Italy, Germany call for EU mission on Libya-Niger border

The German and Italian interior ministers have called for an EU mission to be installed on the border between Libya and Niger to stem migrant crossings to Europe.

© EurActiv | 15.05.2017

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Bloc approved relaxed rules after Kiev adopted anti-corruption measures and reforms.

© Politico | 11.05.2017

Report: The European Union’s Uncertain Future: What Should Russia Do?

The best word to describe current state of affairs in Europe is uncertainty. A number of crises, which the EU has faced with in recent years, lead to the inevitable inner transformation of the Union rather than disintegration. Nonetheless, even such circumstances open up new opportunities for Russian-EU relations.

© Valdai Club | 10.05.2017

EU foreign policy chief to propose 43 new ambassadors

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s chief diplomat and head of the European External Action Service (EEAS), has nominated 43 new ambassadors to the bloc’s embassies around the world, according to an internal list seen by POLITICO.

© Politico | 09.05.2017

Macron, a new Franco-European monarch

French presidents, with the Republic's pomp and the powers granted to them, are often called a "republican monarch". If a victory celebration is a presage of things to come, then France and Europe may have found in Emmanuel Macron a new kind of French monarch. One who is national as much as European, modern yet seeking tradition, but one who will have to start a revolution in order to stay in power.

© EUobserver | 08.05.2017

African Union EU rep.: ‘Africa shouldn’t just be a spectator to global decisions’

The African Union’s EU representative, Ajay Bramdeo, told EURACTIV Germany that plans for a Marshall Plan for Africa are fundamentally good but warned that the continent needs to be the focus and that healthcare must be the priority.

© Euractiv | 04.05.2017

Israel needs good relations with Europe

Israel has a vested interest in a strong European Union. It needs European partners in order to maintain its Zionist vision of a Jewish state. But Europe is losing interest in the Middle East peace process and Israel itself is not helping matters, warns Nitzan Horowitz.

© Euractiv | 03.05.2017

Germany says Libya camps no solution to refugee crisis

Germany will not back a proposal establishing camps in Libya to corral migrants heading for Europe, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said yesterday (2 May) at the African Union’s headquarters.

© Euractiv | 03.05.2017

Why EU Is Sending Poll Observer Mission to Kenya but Not Rwanda

The contrast in elections in Rwanda and Kenya, which both go to the polls in August, has come to the fore with the European Union saying it will not send an expert mission to assess the preparedness in Kigali even as it prepares to send one to Nairobi.

© The EastAfrican | AllAfrica | 01.05.2017

Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will today (2 May) meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in her first visit to Russia since 2015, signalling renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow.

© Euractiv | 02.05.2017