Global Europe

Botswana 15-10-2020

Transformation of African economies – The case of Botswana as a gateway to doing business in Africa

With growing infrastructure development and geographically in a central location, Botswana is seen by some as the gateway to doing business in the region, and a credible entry point to access the entire continent.
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Cities & regions 30-09-2020

SDGs: Municipalities, regions and their associations are game-changers!

The 2030 Agenda was adopted 5 years ago by national leaders. Discover the progress made by European local and regional governments and their associations in localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in PLATFORMA & CEMR latest publication https://bit.ly/3k1dj0E
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24-09-2020

United for a New, Fair and Inclusive Multilateralism

What kind of world do you want to live in? One in which countries fiercely compete against each other? Or one in which countries join forces to solve our shared urgent challenges flowing across borders? On the eve of the UN 75th General Assembly, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and its partners unveiled a proposal for a New, inclusive and Fair Multilateralism. HR/VP Josep Borrell, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond were some of the influential political and academic figures who participated in this conference. Find the Policy Reportthe video of the conference and much more at: www.fepsunitedfor.eu
23-09-2020

EU Sanctions Explained

As the EU is struggling to find a response to Turkey’s disruptive activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, the upheaval in Belarus and the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, EURACTIV provides a closer look at how the EU’s sanction regime works and what the current challenges are.

US-NATO Ambassador: America remains deeply committed to Europe

There is no sign of a US retreat from Europe's security structure, the US Ambassador to NATO told EURACTIV, commenting on Washington's troop withdrawal plans from Germany. At the same time, NATO secretary-general confirmed that President Donald Trump had decided on the withdrawal without informing the alliance in advance.
Politics 16-06-2020

Europe’s tourism dilemma explained

Empty squares, deserted beaches and cancelled trips - the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown Europe’s tourism industry into chaos. Will we be able to go on holidays this summer? Will Europe’s travel industry survive the pandemic? And what is the EU doing in all this?

COVID-19 should not become a security crisis, NATO chief warns

"We have to deal with COVID-19, but at the same time, we have to make sure that the health crisis doesn't become a security crisis," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told EURACTIV in an interview about NATO's crisis response and threat preparedness, China's role and the pandemic's impact on the military alliance.
Central Asia 08-04-2020

University programme for Afghan women in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the UN, and the EU are working together on a programme to educate Afghan women.
Botswana 03-03-2020

EU-Africa: in search of a genuine partnership

The European Commission is pursuing a renewed and ambitious relationship with the African continent. The new relationship is intended to treat Africa as an equal partner to Europe, as opposed to policy priorities being dictated to African partners. However, there...
31-01-2020

Why does everybody want to divide the EU, asks Sassoli. And he provides the answer

Speaking in the European Parliament on 31 January, hours before the UK leaves the European Union, Parliament President David Sassoli asked a question which he said was fundamental during the last three years: “Why does everybody want to divide the EU”.
Europe's East 31-01-2020

Poroshenko: More tanks in Donbas than in the German Bundeswehr

The former president of Ukraine sat down with EURACTIV warned that without the elusive ceasefire the loss of Ukrainian lives continues.
Azerbaijan 21-01-2020

Azerbaijan: remembering red carnations and looking into the future

Hikmat Hajiev, Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration talks about the state of play of EU-Azerbaijan relations, geopolitics, trade and violent Soviet repression.
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Cities & regions 10-01-2020

Apply before 31 January 2020 to the PLATFORMAwards

Does your town or region contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to win a video to promote your development cooperation project? Do you want to get a free entrance to CEMR 2020 Congress in Innsbruck? Apply before...
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18-11-2019

Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference

How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
Central Asia 15-11-2019

New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

Following the presidential elections on June 9th, Kazakhstan has a new leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is the second president to be elected after almost thirty years of uninterrupted rule by Nursultan Nazarbayev, who occupied the position since the fall of the Soviet Union.
12-11-2019

Clothing imports to the EU: Achieving sustainability & transparency in the supply chain

The EU’s retail clothing sector sources textiles and clothes from all over the world. In addition to sourcing at the most competitive rates, they must also consider how industries, such as cotton production, are regulated in different countries, both in terms of the environment and international labour standards.
Azerbaijan 14-10-2019

Global Eurasia – Connectivity as a driver for peace, stability & security

In the Caucasus Region, power has traditionally been a complex mix of countries’ geography, resources, military capabilities and economic importance. Yet trade and trading routes are often underestimated as a driver for security and stability.
Economy & Jobs 08-10-2019

Malmstrom: ‘We cannot do much to protect individual countries on the Airbus case’

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is no longer optimistic when it comes to avoiding US tariffs on goods, thanks to the result of the WTO Airbus case.
EU-China 26-09-2019

China – EU Relations, with Ambassador Zhang Ming

Ambassador Zhang Ming discusses the current affairs of EU-China relations and the future his mission is hoping to forge.
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Eastern Europe 09-07-2019

A partnership that matters: 10 years and beyond

Georgia invites you at the Black Sea resort of Batumi on July 11 and 12 to join the Annual Conference dedicated to the 10 anniversary of the eastern partnership.  The conference will celebrate Europe’s achievements and spark a reflection on its future.
Central Asia 03-07-2019

Kazakhstan Agenda 2019

Following Kazakhstan's presidential elections on June 9th, EURACTIV convened a high level panel of EU and Kazakh dignitaries to discuss how the new President will steer the country's political agenda
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12-06-2019

How can Workers‘ Voice contribute to responsible sales of financial products?

The Global Framework Agreement between UniCredit and UNI Global Union, including a joint declaration on responsible sales of financial products, shows that Workers‘ Voice is an important vehicle to represent not only workers but also consumers interests.
Central Asia 07-06-2019

Kazakh Elections 2019: Politics after Nazarbayev

On June 9th, Kazakh citizens will go to the polls. It's the first time since since Kazakhstan's independence from the Soviet Union that it's first president, and long-time leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev isn't on the ballot.
Enlargement 17-04-2019

Greek business chief: North Macedonia deal diminished Turkey’s influence

The North Macedonia name change deal, also known as Prespa Agreement, helped diminish Turkey’s influence in the country and simultaneously upgrade Athens’s role in the Balkan region, Greek business chief Konstantinos Michalos told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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