EU foreign ministers approve new 500 million euros in aid to Ukraine

Ukrainians hold placards and wave Ukrainian flags during a rally supporting the deployment of Leopard tanks and other military equipment to Ukraine, outside the European Council building during a EU Foreign Ministers Council in Brussels, Belgium, 23 January 2023. EFE/EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Brussels, Jan 23 (EFE).- European Union foreign ministers on Monday approved a further 500 million euros in aid to Ukraine, officials said Monday. Lithuanian foreign minister Arnoldas Pranckevicius confirmed the agreement, the seventh since Russia launched its invasion in February 2022, in a tweet. Since the beginning of the conflict, and including this new disbursement … Read more

Sánchez warns of far-right threat amid Spain abortion controversy

Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain, speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2023. EFE/EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday warned against allowing far-right parties into governing institutions. Sánchez’s remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos came amid an unfolding controversy back in Spain, after the right-wing coalition government of the Castile and Leon region, led by the far-right Vox in coalition … Read more

Greece freezes assets of EU parliament VP over Qatar scandal

Rabat (Morocco).-File image of Vice President of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili at the Moroccoan Parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 10 October 2022. Kaili has been arrested in an investigation into suspected bribery by a Gulf state it was reported 11 December 2022. EFE/EPA/JALAL MORCHIDI

Athens, Dec 12 (EFE) – Greek authorities on Monday froze the assets of European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili, as well as those of her closest relatives, anti-money laundering authority chief Haralambos Vourliotis said in a statement.  Kaili was arrested on Sunday on corruption charges for allegedly receiving hefty bribes from Qatar to influence EP … Read more

EU refugee aid helping bring Syrians, Turks together in Turkey

Children from a public school in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. EFE/ Ilya U. Topper

Istanbul, Dec 9 (EFE).- The flags of Turkey and the European Union fly outside a new hospital that opened its doors this week in Kilis, near the Turkish border with Syria, which is the culmination of six years of work and billions of euros from EU funds. The hospital is part of the EU’s aid … Read more

US, EU reminds Bangladesh of the importance of democracy ahead of rally

Members of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and of its student wing, the Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Chatra Dal, take part in a protest at the party headquarters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 November 2022. EFE/EPA/FILE/MONIRUL ALAM

Dhaka, Dec 6 (EFE).- Over a dozen countries, including the United States and the European Union, on Tuesday reminded Bangladesh of the importance of fair and peaceful democratic processes, days ahead of a mass opposition rally in the capital city of Dhaka. Identifying themselves as “friends and partners of Bangladesh,” the countries, which also include … Read more