French President Emmanuel Macron says EU countries need to build a new “security and stability framework” that would require “strategic rearmament,” as well as “frank and demanding” talks with Russia.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has pledged to restore democracy and stamp out rampant corruption at a ceremony swearing him in for a second term.
“There is an anti-mafia consensus in Bulgaria,” Radev said in an address to the National Assembly on January 19.
Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure says flights to and from Armenia will resume next month as the two neighbors continue discussions aimed at normalizing bilateral ties after years of animosity.
Troops of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have completed their withdrawal from Kazakhstan, where they were invited by the Central Asian nation’s government in the wake of deadly protests in the country’s largest city, Almaty, in early January.
Violent unrest in Kazakhstan, coupled with a Russian-led military intervention to prop up Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, the country’s embattled president, has already left its mark on the country and Central Asia as a whole.
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- This shows that the EU not only has the opportunity to set an example but must also take the responsibility to design agrifood systems that are good for people and the planet.
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