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Global Europe 24-11-2020

Germans have lost faith in US democracy but have hopes for Biden, new poll shows

The recent election in the United States has left many Germans concerned for the state of US democracy, according to a new poll. In spite of this, Germany remains hopeful President-elect Joe Biden will stabilise the relationship. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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.
Climate change 24-11-2020

John Kerry, who signed Paris accord for US, is Biden’s climate envoy

Former secretary of state John Kerry helped broker the landmark Paris Agreement and signed it on behalf of the United States, a decision subsequently reversed by President Donald Trump.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Biden pushes new approach to EU in calls to leaders

US President-elect Joe Biden spoke with the heads of the European Union institutions and NATO on Monday (23 November) in a round of calls seen as part of his efforts to repair tattered transatlantic ties.
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.

In latest China jab, US drafts list of 89 firms with military ties

The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of US goods and technology, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.
Global Europe 23-11-2020

Biden to start naming cabinet picks as Trump resists

US President-elect Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks on Tuesday (23 November), his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party.
Global Europe 18-11-2020

Israel strikes widely in Syria, sending signal of aggressive post-Trump posture

Israel launched air raids against what it called a wide range of Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, sending a signal that it will pursue its policy of striking across the border despite US President Donald Trump’s election defeat.
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.
Central Europe 17-11-2020

Hungary’s ‘Trump before Trump’ PM Orban faces US reset

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is bracing for tougher treatment from a Joe Biden-led administration in Washington after his all-in bet on a win for President Donald Trump backfired.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Macron: Europe needs its own sovereignty in defence, even with new US government

Europe still needs its own independent and sovereign defence strategy, even if it is dealing with a new US government which may result in friendlier ties, French President Emmanuel Macron told the "Revue Grand Continent" publication.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Trump briefly admits election defeat, clings to flailing legal strategy

President Donald Trump briefly acknowledged losing the US election in a morning Twitter post but then backtracked, saying he concedes “nothing” and vowing to keep up a court fight that election-law experts say is unlikely to succeed.
Global Europe 13-11-2020

Biden cements victory by flipping Arizona, as Trump keeps transition in limbo

President-elect Joe Biden cemented his electoral victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday (12 November), but the transition to his administration remains in political stasis as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat.
Global Europe 12-11-2020

EU lawmakers back US lobster deal after Biden election win

European Union lawmakers have backed a small trade deal with the United States to remove EU tariffs on US lobsters following Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election.

Turkey frets as industry applauds deal to access EU military projects

Although the EU has recently agreed on a set of conditions for third countries to join its defence programmes, Turkey is likely to remain outside the framework. As EURACTIV first reported in late October, EU27 agreed on conditions to allow...
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 09-11-2020

The Brief – Reuniting America

The electoral victory of Joe Biden is the best possible news for the EU, although some member countries or their leadership may have diverging feelings. The abnormal state of transatlantic relations under Donald Trump is coming to an end. It...
Global Europe 09-11-2020

A Biden administration is bad news for Turkey’s Erdogan

Donald Trump’s lackadaisical approach to Turkey's President Recep Erdoğan gave him an opening for an aggressive and revisionist set of policies that pushed the boundaries of Turkey’s relations with America and Europe, writes Henri J Barkey.

Europe ready to restart transatlantic climate dialogue after Trump ‘parenthesis’

The European Commission and senior EU lawmakers said they stood ready to intensify dialogue with the US on climate change, listing car CO2 limits and green finance among areas where “real transatlantic cooperation” is again possible after the four-year “Trump parenthesis”.
Global Europe 09-11-2020

Mideast heads for policy revamp under Biden

Contrary to Donald Trump's impulsive policies in the Middle East, Joe Biden is expected to shift back to a more conventional US stance and re-engage with Iran, redrawing regional geopolitics.
Global Europe 07-11-2020

Biden wins presidential race in a deeply divided United States

Democrat Joe Biden captured the US presidency on Saturday (7 November), several major television networks said, as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden’s promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in...
Global Europe 07-11-2020

Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows

Democrat Joe Biden said Friday (6 November) that he was going to win the US presidency as his lead grew over President Donald Trump in battleground states, although television networks held off from declaring him the victor as officials continued...
Global Europe 06-11-2020

The Brief, powered by Martens Centre – The end of Trump, but Trumpism lives on

The agonizing wait is almost over. At some point in the coming hours or, more likely, days, the counting will end and Joe Biden will be declared the winner and the president-elect of the United States.
Global Europe 06-11-2020

Vote counts push Biden closer to victory as Trump falsely claims election being ‘stolen’

With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country’s democratic process, falsely claiming the election was being “stolen” from him.
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