Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban risked further isolation in the European Union after comparing a remark made by Chancellor Angela Merkel with Nazi Germany’s military seizure of the country in World War II.
Germany will support Serbia’s bid to secure a start date to begin European Union membership talks and back pre-accession talks for Kosovo if the nations show progress in implementing their April 19 political agreement.
Jewish leaders from around the world called on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to do more to stem rising anti-Semitism in the country as the premier urged “zero tolerance” for nationalist hatred.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said it wasn’t concerned that foreign leaders are staying away from Margaret Thatcher’s funeral as it became clear that the German and Spanish heads of government won’t attend.
The U.S. and the European Union are urging Iran to return to talks centered on its disputed nuclear program, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, amid steps to expand economic sanctions on the Islamic republic.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the European Union can’t be reduced to just a single market, hardening his opposition to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for the EU to limit its focus to trade.