European Union

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  • Iran-Italy trade 2017-05-20 10:27

    Italy top EU trade partner of Iran in 2017 Q1

    TEHRAN- Italy was the first trade partner of Iran among the European Union member states, during the first three months of 2017, European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat announced.

  • France 2017-05-13 05:50

    By Alan Philps

    After the French vote, all eyes are on Germany

    It is no surprise that a publisher has announced that an instant biography of Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old who will be inaugurated as president of France on Sunday, will have the title The French Exception. That France is unique – in its historic contribution to world politics, culture and of course cuisine – is a well-worn theme, most forcefully expressed in the words of the poet Victor Hugo, “France, without you the world would be alone”.

  • EU backs full implementation of nuclear deal: Mogherini 2017-05-10 19:55

    EU backs full implementation of nuclear deal: Mogherini

    TEHRAN – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU will stand by the Iran nuclear agreement, describing the deal as a “milestone” belonging to the entire international community.

  • Turkey 2017-05-06 15:54

    By Semih Idiz

    Post-referendum, what’s next for Turkey’s EU bid?

    Turkish-EU ties appeared set on a collision course before the April 16 referendum that aimed to increase the powers of the Turkish presidency by switching Turkey to a presidential system of government and, by extension, increasing the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • France 2017-05-06 09:20

    In France, a stark debate and a stark choice

    t was the most brutal French presidential debate anyone could remember, two and a half hours of interruptions, insults, sarcasm and invective between the 48-year-old, far-right populist Marine Le Pen and the 39-year-old, centrist upstart Emmanuel Macron.

  • Macron 2017-05-03 04:12

    By Patrick Wintour

    What would Macron as France's leader mean for Europe?

    A presidential win could offer a last chance for liberal reform of Europe but may prove bad news for Britain’s Brexit trade hopes

  • Joschka Fischer 2017-05-02 09:13

    By Joschka Fischer

    The French election and Europe’s future

    A lot can happen between now and the second round of the French presidential election on May 7, so it is still too early to celebrate.

  • EU courting Rouhani administration ahead of vote: report 2017-04-30 21:19

    EU courting Rouhani administration ahead of vote: report

    TEHRAN – The European Union is courting Tehran by underlining its firm commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, intending to bolster moderates ahead of presidential elections, Reuters reported.

  • Nice attack 2017-04-30 02:10

    By Oscar Lopez

    Will terror-stricken Nice turn to Marine Le Pen for president?

    Marine Le Pen chose a pointed location for the first rally since the first round of France’s presidential election: Nice, where a Tunisian-born man killed 86 people last year by driving a truck into beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

  • salehi 2017-04-29 20:14

    By Ali Kushki 

    Iran says discussing 5-year nuclear cooperation with EU 

    TEHRAN – Iran and the European Union are discussing a five-year plan for cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy which will be funded by the bloc, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s nuclear chief, said on Saturday. 

  • climate change 2017-04-29 18:34

    Tehran to host Iran-EU climate change seminar

    TEHRAN — Iran and the European Union will hold a seminar on climate change and global warming here on Sunday.

  • May 2017-04-22 03:37

    There’s a lot riding on Britain’s snap elections

    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain’s exit from the European Union will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum last year.

  • Turkey 2017-04-21 04:49

    By  Markus Becker

    It's time to break off EU membership talks with Turkey

    With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.

  • iran EU 2017-04-18 18:17

    By Ali Kushki

    EU, Iran sign nuclear safety deal, one more in coming weeks

    TEHRAN – Iran and the European Commission have signed a €2.5-million project for nuclear safety cooperation, the first ever under the framework of a 2015 international nuclear deal, saying that a second one will be finalized in the coming weeks, the EU official website said on April 18.  

  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • Libya 2017-04-16 08:45

    Another degree of suffering in Libya

    Libya has become a vortex of human suffering, sucking in thousands of desperate migrants.

  • Iran denounces extension of EU human rights sanctions 2017-04-12 20:41

    Iran denounces extension of EU human rights sanctions

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned a recent decision by the European Union (EU) to extend its anti-Tehran sanctions that were in place over human rights situation in the Islamic Republic.

  • France 2017-04-12 08:45

    The French election: Change is the only certainty

    In less than two weeks’ time, France will go to the polls.

  • May- Merkel 2017-04-10 23:40

    By Martin Kettle

    Forget the waffle of ‘global’ Britain – and learn to hug Germany close

    At the end of last week I sat in the spacious and splendidly restored country home of a former prime minister of Prussia, some 50 kilometers from the German-Polish border, and listened to two speeches in English. The first was given by Philip Hammond. The second, a couple of hours later, was given by Boris Johnson. Both professed undying friendship, respect and regard for Germany. Johnson even paraded a hitherto concealed family connection with the city of Stuttgart.

  • Erdogan 2017-04-10 02:39

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country

    In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots

  • EU 2017-04-09 03:28

    By John Lloyd

    There’s still hope for the established political parties of Europe

    The political center of Europe might hold after all.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2017-04-06 02:01

    The quality that may sway France’s election

    The leading presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, is admired for his listening skills, a trait that young French voters cite as the most important leadership quality.

  •  Gibraltar 2017-04-04 05:08

    By Sean O’Grady

    Battle with Spain over Gibraltar shows many still live in the great shadow of British empire

    In the case of Gibraltar, that could be very heavy indeed. OK, the proposed Spanish veto on a Brexit deal if they don’t get concessions on Gibraltar could be a grand bluff, but no one should be in any doubt about how much this outcrop of British imperialism is resented by the heirs of Spanish imperialism.

  • iraq 2017-04-03 08:33

    By Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mosul civilian casualty disaster is sign of an even bigger problem

    The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-03-30 13:51

    Iran could make reliable partner for EU: Tehran

    TEHRAN - The Islamic Republic of Iran is able to make a most reliable partner for the European Union in the Middle East region, its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

  • اردوغان 2017-03-27 02:40

    Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum for EU accession

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a second referendum may be held after the April constitutional reforms vote over the continuing of EU accession talks.

  • German election 2017-03-08 15:36

    Seyed Mohammad Hashemi

    Germany’s September poll overshadowed by Trump, populism 

    CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his GPS program said in February that “a senior European leader who attended the Munich Security Conference last week (17-19 Feb.) observed that despite some reassuring words from senior American officials, many of us are convinced that the White House is trying to elect Le Pen in France and defeat Merkel in Germany. And there is heavy talk Stephen Bannon about weakening the European Union and destroying the established order.” 

  • Mogherini-Tillerson 2017-03-08 04:14

    By Uri Savir

    What EU’s Mogherini, Tillerson agreed on

    The European Union finds itself at a crossroads, as important changes are taking place both inside and outside of Europe. And the outcome of this crossroads will undoubtedly affect many regions in the world, including the Middle East.

  • Europe 2017-03-07 01:46

    By MAX FISHER

    Fearing U.S. withdrawal, Europe considers its own nuclear deterrent

    An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.

  • refugee 2017-03-03 04:54

    By Jorge Moreira da Silva

    How poor countries foot the refugee bill

    The Syrian refugee crisis has focused attention on the need to improve management of refugee flows during times of crisis.