Ministers from the 27 countries agreed to non-binding new guidelines at a meeting in Luxembourg, putting in place a common mapping system to define risk areas in the EU.
Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg agreed in principle to sanctions proposals for Russia over poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny as well as against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for alleged rigging in August elections.
The poisoning of Alexey Navalny should not go unpunished.
The Turkish and French presidents discussed eastern Mediterranean tensions, bilateral ties, and relations between Ankara and the European Union.
The Greek Foreign Ministry said that officials from both countries would “shortly” gather in Istanbul for a 61st meeting, resuming so-called “exploratory talks" that were last held in 2016.
The French President has found himself out of his depth and Germany has once again shown that it has the upper hand in guiding European Union policy.
EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell says there is a clear will to adopt the sanctions, but the required unanimity was not reached, despite a plea for support from opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin warns a European Union meeting this week could upend negotiations between Greece and Turkey by threatening sanctions.
In a video conference, Erdogan told Merkel that EU states should be fair and consistent on eastern Mediterranean issues.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tells lawmakers her new ambitious plan of cutting 55 percent emissions by 2030 should help the European Union achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Turkey's top diplomat reiterates possibility of direct talks with Greece over eastern Mediterranean conflict, warning dialogue can come with preconditions if Athens forces Ankara's hand.
EU states agreed to provide shelter to some vulnerable refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos, after the Moria refugee camp burned down from back-to-back fires this week.
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