Foreign relations of the European Union

The European Commission has offered Ukraine accelerated accession to the European Union

The European Commission has proposed an accelerated path to Ukraine's accession to the European Union.

At a meeting between EC President Ursula von der Leyen and President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine received a special questionnaire as a step towards granting EU candidate status.

For the first time: EU bans the import of Coal and Vodka from Russia

The EU Council today adopted the fifth package of sanctions against Russia - the most severe so far. They were imposed because of the war against Ukraine.

For the first time, a ban has been imposed on the import of coal from Russia, as well as on the entry of Russian-flagged ships into EU ports. The ban also affects Russia's import of vodka from the EU.

Attention: Russia can exert influence on the Western Balkans

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said that the EU Council last night supported the adoption of aid packages for Ukrainian military forces, new sanctions against Russia, diplomatic engagement aimed at isolating Russia, measures to support Ukraine and the region and the fight against misinformation.

Politico: EU Sanctions against Russia will Take Effect Today

The EU sanctions proposed yesterday against Russia will be approved and will take effect this afternoon, Politico reported. The package was announced yesterday by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

Josep Borrell: The EU will Impose Sanctions on Russia today

Brexit, pandemic show cooperation is only way forward: EC chief in Slovakia

The need to work closely in health care and medicine was the major takeaway for the EU from COVID-19. "I remember very well when we started in the [European] Commission to gather data about rare diseases or cancer. It took months and months of negotiations with member states to allow the Commission to collect the data because medical issues are not in the EU's remit," Šucha says.

Swiss call for ’calm and creativity’ to fix EU ties

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis called on Feb. 6 for "calm and creativity" to fix Switzerland's thorny relations with the European Union.

Ties between Brussels and Bern have been strained since non-EU member Switzerland suddenly decided in May 2021 to end years of discussion towards a broad cooperation agreement with the bloc.

Bulgaria: From Today Changes in the List of Countries falling into the Red Zone

As of today, 20 January, citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia, and members of their families arriving from a Member State of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Republic of North Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, and Serbia are a

Op-ed: Sanchez’s unethical arms deal, Turkey, and the EU

Spain is arming Turkey. It is all the more curious when one considers that Spain is a member of the MED-9 group of Mediterranean countries that is working more closely with Greece, and it is certainly unacceptable.

During a visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Ankara, the reinforcement of the defence cooperation between the two countries was announced.

Britain, France fail to resolve fish row, agree more talks

Britain and France on Nov. 4 failed to resolve a row on fishing rights that has threatened to turn into a post-Brexit trade war but vowed to press on with efforts to find a solution through dialogue.

Brexit Minister David Frost met French Europe Minister Clement Beaune in Paris and both sides emphasized the two would speak again early next week.