About: 2020 US election

Climate change 20-01-2021

Competition or cooperation? EU, US enter new era of climate diplomacy

As Joe Biden takes the reins of a tumultuous America, analysts have tempered expectations about the ability of the new US administration to closely align with Europe on climate change.
Politics 11-01-2021

Europe’s right-wing populists beat about the bush after US Capitol assault

Most European leaders condemned last week's storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump activists. Meanwhile, Europe's far-right leaders, which so far have sympathised with Trump, are balancing between condemnation and self-protection.
Global Europe 08-01-2021

After Capitol riot, pressure builds for Trump’s removal from office

A growing number of lawmakers and government officials from both parties are calling for Donald Trump’s removal from office following the riot at the US Capitol on Wednesday. On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he would be impeached if not removed by the cabinet. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 06-01-2021

Trump supporters storm US Capitol, delaying election certification

The US House of Representatives and Senate were forced to delay their proceedings to certify the November presidential election after armed protestors breached the Capitol building on Wednesday (6 January). The building is now on lockdown with politicians instructed to remain in their offices.
Politics 21-12-2020

A look-back at 2020

2020 is nearly over. Coronavirus has dominated all the news over the last 12 months but plenty more happened besides. Sam Morgan saves you the trauma of trying to remember it yourselves and looks back at what happened in 2020.

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 05-11-2020

US election outcome down to the wire in seven swing states

America's unexpectedly tight presidential election will come down to seven swing states - Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina and Georgia - where results are still expected. Here's how much longer it will take.
Global Europe 05-11-2020

OSCE observer mission says US election ‘tarnished’ by Trump allegations

The head of an international observer mission to the US elections on Wednesday (4 November) criticised President Trump's allegations of fraud in the election, and expressed concern over attempts by his campaign to stop vote counting, saying it "undermined public trust" in democracy.
Global Europe 04-11-2020

No clear winner in US presidential vote as race hones in on swing states

No clear winner emerged in the US presidential election as of Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in Europe) as incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden each secured several important states in early results.
Global Europe 03-11-2020

US Presidential Election explainer: What to watch out for as the results roll in

The 2020 US presidential election has been different than any other in history. Here is the rundown of key things to watch out for as the results roll in. 
Global Europe 03-11-2020

US Election Special 2020: What to watch and why it matters

A lot is at stake for Europe and the world in the most consequential US presidential election in recent history, after four turbulent years under Donald Trump in which he has turned global multilateralism and transatlantic relations on their head.
Climate change 30-10-2020

Green recovery led by industry or government – America’s choice between two futures

With the American presidential election next week, the climate policy of Joe Biden and lack of policy from Donald Trump has come into the spotlight: America will have to adapt to green technologies to keep up with the world and the question is whether its administration will dig its heels in or not.
Global Europe 30-10-2020

A third of Latino men could vote for Trump, a worrisome number for Biden

As the US election nears, polls have consistently shown a lead for Joe Biden by an average of nine points nationally. However, looking into different groups, these surveys show support for Donald Trump coming from a surprising place - Latino men - and this could have implications for key swing states.
Climate change 19-10-2020

High stakes for Earth’s climate future in US vote

The United States presidential election will be "make or break" for the planet after four years during which Donald Trump frustrated global efforts to slash emissions, climate experts warn, fearing his re-election may imperil the world's chances of avoiding catastrophic warming.
Global Europe 08-10-2020

Trump’s pandemic record in spotlight as Harris, Pence trade blows at VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed over the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate.
Global Europe 30-09-2020

Chaotic first US presidential debate delivers more bickering than substance

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic contender Joe Biden faced off in their first debate in Cleveland on Tuesday (29 September), marked by personal insults and Trump’s repeated interruptions, as they battled over Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and the integrity of November’s election.
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