José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, has supported Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev’s suggestion to hold a meeting of representatives of the Customs Union, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk, Belarus.
Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next president of the European Commission with backing from most EU leaders, dealing a bitter blow to opponent David Cameron and threatening to increase the chances of Britain leaving the bloc.
Western leaders said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives came out ahead in European Parliament elections, official results showed Monday, but a neo-Nazi party also won a seat in Brussels, echoing far-right gains elsewhere.
Soonest signing of the updated Agreement on extended partnership and cooperation between the two sides will give a new impetus to the mutually beneficial cooperation and lay foundations for a higher level of dialogue with the EU: President of the European Commission.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded that the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) had developed a good plan of assistance to Central Asia, but was implementing it slowly.