An agreement between the EU and Turkey to curb the influx of refugees is being hampered by a lack of trust between the parties and by mutual misunderstandings.
With thousands of Syrian refugees continuing to arrive at the Turkish border, Ankara expects the EU and the international community to help manage the crisis.
The German chancellor’s open-door policy toward the refugees is a challenge to her leadership. As public debate gets harsher in Germany, will Angela Merkel opt for a plan B?
The new year has hardly begun and, already, the EU is facing new crises.
The jury is still out on whether the world is heading for steady growth in 2016 or whether it could slip back into recession.
For decades, Saudi Arabia has been one of the West’s key strategic partners in the Middle East. But is Saudi Arabia turning out to be a false friend?
The far-right National Front party gained ground in the last French regional election. Is the rise of populist parties a threat to Europe?
The EU has struck a deal with Turkey to try to control the flow of asylum seekers. But is that enough? And can Turkey succeed where other countries have failed?
While French President François Hollande calls for cooperation among EU member states against the so-called Islamic State, Brussels remains on lockdown against the threat of a possible attack.
After the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13, the United States and Europe meet to discuss a more unified response to the threat of the Islamic State.
After the Paris attacks, Europe’s relations with Turkey are likely to focus on reinforcement of security measures.
Pollsters did not predict the scale of the AKP’s victory in Turkey’s November parliamentary election. But was the contest’s real winner the country’s president?
The AKP’s resounding victory in Turkey’s November 1 election gives the future Turkish government a strong mandate and enough room to start tackling the country’s key issues.
With the AKP’s victory in the Turkish parliamentary election, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions for a presidential system of government seem increasingly concrete.
On November 1, Turkish citizens head to the polls to cast their votes to choose the members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly for the second time in just five months.
To control the flow of refugees, some European governments are thinking to build fences. Europe is putting up new walls, both physical and mental ones.
Europe’s refugee crisis threatens the European integration project. Will EU member states manage to find new solutions to manage their common borders?
Given the war in Syria and other challenges in the Middle East, Turkey is hard for Europe to ignore.
The EU and Turkey are in the same unsustainable situation: they need each other to address common challenges and pursue shared interests.
After meeting at the United Nations, will the leaders of the United States and Russia find a way to work together to end the conflict in Syria?