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Over the past weeks, in response to the war against Ukraine, EU foreign policy has undergone dramatic and rapid transformation. Sweeping sanctions against Russia were adopted, arms supplies to Ukraine approved and a more “robust” diplomacy was adopted. What will be the impact? Will this be the template for a new EU foreign policy? What will it mean for other conflict zones, like the Middle East, or for the EU’s relations with China and the United States?

EU Watch wants to encourage debate and provide relevant information and insight into EU decision-making. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Foreign Policy Desk. This will be a new hub for experts. Our aim is to guarantee high-level qualitative analysis while delivering information in a poignant manner: not with academic jargon, but first-hand knowledge and an open mind.

Our first activities will focus on the Persian Gulf region, in particular on Iran. Whilst major international powers, including the EU, are currently locked in critical negotiations with Iran on its nuclear programme, there has been a noticeable lack of information and discussion on the topic. EU Watch firmly believes it is essential to enhance analysis and debate because, as we have seen in recent weeks, it can be about war and peace.

Our new Foreign Policy Desk will offer information, expert briefings, reports, podcasts with decision-makers, analysts and other relevant players. We want to serve as a hub for experts from Europe and other areas to scrutinize how the European Union acts on the international stage. We will ask: What red lines does the EU impose when dealing with aggressive states? And how does it enforce these red lines? What instruments does the EU have at its disposal? And does it favour doing business over protecting its citizens against attacks?

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Vice-President of 🇪🇺 Commission Věra Jourová says that the bill proposed by 🇵🇱 President Andrzej Duda does not fulfill the milestones under which the European Commission agreed to disburse the recovery money for Poland writes @Krzysztoszek_A.
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Welcome to the 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, which just took over the 🇪🇺 Council presidency. It's going to be an exciting 6 months!

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@EU2022_CZ #EU2022CZ #CZPRES

The Council requests European Parliament's consent to add the violation of sanctions to the list of EU crimes.

Context: #Russia's war against #Ukraine.

Next steps:
1. EP consent ✅
2. Internal national procedures ✅
3. Council adoption by unanimity ✅
https://europa.eu/!NmWh7q

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