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he union must make clear that compartmentalizing EU-Turkey relations to suit Ankara’s domestic political convenience is not acceptable.

The EU Should Stand Firm on Turkey

To avoid an open rule-of-law dialogue with the EU, Turkey is being selective in its areas of engagement with the bloc

14 allies urged Taiwan’s UNFCCC participation or sent letters calling on the U.N. specialized agency to allow the country’s participation in COP26, the MOFA said.

MOFA spotlights Taiwan’s successful UNFCCC campaign

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Taiwan’s bid for meaningful participation in the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change showcased the country’s commitment to achieving zero emissions by 2050 and garnered widespread support from the local public and private sectors

China views self-ruled and democratically governed Taiwan as its territory with no right to the trappings of a state and has stepped up pressure on countries to downgrade or sever their relations with the island, even non-official ones.

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan

By: EBR | Monday, November 22, 2021

China downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday (21 November), expressing strong dissatisfaction with the Baltic State after Taiwan opened a de facto embassy there, escalating a row that has sucked in Washington

"As long as the political nature of the Russian regime remains unchanged, as long as a list of foreign agents is displayed on the Russian Ministry of Justice website, there can scarcely be room for real dialogue".

Is EU in Denial About Russia?

By: EBR | Friday, November 19, 2021

Most European leaders are disillusioned with Russia. But continuing divisions inside the EU over how to deal with the Kremlin prevent a coherent Russia strategy and play into the hands of Putin

"After more than two weeks of meetings, the combined climate plans of the 197 countries are not enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, even the 2-degree limit will probably not be achieved with the current commitments".

‘Glasgow’ : small steps that will not suffice

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, November 15, 2021

The UN climate conference in Glasgow has not produced enough. The planet is far from being saved

"Modern supply chains have been adversely impacted by both COVID-19 lockdowns and, more recently, the speed of the economic recovery".

How to stop supply chain issues disrupting the economic recovery

By: EBR | Friday, November 12, 2021

COVID-19 revealed that modern supply chains are a house of cards, collapsing the moment they come under any kind of sustained pressure

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“Political leadership is not always visible and is often undermined by divisions. But global leadership, as you know, starts at home".

UN Refugee chief slams EU leaders for management of refugee crisis

By: EBR | Thursday, November 11, 2021

EU leaders cannot justify xenophobia, pushbacks, and violence amid the current refugee crisis. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told European Parliament

"The EU’s reaction to this new migration phenomenon confirms the absence of a migration and asylum policy—even a short-term one".

Lukashenko Uses Migrants to Exploit Europe’s Vulnerability

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The EU has been slow and irresolute in stopping Minsk from using migrants as a hybrid weapon to weaken the bloc. A migration and asylum policy—not a fortress Europe—is the answer

Taiwan’s defence ministry, in a report it issues every two years, said China had launched what it called “gray zone” warfare, citing 554 “intrusions” by Chinese war planes into its southwestern theatre of air defence identification zone between September last year and the end of August.

Taiwan says China can blockade its key harbours, warns of ‘grave’ threat

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

China’s armed forces are capable of blockading Taiwan’s key harbours and airports, the island’s defence ministry said on Tuesday (9 November), offering its latest assessment of what it describes as a “grave” military threat posed by its giant neighbour

Having been a world leader on nutrition through its last seven-year budget, the EU needs to take up its responsibility again, argue a group of advocates.

The fight for Zero Hunger continues

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Hunger has been rising globally since 2014, the risk of famine in some countries is real and malnutrition rates are still very high

"Scientists are clear on the facts of climate change. Now leaders need to be just as clear in their actions"

Social innovation can help tackle climate change – here are the lessons of 7 innovators

By: EBR | Monday, November 8, 2021

A climate catastrophe can be avoided if world leaders act fast, stressed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

“The European side should correct its mistake,” China stated.

Dangerous Liaisons

By: EBR | Friday, November 5, 2021

The EU is walking a tightrope when it comes to Taiwan, the island described by pundits as the most dangerous place on Earth right now

“It is essential that it is implemented now for people and planet.”

Major methane deal at climate summit – without China

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Countries on Tuesday (2 November) issued a landmark pledge to slash their methane emissions this decade, with US President Joe Biden chiding China’s leader for skipping the make-or-break COP26 climate summit

The global arms control regime is disintegrating. To reverse this trend, Europe and the United States will have to find a way to engage both Russia and China.

The West Cannot Rescue Arms Control Alone

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Combating climate change is now at the top of the agenda for most governments

Some experts believe that there’s unlikely to be swift relief from supply chain disruptions.

What longer delivery times say about global supply chains

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Lockdowns, labor shortages and disruptions to logistics networks have all lead to a significant disruption to global supply chains

 Despite earlier cheers about the Kyoto Protocol and the tears of joy over the Paris Agreement, the results over three decades are disconcerting: the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is still steadily rising.

30 years of climate circus: zero effect on CO2 concentration!

By: N. Peter Kramer | Friday, October 29, 2021

The 26th UN climate summit starts on Sunday in Glasgow

"Throughout the pandemic, Taiwan government agencies and private companies have closely followed anti-pandemic policies to prevent cluster infections".

Combating cybercrime in the post-pandemic era: Taiwan can help

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged much of the globe. In mid-May 2021, the Republic of China (Taiwan) saw a sudden rise in case numbers

"Taiwan has established long-term reduction targets and is planning a practical path to attain 2050 net-zero emissions".

Cooperating with the world to achieve a net-zero future

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere keep setting record highs

“It is considered that between 15 million and 18 million hectares of forests, an area the size of Belgium, is destroyed every year.”

Deforestation continues unabated ahead of COP26

By: EBR | Monday, October 25, 2021

An average of 2,400 trees is cut down every minute, leading to an area the size of Belgium being deforested each year, according to the Latin America regional director for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), who was speaking ahead of the COP26 climate summit

"In September 2021, the Harmonised Consumer Price Index rose by 6.2 percent in the United States and by 3.6 percent in the EU."

This is how inflation rates are increasing around the world

By: EBR | Monday, October 25, 2021

Strong economic recovery following the lockdown era of the coronavirus pandemic has caused the price of goods and services to rise since the start of 2021 in many developed nations

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