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Will Brexit see European division at the UN Security Council?

By Georgi Gotev

In a recent UN Security Council vote on extending cross-border aid to Syria, Britain aligned with the United States and abstained in a rare split with its European partners that could herald others to come after Brexit.

Borrell buys time for dispute mechanism talks on Iran

By Alexandra Brzozowski

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet next month to debate the way forward with the accord, EU's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell announced on Friday (24 January), after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process against Tehran.

Doomsday Clock: 100 seconds until the end of the world

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists annually adjusts its symbolic Doomsday Clock, which indicates how close humanity and the planet are to complete disaster. This year, we're closer than ever, the scientists announced on Thursday (23 January).

Iran says it may pull out of nuclear treaty over Europe dispute

By admin

Iran said Monday (20 January) it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if a dispute over its atomic programme goes before the UN Security Council.

Iran’s Khamenei slams β€˜cowardly’ European governments

By admin

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday (17 January) accused the governments of Britain, France and Germany of being "American lackeys" in the face of US pressure over the nuclear accord.

Auto tariff threat not mentioned in US talks, says EU trade chief

By Georgi Gotev

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January).

Austria and V4 agree on everything but nuclear

By Vlagyiszlav Makszimov, Zuzana Gabrizova

The leaders of the V4 group met on Thursday (16 January) in Prague’s renovated national museum to discuss migration, border security, competitiveness, enlargement and climate. The newly appointed Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, also in attendance, said he wanted to “fight”...

Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil

By Alexandra Brzozowski

It's one of Belgium's worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

Is Bulgaria’s Belene nuclear plant in line with EU competition law?

By Georgi Gotev

A Bulgarian lawyer has sent an eight-page letter to the European Commission pointing to various alleged violations of EU competition rules relating to the oft-delayed Belene nuclear power plant, EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.

Russia urges Persian Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanism

By Georgi Gotev

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday (15 January) Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions.

EU powers to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

By Georgi Gotev

Britain, France and Germany will trigger the dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, two European diplomats said on Tuesday (14 January), the biggest step the Europeans have taken in response as Tehran has backed off nuclear commitments.

Austrian Green MEP: Gas is a better transition alternative to coal than nuclear

By Pavol Szalai

The new government in Vienna will aim for “an end to nuclear energy” in the EU, Thomas Waitz told EURACTIV Slovakia. The MEP-elect and Green Party negotiator also calls on the EU to acknowledge that Poland will need financial support in the transition away from coal.

Ontario Warned of a Nuclear β€˜Emergency,’ Then Said Never Mind

By Ian Austen

Millions were greeted with a screeching alert on their phones. An hour and a half later, another message followed: The alarm “was issued in error.”

EU willing to maintain Iran nuclear deal, risking rift with the US

By Alexandra Brzozowski

With the prospects of a potential US-Iran war fading, EU foreign minister during an emergency session on Friday (10 January), said they are willing to maintain the Iran nuclear deal as long as Tehran fulfils its commitments in order to achieve it.