Brussels vs. Europe: The Challenge of Juncker’s State of the Union
the next European elections will be a heated battle for the future of not merely the European Union, but for the very concept of Europe and how it will geopolitically and culturally define itself “between North and South, East and West, left and right” in this turbulent era of transition to multipolarity.
Between Sanctions and Sovereignty: The Long March Towards Strategic EU-Turkey Partnership
When Washington unilaterally tore up the international nuclear agreement with Iran and re-imposed harsh sanctions on the country, Russia slammed this action as “trampling upon the norms of international law” and pledged continued support for multilateral diplomacy. Turkey also refused to comply with the sanctions, while Iran itself called for unity and encouraged Europe to act sovereignly.