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EU says needs to invest 500bn Euros in defense in a decade

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has stated the European Union needs to invest 500 billion euros ($535 billion) in defense in the next ten years.

3 European countries announce formal recognition of Palestinian state

The establishment of a Palestinian state is “the only route to peace” in the Middle East, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has stated as his country announced formal recognition of an independent Palestinian state, alongside Norway and Ireland.

EU says bloc’s credibility at risk over Israeli disregard of ICJ orders

EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has stated that the bloc is endangered by the Israeli disregard for orders issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stop military operations in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

France warns EU is in serious danger

The European Union is facing a record number of “external and internal enemies”, who pose an existential threat to the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned, doubling down on a warning he’d given earlier, that “our Europe” could end up dying.

EU’s Borrell says member states have to nab Netanyahu if ICC issues arrest warrent

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has stated that if the International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for top Israeli officials over their alleged war crimes in Gaza, all EU member states will be legally forced to oblige.

EU member states considering jointly recognizing Palestinian state in coming weeks

Several member states of the European Union are considering to jointly recognize the state of Palestine on May 21, Public broadcaster RTE reported Wednesday.

EU deplores Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of land in West Bank

The European Union on Sunday condemned the Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

EU slams new Israeli settlement plans in West Bank as ‘Inflammatory, dangerous’

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has raised concern over Israel's announced plans to construct 3,300 new housing units in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank.

Survey finds 10% of Europeans believe Ukraine can still defeat Russia

Support for Ukraine among Europeans remains broad, but nearly two years after the Russian full-scale invasion barely 10% now believe it can defeat Russia, according to an EU-wide poll – with some form of “compromise settlement” seen as the most likely end point.

EU launches Red Sea naval mission to protect shipping from Houthi strikes

The European Union has started a naval mission to protect cargo ships in the Red Sea from attacks by Yemen’s Houthi fighters. The Houthis say, in consolidation with the Palestinians, they will target Israeli-bound vessels off the Red Sea.

26 EU members warn against Israel’s military action in Rafah, Gaza

Nearly all member states of the European Union have warned Israel against going ahead with its planned ground offensive in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, which is packed with Palestinian refugees.

EU calls for ‘international investigation’ into Russian opposition activist’s death

Moscow must allow an international investigation into the death of opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny, EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell has stated.

Ireland, Spain call for review of EU-Israel agreement over Gaza war

The prime ministers of Ireland and Spain have implored EU leaders to take action over the “deteriorating” situation in the Gaza Strip, demanding an immediate assessment of whether Israel is complying with human rights obligations that are stipulated in a trade deal with the bloc.

EU mulls launching naval mission in the Red Sea in less than a month

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has stated he expects the bloc’s foreign ministers to sign off on a naval mission protecting shipping lanes in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden when they meet on 19 February.

EU agrees on naval mission in Red Sea against Yemen

Foreign ministers of the European Union have reached a tentative deal to start a naval mission in the Red Sea, EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell has announced, after a ministerial meeting in Brussels.

EU adds Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar to terrorist list

The European Union has added Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar to its “terrorist” sanctions blacklist over the October 7 attacks on Israel.

EU seeking sanctions on violent Israeli settlers in WB

The European Union’s top diplomat has stressed he will propose sanctions on Jewish settlers who are violent against Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

EU approves start of Ukraine membership negotiations

The European Commission has recommended launching membership talks with Ukraine and Moldova once the two countries have concluded reforms required by the bloc.

EU opposes total siege of Gaza: Borrell

The European Union foreign ministers have urged Israel not to cut "water, food, or electricity" to Gaza and called for humanitarian corridors for those trying to flee the territory, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has stated.

EU says not to suspend aid payments to Palestinians

The European Union will not suspend aid payments to the Palestinian Authority, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has stated, contradicting an earlier announcement by Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.

Erdogan says Turkey never needed help, support from EU

Ankara has never needed help or support from the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive wide-ranging interview with US media.

Turkey says could ‘part ways’ with EU if necessary

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Ankara could abandon its long-running EU membership process in response to a report from Brussels condemning Turkey’s “downward spiral in terms of human rights.”

Iran: Europe decision on JCPOA commitments illegal, retaliatory measure to come 

Iran says a decision by the European Union and three European countries of the UK, France and Germany, not to abide by their commitments under the nuclear deal, (JCPOA), is illegal and that Tehran will respond appropriately to the “provocative act.”

US, EU to warn UAE against trading with Russia: Report

The US, the UK and the European Union are making a new push to convince the United Arab Emirates to stop the flow of goods to Russia that could help it in the war against Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.

EU’s Borrell censures Quran sacrilege amid growing Muslim outrage

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has condemned the recent desecration of the Holy Quran in some European states as "disrespectful", calling for mutual understanding and respect.

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