The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council has approved measures against Turkey in response to its plans for illegal hydrocarbons drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, confirming the 12 July decision of the Council's Permanent Representatives and the conclusions of the 20 June EU summit.
Federica Mogherini's successor, Josep Borrell, will face with the open issues of Iran, Venezuela, China and relations with USA.
"Spanish veteran will face with numerous challenges, starting from Venezuela to the Balkans, in times of EU fading impact", FT reports, adding that tensions between Belgrade and Pristina are rising, despite EU mediation.
In the capacity of Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Borrell publicly opposed Kosovo independence.
This daily recalls that in the last two mandates, the person who took up the intermediary role in the dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina was exactly the person in charge o EU foreign policy.
Borrell would in this capacity replace Federica Mogherini.
The talks on the allocation of senior posts in the European Union are being renewed, writes NOVA TV.
In two consecutive days, negotiations in Brussels failed. The 28 Heads of State and Government can not choose who will be at the head of the European Commission and with what posts those who compromise will be compensated.
Frans Timmermans is likely to be the new president of the European Commission, writes NOVA TV.
Unconfirmed information Kristalina Georgieva will head the European Council, and Frans Timmermans will be elected President of the European Commission. Diplomats say an agreement on the people who will take up these posts has already been reached at the Brussels summit.
Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les reiterated the importance of allied unity and indivisibility "as fundamental prerequisites in building the coherent response to the current challenges," at the meeting of the ministers of defence from NATO member states, held in Brussels.