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Global Europe 05-02-2020

In State of the Union, Trump hails ‘American comeback’ amid domestic storm

With the impeachment shadow still over his head, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (4 February) painted a self-congratulatory rosy image of the US economy. Here are four takeaway from Trump's State of the Union.
Climate change 08-01-2010

The Copenhagen Accord: A first stab at deciphering the implications for the EU

The results of the Copenhagen conference on climate change have produced mixed feelings among leaders and nations. Christian Egenhofer and Anton Georgiev, researchers at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), clarify in a December paper the implications of the accord for climate change, global governance and the EU's world leadership role.
Global Europe 26-11-2009

EU warned about transatlantic ‘illusions’

As Europe starts putting together its new diplomatic service, it needs to emancipate itself from US foreign policy and start speaking with one voice if it is to avoid slipping into irrelevance, British and US experts said on Tuesday (24 November).
Public Affairs 10-11-2009

EU lawmakers warm up to online media: Survey

Online resources and social media play a key role in helping politicians shape policies in Europe and the US alike, according to a new survey which found members of the European Parliament lagging behind when it comes to engaging with EU citizens.
Development Policy 04-11-2009

Barroso: Forget climate treaty, aim for pact in Copenhagen

A fully-fledged climate treaty to fight global warming will not be reached next month in Copenhagen but a framework pact is still possible, the head of the European Commission said on the margins of an EU-US summit.
EU Priorities 2020 03-11-2009

Climate talks top EU-US summit in Washington

Ahead of an EU-US summit in Washington today (3 November), US President Barack Obama said he hopes an "important deal" can be struck at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. But he admitted an agreement would be no more than a step forward and would not solve the world's environmental problems.
EU Priorities 2020 05-05-2009

G20 London summit: After the dust has settled

"The US-China relationship is becoming the most important bilateral relationship in the world," writes Stanley Crossick, the founder of the European Policy Centre, in a March blog post reflecting on the outcome of the recent G20 summit in London.
EU Priorities 2020 30-04-2009

Crossick: Obama’s first 100 days didn’t disappoint

US President Barack Obama has already taken substantial steps to improve the United States' relations with its Western partners, seek dialogue with the Muslim world and address hotbeds of tension, Stanley Crossick, the founding chairman of European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 28-04-2009

US analyst: West should better monitor Russia

There is "little appetite" today in the Western world to monitor Russia's "influence operations" and "active measures" vis-à-vis the EU, Ariel Cohen, a senior researcher with the conservative US Heritage Foundation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 28-04-2009

Interview: West should monitor Russia better

There is "little appetite" today in the Western world to monitor Russia's "influence operations" and "active measures" vis-à-vis the EU, Ariel Cohen, a senior researcher with the conservative US Heritage Foundation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Development Policy 22-04-2009

US in spotlight at Sicily climate change talks

A new US commitment to tackle global warming outlined by President Barack Obama will be the focus of attention today (22 April) at a meeting of international environment ministers in Sicily.
Global Europe 16-04-2009

Obama’s Afghanistan: A bridge too far for Europeans?

"Afghanistan reveals Europe's incapacity to formulate coherent collective security strategies and dedicate the resources required to implement them," writes Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, in an April paper.
Trade & Society 03-04-2009

Obama asked for it and got it: Unity at G20

The G20 group of developed and developing countries yesterday (3 April) showed a united front as it agreed on a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and tighten financial rules to stop it happening again.
Med & South 06-03-2009

Clinton sees US and EU leading the world

There is a leadership crisis in the world and America and the European Union must take the lead in addressing it, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience of young Europeans in Parliament today (6 March).
Global Europe 05-03-2009

Clinton in Brussels to open new era in relations with allies

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is today (5 March) expected to back a resumption of formal ties with Russia, as Washington and its allies seek a broad front in their troubled battle against Afghan militants and other threats.
Med & South 29-01-2009

In Davos, Putin mocks US over economy

As US President Barack Obama won approval for a giant $825 billion economic stimulus plan, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, speaking in Davos, mocked the American delegates to last year's forum for emphasising the US economy's "fundamental stability and cloudless prospects".
EU Priorities 2020 23-01-2009

Europe cheers as Obama ends Bush’s ‘war on terror’

On his first day in office, US President Barack Obama put an end to the previous administration's controversial methods of fighting the war against terrorism and established a strong diplomatic team to address the world's hotbeds of tension.
Med & South 21-01-2009

Conflicts freeze as Obama takes office

As Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States in a ceremony watched by billions worldwide yesterday (20 January), two conflicts came to an end, sending a message to the new leader of the world's only remaining superpower.
EU Priorities 2020 20-01-2009

Obama’s American dream makes Europe wonder

Europeans appear to be dazed and confused about the United States' decision to elect a symbol of change to the White House. Some wish their own societies were capable of similar breakthroughs, but others are sceptical of President-elect Barack Obama's ability to bring about real change, reveals a round-up of contributions from the EURACTIV network.

EU to help Obama close Guantánamo

The Union's foreign affairs ministers will discuss, on 26 January, how to help US President-elect Barack Obama close the controversial Guantánamo detention camp by accepting the relocation of former inmates on EU soil, a Council source confirmed today (13 January).
EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2008

Brok: ‘I have problems with the Republican ticket’

Barack Obama could better represent a new beginning in transatlantic relations than his Republican opponent John McCain, Elmar Brok, a conservative MEP from Germany, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2008

Interview: German conservative has ‘problems’ with Palin

Although he admits that he is closer to the US Republicans as a German Christian Democrat, MEP Elmar Brok told EURACTIV that in the upcoming elections he had "a problem with the Republican ticket" due to the controversial personality of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
EU Priorities 2020 30-10-2008

A new agenda for transatlantic relations

The next US president will "inherit the most complex, difficult and dangerous array of foreign policy challenges ever facing a newcomer to the Oval Office," writes Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, in the autumn edition of Internationale Politik (IP).
EU Priorities 2020 27-10-2008

Rebuilding EU-US relations

"There is a new window of opportunity to rebuild relations between the US and the EU as the Bush era draws to a close," according to Ronald D. Asmus, executive director of the Brussels-based Transatlantic Centre, a think tank.