EU willing to maintain Iran nuclear deal, risking rift with the US

By |januar 11th, 2020|#jcpoa, Donald Trump, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Iran sanctions, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jens Stoltenberg, Josep Borrell, News, Soleimani, United States|

With the prospects of a potential US-Iran war fading, EU foreign minister during an emergency session on Friday (10 January), said they are willing to maintain the Iran nuclear deal as long as Tehran fulfils its commitments in order to achieve it.

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Iran ready to ‘stand down’ says Trump, urges greater NATO involvement in Middle East

By |januar 8th, 2020|Donald Trump, INSTEX, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Iran sanctions, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News, Soleimani, United States|

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (8 January) that Iran appeared ready to 'stand down' from further conflict with the US, stating that Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed any US troops stationed there.

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Europeans brace for fallout from Soleimani killing

By |januar 6th, 2020|#jcpoa, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jens Stoltenberg, Josep Borrell, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Nato, News, Soleimani, United States|

Fearing the fallout from the killing of Iran's General Soleimani, Europeans on Sunday (5 January) called to de-escalate the crisis which threatens to collapse the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and puts NATO's training mission in Iraq in jeopardy.

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Wind of change in Europe’s defence policy

By |december 26th, 2019|artificial intelligence, China, Defender2020, DG Defence Industry and Space, drones, European defence, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Jorge Domecq, Military Mobility, Nato, New START treaty, News, nuclear weapons, pesco, Russia|

As Europe struggles with financial and political obstacles besetting its joint defence policy efforts, and NATO faces internal rifts and an increasingly assertive Russia and China, here are six issues to watch in Europe's security and defence in 2020.

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Turkey continues to block NATO’s Eastern defence plans

By |december 10th, 2019|Eastern Flank, Jens Stoltenberg, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Nato, News, Poland, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey|

Ankara has not shifted from its intentions to block the final decisions related to updating NATO's defence plan of the Poland and the Baltic States. Meanwhile, Eastern European calls for assurances of alliance commitments become more vocal.

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With new focus on China, NATO patches up stormy summit

By |december 5th, 2019|5G, Boris Johnson, burdensharing, China, Donald Trump, Eastern Flank, Emmanuel Macron, Huawei, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|

NATO leaders wrapped up their acrimonious 70th-anniversary meeting in relative harmony on Wednesday (4 December), bridging a series of intense internal divisions and agreeing to focus more on the challenge of China's "growing international influence" a...

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NATO slams Turkey over Syria, lukewarm reactions to German ‘safe zone’ proposal

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany, Hulusi Akar, Jens Stoltenberg, Kurds, Mark Esper, Nato, News, safe zone, Syria, Turkey, United States, YPG|

NATO defence ministers on Thursday (24 October) denounced Turkey for its military incursion in Northeast Syria, but acknowledged there was little they could do to restrain their strategically important ally.

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Greece calls for more NATO ships to patrol Aegean Sea following Turkey’s Syria offensive

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Aegean Sea, Cyprus, Jens Stoltenberg, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Migration, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syria, Turkey|

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday (10 October) called on NATO to increase naval patrols in the Aegean Sea after a threat by Turkey to open Europe's doors to more than three million migrants.

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EU urges Turkey to halt Syria invasion, will not pay for ‘safe zone’

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Donald Trump, Federica Mogherini, humanitarian disaster, Jean-Claude Juncker, Jens Stoltenberg, Kurds, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syria war, Turkey|

The EU on Wednesday (9 October) demanded Turkey halt its military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria, telling Ankara the bloc would not pay for any so-called "safe zone" that might be created.

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NATO members discuss strategy in face of dying arms-control pact

By |junij 27th, 2019|INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Mark Esper, missile defence, Nato, News, Russia, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

NATO defence ministers met on Wednesday (26 June) to discuss strategies against the threat of new Russian missile systems, as the landmark nuclear arms control treaty against land-based nuclear warheads is due to collapse next month.

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