Risk still there for Ukraine to become frozen conflict – OSCE chief

By |februar 19th, 2020|Donbas, enlargement, MSC2020, Munich security conference, News, Normandy format, OSCE, OSCE Minsk group, Russia, Thomas Greminger, Ukraine, Ukraine conflict, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Western Balkans|

Despite recent rapprochement between Ukraine and Russia, the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is still "miles away" and there is still a risk that the separatist regions could turn into another "frozen conflict", OSCE Secretary-General, Thom...

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New membership forms solve EU challenges

By |februar 13th, 2020|Balkans, enlargement, News|

Associate membership and other innovations could be used to break the log-jam and the EU's enlargement fatigue, giving the EU a chance to turn a “historic mistake” into a historic opportunity, writes Manfred Kohler.

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North Macedonia ratifies NATO accession protocol, but still waiting for Spain

By |februar 12th, 2020|enlargement, Nato, NATO accession protocoll, News, North Macedonia, Spain, Stevo Pendarovski, Western Balkans, Zoran Zaev|

North Macedonia's parliament unanimously ratified NATO's accession protocol on Tuesday (11 February),  taking Skopje a step closer to becoming the military alliance's 30th member in the coming weeks.

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(Yet) another ‘credible EU perspective’?

By |februar 11th, 2020|accession, enlargement, News, Western Balkans|

The European Commission’s new proposal for enhanced accession process of the Western Balkans is 'a small masterpiece of European compromise' that could foster momentum and reforms. But it still lacks details on funding and convergence and realistic target years, write Milena Lazarević, Sena Marić and Strahinja Subotić.

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Commission tries to breathe new life into EU enlargement

By |februar 5th, 2020|accession, Albania, enlargement, enlargement negotiations, EU enlargement, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Oliver Varhelyi, Serbia|

The new enlargement rules presented by the Commission on Wednesday (5 February) are supposed to inject credibility, predictability, dynamism and a political steer into the increasingly moribund process. "This is a geostrategic investment," promised Olivér Várhelyi, the Commissioner for enlargement.

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EU should stop ‘subsidising undermining democracy,’ warns NGO boss

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Article 7, enlargement, EU budget, human rights, Human Rights Watch, Hungary, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, trade, Turkey|

The EU should "stop subsidizing undermining democracy within the EU," Kenneth Roth,  Executive Director of Human Rights Watch told EURACTIV in an interview, arguing that the negotiations over the next 7-year budget will not just be about money but about fundamental rights.

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Global Europe Brief: EU’s leverage in Libya

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Davos, defence, Donald Trump, EMASOH, enlargement, EU-Mercosur, Josep Borrell, Kazakhstan, Libya, News, non-proliferation, Serbia, space policy, Strait of Hormuz, Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen, Venezuela, Wallonia|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.

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Czech FM: Visegrad countries will continue to promote EU enlargement

By |januar 21st, 2020|Albania, Article 7, Czechia, enlargement, EU foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Josep Borrell, News, North Macedonia, treaty change, V4, Visegrad 4, Western Balkans|

The Visegrad countries will need some time to close the ditches they have dug in recent years, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček told EURACTIV.cz in an interview. He also voiced doubts about the need for a reform of EU membership negotiations, demanded by France, saying the process is already reversible at any stage.

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‘Geopolitical’ Europe could struggle to take shape in troublesome 2020

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Eastern Partnership, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU foreign policy, EU-Africa relations, future eu, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Josep Borrell, Middle East, News, Russia, Turkey, United States, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the EU in 2020, the main theme will be how to assert itself on the world stage against China, the US and Russia, while upholding multilateralism and at least a semblance of global order.

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The Year in Review: Challenges and Choices of 2019

By |december 20th, 2019|5G, Article 50, Best of 2019, Brexit, Central Asia, China, Climate Change, commissioner hearings, copyright directive, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU budget, European Commission, European Green Deal, European Parliament, MFF, Nato, News, Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

It’s been a very busy European election year and most of us are heading for a well-deserved Christmas break. Meanwhile, if you do fire up your browser, here you can catch up on our 30 most read stories that made waves in 2019.

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