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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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After wild five years, EU prepares for 2020s

  • European presidents and prime ministers meet for a landmark summit on Thursday and Friday that will shape the continent until at least 2024. The meeting will focus on the bloc’s future strategic agenda, but the most difficult business will be carving up top EU jobs, with a transition of power u...
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Will ‘Little England’ or ‘Global Britain’ prevail in 2021?

  • Whether “Global Britain” or “Little England” becomes the more powerful political narrative across the UK post-Brexit will help define the country’s politics in 2021 and beyond. There were diverse and sometimes divergent views expressed by people voting to exit the EU. Some more isolationist l...
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EU puts China ties under the microscope

  • Discussions over a potential big new gas price measure against Russia is top of the political agenda in Brussels. However, the European Council summit of 27 presidents and prime ministers this Thursday and Friday may well also be remembered for a potentially significant hardening of the EU’s fo...
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EU may be forced to act to prevent industry exodus

  • Trans-Atlantic ties were forecast to improve significantly and sustainably during Joe Biden’s presidency, yet we are two years into his term of office and relations are deteriorating as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act. This landmark legislation was initially welcomed by key EU stakeho...
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EU continues to beef up its global sanctions policy

  • One of the big surprises since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the depth and breadth of the EU’s response, including 11 rounds of sanctions so far. However, the EU’s sanctions policy now extends far beyond Moscow to include dozens of countries, as Brussels seeks to become a more powerful ...
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A crucial week in the fight against global warming

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meets this week in France to mark the 30th anniversary of its creation. This body, under the auspices of the UN, is preparing what is likely to be the single biggest agenda-setting, climate science report of the year....
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Italy debt is EU’s major concern following Greek landmark

  • This week saw the political milestone event of Greece officially completing an eight-year bailout program following an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression. Yet, important as this moment could be for Athens and the EU at large, several European nations — including G-...
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‘Trump referendum’ could have major effect on US foreign policy

  • (AFP) Campaigning for the US midterms has reached fever pitch as election day closes in. Early voting returns indicate that both Democratic and Republican voting bases are unusually engaged, with multiple states seeing more than double the number of early votes cast compared to t...
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Brexit could be delayed until May as UK changes strategy

  • Angela Merkel visited the Republic of Ireland on Thursday ahead of next Wednesday’s special European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers on Brexit. The visit came amidst UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest U-turn to explore a cross- party deal on Brexit, and her decision to a...
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