For over a decade, Georgia has worked toward strengthening its ties with the European Union. The country’s government has made it clear that it believes its future lies in the West.
The United States has imposed tighter economic restrictions on the Crimean Peninsula, following Russia's occupation and purported annexation earlier this year.
The United States is "extremely concerned by reports of arson at the Grozny offices of the Joint Mobile Group and the threats directed against human rights defenders, including Igor Kalyapin,” said State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki.
On December 9, the newly constituted Kosovo Assembly voted in a new governing coalition, ending the lengthy period of government formation since the June elections.
“This sets the stage for the difficult but necessary process of implementing reforms and delivering results."
Abkhazia, an occupied territory of Georgia, recently signed a so-called treaty with Russia that reportedly calls for the development of a joint Russian-Abkhazian military force and gives Russia a role in Abkhazia’s foreign affairs.
“As we remember Kristallnacht, let us remember our moral responsibility, both as government officials and as individuals, to speak out against all forms of hatred and intolerance.”
Energy security remains a key component in realizing the vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.
Vice President Joe Biden recently traveled to Turkey where he met with Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
This month marks the 5th anniversary of the death of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy in one of Russia's harshest pre-trial detention centers, where he was repeatedly denied medical care and tortured.
Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, despite the commitments it made in the Minsk protocols in September.
When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, it started a series of revolutions that changed Europe, and the world.