"America is back. We are committed —we have never fully left — but we are reasserting the fact it is overwhelmingly in the interest of the United States to have a great relationship with NATO and with the EU," President Joe Biden said, adding he has "a very different view than [his] predecessor."
"Instead of fighting with one of our closest allies, we are finally coming together against a common threat," U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai said.
Biden met with E.U. leaders to strengthen ties and discuss trade. With U.S.-Russian relations at an all time low, NATO leaders warn Russia or there will be no 'business as usual.'
The European Medicines Agency wants a warning about capillary leak syndrome.
The U.N. council meeting came just ahead of the summit of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations—which Russia was ousted from in 2014—and next week's first meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
French President Emmanuel Macron wants the European Union to match the U.S.' ambitions of donating 500 million vaccines. He has insisted on helping Africa in particular.
The lawmakers were outraged that children and families were "putting their lives and safety at clear risk."
Britain could face financial sanctions if further delays keep the U.K. and EU from reaching a trade agreement for Northern Ireland.
A recent proposal signed by over 1.1 million Europeans requesting the European Commission establish a protection package for national minorities was rejected without debate, highlighting Europe's lack of interest in protecting its minorities and Indigenous groups.
The U.K. and EU's inability to come to an agreement on policies has led to threats of legal action as tensions rise in Northern Ireland.
"EU states are encouraged to refrain from imposing further restrictions, unless strictly necessary and proportionate," Spanish Socialist lawmaker Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, who chaperoned the votes through parliament, said.
In his first in-depth conversation with a U.S. media outlet, the Polish prime minister expressed frustration with President Biden's energy policy, offered a nuanced view of China and stressed the need to push back on Big Tech.
"The EU will not be shy in reacting swiftly, firmly and resolutely to ensure that the U.K. abides by its international law obligations," Maros Sefcovic said.
The 27-nation bloc began bolstering Frontex, and desperately testing new migration policy, after well over 1 million migrants entered Europe in 2015, overwhelming reception centers and sparking a major political crisis about who should take responsibility for them.
Only half of Germans see the U.S. as a reliable partner, with a majority citing the death of 600,000 Americans from coronavirus as a large reason for this pessimistic view of their longtime trans-Atlantic ally.
85 people may have their Cypriot citizenship revoked after an independent commission found they may have received passports via criminal offenses. The passports were issued within a government program that granted citizenship to relatives and company executives or wealthy investors.
They said the plan would undermine international cooperation and doesn't go into detail on how it would protect human rights.
Germany has temporarily blocked flights from Russia after having their flights blocked in Moscow. Other European-based airlines have received the same treatment from Russia amid tensions related to Belarus.
"What we need is to prepare the governance of the whole Schengen area to be able to face and address these challenges, to secure our citizens while also having free movement," EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said.
"The government must explain how come Denmark has been acting as a willing tool for a U.S. intelligence service, and what it will mean for cooperation with Denmark's neighboring countries," Danish lawmaker Karsten Hoenge said.
The arrest follows a Belarus military jet intercepting a Ryanair flight in order to detain a dissident journalist traveling from Lithuania to Greece.
Belavia director Igor Tcherginets said: "It is evident that these governments planned not only to close their countries for landing by our airplanes, but also, with an especially fascist perversity, they are closing air corridors one by one."
"The EU has made a political decision to introduce sectoral sanctions in an apparent attempt to ruin our economy and create conditions for the repeat of coup attempts," Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.
The hijacking of a plane by Belarusian authorities to arrest a journalist is the latest violation of European and NATO protection of dissidents by authoritarian leaders.
"Belarus produces a great deal of potassium, is one of the world's biggest suppliers," Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said. "I think it would hurt Lukashenko a great deal if we accomplished something there."
Supporters of brutal AI regulation in D.C. and Brussels will argue that we need it to protect against a Chinese surveillance state. But perhaps as well as protecting against China's excesses, we should be learning from its ambition.
Macron described the detention of the transitional leaders as a coup d'etat and on Wednesday warned of repercussions, including targeted sanctions.