Israeli foreign minister slams EU’s Borrell over Iran outreach

Israeli foreign minister slams EU’s Borrell over Iran outreach

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has attacked EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell over a visit to Tehran aimed at relaunching negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel has long rejected and tried to undermine in any way it could. As a courtesy, Borrell reached out to Lapid ahead of his visit to Tehran, … Read more

European Union scrambles to patch up relations at Africa summit

European Union scrambles to patch up relations at Africa summit

Press play to listen to this article It is not easy to pinpoint the nadir of the EU’s great pivot to Africa. The shift in Europe’s focus was trumped with great fanfare by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel at the start of their mandates in December 2019. But the … Read more

EU offers more talks, pushes de-escalation in letter to Russia

EU offers more talks, pushes de-escalation in letter to Russia

The EU is ready to continue formal talks about Russia’s massive troop build-up along the Ukrainian border, the bloc said in a letter for Moscow, calling once again on the Kremlin to pull back its military. The letter, a draft of which was seen by POLITICO, represents the EU’s collective response to a recent memo … Read more