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Josep Borrell Fontelles is a Spanish politician, current High Representative of the European Union since 1 December 2019. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain from 2018 to 2019, having previously served under Felipe González as Minister of Public Works from 1991 to 1996.
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EU diplomat calls Lukashenko an “illegitimate President of Ukraine”The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union Josep Borrell called the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko...
EU must correct China economic ties before it’s too late: Josep BorrellThe European Union’s top diplomat has labelled China as a “new empire” on a par with Russia, calling on the bloc’s members to “correct” economic imbalances with Beijing before it is “too..
Ankara given one-month deadlineWith NATO members Greece and Turkey locked in a prolonged and tense standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean, European Union High Representative Josep Borrell on Friday presented, on the second day of the..
EU Foreign Chief Will Visit Tense Greece-Turkey Border, CyprusBRUSSELS -- The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, is due to go to the border between Greece and Turkey along the Evros River, closed since Turkey tried to..
EU set to recommend ‘gradually’ reopening external borders from July 1The EU is to propose allowing travel from third countries after July 1, the bloc’s top diplomat has said. European nations have been easing Covid-19 restrictions in recent weeks. Josep Borrell told..
EU Urges, But Won't Push, Turkey to Stop Provoking GreeceBRUSSELS - Reluctant to impose tough sanctions or confront President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for fear he will unleash more refugees and migrants on the bloc, the European Union's foreign chief Joseph..
Europe 'appalled' by death of George Floyd, says EU foreign policy chiefEurope is “shocked and appalled” by the killing of George Floyd, whose death represents an abuse of power, the European Union’s top diplomat said Tuesday. Josep Borrell, the EU’s Minister for..
EU says Hong Kong decision damages trust with ChinaEuropean Union governments expressed "grave concern" on Friday over China's security law for Hong Kong, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said following a video meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign..
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Jaishankar discusses post-Covid-19 economic recovery with EU foreign policy chiefExternal Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held discussions with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on initiatives to promote post-Corona economic recovery and preparations for..
Jaishankar discusses cooperation on COVID-19 with EU and ChinaExternal affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said he had a discussion with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,..
Refugees told 'Europe is closed' as tensions rise at Greece-Turkey borderThe EU has told migrants in Turkey that Europe’s doors are closed as Greek and Turkish police fired teargas at their shared border amid growing tensions over the plight of Syria’s refugees. In a..
Russia-Turkey ceasefire will allow more EU aid for Idlib, EU's top diplomat saysThe EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, on Friday welcomed a ceasefire deal between Moscow and Ankara to halt the bombing of Syria's Idlib region, saying the bloc could now step up help for suffering..
EU foreign policy chief tells Turkey border developments unacceptableEuropean Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he told Turkey on Wednesday that the situation at the border with Greece was unacceptable and Turkey should not encourage further movement of..
EU's Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan ValleyThe EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.
EU's top diplomat under fire again for 'Greta syndrome' remarkThe European Commission had to apologize again on Monday for a comment by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who had questioned young people's commitment to the fight against climate change, referring..
EU's new foreign policy chief to meet Pompeo in WashingtonJosep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, will hold talks in Washington on Thursday and Friday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the European..
EU rejects Trump Mideast plan amid annexation concernsBRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump's proposal for securing peace in the Middle East and expressed concern about Israel's plans to annex more Palestinian land...
EU's foreign policy chief to travel to Iran in de-escalation missionThe head of the European Union's foreign service, Josep Borrell, will travel to Iran next week to meet the country's leaders in a bid to reduce tensions in the Middle East, the EU said in a statement..
EU's Borrell extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran dealThe EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France,..
Venezuela's Guaido to meet top EU diplomat in BrusselsVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will come to Brussels on Wednesday to hold talks with the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Borrell told a news conference.
EU must consider ways to support Libya truce: BorrellThe European Union will discuss all ways to uphold a formal ceasefire in Libya but any peace settlement will need real EU support to make it hold, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday.
EU's Borrell holds 'frank' talks with Iran's ZarifThe EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell held "frank" direct talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Thursday after Britain, France and Germany formally accused Tehran of..
Germany warns of 'second Syria' as EU hosts Libya PMEU leaders met the head of Libya's UN-recognised government Wednesday as they scramble to contain the escalating crisis there, with Germany warning the country could deteriorate into a "second Syria"...
EU's Borrell regrets Iran's step back from nuclear dealThe European Union's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Monday he regretted Iran's latest announcement to step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers.
EU's Borrell invites Iran's foreign affairs minister to BrusselsEuropean Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East in a talk with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif over the weekend, an EU statement..
'Various failures' in Bolivian election: incoming EU diplomacy chiefThe European Union's incoming foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Monday that Bolivia's Oct. 20 election results could not be validated, citing a report that pointed to various failures..
'Nothing justifies scenes of violence in Barcelona,' Spanish FM tells FRANCE 24In an interview with FRANCE 24, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell discussed the ongoing crisis in Catalonia, where violence erupted last month after the Spanish Supreme Court jailed several..
Spain confirms king to make historic trip to Havana in NovemberSpain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia will visit Cuba in November for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell confirmed on Wednesday..
Catalonia's political problem continues despite sentence: Spain's BorrellThe issue posed to Spain by Catalonia's independence drive will not end with the sentencing of nine separatist leaders, Josep Borrell, Spain's acting foreign minister said on Tuesday, calling for..
Tanker detained by Gibraltar on U.S. request to Britain, Spain saysGibraltar detained the supertanker Grace 1 after a request by the United States to Britain, acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Thursday.
Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top jobSpain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in..
Spain urges more EU aid to help Morocco tackle migrationSpain has asked the European Union to increase the financial aid allocated to Morocco to help it counter illegal migration flows, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday.