US President said he's confident the US commitment to the trans-Atlantic alliance will continue. That includes the US pledge to defend all its NATO treaty allies, Obama said in a speech in Athens.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Skopje to add her voice to calls that the Balkans nation rename itself as "North Macedonia." The dispute has long hobbled ties with Greece and integration into the West.
Speaking alongside Spain's new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated a "fair distribution" of migrants across the EU. She also spoke out against racism.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has already banned charity-run ships carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean from docking in Italian ports. Now, he wants to do the same to foreign navy ships.
Albania and Macedonia have been given the go-ahead to prepare for EU accession talks – though not until June 2019. In an interview with DW, German Deputy Minister Michael Roth says it’s the right decision.
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