Macedonian Crisis: Bulgarian leader calls for respect of democracy amid clashes
Bulgarian President Roumen Radev called on all the parties to the ongoing crisis in Macedonia on Friday to respect democratic process and to find the way to settle disputes, following the violent clashes in Macedonian parliament.
02:10 29 April
PACE president comments on calls for his resignation
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt made a statement on Friday reacting to the Assembly’s call for his resignation, calling it “an entirely bizarre case in the history of PACE.”
15:21 28 April
Brexit takes center stage as Britain's election battle continues
Britain's future in Europe dominated campaigning Tuesday with the main opposition Labour Party setting out its own vision of Brexit, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
00:23 26 April
EU leaders give mixed reaction to 1st round of French election outcome
The European Union (EU) leaders have given a mixed reaction to the outcome of the first round of French presidential election which saw anti-euro far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron surge through to the decisive second round in May, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
22:03 25 April
France's Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of party
The far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, announced on Monday she was stepping aside as her National Front (FN) party’s leader in a move seen as an attempt to reach out to a broader spectrum of voters ahead of the crucial May 7 run-off, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
02:03 25 April
PACE spring session to start today
The spring plenary part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will kick off today.
10:55 24 April
Georgian opposition demands referendum on constitutional changes
The Georgian Dream ruling party proposed to abandon direct presidential elections starting from 2023 as the country would transition to a parliamentary form of governance, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:28 22 April
European Parliament President: "New UK government could reverse Brexit"
President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani says Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving the European Union) could be reversed if the stance of the British government shifts after the elections, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
06:53 21 April
EU says ready to welcome back UK if it decides to stay
The U.K. would be welcomed back to the EU if British voters change their minds in the snap election in June, Antonio Tajani, the president of European Parliament said Thursday, APA reports quoting AA.
01:32 21 April
British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolstering support for her Brexit plan, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:29 19 April
Turkey awaits apology for biased European body observer
The Council of Europe should apologize to Turkey for sending a biased observer to monitor Sunday’s referendum in the country, head of the Turkish parliament’s Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
23:12 18 April
CoE experts’ report on NGOs presented in Baku
A conference, entitled “Conformity of Azerbaijan’s legislation and practice on NGOs to European standards”, kicked off in Baku April 18.
12:40 18 April
New chair of European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee to visit Azerbaijan
A delegation led by the newly-appointed chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament, David McAllister, is expected to visit Azerbaijan in May, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s Committee on International and Interparliamentary Relations, Samad Seyidov, told APA on Friday.
16:53 14 April
Former head of Russia's Mari El Republic detained over suspected bribe-taking
The Russian Investigative Committee has detained the former head of Russia’s Mari El Republic in the east of Russia's European part, Leonid Markelov, over suspected bribe-taking, the lawyer of another suspect in the case, entrepreneur Nikolai Krivashin, told TASS on Thursday.
12:40 13 April
Caspian Energy Forum-2017 kicks off in Baku
Today the 4th International Caspian Energy Forum has kicked of fin Baku.
10:55 12 April
TAP of strategic importance for Italy – minister
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project is of strategic importance for Italy and the construction of the pipeline will continue on schedule, said Italy’s Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda as he addressed the hearings held at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, APA reported citing local paper Brindisi Report.
10:36 08 April
MP calls on EU to either abolish or simplify visa regime for Azerbaijani citizens
Azerbaijani MP Zahid Oruj has called on the European Union to either abolish or simplify the visa regime for Azerbaijani citizens.
14:00 07 April
Erdogan: Turkey may have Brexit-like referendum on EU
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may have a Brexit-style referendum on whether to continue European Union membership process or not after the April 16 constitutional referendum, APA reports quoting AA.
00:21 26 March
Vladimir Putin meets French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow
Vladimir Putin has received Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin in a surprise move likely to reignite fears in Europe about Russian support for the European far right, The Guardian reported.
16:51 24 March
European Parliament bans Turkey's Daily Sabah
The president of the European Parliament has banned the distribution of Turkey's Daily Sabah at the parliament following a campaign by a Dutch MEP, APA reports quoting AA.
01:35 24 March