On the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, bearish business leaders gathered in Davos were ready to jump on the bandwagon of the new era, but the political elites remain unimpressed and fear growing populism and protectionism.
Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
A senior European Union diplomat said yesterday (17 January) that the foreign policy team of US President-elect Donald Trump had misunderstood the Iran nuclear deal and that it was not up for renegotiation.
US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing yesterday (11 January), saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
Few leaders from Europe's largest countries and EU institutions will attend the elite gathering in Davos next week (17-20 January), despite the fact that the threat of populism is expected to be high on the agenda.
Günther Oettinger, Germany’s EU Commissioner, has apologised to members of the European Parliament for calling the Chinese “slitty-eyed” and for mocking gay marriage and women during a speech in Hamburg.
France yesterday (4 January) ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month, the agriculture ministry said.
Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed former EU Trade Commissioner and Labour grandee Peter Mandelson to a panel of business and financial leaders advising on Brexit that also includes the City of London's policy chief and the head of the London Stock Exchange.
China's top diplomat will visit the United Kingdom this week for regular talks and a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, China's Foreign Ministry said today (19 December), amid uncertainty about the process of Britain leaving the European Union.
After two years of delays, EU ministers have finally agreed to strengthen the bloc's trade defence instruments. The decision comes as Beijing prepares to fight the EU’s tariffs at the WTO. EurActiv France reports.
A delegation from the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country’s largest state energy company, visited Sofia and met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, to possibly resuscitate a shelved nuclear power plant project.
European and US government and trade officials say they have been lobbying hard against a draft Chinese regulation on food imports, worried it would hamper billions of dollars of shipments to the world's No.2 economy of everything from pasta to coffee and biscuits.
Turkey's EU Affairs Minister, Ömer Çelik, on Tuesday (29 November) dismissed a European Parliament vote to freeze accession talks with Ankara as the "most unjust resolution in history" and urged solidarity instead.
Pacific Rim leaders vowed yesterday (20 November) to fight protectionism and Chinese officials said more countries are looking to join a China-led trading bloc after Donald Trump's election victory raised fears the United States would scrap free trade deals.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted saying yesterday (20 November) that Turkey did not need to join the European Union "at all costs" and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations.
The most divisive US election in modern history and the uncertainty that it created across the world is over. Now, leaders should turn to the challenge of securing sustainable economic growth, writes William R. Rhodes.
The last wave “hyperglobalisation” concluded with the onset of the financial crisis. It is important to take stock of the fruits of globalisation and decide whether Europe should welcome or alternately promote a new policy, writes Karl Aiginger.
The world's current international hotspots - Iran, the Baltics, NATO and North Korea - reacted with deliberate caution on Wednesday (9 November) to Donald Trump's establishment-defying victory in the US presidential election.