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"Global heating and the destruction of wildlife is wreaking increasing damage on the natural world, which humanity depends on for food, water and clean air."

Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

Humanity must solve the climate and nature crises together or solve neither, according to a report from 50 of the world’s leading scientists

"Governments and business must work together in what could be a second ’Bretton Woods’ moment for the world."

Rebuilding after COVID: The challenge is digital

It is no understatement to say that the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are causing disruption

"The People’s Republic of China is already on track to catch up with the United States of America. Biden realizes that time is running short for the U.S. to defend its position."

Keeping China at Bay: Biden’s Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Blueprint

The best way to counter China’s propaganda would be for the Biden infrastructure programs to show that democracy works by providing concrete benefits to Americans

“A strategic approach taking into account the different timelines and legal requirements is warranted in every member state. EU funds can be used in a complementary way to support the similar objectives in the green and digital transition.”

EU’s building renovation wave hits administrative snag

Differing views within the European Commission on how the EU’s unprecedented recovery fund can be spent, and a rush to translate national spending plans from their original language, risk slowing down the EU’s building renovation wave, experts say

“President Biden is coming to Europe with some strong messages on revitalising America’s alliances, starting with NATO – he will make clear that the strong US commitment to NATO and also our commitment to Article 5, the mutual defence clause.”

NATO summit: A key test for Biden’s reset with Europe

After an identity crisis over the past years, NATO leaders will gather in Brussels on Monday (14 June), for a summit to re-orient the alliance, sandwiched between the G7 summit in Britain and an EU–US summit right after

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"As more people – especially women – face new forms of digital harm and abuse, we need new forms of redress for victims."

Analyses

Digital harm is on the rise

Friday, June 11, 2021

Here’s how we can give victims a pathway to justice

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“We cannot open internal borders as long as the EU’s external borders aren’t fully closed.”

Europe

Austria sides with Denmark on controversial asylum law

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has welcomed Danish legislation to move asylum seekers to third countries as their application is processed

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The 46th president of the United States will make the first foreign visit of his mandate to Europe.

World

Joe Biden’s Europe Visit: Mending What Trump Broke

Thursday, June 10, 2021

At the NATO summit, President Biden will have to deal with Donald Trump’s pernicious legacy. The biggest challenges include Russia and Turkey, both of which have undermined the alliance solidarity

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“I think we have an opportunity to make something positive out of a bad hand that we inherited when we took office.”

World

Blinken: US able to mitigate Nord Stream 2 pipeline effects

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday (7 June) the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline was a “fait accompli”, defending the US decision to waive some sanctions and vowing a response if Moscow tries to use gas as a weapon

"An investment agreement would provide investors with greater protection for their investments and shore up the resilience of supply chains under the framework of the EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy."

World

Partners for a green, digital future – Taiwan and the EU need a BIA

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

20 May, with an overwhelming majority, the European Parliament froze the ratification process of the controversial Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) with China

"Alexander Lukashenko is not the kind of man to let his mind be changed by sanctions, but the right sort of sanctions might change the minds of others, on whose support his regime depends."

Europe

Can EU Sanctions Change Lukashenko?

Friday, June 4, 2021

EU sanctions will not change Belarusian leader Lukashenko’s determination to cling to power, but they send an important signal. To avoid isolating ordinary citizens, the EU must combine sanctions with enhanced support for Belarusian civil society

"Denmark’s immigration minister, Mattias Tesfaye, whose father was an Ethiopian immigrant, appeared in Rwanda on an unannounced visit to the central African nation, which led to the signing of diplomatic agreements on asylum and political matters."

Europe

Denmark passes law to process asylum seekers outside Europe

Friday, June 4, 2021

Denmark on Thursday (3 June) passed a law enabling it to process asylum seekers outside Europe, drawing anger from human rights advocates, the United Nations and the European Commission

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"The Verified Carbon Standard can unlock the power of carbon credits to halt deforestation."

Analyses

How to save the world’s forests with carbon credits

Friday, June 4, 2021

A decade ago, a stretch of land in Kenya became the foundation for a new source of finance with the potential to save the world’s forests: carbon credits

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"The COVID-19 pandemic certainly led to some setbacks. In fact, cross-border trade declined more during March and April 2020 than it did during the Great Depression of 1929. However, the recovery has been faster than expected."

World

Re-Globalization, With Hiccups

Friday, June 4, 2021

A new era of globalization is dawning, but it is accompanied by serious challenges

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“It’s a specialized process to ensure we track all ransomware cases regardless of where it may be referred in this country, so you can make the connections between actors and work your way up to disrupt the whole chain.”

World

US to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism

Friday, June 4, 2021

The US Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters

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"The new law stipulates that multinationals with a turnover of more than 750 million euros from 2023 must disclose exactly how much tax they pay in each EU country."

Europe

Widespread division over new EU rules against tax avoidance

Friday, June 4, 2021

After five years of negotiations, EU countries have finally agreed on a law that requires large companies to be more open about the taxes they pay

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“Renew Europe has had enough of the constant delaying tactics and playing for time”.

Europe

‘Deadline elapsed’: MEPs vow to sue Commission over failing to apply rule of law regulation

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament pledged on Wednesday (2 May) to seek a majority in the legislative’s plenary sitting next week to sue the European executive for failing to apply a rule tying disbursement of EU funds to the rule of law situation in member countries

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The remarkable Danish Social-Democrats asylum policy

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

Thursday last week, the Folketing (the Danish Parliament) passed a law that makes possible to send asylum seekers to a country outside the European Union, where their application will be assessed

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EU’s building renovation wave hits administrative snag

EU’s building renovation wave hits administrative snag

Differing views within the European Commission on how the EU’s unprecedented recovery fund can be spent, and a rush to translate national spending plans from their original language, risk slowing down the EU’s building renovation wave, experts say

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