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Why the world is watching the fate of EU-Latin America talks

  • In Oscar Wilde’s masterful play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which was first performed in 1895, Lady Bracknell famously says that “to lose one parent … may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness.” Fast forward more than a century and, in a very different conte...
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World needs to come up with key climate roadmap at COP28

  • The high-profile COP28 climate summit opened in Dubai on Thursday, although key leaders like US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will not be attending. One of the other world powers that will help fill this vacuum is Europe, which sees the Middle Eastern event as critical for meeting ...
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Forgettable King’s Speech lacking in UK domestic policy

  • King Charles this week gave the UK’s first King’s Speech in Parliament for more than seven decades. However, the address, which is traditionally written for the monarch by the government of the day, will not go down in the history books for its content. The speech was long on words, with it p...
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As the EU ponders possible expansion, membership might grow to more than 30 states

  • Much of the attention among European authorities is currently focused squarely on next year’s key European Parliament elections. However, a growing number of key EU officials, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, are looking further ahead to the Europe of the 2030s, by ...
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Despite domestic pressures, foreign affairs dominate agenda at EU summit

  • With 2024, a big election year for the EU, fast approaching there is much important domestic policy business for the bloc to attend to. However, it was foreign policy that ultimately topped the agenda during the European summit of presidents and prime ministers of the 27 member states in Brusse...
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After 600 days of Ukraine war, EU considers long-term strategy

  • As the conflict in Ukraine this week passed the 600th day of a grinding war of attrition, a potentially significant new dynamic is emerging that could change the course of the Ukrainian war effort. The steadfast support of the US for Kyiv appears to be potentially at risk as a result of the pol...
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Key election could be a pivotal moment for Poland and Europe

  • Politicians often describe upcoming elections as “the most important in a generation, if not ever,” but that tag could actually be accurate in Poland, the EU’s fifth-most-populous nation, this weekend. In what may prove to be an era-defining vote — which opposition leader Donald Tusk has bill...
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‘Greater Europe’ project begins to take shape

  • The new European Political Community of almost 50 nations meets for the third time on Thursday. The group has generated much media interest since its formation in 2022, yet the debate around its core purpose has only become energized in recent weeks. While the mandate of the body will not be ...
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Azerbaijan offensive raises fears of new war in Europe’s ‘backyard’

  • European politics has been convulsed in the past 18 months by the Ukraine conflict. Yet, there are concerns of a second war in the EU’s “backyard” after Azerbaijan launched a new military offensive on Tuesday against Armenian positions in Nagorno-Karabakh. While a shaky ceasefire was agreed th...
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Saudi-India Investment Forum builds on business impact of G20 summit

  • There may have been criticisms of the G20’s joint declaration at the weekend, including from Ukraine and environmental nongovernmental organizations, but the summit surpassed many expectations and provided some key business takeaways. This includes the eye-catching new India-Middle East-Europ...
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