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Despite the China-bashing during Trump’s presidential campaign and a recent tweet from the US president that the meeting will be “very difficult”, there are encouraging signs that it could be a success. By agreeing to meet within Trump’s first 100 days in office, both sides have shown their intention to avoid worst case scenarios, and a recognition that it is this specific counterpart that can help achieve their respective goals.

Trump and Xi can make their summit a success – here are 3 things they need to do

This week US President Donald Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a high-stakes encounter for both the global economy and their own political careers

The international arbitration case was launched against Romania in August 2015 with TNG seeking damages for Romania’s ”wrongful attempts to destroy” Romania Libera and the ”wrongful forced bankruptcy” inflicted by the Romanian government on Astra Asigurari. In May 2016, in what is described as an attempt to ”silence” Adamescu, the Romanian government issued an EAW against him.

Questions asked of Romania’s cooperation with its international commitments

The former Attorney General of England and Wales has led a chorus of criticism of Romania over its failure to comply with an international ruling over the European Arrest Warrant (EAW)

”Opening the 700 MHz band for mobile internet helps ensure top-quality connectivity throughout Europe and can really transform many people’s lives - let’s think for example of the use of telemedicine in remote areas,” said the rotating Council chair Minister Dr Emmanuel Mallia from Malta. ”It also represents a major step in the industrial shift to 5G, which is essential for the future competitiveness of the EU.”

European Council boost mobile connectivity in run-up to 5G

The European Council adopted a decision which will ensure the release of high-quality airwaves for wireless broadband services in all EU member states in order to boost mobile connectivity and drive the roll-out of 5G technology

Parliament’s delegation on Monday will attempt to defuse tensions and will be led by centre right MEP David McAllister, chair of the influential Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.He is accompanied by the Parliament’s rapporteur for Albania, German Socialist MEP Knut Fleckeshtein. Slovakian EPP deputy Eduard Kukan, a member of the EU-Albania delegation was expected to take part but will not now do so. His spokesman said, “He is not going to travel to Tirana next week, due to his other arrangements. He is however following the situation very closely and will try engage if necessary.”  German chancellor Angela Merkel will also send a senior representative.

Fears of fresh violence ahead of EP delegation visit to Albania

The European Union’s top diplomat has called on the Democratic Party-led opposition in Albania to end its ongoing parliamentary boycott and re-engage in the legislative process

Macron stands in stark contrast to the divisive ‘us and them’ rhetoric from US President Donald Trump and the hard-hitting anti-immigration stance taken by May and those pushing for a hard Brexit. Like Dutch GreenLeft leader Jesse Klaver and Austria’s Alexander Van der Bellen, Macron has stayed on message with his views on tolerance, inclusion and ending discrimination.

Macron’s breakthrough signals rising EU hopes

If elected president, Emmanuel Macron would change the narrative on Europe, say Giles Merritt and Shada Islam. The centrist candidate would not only breathe new life into the Franco-German ‘locomotive’ but offer a more hopeful and upbeat message for the future

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