News archive of January 2019

#Romania2019.eu/EC Vice-President Mogherini says cooperation progresses in several initiatives of European defence area

The cooperation in several initiatives of the European defence area is progressing, as it is the case of the PESCO (the Permanent Structured Cooperation in the area of security and defence policy) and the EDF (the European Defence Fund), EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated on Thursday after the informal meeting of the defence ministers of the

China calls for harmony as it welcomes Qatar emir amid Gulf dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a return to "unity and harmony" on Jan. 31 as he welcomed gas-rich Qatar's emir to Beijing, amid a festering dispute that has seen some Arab states lead by Saudi Arabia severing relations with Doha.

EU parliament recognizes Guaido as Venezuelan interim president

The European Parliament recognized Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as the de-facto head of state on Thursday, a symbolic step that lawmakers said was designed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

EU lawmakers voted in a non-binding resolution to recognize Guaido as interim leader and called on all EU governments to follow suit.

Parliament to ratify FYROM's NATO accession protocol 'in coming days'

Greek Parliament will ratify the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's NATO accession protocol under its new name "in the coming days," government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Thursday, during a regular press briefing.

Turkish developers create 56 games in 2 days

The Ankara-based Animation Technologies and Game Development Center (ATOM) of the prestigious Middle East Technical University's (ODTÜ) Techno Park hosted 250 game developers between Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 as part of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) marathon's annual event.

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