Global Europe

EU-Africa 21-10-2020

Top EU diplomat condemns Nigeria protest killings

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday (21 October) condemned the killing of protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria, and called for justice.
21-10-2020

Turkey intensifies its stranglehold on Cyprus

The EU cannot afford to turn a blind eye as Turkey tightens its grip on Cyprus, writes Robert Ellis.

Eyeing extraterrestrial threats, NATO to set up new space centre in Germany

NATO defence ministers on Thursday (22 October) are expected to approve a plan to create a new space centre at the alliance's Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, in response to growing concerns over protecting satellite and navigation assets from enemy interference.
Botswana 21-10-2020

New EU-Africa pact must deepen trade ties, minister says

The EU and African Union must use a new ‘strategic partnership’ to deepen their trade and investment relations, participants agreed during a EURACTIV event focusing on what is likely to emerge from discussions between the two blocs.
Digital 21-10-2020

US slaps Google with antitrust suit, eyes possible breakup

The US government filed a blockbuster lawsuit accusing Google of maintaining an "illegal monopoly" in online search and advertising in the country's biggest antitrust case in decades -- opening the door to a potential breakup of the Silicon Valley titan.
20-10-2020

The Brief, powered by ECPC – Is Biden or Trump better for the EU?

The answer seems obvious. The election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the US would be great news for the European Union, as it would hopefully herald a return to the “normal” in transatlantic relations, after a terrible...
Economy & Jobs 20-10-2020

Three Seas Initiative inches forward as US ramps up support

The Three Seas Initiative virtual summit held in Estonia on Monday (20 October) saw further consolidation between its 12 members. At the same time, the US has started seeing the project as a vehicle to win the geopolitical battle for 'hearts and minds' in the region, in a bid to reduce Chinese and Russian influence there.
20-10-2020

US presidential elections bring hope for restoring good US-EU relations

Less than a month remains until the US presidential elections, an event that will have a major impact on world politics for years to come, including on relations between Europe and the United States, writes Urmas Paet. Urmas Paet is...
20-10-2020

European Commission proposes new Magnitsky-style sanctions regime

The European Commission on Monday (19 October) proposed a bill on travel-bans and asset-freezes that punishes individuals responsible for human rights violations worldwide, informally known as the 'European Magnitsky Act'.
China 20-10-2020

Sources: Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.
China 20-10-2020

As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island’s territorial waters.
EU-Africa 20-10-2020

EU hails US plan to remove Sudan from terror blacklist

The EU's diplomatic chief on Monday (19 October) welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement that he is ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.
Politics 19-10-2020

Sweden readies massive military budget surge

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the likelihood of Sweden's parliament adopting a proposal that would considerably increase its defence spending levels, the Slovak government's plan to have its entire population tested for coronavirus, and so much more.
Coronavirus 19-10-2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday (19 October), according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official...
Europe's East 19-10-2020

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

Belarusian police on Sunday (18 October) detained more than 200 people as tens of thousands marched against strongman Alexander Lukashenko in defiance of police threats to open fire after weeks of demonstrations.
Azerbaijan 19-10-2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan trade accusations of breaking new truce

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new ceasefire on Sunday (18 October), as they tried for the second time in a week to bring a halt to fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
19-10-2020

Turkish Cypriots elect Erdogan’s candidate amid east Med tensions

Turkish Cypriots in breakaway northern Cyprus on Sunday (18 October) narrowly elected right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, in a run-off poll, at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Climate change 19-10-2020

India and the EU are natural partners for the green economy

India and the European Union are natural partners in the quest for environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation, and green growth and development, writes Santosh Jha.
19-10-2020

EU-US alliance ‘on life support’ after four years of Trump

Back in 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Donald Trump's victory with an extraordinary warning: that she would work with the US president on the condition that he respects democratic values. Things did not improve from there.
Azerbaijan 17-10-2020

Azerbaijan vows retaliation for deadly strike on civilians

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev vowed on Saturday (17 October) to take revenge on Armenia after a missile strike killed 12 sleeping people in the city of Ganja, a dramatic escalation in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
16-10-2020

EU condemns Turkey ‘provocations’ in eastern Med

EU leaders on Friday (16 October) condemned "unilateral actions and provocations" by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, where it is locked in a standoff over energy resources with Greece and Cyprus.
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Azerbaijan 16-10-2020

Attacks by Armenia against Azerbaijani civilians and critical infrastructure should not be overlooked

Armenia’s attacks against the civilian settlements and critical infrastructure of Azerbaijan threaten to cause a humanitarian catastrophe, writes Hikmet Hajiyev.
16-10-2020

France and Germany tell Turkey to stop provocations

France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday (15 October) of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the eastern Mediterranean, and urged it to clarify its positions in the coming weeks.
16-10-2020

Global Europe Brief: Running out of time

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// THE CLOCK IS TICKING It’s 100 seconds until the end of the...
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