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Global Europe 22-09-2021

Biden nominee for key China export post expects Huawei to remain blacklisted

US President Joe Biden's nominee to a post overseeing export policy on China said he sees Chinese telecoms firm Huawei as a national security threat and expects to keep the company on a trade blacklist unless "things change."
Global Europe 13-09-2021

EU-US relations: In search of common ground?

The message of US President Joe Biden’s first overseas Europe tour has been clear: America is back, and Western alliances are not broken. But for Europeans, the realisation has come that after four acrimonious years under the Trump administration, Biden’s...
Global Europe 08-09-2021

Michel : Afghanistan is a failure for the international community

European Council President Charles Michel gave a scathing assessment of the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview for the French website Le Grand Continent on Wednesday (8 September), pointing out the need for the EU to step up efforts to build its strategic autonomy.
Health 01-07-2021

COVID-19 vaccine from Germany’s CureVac just 48% effective

Germany's CureVac said Wednesday (30 June) that final trial results showed its coronavirus vaccine had an efficacy rate of just 48%, far lower than those developed by mRNA rivals BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna.
Global Europe 18-06-2021

Scotch but no bourbon: UK-US trade truce gives dram of hope to drinks industry

The drinks industry welcomed a trade truce between Britain and United States that saw tariffs removed on Scotch whisky and most other spirits, although they called for further efforts to remove the last export duties on American whiskey.
Global Europe 11-06-2021

America may be ‘back’ at G7, but allies’ doubts about US democracy linger

After the tumultuous years for the transatlantic relationship under Donald Trump, Joe Biden's promise that "America is back" as he meets Western allies are a welcome relief. But they're not enough, diplomats and foreign policy experts say.
Global Europe 18-05-2021

EU, US move to end steel row and point to China

The EU and US took a step towards a post-Trump trade truce on Monday (17 May), agreeing to hold talks to end a tit-for-tat feud over steel and aluminium tariffs.
Digital & Media 07-05-2021

Digital Brief: Digital vulnerabilities, no Horizon for Europe, Trump ban

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The real industrial revolution is starting now – provided we make the right investments in key technologies and set...
Enlargement 15-03-2021

Kosovo opens embassy in Jerusalem

Kosovo said Sunday (14 March) it had officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem after becoming the first Muslim-majority territory to recognise the city as Israel's capital.
Global Europe 15-02-2021

US Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

The US Senate acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege.
Europe's East 02-02-2021

Zelenskiy asks Biden why Ukraine still not in NATO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview released Monday (1 February) that he would like the new US leader Joe Biden to tell him why the ex-Soviet country was still not a member of NATO.
Enlargement 02-02-2021

EU regrets Kosovo’s decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem

The European Union voiced regret on Tuesday (2 February) at Kosovo's decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem, made as part of a broader deal brokered by the previous US administration, saying it "diverges" the tiny Balkan country from the EU position.
Global Europe 26-01-2021

House Democrats deliver Trump impeachment charge to Senate

The US House of Representatives delivered to the Senate a charge that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol, setting in motion his second impeachment trial.
Global Europe 21-01-2021

China imposes sanctions on 28 Trump-era officials including Pompeo

China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesday (20 January), urging Americans from both parties to condemn the action.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future

President Donald Trump leaves the presidency under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths.

What we might learn from the Trump administration’s downfall

The siege of the Capitol was one of the darkest moments, but not the last hour of modern democracy, writes Anna Donáth.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

EU calls on Biden to form ‘new transatlantic pact’

Hours before Joe Biden was to be sworn in as the next US president on Wednesday (20 January), EU leaders extended the invitation to cooperate more closely but also warned that four years of the Trump administration had changed the nature of transatlantic ties.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

Trump pardons ex-aide Bannon but not himself or family

US President Donald Trump granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations issued in his final hours in office, but did not pardon himself.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Trump, in wave of Tuesday pardons, so far not planning to pardon himself

US President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as he prepares an expansive list of more than 100 pardons and commutations, a source familiar with the effort said.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Israel authorities approve new West Bank settler homes

Israel on Sunday (17 January) advanced plans for 780 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, adding the move puts Israel "on a collision course" with the incoming US administration.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

The outgoing Trump administration's decision to classify Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists will only cause more suffering for the people of that war-torn nation, Joe Biden's nominee for national security advisor said Saturday (16 January).
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US prosecutors says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials

Federal prosecutors on Thursday (14 February) offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.”
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US executes man with COVID-19, 12th under Trump administration

The US government on Thursday (14 January) executed Corey Johnson, a convicted murderer, marking one of the final two federal executions planned under President Donald Trump’s administration.
Digital & Media 14-01-2021

After Trump, we must fight to rebuild the ruins of democracy

Even after US President Trump is gone, the underlying causes of division, mistrust, and frustration won't go away and Europe must future-proof itself against any risks to democracy – particularly in the online world, writes Věra Jourová.