EU pushing for new sanctions against Iran

EU pushing for new sanctions against Iran

On Monday, EU foreign and defence affairs ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss assistance for Ukraine and further sanctions on Iran in light of both its recent strike on Israel and its support of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

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.