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.
By Markus Becker
With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.
By Ali Kushki
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.
By Frida Ghitis
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 has become a vortex of human suffering, sucking in thousands of desperate migrants.
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.
In less than two weeks’ time, France will go to the polls.
By Martin Kettle
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.
By Patrick Cockburn
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
By John Lloyd
The political center of Europe might hold after all.
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.
By Sean O’Grady
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.
By Mary Ellen O'Connell
The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people.
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.
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.
Seyed Mohammad Hashemi
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.”
By Uri Savir
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.
By MAX FISHER
An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.
By Jorge Moreira da Silva
The Syrian refugee crisis has focused attention on the need to improve management of refugee flows during times of crisis.
TEHRAN – The EU and Iran started a high-level seminar on “international Nuclear Cooperation: Expectations and Responsibilities” in Brussels on Tuesday. The conference will end on Wednesday.
By Katya Bohdan
The future of Europe, it seems, has always been a compelling topic to discuss, amongst the most diverse circles of society. Shifts in political power, the surge in nationalism, EU-skepticism, Donald Trump’s unforeseen win of U.S. presidency – all contribute to a growing disillusionment with the future of a stable and prosperous Europe.
The UN atomic watchdog issued a report on Friday confirming that Iran is complying with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear deal.
TEHRAN – The European Union (EU) and the United Nations’ nuclear agency have reaffirmed their support for the Iran nuclear deal.
Swedish PM says Stockholm values ties with Iran
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday said on Saturday that there is a good opportunity for Iran and the European Union to expand economic ties.
An unworkable economic plan is mixed with unvarnished xenophobia
By Klaus Brinkbäumer
There are times in life that really do count. Times when a person's character is revealed, when the important is separated from the unimportant.
By Patrick Wintour
Ted Malloch, the man currently running an expensive media campaign to persuade Donald Trump to nominate him as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, knows that if he succeeds, it will be taken as a signal that Trump is willing to use his presidency to destroy the EU.
Hundreds of thousands of Romanians protested over a government move to quell investigations of corruption. Having made so much progress against graft, they took a stand for clean governance.
By Uri Friedman
The new administration has called into question “the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” Tusk says.
TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takhtravanchi has said that relations between Iran and the European Union states are increasing, ISNA reported on Monday.