Sub Categories:/» Homepage/» WORLD/» EUROPE
Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
French President Francois Hollande dramatically announced Dec. 1 he would not seek re-election next April at the end of his five-year term as he bowed to historic low approval ratings.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 1 discussed negotiations between Ankara and Brussels on the migrant crisis, as well as the latest developments in the Cypriot peace process, Turkish presidential sources have stated.
The recent failed Cypriot peace talks in Switzerland’s resort town of Mont Pelerin was the most serious setback in the 19 months of negotiations to find a solution to the more than 40-year-old conflict on the eastern Mediterranean island, the United Nations said Nov. 28
A firm date for a five-party conference needs to be set in order to revive the peace talks and reach a peaceful solution on Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said
BELGRADE – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish consulate in the city of Prizren in Kosovo was attacked by unidentified assailants hurling Molotov cocktails early on Nov. 28, according to Kosovar authorities
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative bloc that she does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, a source told Reuters
Hardline reformist Francois Fillon scored a resounding win in France’s conservative primaries on Nov. 27, making him favorite to win a presidential election five months from now against the popular far-right and a deeply divided left.
A peaceful solution on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is within reach “with flexibility and creativity,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said before a visit to the island on Nov. 30.
Barçın Yinanç - BRUSSELS
EU capitals are likely to refrain from suspending membership talks since they could prove counterproductive, says a former EU envoy to Ankara. ‘The Turkish leadership will not listen. The EU message is currently inaudible,’ says Marc Pierini.
BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
Cyber attacks from Russia are now so common that Germany must learn to cope with them as part of daily life, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Nov. 29, after Europe’s top economy suffered its biggest hacking assault.
SOFIA - Agence France-Presse
A thousand migrants who clashed with police on Nov. 24 will be moved from Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp in Harmanli into former army barracks near the Turkish border before being expelled, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said.