The European Commission said on Wednesday that draft budgets for next year prepared by the French and Italian governments were at risk of violating European Union fiscal rules as they could miss their debt and deficit reduction targets.
After months of contentious negotiations, the governing board of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s lending arm, voted to convert itself into a ‘climate bank’ — delivering a major policy promise of incoming EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a veiled threat suggesting Turkey could release the Daesh terrorist inmates it holds and send them to Europe, due to anger at an EU decision to slap sanctions on Ankara over its drilling for natural gas in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says despite all difficulties, the bloc's foreign ministers have once again reaffirmed their support for the full implementation of a nuclear deal Iran clinched with major world powers in 2015.
We are told that senior personnel inside the EU's executive arm, the European Commission, are anxiously awaiting an assessment from the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding Tehran's compliance or otherwise with the terms of the Iran nuclear deal. We've been talking to an EU spokesperson about moves by Tehran to again reduce commitments it made under the landmark agreement in response to the actions and failures of others.
The European Union and signatories to a 2015 deal on the Iranian nuclear program have reacted to Tehran’s decision to take a fourth step in scaling back its commitments under the agreement in reciprocation for Washington’s withdrawal.
The European Union has called on Israeli authorities to put an end to their illegal settlement expansion activities in the occupies West Bank, as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with land expropriation and settlement construction policies in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.