Engine trouble: EU struggles to attune diplomacy in Brussels

By |februar 7th, 2019|China, Cyprus, EU migration pact, Federica Mogherini, Greece, Hungary, INF Treaty, Italy, Nato, News, QMV, Russia, Sanctions, South China Sea dispute, Venezuela|

The rise to power of anti-EU populists in some member states is making it harder for the European Union to agree common statements on fast-moving foreign crises, diplomats say, raising a threat to the bloc's prized "soft power" status.

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Commission unveils migrant ‘action plan’ for Italy

By |julij 5th, 2017|Asylum seekers, Austria, EU migrants, EU migration pact, Italy, News, Refugees|

The European Commission on Tuesday (4 July) unveiled a new plan to help Italy cope with a massive fresh influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, mostly Africans setting sail from Libya.

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Macron makes link between poor French economy and refugees

By |junij 23rd, 2017|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU migration pact, News, relocation, unemployment|

Emmanuel Macron said there was “no glory” in France's track record on refugees because it reflected the country's weak economy.

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Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit

By |april 12th, 2017|African Union, Ajay Bramdeo, Cotonou agreement, drought, Egypt, Ethiopia, EU emergency fund for Africa, EU migration pact, famine, Gabon, Gambia, Geert Laporte, Guenther Nooke, Libya, New Consensus on Development, News, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe|

Gunther Nooke, Angela Merkel’s representative to Africa, offered a gloomy prognosis of November's Africa-EU summit in Abidjan on Tuesday (11 April), saying trade between the continents was “almost irrelevant” and that the African Union required major “institutional reform".

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