# Defence and security

Heavy armed German soldiers secure the departure of Defense Minister von der Leyen on 19.12.2016 in Gao, in the north of Mali, at the airport Camp Campor. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/archive
Heavy armed German soldiers secure the d […]

Macron pushes for EU security amid flagging US promises

President Trump has left many allies wondering if the US would jump in to help in case of an emergency. Now the French President is calling on the EU to review its security and defence policies.
People demonstrate in Prague against the Czech government's ties to the Communist Party during commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of former Czechoslovakia in 1968. The placards read "who rules with Communists defames the memory of the victims of Soviet invasion". Photo: Michal Cizek / AFP
People demonstrate in Prague against the […]

Czechs protest government, 50 years after Soviets crushed Prague Spring

Czechs and Slovaks mark 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the "Prague Spring", while protesters use anniversary to rail against Czech government's ties to the Communist Party.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks about UK foreign policy and upholding the international order at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, August 21, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sp […]

Britain urges US, Europe to ‘go further’ in countering Russia

Britain's new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urges the US and Europe to do more to call out Russia's "malign behavior" and keep it in check, notably by implementing sanctions.
ARCHIV - Eine Europafahne weht am 01.02.2016 in Schengen (Luxemburg) über dem Denkmal für den Abschluss des Schengenabkommens. An der Mosel-Esplanade erinnern 3 Stahlstelen an die Unterzeichnung der Schengener Abkommen im Jahr 1985 und 1990. Kanzlerin Merkel ist prinzipiell offen für eine Ausdehnung des sogenannten Schengen-Raums auf alle EU-Staaten. Zwischen den Ländern des Schengener Abkommens gibt es im Normalfall keine Grenzkontrollen mehr. Foto: Julien Warnand/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Eine Europafahne weht am 01.02. […]

The Schengen Agreement

In 1984 France and Germany agreed to gradually dismantle their joint borders. In the same year Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands did the same.
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed Jawad Sarif_ (l), Foreign Minister of Iran, meets EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini in the European building. Foreign ministers from Berlin, Paris and London meet EU chief diplomat and Iranian colleagues. First, European foreign ministers will meet with EU foreign policy chief Mogherini. Then Iranian Foreign Minister Sarif joins. Photo: Thierry Monasse / POOL / AP / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed J […]

EU leaders united over need to preserve Iran nuclear deal

From the moment that US president Donald Trump announced his renunciation of the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday night, European leaders proclaimed their determination to save it.