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US, UK and Europe launch ‘Just Energy Transition’ partnership with South Africa

The governments of South Africa, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, along with the European Union, announced on November...

With the AUKUS pact, the US has opted to snub some of its European partners

In the nearly nine months since he took office, it has become apparent that the US and European Union will not immediately experience a...

Europe willingly forfeited a leadership role in Afghanistan

If Winston Churchill were alive today, I imagine he might have said something like “Never in the history of human conflict have so few...

Mikheil Saakashvili – The post-Soviet space’s once and future buffoon

It isn't every day you find yourself talking to a major figure of recent history, especially not one who has staged both a successful...

Russia’s hand in Nord Stream 2 could be nightmare alley for EU

The European Union needs to boost energy security and provide alternatives and others, Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of UK Regional Investment Platform Regionally, told...

Poland continues quest to delay the start of Nord Stream 2

Polish state-owned gas company PGNiG said on August 2 it expects to be granted participation in certification proceedings concerning the controversial Nord Stream 2...

From Vienna to Tripoli, the Muslim Brotherhood’s impact is felt on both sides of the Mediterranean

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recently undertaken a number of legislative initiatives that target Islamist groups and movements, which are active within the country,...

A broken migration system

Turkey and Greece are both transit countries for migrants on their way to Germany and wealthy destinations in northern Europe. Migrants are resilient. Many...

Open letter to European leaders on Iranian elections

Dear Josep Borrell, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel:On Friday, June 18th, the Islamic Republic of Iran held its thirteenth presidential election since the...

European weakness and the rise of authoritarians

A diverted plane is nothing new, bomb threats may be rare but are no longer a novelty, but an armed interceptor fighter jet “escorting”...

No waves here: US waives sanctions for Nord Stream 2, CEO too

The US Department of State submitted on May 19 a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA), as amended,...

Confrontation in Ukraine

The recent unprovoked amassing of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border has overtaken a significant event that took place a few weeks earlier when Russia...

Berlin, Moscow await next US steps on Nord Stream 2

As the new US administration under Joe Biden is reportedly weighing additional sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, the...

Biden’s narrow timeline to get tough on Putin

On March 2, President Joe Biden’s administration, together with the United Kingdom and the European Union, announced new sanctions against Russia over last summer's...

Merkel says pandemic risks rolling back gains made by women

On the eve of March 8, the date marking International Women’s Day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced her concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic risks...

Germany extends Coronavirus lockdown but eases some restrictions

Following a meeting with the country's 16 state premiers on Wednesday, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced an extension of the current lockdown measures until...

The aftermath of a rare visit to Moscow that went badly wrong

People remember moments. Over the years, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, has stressed the importance of talking to Russia. And so, against...

Germany extends lockdown until March 7

Germany on Thursday extended lockdown measures from February 14 to March 7 in a bid to prevent a third wave in the country and...

German Health Minister says Chinese, Russian vaccines could be used in the EU if EMA approves them

Germany could use the vaccines developed by China and Russia if Europe's medicines watchdog approves them, the country's Health Minister Jens Spahn said on...

With Navalny’s arrest, Russia hands Biden his first test on human rights

Alexey Navalny’s arrest upon his return to Russia on Sunday has handed newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden his first challenge from the Kremlin in office.Navalny...

After Navalny arrest, MEPs want plug in Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The European Parliament passed a resolution on January 21 calling on EU member states to immediately stop work “once and for all” to complete...

Germany extends lockdown until February 14

Following a meeting with the country's 16 state premiers, Germany has decided to extend a strict nationwide lockdown until February 14 as a "precaution" for...

German FM suggests easing COVID restrictions for vaccinated people

Coronavirus restrictions should be eased for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday.In an interview given...

Germany likely to remain in lockdown until April

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday warned that a dramatic explosion in the number of Coronavirus infections that has mutated in Britain, could force...

Merkel, Putin discuss possible joint vaccine production

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cooperating on vaccine production during a telephone call on Tuesday, according to a statement issued...

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