Merkel and von der Leyen: Two long-time companions guiding Europe

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Angela Merkel, Brexit, China, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU summit, European Commission, Frugal Four, German EU Presidency, health crisis, Hongkong, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

They have ruled Germany together for 15 years. Now they are at Europe's helm. With the start of the German EU Presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have, together, forged plans to navigate Europe ou...

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EU lifts travel restrictions for 15 third countries from 1 July, excluding the US

By |junij 30th, 2020|China, EU external borders, News, Russia, tourism, travel, travel ban, United States|

The EU agreed on Tuesday (30 June) on a 'safe travel list' including 15 third countries from where travel to Europe will be possible from 1 July, with the notable exception of the United States, where COVID-19 is still spreading.

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China passes feared Hong Kong security law, enters tit-for-tat with US

By |junij 30th, 2020|China, Hong Kong, Mike Pompeo, News, United States|

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday (30 June), a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub’s freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. The legislation was unanimously approved...

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US and EU must face down China together, Pompeo says

By |junij 25th, 2020|China, Mike Pompeo, News, United States|

The US and EU need a shared understanding of China to resist it, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (25 June), calling Beijing a threat and accusing it of stealing European know-how to develop its economy.

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German EU Presidency: Government sets priorities as ‘motor and moderator of Europe’

By |junij 24th, 2020|China, climate protection, Coronakrise, coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis presidency, digitisation, EU, EU Council Presidency, Germany, health crisis, Heiko Maas, News, programme, US, USA|

One week before Germany takes over the EU Council presidency on 1 July, its highly anticipated programme went through the cabinet, with priorities focused on managing the coronavirus crisis and its economic and social fallout. However, that was not eno...

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US, Russia to resume ‘productive’ nuclear disarmament talks later this summer

By |junij 23rd, 2020|arms control, China, New START treaty, News, Russia, United States|

Russia and the US hope to meet for a second round of nuclear disarmament talks as soon as possible, perhaps already in late July or early August, a US special envoy said after the first negotiating round on the future of the world’s two largest nuclear powers concluded in Vienna on Monday (22 June).

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China launches final satellite to complete rival to GPS

By |junij 23rd, 2020|China, Galileo, GPS, News, Outer space|

China on Tuesday (23 June) launched the final satellite in its homegrown geolocation system designed to rival the US GPS network, marking a major step in its race for market share in the lucrative sector.

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Von der Leyen: Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals ‘can’t be tolerated’

By |junij 23rd, 2020|China, coronavirus, cyber, cyberattacks, EU-China, EU-China summit, hack, hacking, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has accused China of leading a spate of cyberattacks against hospitals in Europe during the coronavirus outbreak, stressing that the EU will not "tolerate" such malicious activity.

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No progress on trade, investment, Hong Kong as EU wraps-up tense China summit

By |junij 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Li Keqiang, News, trade, Ursula von der Leyen, Xi Jinping|

No tangible progress was made on several key issues as leaders from the EU and China met for a tense virtual summit on Monday (22 June), amid tensions over tariffs targeting Chinese firms and Europe's fears over Beijing's growing global authority.

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Caught between US and Beijing, EU approaches challenging China summit talks

By |junij 18th, 2020|Charles Michel, China, EU-China summit, Li Keqiang, News, state subsidies, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

While the EU is still struggling to find a common position on China, Beijing hopes to boost ‘strategic trust’ when its leaders hold a video summit with European Council President Charles Michel and Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen next...

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