The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is causing a permanent shift in Europe's security landscape and influencing the foreign and security policies of the European Union, writes Simona Scotti in this op-ed for commonspace.eu. Russia's war against Ukraine has reverberated beyond its borders, posing threats and raising specific concerns in other neighboring post-Soviet regions.
Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will visit Niger on 5 and 6 July, the European Union has announced. He is due to have bilateral meetings with the EU civilian mission EUCAP Sahel Niger.
In a press release, the EU's External Action Service wrote that "the visit will offer an opportunity to further strengthen the EU-Niger partnership and to engage on a variety of bilateral, regional and global issues."
"As Russia tries to manage its internal challenges, Central Asian countries are treading carefully, prioritising stability and cooperation and avoiding involvement in Russia's internal affairs," writes Arianna Belluardo in this op-ed for commonspace.eu.