German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on a two-day trip to Turkey. Ahead of the visit Merkel gave her backing to opening a new chapter of talks in Turkey’s bid for EU membership – an offer welcomed by Turkish leaders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union's policy toward Eastern Europe is not intended to curtail Russian influence in the region. The EU is expected to reaffirm ties to six former Soviet republics.
The EU summit meeting with the bloc's eastern neighbors in Riga necessarily had to lead to disappointment. That's because Russia has politically outflanked Europe, writes Barbara Wesel.
All eyes were on British Prime Minister David Cameron as the newly re-elected premier took to the sidelines of a Riga summit to make his case for European Union reform before his country votes on its EU membership.
Access to Twitter has been restored in Turkey after the micro-blogging website reportedly complied with Ankara's request to remove pictures of a prosecutor killed by leftist militants.