News archive of January 2019
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
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.
Minister of Interior Carmen Dan on Thursday discussed with British Ambassador Andrew Noble about the latest developments regarding Brexit and also about aspects regarding police cooperation at bilateral level.
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.
Head of the European diplomacy Federica Mogherini requested on Thursday in Bucharest, after the informal meeting of the defence ministers of the EU, the release, as soon as possible, of the journalists arrested in Venezuela.
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.
Discussions carried out by the defence ministers in the 28 EU states at the informal meeting in Bucharest were fruitful, generating a positive exchange of opinions on topical security issues and topics related to the future of EU defence, Minister of Defence Gabriel Les stated on Thursday.
Istanbul's Taksim Square and the Bosphorus.