The delayed impact of the EU’s wartime sanctions on Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU was quick to hit Russia with sanctions after Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine — but it took time and an escalation of measures before Moscow started to feel any real damage. Since the war started in late February last year, … Read more

EU aims for Israel reboot with summit – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The EU is seeking to reset its often testy relationship with Israel next week, convening a summit on Monday of senior political figures for the first time in a decade.  The meeting format, known as the EU-Israel Association Council, has essentially been dormant since 2013, when Israel canceled … Read more

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more

New Foreign Trade Policy to chart vision statement for 25 years

To inspire exporters to dream big, the new Foreign Trade Policy (2022-27), expected to be announced later this week, is likely to feature a ‘vision statement’ laying the road-map for increasing India’s share in world trade to 10 per cent of global trade by 2047 and 3 per cent by 2027 from the existing 2.1 … Read more

UK could move embassy to Jerusalem – POLITICO

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is considering relocating the U.K. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Truss told her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid “about her review of the current location” of the building, a Downing Street spokeswoman said. Truss had already proposed the move as a campaign promise to the Conservative Friends of Israel, during her … Read more