European Union


  • Erdogan Today 09:00

    By Fadi Hakura

    Erdogan will regret alienating Angela Merkel

    Over the past few months, relations between Turkey and Germany have become increasingly fraught.

  • iran EU Yesterday 10:12

    EU statement on July 21 meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission

    A meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) took place on 21 July 2017 in Vienna. This was the 6th meeting of the Joint Commission since JCPOA Implementation Day. Under the terms of the JCPOA, the Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the nuclear deal.

  • migrant 2017-07-11 08:15

    Italy's migrant crisis is Europe's problem

    -The refugee emergency calls for a common European fund.

  • iran EU 2017-07-09 20:15

    By Ali Kushki and M.A.saki

    Iran-EU economies complementary, ties speeding up: Foreign Ministry 

    Exclusive – Iran and the European Union can make good trade partners as their economics are “complementary”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says. 

  • Evidence submitted to UN proves Iranian diplomats were abducted in 1982: ambassador 2017-07-08 20:41

    Evidence submitted to UN proves Iranian diplomats were abducted in 1982: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali has said that Iran had presented to the UN documents proving that Iranian diplomats were abducted in northern Lebanon in July 1982.

  • Turkey 2017-06-28 03:08

    By Cengiz Çandar

    New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

    Once again, Turkey and the European Union appear destined for a head-on collision in their relations, one that looks very difficult, if not impossible, to avert.

  • Russai Sanctions 2017-06-21 04:26

    by Leonid Bershidsky

    The U.S. sanctions Russia, Europe says 'Ouch!'

    The U.S. sanctions Russia, Europe says 'Ouch

  • Kofi Anan 2017-06-21 02:25

    By Kofi Annan

    Why are only poor countries taking refugees?

    It has now been almost two years since the world was confronted with the harrowing image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach.

  • Iranian foreign minister discusses Qatar row with EU’s Mogherini 2017-06-06 18:58

    Iranian foreign minister discusses Qatar row with EU’s Mogherini

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talked on the phone late on Monday with EU foreign policy chief Feredrica Mogerini discussing the emerging conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

  • Afghan refugees 2017-05-30 11:05

    Iran to receive €10m in humanitarian funding from EU

    TEHRAN — The European Commission has offered €10 million in humanitarian funding to help Iran complement efforts to provide for the basic needs of Afghan refugees and their families, with emphasis on education of children, protection, food, water, health and sanitation.

  • U.S.-Germany 2017-05-30 02:33

    By Anne Applebaum

    For the U.S.-European alliance, everything has changed

    For more than four months, the White House has confirmed no European ambassadors, filled no high-level diplomatic jobs and given no indication that it ever will.

  • Turkey 2017-05-29 03:15

    By Simon A Waldman

    Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey

    Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at last week’s NATO summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (ISIL) coalition.

  • 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.