Ukrainian president Volodymir Zelensky has called on Cyprus and other countries of the European Union to close their ports to Russian ships. He did so in a video address to the Parliament of Cyprus.
One of the reasons why observers do not completely ignore an improvement in relations is that Turkey and Israel have a long history of cooperation. Turkey was the first Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel, and did so in March 1949. While the initial Turkish rapprochement was inspired by the desire to gain favor in Washington and gain support for its NATO membership, Ankara and Tel Aviv...
IGFA, the Irish umbrella organisation for grain and feed, is putting pressure on the Dublin government to come across the bridge with financial support for pig farming. The organization speaks of an ‘unprecedented crisis that requires immediate action’.
For the first time since June last year, the joint UK-EU Committee to deal with Brexit will meet again soon, reports Politico. A preliminary deal may be made on one of the loose ends in the agreement on trade with Northern Ireland. That would be about medicine. The remaining points of conflict are expected to be put on hold until after the parliamentary elections in Northern Ireland on 5 May...
Paul Givan has resigned as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland after eight months. Reason: dissatisfaction with the agreements made in the Brexit deal on the border between his country and the rest of the United Kingdom. Givan’s resignation comes three months before elections that could potentially have major implications for the future of the entire island of Ireland.
Ursula von der Leyen is getting further and further in the narrow by ‘sms-gate’. The European Ombudsman is demanding that her messages to Pfizer boss Albert Bourla be made public.
The European Parliament voted by a large majority on Thursday for new rules that should limit the power of large internet companies and better protect consumers.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s employees celebrated two farewell parties last spring at the official residence at 10 Downing Street. This happened on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip. At both parties there were about thirty people present. Johnson himself was not there.