High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Anger Over EU's Gesture of Solidarity with Iran Following Raisi's Death

Condolences and an offer of assistance from the EU to locate the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi have stirred widespread anger, as reported by Politico. European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic announced in a message that the EU had activated the Copernicus Earth observation system to aid in the search for the aircraft.

Pisonero: We expect Serbia to implement recommendations from ODIHR report

BRUSSELS  - European Commission spokesperson Ana Pisonero said at a Brussels press briefing on Thursday the EC expected Serbia to implement "as rapidly as possible" recommendations from a report to be released by ODIHR and noted that it was ready to support Serbia to implement them.

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.

Borrell to Orban: Nobody is Forcing Hungary to be part of the European Union

"No one is forcing Hungary to be part of the European Union," said the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on Tuesday, October 25. Thus, the EU's top diplomat responded to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's words that The European Union is a "bad modern parody" of the USSR.

EU’s Borrell calls crisis meeting with Kosovo’s Kurti, Serbia’s Vucic

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called crisis talks with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for next week, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

"He invited both leaders for a 'crisis meeting' in Brussels next week," EU foreign affairs spokesperson Peter Stano said. "We will share more details at a later stage."