Global Europe 12-06-2024

G7 cooperation with China on climate-aligned trade is vital

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G7 countries should work with China to put in place climate-aligned trade policies needed to accelerate global climate action, by harnessing the power of international trade to promote innovation, reduce costs, and stimulate demand for green goods, write Matt Piotrowski and Joseph Dellatte.

Global Europe 22-09-2023

Michel joins international calls for UN reform, proposes inter-institutional talks

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - European Council President Charles Michel on Thursday (21 September) used his speech in New York to express support for calls to limit veto powers at the UN Security Council under emergency conditions and to broaden the body’s global representation.

Europe's East 20-09-2023

Ukraine calls for UN Security Council overhaul as Zelenskyy and Lavrov spar in debate

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took the floor at the UN Security Council on Wednesday (20 September) to launch an appeal for its reform, in a nod to countries of the Global South he hopes to win over for Kyiv's peace efforts.

Europe's East 20-09-2023

At UN, Zelenskyy tells Russia to stop war so world can fight climate, other crises

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday (19 September) made a push to woo developing nations' support, telling the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that stopping Russia's war was necessary to focus on other pressing global problems.

Global Europe 09-09-2023

G20 summit backs Ukraine but avoids condemning Russia for war

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G20 leaders at a summit on Saturday (9 September) adopted a consensus declaration that called for respect of ‘territorial integrity and sovereignty’ in the Ukraine war but avoided condemning Russia for waging it.

Global Europe 28-08-2023

Macron wants ‘boldness’ to counter weakening of the West

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French President Emmanuel Macron called during his annual speech to ambassadors on Monday (28 August) for institutional changes to the European Union to meet present challenges and maintain Europe's and the West's influence.

Global Europe 17-07-2023

Brazil envoy: EU-Latin America summit not about Ukraine but regional partnership

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The EU-Latin America summit this week shall not be overshadowed by the Europeans' preoccupations surrounding the war in Ukraine, Brazil's EU ambassador Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva told EURACTIV.

Technology 13-07-2023

Technological independence key focus in Germany’s China strategy

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Germany's first-ever China strategy puts technology at the heart of its efforts to lessen dependence on Beijing in areas from raw materials supplies, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity, to counter-espionage and fighting disinformation.

Ireland starts reflection on how to define its neutrality

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Dublin is set to launch a four-day-long public consultation to review the neutral's country posture on the international scene on Thursday (22 June), after Russia's war in Ukraine has reshuffled Europe's security architecture.

Finland’s real integration into NATO might take years, officials say

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Finland may now officially be a member of the Western military alliance, but the full integration process will still take some time, officials told EURACTIV.

Global Europe 11-05-2023

OSCE ponders ways to circumvent Russian vetoes

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Russia's refusal to cooperate within the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is pushing its remaining members to adapt their way of working.

Why the World Bank must boost green investment in emerging markets

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Multilateral Development Banks are currently not fit for purpose when it comes to financing the green transition. With the new incoming leadership of the World Bank, there is an immense opportunity for change, writes Günther Thallinger.

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EU-India 26-01-2023

75 Years of India and the United Nations

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India is one of the 51 original founders of the United Nations (UN). India, following its independence from Britain on 15 August 1947, “continued” as an original member of the UN. Ambassador (Retd.) Asoke Mukerji retired as India’s Permanent Representative to …

Global Europe 26-01-2023

Russia shuts down oldest rights group

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A Moscow court on Wednesday (25 January) ordered the closure of Russia's oldest human rights organisation, the Moscow Helsinki Group, silencing another respected institution amid a political crackdown.

Enlargement 23-01-2023

Belgrade’s ‘Holy Grail’ in the struggle with Kosovo is a fake

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A large part of the troubles that Serbia is facing today in finding a solution to the issue of Kosovo arises from a long-standing blind belief that UN Security Council Resolution 1244 is some sort of Holy Grail that holds Kosovo to Serbia, writes Orhan Dragaš.

Energy 19-01-2023

Sakhalin exception: the Russian energy Japan can’t quit

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This year's Group of Seven president Japan has joined the bloc's condemnation of Russia's Ukraine invasion, imposing sanctions and agreeing on an oil price cap, with one exception: Moscow's Sakhalin energy projects.

Global Europe 17-01-2023

Ukraine demands speedier weapons deliveries ahead of Ramstein meet

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Ukraine insisted the West must speed up its supply of weapons, with the city of Dnipro reeling from a Russian missile strike that killed at least 40 civilians in Dnipro and Ukrainian troops under increased pressure on the eastern front.

Agrifood 10-01-2023

EU-US battle over Spanish olive tariffs at standstill

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The European Commission will continue to abide by the divisive US tariffs on Spanish black olives, while EU lawmakers and Spanish producers are seeking more EU support with legal fees and losses.

Global Europe 04-01-2023

Israeli far-right minister’s visit to Al Aqsa mosque sparks turmoil

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Israel's new far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir briefly visited Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on Tuesday (3 January), a site also revered by Jews, angering the Palestinians and drawing a slew of condemnations.

Economy 22-12-2022

EU hails WTO ‘major win’ in frozen fries spat with Colombia

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The European Union welcomed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling Wednesday (21 December) against Colombia's imposition of duties on frozen fries from three EU countries.

EU Commission chief hails ‘historic’ COP15 biodiversity accord

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After two weeks of fraught negotiations, world nations gathered in Montreal adopted on Monday (19 December) a new package to address the loss of biodiversity and restore natural ecosystems.

Green industry: G7 sets out terms for global ‘climate club’ 

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the long-awaited terms for his 'climate club', a platform for countries wishing to protect the climate. However, it may be overshadowed by similar initiatives recently announced.

Global Europe 13-12-2022

G7 considers more air defence for Ukraine as fighting rages

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Russian missiles, artillery and drones hammered targets in eastern and southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian General Staff said, as global economic powers pledged to beef up Kyiv's military capabilities with a focus on air defence.

Global Europe 12-12-2022

Zelenskyy’s talks with other leaders signal diplomatic flurry around Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with US President Joe Biden and with the leaders of Turkey and France on Sunday (11 December), stepping up diplomatic activity around a war started by Russia nearly 10 months ago.