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Interview: EU and Turkmenistan are getting closer

NE Global sat down exclusively with Sapar Palvanov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, also accredited as the head of the Mission...

Moldova’s 2024 elections: Why it matters

Since the war in Ukraine commenced, the neighboring Republic of Moldova, led by President Maia Sandu, has strongly supported Kyiv. As the tiny, landlocked...

Zelensky Athens visit eclipses Mitsotakis’ informal Western Balkans Summit

Receiving a full house of Western Balkan leaders, as well as several EU luminaries, in Athens on an evening when much of northern Greece...

Georgia has shown the world that a Kremlin project can be defeated

In early March, the world’s attention was on Georgia. We saw massive protests fueled by anger, concerns and fear, and eventually, we witnessed a...

Has Armenia killed the South Caucasus peace process?

Despite the issuance elaborate diplomatic statements detailing the various policy spheres in which discussions were held, Armenia’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, publicly stated that “no concrete results” had been reached regarding a peace deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

EU Tirana Summit: Enlargement must go on

The summit's generic one size fits all “membership perspective” statement was seen as good news by most after the topic of EU Enlargement had become a highly controversial subject.

Scholz’s Berlin Process Summit yields agreements, draws yawns

The November 3 Berlin Process Summit, held in the presence of six Western Balkan leaders and key EU luminaries in the context of the...

EU and Kazakhstan discuss strategic partnership, January violence

The EU's Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala visited Nur-Sultan on February 7 noting that the European Union and Kazakhstan have enjoyed a...

EU-Africa to tackle climate change, energy, infrastructure challenges

Ahead of the EU-African Union summit, European Council President Charles Michel participated via video link in a debate on climate and energy in the...

Waves of tributes pour in following the untimely death of EU Parliament President

David Sassoli, the Italian-born European Parliament president who had served in the position since 2009, passed away at the age of 65 on January...

Everyone in Georgia needs to calm down

There is nothing more tedious than the expatriate resident who declares he is leaving his country of residence to move on to bigger and...

Conditional cooperation: The EU’s ‘positive agenda’ and Turkey’s policies in the Eastern Mediterranean

Once again, relations with Turkey took center stage at the European Union’s summit meeting. ”We are ready to put more concrete proposals on the...

Blinken reaffirms America’s focus on rebuilding partnerships

During his March 22-25 trip to Brussels, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized repeatedly that the Biden administration will work to rebuild America’s...

EU leaders’ summit to be held virtually amid spike in COVID-19 cases

A European Union summit due to take place on March 25-26 in Brussels will now be held virtually due a spike in COVID-19 cases...

EU Council President announces double summit in late February

Europe's leaders are set to convene for a double online summit in February 25-26, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Wednesday."On 25 February...

The EU-China investment agreement is a disaster for the West

The EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement that was announced in December 2020 at joint virtual press conference between Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Xi...

EU Space Program banking on EIB, CO2 emission cuts

The European Investment Bank (EIB) fully supports the EU space program, which can play a key role in boosting the bloc’s efforts to battle...

Stunned world reacts to Capitol Hill disruptions

Even though the January 6 disruptions in Washington that resulted in five deaths are seen to fall exclusively in the domain of the term...

EU Council President calls for second online summit on COVID-19

Charles Michel, EU Council President has called for another EU summit on Coronavirus response, to be held on Tuesday, March 17, through videoconference. "Containing the...

Trump suspends most travel from Europe amid coronavirus outbreak, drawing the ire of EU leaders

In a speech that has garnered intense criticism on both sides of the Atlantic, President Donald Trump announced on March 11 that the United...

Greece's Mitsotakis pulls no punches, labels Turkey 'a smuggler' in front of EU leaders

Greece's land borders in its northeastern region of Evros have been under siege since February 28 when Turkish officials announced that they would no...

Lewandowski to EU governments: No take-it-or-leave-it Budget proposal for Parliament

STRASBOURG – Following a debate on EU’s key Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 in Strasbourg on 12 February and ahead of a special...

Pompeo concludes Africa trip with a challenge to Chinese economic influence

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo capped his three-country visit to Africa where he pitched strengthening economic relations with the United States as the...

CoR president warns EU budget risks being a failure, gift to populism

Two days prior to EU Council's emergency summit on the bloc's long-term budget, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the recently elected President of the Committee of the...

Michel's budget proposal for 1.074% of EU's GNI "disappointing" says Chair of EP's Budget committee

With EU leaders expected to gather in Brussels for an emergency meeting on 20 February aiming at resolving EU's 2021-2027 budget stalemate, debate around...

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