Stories in this section cover the EU-27 countries plus the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra and the Balkan Countries (Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia).
Slovenia is set to take a place at the UN Security Council for the second time since gaining independence from Yugoslavia, beating Russian ally Belarus in a vote at the United Nations on Tuesday (6 June).
The race between the two members from the UN's Eastern Europe bloc was the only contested election for five seats on the UNSC. In the secret ballot election in the 193-member General Assembly, Slovenia received 153 votes while Belarus got 38 votes.
In a press release on 27 March, the EU announced that it will allocate €331m in humanitarian aid to the Greater Horn of Africa region.
The EU says that the aid will help approximately 50 million people in urgent need of food assistance in a region "facing multiple and overlapping humanitarian crises".
In particular, the aid will primarily target "food insecurity as well as addressing the needs of displaced persons and refugees, disaster preparedness, and education in emergencies".
A traditional Kazakh yurt has been erected in the Slovak capital of Bratislava to celebrate the springtime festival of Nauryz. The installation was organised by the Embassy of Kazakhstan and supported by city authorities, reports Kazinform.