UK: Vandals assault Van Gogh masterpiece

Brussels 15.10.2022 Two young women have been charged with criminal damage after threw soup over Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” at London’s National Gallery, British police said on Saturday, October 15. The act of vandalism was committed on Friday, a day earlier. UK police charge two women after soup thrown at van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' https://t.co/DbFGuQj41a…

EU-Russia: six package of sanctions

Brussels 31.05.2021 “The European Council is committed to intensify pressure on Russia and Belarus to thwart Russia’s war against Ukraine. The European Council calls on all countries to align with EU sanctions. Any attempts to circumvent sanctions or to aid Russia by other means must be stopped. Remarks by @eucopresident @CharlesMichel after the first day…

Scholz refuses Russian oil soon

Brussels 02.05.2022 The European Union will stop importing Russian coal in summer and will refuse Russian oil by the end of 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (pictured) said in an interview with The Indian Express newspaper published on Monday, May 5.(Image above: illustration). The European Union will stop importing Russian coal in summer and will…

Russia-Belarus oil supply halt

Russia has stopped oil supplies to Belarus, resulting in reduced two oil refineries operations to the minimum acceptable level, a source in Belneftekhim Concern informed Russian TASS News agency on December 3. Russia halts oil supplies to Belarushttps://t.co/ODF8ZGsktV pic.twitter.com/KpAAzkFJK3 — TASS (@tassagency_en) January 3, 2020 “Russian oil is not delivered. The capacity of oil refineries…

EU diplomacy sidelined Yemen conflict

At present there is a visible diplomatic apathy in the EU, regarding the protracted Yemen conflict, blaming on too many foreign actors, stirring the ongoing feud, which have already degraded into proxy war through involvement of multiple external players, supplying belligerent parties with weapons. However the revenues of arms exporters, namely the Europeans. are not…

Cyprus: EU “gravely concerned”over Turkey drilling

“Turkey’s declared intention to illegally conduct a new drilling operation northeast of Cyprus is of grave concern. This second planned drilling operation, two months after the start of the ongoing drilling operations west of Cyprus, is a further unacceptable escalation which violates the sovereignty of Cyprus” says the text of the statement by EU top diplomat…

EU sets contact group for Venezuela

“On Venezuela: First of all, I have seen a very united position among Member States on a position we have already expressed several times, but it was reiterated strongly today – that is that the Presidential elections that were held in last May in Venezuela were lacking democratic legitimacy”, said EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini at the…

Cabinda vs Angola over elections

  Separatist rebels from Cabinda have called to boycott parliamentary elections in Angola in August that are likely to be the most closely watched in decades as President Jose Eduardo dos Santos ends 38 years in power, as announced on radio last year. The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), which…