With Algiers unwilling to apply association agreement, Brussels falls back on twinning
Amid faltering relations between Algeria and the European Union, Brussels is relaunching twinning projects provided for under their association agreement. A €4m assistance and communication contract has been launched. [...]
Ambassador Salah Lebdioui to miss out on Paris farewell dinner?
Hastily recalled to Algiers at the beginning of September against a backdrop of Franco-Algerian tensions, the ambassador Salah Lebdioui is unsure as to whether he will be to accept an invitation from the think tank ADAPes to a debate and dinner on 21 October. [...]
Diverging views over Ankara could sink new EU maritime surveillance operation
European Union member states are reluctant to back the new military Operation Irini, designed to enforce the Libya arms embargo, while there is little consensus as to how to react to Turkey's military offensive in the Mediterrenean. [...]