A fragile EU unity amidst numerous crises? 

A fragile EU unity amidst numerous crises? 

The Middle East, Ukraine and the Sahel – the EU is confronted with numerous crises at once. The EU High Representative Josep Borrell, is thus calling for more unity and wants to heighten the EU’s ability to defend itself, if it wants to play a geopolitical role.

EU split over aid cuts for UNRWA

EU split over aid cuts for UNRWA

The EU is one of UNRWA’s top donors. Following Israeli allegations that some staff participated in Hamas’s October 7 attack, the EU announced to review its support. While some believe this to be an urgent measure, others warn of collective punishment of the Palestinian people. 

Europe in brief: Borrell defends EU support for Israel

Europe in brief: Borrell defends EU support for Israel

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU’s support for Israel has not harmed the bloc’s image in the Arab world. Slovenian Minister of Culture Asta Vrečko will call on all EU Ministers to sign the Ljubljana Manifesto on Reading at a Higher Level. The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize to Mahsa Amini.

Hamas attack prompts EU to review aid payments to Palestinian people

Hamas attack prompts EU to review aid payments to Palestinian people

The escalation of violence between Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas has prompted discussions in Brussels over aid programmes for the Palestinian people. The EU has strongly condemned the attack by Hamas on Israel but has sent out mixed messages over the future of its development aid to the Palestinians.