The Iran nuclear deal seems to have gone down the drain after the withdrawal of the US. European governments need to unify behind a more assertive diplomatic strategy if they are to have any influence in forthcoming US policy on Iran. Ellie Geranmayeh points out six key actions the EU should prioritise on to potentially save the deal.
Could you imagine being denied access to a territory vaster than France, Spain and Portugal combined during your next holiday in Europe? This seems completely unthinkable, yet this is what is happening every year for several weeks in Tibet, write Vincent Metten and Antoine Madelin.
Even though the UK is currently weakened because of Brexit, May still stood her ground during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands, showing true British stubbornness, writes Francois Godement.
On 8 January, French President Macron visited China for the first time, seeking closer relations between China and Europe. Some believe it is meant to reposition France as Beijing’s pivot in Europe after Brexit. But the visit comes at a complex time of growing concerns vis-à-vis China’s influence on the continent, warns Harry Nedelcu.
Cities, states, countries and regions must work together to share successful policy approaches to meeting climate targets, including approaches to facilitate rapid adoption of low-carbon vehicles, insist Joschka Fischer, Margo Oge and Yunshi Wang.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? With EU production of plastic waste showing no sign of slowing down and China – the world’s biggest importer of plastic waste – set to ban imports, we’re about to find out, argues Meadhbh Bolger.
Despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, it is hard not to feel a sense of optimism on global climate politics as world leaders gather in Hamburg for the G20, writes Taylor Dimsdale.
Ad hoc measures won’t be enough to fight climate change. The EU needs to step up and the ECB should start pumping some of its €60 billion monthly investments into green projects, insists MEP Neena Gill.
As China becomes an increasingly important partner for the EU, now is the time to take a strong stance on human rights and make sure Beijing provides fair access to European businesses, writes Marietje Schaake.
The new EU law on sustainable management of the EU external fishing fleet can contribute to forcing global parties to take more responsibility for sustainable fisheries, writes MEP Linnéa Engström, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s fisheries committee.
The EU and China have two jobs when they meet in Brussels to discuss global action against climate change. The first is to figure out how to pump water out of the sinking ship faster than it’s pouring in, write Jorgo Riss and Shuo Li.
The EU's well-meaning declarations on human rights in China must be followed up by a regular, high-level dialogue with Beijing. The degradation of human rights in Tibet must be systematically raised at each EU-China Summit, including the one planned in Brussels for 2 June, write a group of MEPs.
In the last twenty years, the rise of China has been the most significant geopolitical and global economic development. It now faces further challenges in reforming its economy, an endeavour in which Europe can play a part, writes Fraser Cameron.
Given the unpredictability surrounding the future of US foreign policy, many Asian countries are beating a path to Brussels to shore up their relations with the EU, which remains the strongest supporter of the multilateral system, writes Fraser Cameron.
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.
Trade unions and companies are more closely aligned against the harmful competition stemming from emerging economies’ low salaries and working conditions than ever before. But the EU's export of jobs is harming itself and the global economy, write Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto.