Posts tagged as deadlock

EU signs visa agreement with Belarus, ending decade-long deadlock

Friday, January 10, 2020

European Union has signed a visa facilitation agreement with Belarus in Brussels on Wednesday, concluding talks that began in 2011. “They will improve mobility of our citizens in a well-managed and safe environment and will help build tighter connections between the European Union and Belarus,” said European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, according to the Belarusian state news agency BelTA. The visa facilitation agreement will decrease the cost for…

EU summit suspended amid deadlock over top job candidates

Monday, July 1, 2019

Almost a full day after sitting down to pick candidates for the European Union’s prime political posts, weary EU leaders broke off their talks Monday amid deep divisions over who should run the European project for at least the next five years. After a full night of one-on-one meetings, trilateral talks, and group discussions — including sitting down over breakfast — EU Council President Donald Tusk called a halt, and…

North Korea urges South to stop mediating between North, US

Thursday, June 27, 2019

North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. The North Korean statement was an apparent continuation of its displeasure with Seoul and Washington over the stalled diplomacy. But there are no signs that North Korea would formally abandon talks anytime soon as…

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

By Tim Ross on Saturday, August 18, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in her party. According to people familiar with the situation, the U.K. is working on options to avoid a hard border with Ireland, the issue that’s become the biggest obstacle to an orderly divorce. One idea…