Politics of Europe
Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu on Monday will participate in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, where foreign affairs ministers of EU member states are set to discuss topical issues, such as combating disinformation, cooperation between EU - the League of Arab States/LAS and the relation between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations/ASEAN.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chair Devlet Bahçeli has said he supports a U.S. proposal to set up a security zone along the Turkish-Syrian border on condition that it would be established and protected by the Turkish military.
Police in Athens were on Thursday questioning a suspect in connection with threats issued against a politician who had publicly stated that they would back Greece's name accord with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
No details were released regarding the man's identity, though some local media suggested that he is 40 years old and belongs to the far-right.
Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos accused former party MPs of exchanging their support for the government in a no-confidence vote for their cabinet positions, during a speech in a parliamentary debate on the motion on Wednesday.
"They chose the ministerial position for a vote of confidence," he told lawmakers, adding he will vote against the government.
The Eastern Partnership represents a priority for Romania's Presidency at the Council of the European Union and there is hope of carrying out a ministerial meeting in April dedicated to the issues and, especially, to the prospects that the Eastern Partnership will have in the coming years, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu told Romanian journalists on Tuesday in Strasbourg, at t