Josep Borrell

EU urges expedited integration, calls on Belgrade and Pristina to implement agreements

BRUSSELS - In a new draft declaration on preparations for a December 13 EU-Western Balkans summit, the EU calls for expediting the Western Balkans' accession to the bloc and urges Belgrade and Pristina to make swift progress on normalisation of relations and implement reached agreements without further delay or preconditions, including an agreement on the path to normalisation of relations and

Gaza War: Hell in Khan Younis

Israeli troops are fighting the radical Palestinian movement "Hamas" in the heart of the largest city in the southern part of Gaza - Khan Younis. At the same time, thousands of displaced civilians sought shelter near Egypt and in the enclave's desolate coastal area. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of an "imminent total breakdown of law and order" in Gaza.

EU chief warns China on trade gap ahead of summit

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen warned Tuesday, ahead of an annual EU-China summit, that Europe won't tolerate its soaring trade imbalance with China forever.

While the president of the European Commission stressed that EU states would prefer negotiations to a trade war she left an implied threat of protectionist measures on the table.

NATO session scheduled; Western Balkans on the agenda

The focus of the meeting will be the Russian war against Ukraine and the war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said before the meeting that the heads of diplomacy of the member countries will discuss the possibility of a permanent increase in the number of members of the KFOR mission in Kosovo.

Representatives of European and Arab countries meet in Barcelona

Delegations from European Union member states and Middle Eastern and north African countries are meeting yesterday in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss the crisis in Gaza, where a fragile pause in fighting is set to expire.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan also attended in meeting.

Bulgaria Positioned to Boost Ammo Production Amid EU Demand

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Todor Tagarev, has highlighted the country's potential as a significant ammunition producer relative to its population and economic stature. Foreseeing an extended conflict in Ukraine, Tagarev anticipates a growing demand for military stockpiles across EU nations, presenting a lucrative opportunity for Bulgaria's defense industry.