Non-binding text was adopted by a small number of MPs against the will of the government, but reflects the mood in right-wing circles.
Russian TV, blacklisted officials, and lobbyists used the EU parliament on Wednesday to hurl accusations at a deceased Russian lawyer and to attack the EU.
Manfred Weber, leader of the conservative MEP bloc, urges the EU to ensure it can suspend visa-waiver schemes, as the commission moves closer to recommending visa-free travel for Turkey.
News in Brief
- Netherlands funds €1.3mn Russian media project
- Fake euros network dismantled in Bulgaria
- Inflation negative in eurozone in April
- EU economy registers 0.5% growth in first quarter
- Eurovision says No to Kosovo, Palestine, IS flags
- EU to decide on future of tobacco agreement 'soon'
- Russia blames Sweden for frosty relations
- UN chief warns of 'growing xenophobia' in Europe
The Magnitsky affair was a massive lie foisted on EU and US institutions, a Russian film-maker has said in a film to be screened at the EU parliament.
Leaders of France, Germany, Italy, UK and US agree to uphold Russia sanctions unless it stops the war in Ukraine, the US says. US also ready to help EU stop migrants from Libya.
US president Barack Obama said the world “needs a strong and prosperous and democratic and united Europe” and praised German chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming refugees.
The Macedonia crisis showed what happens when EU pupils turn autocrats. The elections in Serbia do not rule out the same scenario for the Serb PM.
The EU must take action against Israel's systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and structures, many of them funded by the EU.
The deal signed by the European Commission despite reports of violation of human rights and an EU Ombusdman warning should include a suspension clause if the situation persists.
Turkey says it will pass legislation needed to plug legal gaps in its migrant swap deal with the EU.
Bulgaria and Romania want the EU to impose visas on US nationals. It probably won’t happen. But EU officials’ attempts to “wiggle” out of it haven’t gone down well.
Turkey's EU embassy has called for legal action against a Dutch comic for insulting its president, lifting a dispute on free speech, which began in Germany, to a European level.
Turkey arrests a Dutch journalist and complains over plans to commemorate an Ottoman genocide in Germany and Sweden after urging legal action against European comedians.
Europe is now on Syria's front line. If it wants America's help, it must take the lead on halting Assad's mass murder of civilians - the main reason behind the refugee exodus.
EU Council head Tusk said that until the EU regains control of its own borders, countries such as Turkey will be "tempted" to try to extort political concessions.
A Dutch court has overturned a $50 billion award against Russia over its break up of oil firm Yukos, prompting former CEO to accuse judges of playing politics.
Dutch PM Rutte risks looking like he ignored wishes of Dutch voters if he endorses EU commission proposal for dropping visas for Ukrainian nationals.
- Digitising European Industry
- Parliament Gets Tough on Control EU Bank's Funds
- Syria: Aleppo on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster
- World Day For Health and Safety at Work: Public Sector Workers in The Focus
- Basque Peace Process-Arnaldo Otegi Visits the European Parliament
- China Pays Price of Western Lifestyle With Soaring Childhood Obesity
- The Existence of a State is a Question of Fact, Not a Question of Law
- Join Us at The Event: Prospects For EU Enlargement After 2019
- Syria: Aid for Over 120,000 People Arrives in Besieged Town Near Homs
- Highway to Hell: European Money Fuelling Controversial Infrastructure Projects
- Responds To Reported €300 Million McDonald’s Tax Bill in France
- Academics and Privacy Groups Ask Obama to Reject Anti-encryption Law
- EU fiscal rules, migrants and Belgium's trick
- EU should call out Bangladesh on workers' rights
- Kosovo: Living in a ghetto on the EU fringe
- War crimes law poisons Serbia accession talks
- Italy and Austria try to calm tensions on Alpine pass
- French MPs call to lift Russia sanctions
- EU sides with embattled Greek PM in bailout talks
- Former EU commissioners to testify in emissions probe
The EU commission suggested it could propose visa-free travel for Turkish citizens on 4 May, if all requirements are met. Member states pledged to accelerate the procedure, but reservations remain.
The EU is to make plans for posting security experts to Libya and for moving warships into Libyan waters following initial talks with the country’s new government.
Ukraine has said that the Kremlin is ready to free Nadiya Savchenko, a captured pilot, in a symbolic exchange that could be tied to EU sanctions on Russia.
EU and Turkish leaders say their migrant deal is working, but the agreement could still unravel over visa waivers for Turkish citizens.
US and Germany have said that Nato will not build new bases in Poland, citing tactical and political reasons. Germany is open to "dialogue" with Russia.
Fear of Russia saw easterly EU states post some of the sharpest increases in arms spending in the world last year, according to Swedish think tank Sipri.
The European Commission will next week hold “political” talks on how to deal with a legal deadline for imposing visas on US and Canadian nationals.
Last week, Croatia vetoed Serbia's attempts to start EU accession talks. It comes at a bad time for Serbia's pro-EU leaders and for regional stability.
The farce of the Dutch vote on Ukraine could become a geopolitical drama. So what are the ways out for The Netherlands, the EU, and Ukraine?
Azerbaijan and Armenia on Tuesday agreed to stop firing at each other after a four-day war that highlighted the fragility of Europe’s Caucasus region.
People from Cyprus, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia still need a visa to enter the US, prompting EU annoyance and reports of potential action against US travellers to Europe.
Dutch vote was "psychological blow" to Ukraine, but Kiev has said it will press on with pro-EU reforms because it's the right thing for the country.
The EU has accepted that Russia has a say on Ukraine's future. If it had been more honest and clear-sighted from the start, Ukraine might have suffered less.
Greece returned 202 migrants to Turkey on Monday. The EU has pledged that everyone's rights will be respected. But the UN says Monday's returns might have involved 13 violations.