European women have gone to join jihadist groups in the Middle East in greater numbers than previously thought, with their children at risk of becoming “the next generation of foreign terrorist”.
MEPs criticised the harsh crackdown in Turkey after last week's failed coup, and warned that Ankara must not go down the road towards an authoritarian regime, in an extraordinary meeting of the EP's foreign affairs committee.
The decision to open two more “chapters” in Serbia accession talks shows that EU enlargement policy is alive and well despite Brexit, the EU has said.
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- EU rejects Polish bill on judicial reform
- Turkey targets journalists in crackdown over failed coup
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Secretary of state John Kerry will give speeches in the coming months to "help people to understand exactly the positive side" of the EU-US free trade talks.
Foreign ministers meeting after last week attack in Nice aired strategic ideas rather than specific initiatives.
EU and US diplomacy chiefs have called for respect for the rule of law and warned against a wider crackdown and the introduction of the death penalty.
France, Germany, EU have told Turkey that its EU entry bid would grind to a halt if it executed the alleged coup leaders.
EU ministers and officials have urged Turkey’s leader to respect the law in his handling of an apparent coup, amid fears his crackdown could "destroy" EU relations.
Thousands of Turkish military personnel and judges have been arrested, while president Erdogan accused US-exiled cleric Gulen of trying to topple him.
The EU and US have urged Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to show restraint after a failed coup d’etat led to military clashes and dozens of deaths in Ankara and Istanbul.
Nato and Russia agree to new safety measures on Baltic military manoeuvres, but disagree on everything else at a relatively rare meeting in Brussels.
European donors should encourage Lebanon to revise policies keeping children out of school and to increase resettlement of Syrian refugees from Lebanon.
Nato warships and, potentially, drones are to help the EU control migrant flows across the Mediterranean in what critics have called the “militarisation of a humanitarian crisis”.
Nato's weekend summit was "not so pleasant” for “Mr Putin”, Lithuania said, but the event also exposed Poland's bitter divisions.
The UK will continue to play a role in EU foreign policy after it leaves, but will “make the most” of Nato and bilateral ties to pursue national interests, Cameron has said.
Canada, Germany, the UK and the US to take the lead in defending Europe from potential Russian aggression. France to also send troops, despite saying Russia is its "partner".
Warsaw city centre is closed to traffic, while police sirens wail back and forth and helicopters criss-cross the sky ahead of a Nato summit on how to deter Russian aggression.
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With the UK out, the EU will lose an important contributor to its security and defence policy, but also one of the member states that blocked the most progress in this policy area.
Some 65 groups accuse the EU commission of ignoring EU parliament recommendations in its free trade talks with the United States.
The EU commission proposes to start financing militaries to help "partner countries in their development" as part of a larger policiy to stop migration to Europe.
Nato chief said Brexit will make no difference to the UK’s role in Nato. But nasty EU exit talks could curtail UK aid for EU-level missions.
Brexit is part of EU "ups and downs", Moldova's foreign minister writes. "The benefits of being part of the EU family remain very clear to us".
Rutte said changing the text or not ratifying it at all were two options after Dutch people voted against it in a referendum. Treaty would likely survive in another form.
Sanctions will be extended for six months, amid questions on the long-term implications of Brexit for EU foreign policy.
France, Sweden and the UK have delayed EU formalities on extending Russia economic sanctions but agreed to the decision in principle.
The two countries vows to protect their minorities and define their border
EU ambassadors still planning to roll over Russia sanctions on Tuesday morning, but France wants broader Russia debate at the EU summit.
The European Commission has indicated that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could face similar legal hurdles to South Stream, a defunct Russian project.
Presence of Italian PM, EU Commission head and dozens of European CEOs at business forum in Russia despite US warning shows Western blockade is dissolving, Russian media said.