Transatlantic relations

Global Europe 30-05-2024

France to host US President Joe Biden for first state visit in June

Est. 3min

US President Joe Biden will make his first state visit to France next Saturday (8 June) for a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy but also for talks with his host, Emmanuel Macron, on bilateral and global issues, including the war in Ukraine.

Global Europe 06-03-2024

Takeaways for Europe as Biden, Trump dominate Super Tuesday primaries

Est. 6min

Incumbent US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump swept to victory in statewide nominating contests across the country on Tuesday (5 March), setting up a historic rematch in November's election

Global Europe 16-02-2024

‘America will continue to lead’, US Vice President Harris tells Europeans

Est. 2min

The United States will continue to lead on global security, US Vice-President Kamala Harris said in Munich on Friday (16 February), clearly distancing herself from former US President Donald Trump's NATO statements.

White House rejects Trump comments encouraging Russia to attack NATO states ‘not paying bills’

Est. 3min

The White House on Saturday (10 February) rejected comments made by former US President Donald Trump about not protecting NATO allies from a potential Russian invasion as "appalling and unhinged."

Global Europe 08-02-2024

Germany’s Scholz calls on EU, US to send ‘very clear signal’ to Putin 

Est. 4min

With the US still failing to unblock aid for Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed on Thursday (8 February) that both Brussels and Washington must do more to send a “very clear signal" to Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Global Europe 30-01-2024

European steelmarkers urge haste on US-EU green steel club talks

Est. 5min

While the EU and US are locked in a stalemate regarding the creation of the Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium (GASSA), European steelmakers have urged Brussels to resume talks.

Global Europe 24-08-2023

Let Finland and Sweden champion transatlantic economic security

Est. 6min

A fiercely competitive geoeconomic environment demands new ways to combine national security with economic prosperity and innovation. Finland and Sweden could take the lead, write Heiko Borchert, Pär Malmberg, and Mikael Wigell.

Germany pledges security assurances to Kyiv but no swift NATO membership

Est. 3min

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday (22 June) pledged long-term security assurances to Ukraine but dashed Kyiv's hopes for a swift accession to NATO.

Global Europe 31-01-2023

Western allies differ over jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Est. 5min

Ukraine's defence minister is expected in Paris on 31 January to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate over whether to provide fighter jets for its war against Russia, after US President Joe Biden ruled out giving F-16s.

Global Europe 25-01-2023

US issues license to Trinidad and Tobago to develop Venezuela offshore gas field

Est. 4min

The Biden administration has granted a license to Trinidad and Tobago to develop a major gas field located in Venezuelan territorial waters, US and Trinidad officials said on Tuesday (24 January), marking a further easing of some sanctions on Venezuela.

Economy 19-01-2023

The geoeconomics of Europe’s answer to the US inflation act

Est. 10min

As the EU discusses its reaction to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), it has to keep in mind its position in the struggle between the US and China.

Economy 18-01-2023

US Trade Representative Tai advocates a ‘new approach to trade’

Est. 4min

The United States administration will seek a new approach to trade to create so-called inclusive prosperity, according to a visiting official, at a time the European Commission is set to respond to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Global Europe 13-01-2023

Special counsel appointed to probe Biden’s handling of classified documents

Est. 6min

US Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on 12 January to probe the improper storage of classified documents at President Joe Biden's home and former office, an echo of a wider-ranging inquiry directed at former President Donald Trump.

Agrifood 10-01-2023

EU-US battle over Spanish olive tariffs at standstill

Est. 5min

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.

Latin America 10-01-2023

Lula slams far-right ‘terrorism’ as Brazil clears protest camps

Est. 6min

Brazilian security forces cleared protest camps Monday (10 January) and arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva condemned "acts of terrorism" after a far-right mob stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital.

Global Europe 09-01-2023

Biden visits US-Mexico border as immigration issue heats up

Est. 5min

President Joe Biden visited the US-Mexico border on Sunday (8 January) for the first time since taking office, tackling one of the most politically charged issues in the country as he prepares for a re-election bid.

Elections 09-01-2023

Brazil police wrest back seat of power from pro-Bolsonaro rioters

Est. 5min

Brazilian security forces wrested back control of Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday (8 January) after a flood of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro's supporters stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital.

Elections 07-01-2023

Kevin McCarthy elected Republican US House speaker, but at a cost

Est. 5min

Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected speaker of the US House of Representatives early on Saturday (7 January), after making extensive concessions to a group of right-wing hardliners that raised questions about the party's ability to govern.

Global Europe 06-01-2023

Facing pressure over border crossings, Biden steps up migrant expulsions

Est. 5min

The United States will expand Trump-era restrictions to rapidly expel Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian migrants caught illegally crossing the US-Mexico border, President Joe Biden said on Thursday (5 January) in his first major speech on border security.

Europe's East 06-01-2023

Ukraine, EU, US slap down Russia’s Orthodox Christmas ‘ceasefire’ proposal

Est. 4min

Ukraine and its Western allies in the EU and US dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin's calls for a 36-hour Russian Orthodox Christmas ceasefire as a ploy on Thursday (5 January), unlikely to slow the war, which has entered its 11th month.

Global Europe 04-01-2023

US Republicans division in spotlight over House Speaker’s election

Est. 5min

Republican Kevin McCarthy vowed on Tuesday (3 January) to remain in the race to be the powerful US House of Representatives speaker, hours after hardline members of his party repeatedly blocked his bid to lead their brand-new majority.

Climate change 23-12-2022

Arctic ‘bomb cyclone’ threatens holiday travel for millions of Americans

Est. 5min

A dangerously frigid arctic air mass gripped a vast expanse of the United States on Thursday (22 December) as a looming winter storm of historic proportions threatened to upend travel plans for millions of Americans.

Global Europe 22-12-2022

Invoking World War Two, Zelenskyy tells Congress aid is not charity

Est. 6min

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the US Congress on Wednesday (21 December) that aid to Ukraine is an investment in democracy, not charity, and invoked American victory over the Nazis in a key World War Two battle to press for continued …

Global Europe 21-12-2022

Zelenskyy flies to US in first visit abroad since Russia’s invasion

Est. 5min

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is travelling to Washington, to meet President Joe Biden and visit Congress on Wednesday (21 December), sources familiar with the matter said, in his first known overseas trip since Russia's invasion on 24 February.