EUCO: Charles Michel convenes EU Council

Brussels 08.02.2023 “I would like to invite you to a special meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 9 and 10 February 2023. We will have three main issues on our agenda: Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, our economy and competitiveness, and our migration policy” reads the invitation letter by President Charles Michel…

Disinformation: EU-Russia “battle of narratives”

Brussels 07.02.2023 “…Years ago, the Council asked the [European] External Action Service, and the High Representative, to work on [countering] disinformation. It is not something that happened yesterday. When was it? I do not remember, but it was much before I came to Brussels” said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (pictured), while addressing the…

EU leaders Summit in Ukraine

Brussels 03.02.2023 Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in Kyiv for the 24th summit between the European Union and Ukraine. The EU reiterated its readiness to support Ukraine’s initiative for just peace, based on respect for Ukraine’s…

EU condemns Russia attack on Meduza

Brussels 27.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns Thursday’s, January 26, decision by the Russian authorities to designate the independent media outlet Meduza as an “undesirable organisation”. “This is yet another serious politically motivated attack on media freedom in Russia. It shows that it is not enough for the Russian authorities to spread manipulated information on…

Borrell: space is strategic domain

Brussels 24.01.2023 “The purpose of my intervention is to highlight the current geopolitical context of space, its relevance for the security and defence perspective” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, while addressing the 15th European Space Conference “Securing the future of Europe in space”, taking place in Brussels, January 24-25, 2023. 🔴 LIVE |…

EU: €500M tranche to Ukraine

Brusssels 23.01.2023 The Foreign Affairs Council exchanged views on the Russian military agression against Ukraine. Before the Council discussion, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, shortly addressed EU ministers via video conference, and briefed them about the latest developments on the ground and Ukraine’s current priorities. Ministers reassured him that the EU collective endeavour…

Borrell: Ukraine military support

Brussels 23.01.2023 “We will start by the Ukraine war. We will study how to continue supporting Ukraine militarily” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, entering the Foreign Ministers Council meeting on 23 January. “We will discuss about a new tranche of the European Peace Facility (EPF) to provide more funding for Ukraine. And then,…

Iran: MEPs call for additional sanctions

Strasbourg 19.01.2023 All those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be on the European Union terrorist list, Members of the European Parliament urge, during the January Plenary in Strasbourg (pictured). Iran: all those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic…

Crimea: EU non-recognition policy

Brussels 18.01.2023 The European Union and Ukraine held in Brussels the tenth round of discussions at senior officials’ level on the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol on January 17. These discussions were launched in 2015 with the aim to coordinate efforts and have regular exchanges on the implementation of the EU’s non-recognition policy towards…

EU-NATO Joint Declaration

Brussels 10.01.2023 On 10 January 2023, the EU and NATO signed a Joint Declaration in Brussels.They condemned in the strongest possible terms Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and reiterated their unwavering support to the country. Russia's war against Ukraine has brought the EU and NATO closer together. With today's declaration, we want to take our cooperation…