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EU says has no option but to engage with Taliban

The European Union has no choice but to talk to the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Brussels will try to coordinate with member governments to organise diplomatic presence in Kabul, the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.

EU mulls security, economic pacts with Afghanistan neighbors

The European Union (EU) says the block is seeking allies among Afghanistan’s neighbours, including Iran, in an effort to shore up support in the event the Taliban group becomes an unstable force.

EU to engage with Taliban without recognition of its government

The European Union (EU) laid out strict conditions under which it will engage with the Taliban but has drawn a line under recognizing a new government in Afghanistan.

EU Must Counter US Unilateralism: Iran’s President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the European Union, as an important player in the world arena, must play an appropriate role in countering US unilateralism.

UK Finally Leaves EU, Leaps into the Unknown

With little fanfare, the United Kingdom left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc.

The Costs of European Integration to White House

In one of his most recent statements, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the end of US and Western hegemony in the international system. The remarks come as the EU and Eurozone are also facing a severe crisis of leadership.

‘EU Justifications for Delaying SPV Not Acceptable’

A senior Iranian official has blamed the European Union for its repeated delays in implementing the long-awaited financial mechanism to keep trade ties with Iran in the face of the US sanctions.

Iran Denies Reports on EU Commissioner’s Visit to Tehran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the reports and speculations regarding the unexpected visit of a European Union official to Iran.

EU Renews Anti-Iran Sanctions over Human Rights Claims

The European Union has extended by another year sanctions against Iran over alleged claims of “human rights violations” despite the fledgling rapprochement between Tehran and the bloc since the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement.

Europe Votes to End Visa-Free Travel for Americas

The European Parliament (EP) has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.