Multilateralism

Global Europe 26-11-2020

EU betting on Biden – not so fast

It would make sense to work hand in hand with the Biden Administration where strategic interests overlap, and on issues where President Biden can deliver. But the EU must also be able to act and lead on issues over which the US political class is divided or doesn’t care much about, writes Borut Grgic.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Biden’s pick for UN envoy will find waning American influence

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington’s waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Trump finally gives the green light to proceed with Biden transition

After weeks of defiance, President Donald Trump allowed officials to proceed with a transition to President-elect Joe Biden, giving his Democratic rival access to briefings and funding even as he vowed to persist with efforts to fight the election results.
Economy & Jobs 17-11-2020

Biden says world democracies must unite on trade policy

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (16 November) said the United States must join forces with other world democracies to present a united front in global trade policy as a counterweight to China.
Global Europe 11-11-2020

Von der Leyen: EU seeks ‘new transatlantic agenda’ with Biden

The United States and European Union need to forge a new transatlantic alliance in areas such as climate change and the digital economy under president-elect Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday (10 November).
Global Europe 16-09-2020

What should be done about the United Nations?

The global health, climate and economic crises have led to a deterioration of our world order. The gap between current global challenges and global governance is widening and weakening the multilateral system. A new, fair and inclusive multilateralism for the 21st century must be invented, write Maria Joao Rodrigues and Conny Reuter.
Global Europe 15-09-2020

The Brief, powered by Eurogas – The UN session, a missed opportunity

Held every year in September, the annual week-long session of the UN General Assembly in New York is the milestone of global politics. This year’s session, opening on 22 September, is special for two reasons. But it is also likely to be a missed opportunity.
Development Policy 15-09-2020

UN chief to push pandemic ceasefire at world leaders meeting, but fears opportunities lost

UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his annual address to world leaders next week to push for a global ceasefire until the end of 2020 so countries can fight the coronavirus pandemic
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