EU expresses concern over UN assistance plan in Syria

EU expresses concern over UN assistance plan in Syria

The EU on Sunday (12 June) voiced “deep concern” at a UN move to close an access point for humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria. The UN Security Council passed a resolution Saturday to restart cross-border aid to Syria – but only after caving to Russian pressure to stop access through the Bab al-Salam crossing, which leads to the Aleppo region in northern Syria. EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell and Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarcic said that authorising only one crossing would hamper the delivery of aid. “It is a matter…

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The EU must quit subsidizing illiberalism

The EU must quit subsidizing illiberalism

Last week, we had the dubious pleasure of witnessing the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán team up with his Slovenian counterpart Janez Janša and the Serbian President Alexander Vučić. Their request? Asking to be “left alone”; apparently because they do not wish to be bothered by the European Union’s “cultural Marxism”, writes Dacian Cioloș. During their conference, they claimed the right to the inheritance of Central Europe, that mythical Mitteleuropa – which, incidentally, is rather ludicrous coming from a Serbian leader – and also the exclusive right to interpret Christian…

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