda of an ongoing EU summit in Brussels. “The decision is adopted with 170 votes in favour, 37 were against and 21 abstained,” parliament deputy speaker Atanas Atanasov … Read more

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for membership

The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, leaders of the EU’s 27 nations mustered the required unanimous approval … Read more

Western leaders look to G7 summit to renew resolve on Ukraine

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 06:56 World leaders including US President Joe Biden will seek to close ranks at back-to-back summits from Sunday on offering emphatic support to help Ukraine repel Russian invaders as the relentless war puts international unity to the test. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times Paris time … Read more

What does French President Macron’s proposed ‘European Political Community’ entail?

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 22:57 EU leaders holding a summit Thursday started discussing, with a mix of interest and skepticism, the idea of ​​a “European Political Community” put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron. What’s the idea? Macron suggested the European Political Community proposal to the European Parliament on May 9, as the chamber debated … Read more