Iran

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

EU to activate law that bans European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran.

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

Middle East

Iran will not compromise on self-defence capability

Tehran insists it has the right to self-defence and an independent foreign policy.

Iran

Analysis: What's next for Iran?

Iranian leaders under increasing pressure to ensure the economy does not relapse following Trump's Iran deal withdrawal.

Analysis: What's next for Iran?

European Union

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

Biggest coal company wants more time to implement EU pollution standards as pressure for energy transition grows.

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

Hungary

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Open Society Foundations will move its office from Budapest to Berlin amid Hungarian government interference.

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Counting the Cost

Is Saudi Arabia biting off more than it can chew?

Economic reality has gripped the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which aims to move away from oil dependency.

Opinion

The hypocrisy of the European People's Party

If the EPP is committed to the values and unity of the EU, why is Viktor Orban still its member?

Andrea Mammone

by Andrea Mammone

Andrea Mammone

Europe

EU votes for a permanent ban on bee-harming pesticides

The European Union has voted for a permanent ban on pesticides that are harmful to bees.

Opinion

Meet the EU's next member state: Montenegro

Montenegro is likely to join the EU soon but it will do so under the same political leader it's had since 1991.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

European Union

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency

Senior Turkish official accuses bloc of 'bias' and 'lacking empathy' after report urges lifting of state of emergency.

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency

France

French parliament to debate 'tough' immigration reform

Disputed bill proposed by French government seeks to speed up asylum applications and expedite deportations.

Catalonia

Thousands march in Barcelona for jailed Catalan leaders

Cuixart and Sanchez were imprisoned for their role in the independence referendum last October.

Turkey

Greek Cypriot president welcomes EU support over gas issue

Anastasiades welcomes EU's 'unprecedented' condemnation of Turkey's actions off Cyprus, a statement slammed by Ankara.

Greek Cypriot president welcomes EU support over gas issue

Europe

Varoufakis forms anti-austerity political party

Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis unveils MeRA25 in a bid to mount a pan-European movement by 2025.

Greece: Yanis Varoufakis launches political party

Skripal poisoning

Expelling Russia: Which countries are taking action?

A list of nations that will expel Russian diplomats and alleged agents over the poisoning attack of a former spy.

Expelling Russia: Which countries are taking action?