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December 16, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

European Union leaders meeting Thursday in Brussels agreed to extend sanctions on Russia for another six months, EU officials said. The one-day summit, which ran late into the evening, capped […]

EU summit set against turbulent backdrop

December 15, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

Leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels Thursday for a summit that follows a turbulent year for the 28-member group, as questions loom over the ...

Erdogan’s purges threaten future of Turkey’s secular society

July 26, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

Watchers see Turkey’s failed coup and the subsequent purge carried out by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a battle among Islam ...

Turkey crackdown grows as Erdogan encourages protests

July 19, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are holding nightly rallies across the country to celebrate the defeat of Friday’s attempte ...

  • Nato-Russia Council session does little to ease tension
    July 14, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

    A meeting Wednesday of NATO and Russian ministers, billed as an opportunity to defuse tensions after the alliance’s recent declaration that it was in deterrence mode on Russia, produced no […]

  • Poland’s clash of cultures escalates
    July 13, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

    Unlike some central and eastern Europe nations, Poland has not seen a major push for an exit from the European Union in the wake of Brexit, but the country’s nationalist […]

  • Brexit dampens zeal for Serbia’s EU bid
    July 8, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

    It has been 16 years since Serbia, as part of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, began negotiations to enter the European Union. Some Serbians think the debate has gone […]

  • Brexit fuels Hungary’s anti-EU fire
    July 5, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

    Aftershocks from Britain’s vote to leave the EU have spread to Eastern Europe, where nationalist movements say the British decision is giving strength to their campaigns against EU migration policies. […]

  • EU tells Britain to get out now
    June 28, 2016, by Luis Ramirez of VOANews

    Tuesday is another awkward day for Britain as Prime Minister David Cameron traveled to what is now hostile territory in Brussels to meet with EU leaders for the first time […]