Brussels-Capital Region

Türkiye working to meet EU criteria for visa exemption

Türkiye is making significant strides towards meeting the European Union's criteria for visa exemption, with 66 out of 72 requirements already fulfilled.

As negotiations resume, the country is now taking action to complete the remaining six criteria while maintaining its commitment to the "fight against terrorism," a crucial point of concern.

Ukrainians in trouble; Zelensky acknowledged: ''We have no ammunition''

He added that its delay allowed Russia to strengthen its defenses.
"We had plans to start in the spring. But we didn't, because, frankly, we didn't have enough ammunition and weapons and we don't have enough brigades that are adequately trained for these weapons, in addition, the training missions were held outside Ukraine," Zelensky said, the Brussels portal Politico reported.

Petkovic: Pristina wants no de-escalation, Brussels meeting just a show to it

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said on Friday the most recent meeting in Brussels had absolutely confirmed Pristina was not ready to head towards de-escalation and that going to Brussels was just a show to it.

Lajcak: Meeting with Vucic useful, urgent steps needed to de-escalate situation

BRUSSELS - The EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak said on Wednesday evening he had had a useful meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and that they had agreed that steps needed to be taken urgently to de-escalate the situation in the north of Kosovo-Metohija.