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#Merkel: ‘Europe must take its fate into its own hands’

#Merkel: ‘Europe must take its fate into its own hands’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the days when Europe could completely depend on others are over. Merkel said that this was what she had experienced over the last few days, referring to the NATO and G7 Summits, writes Catherine Feore. Trumps first foreign trip and participation at two high-level summits provided the back drop to the Chancellor’s […]

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German interior minister lauds #SecurityTies with US and UK

German interior minister lauds #SecurityTies with US and UK

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany’s security ties with the United States are “excellent” and common interests with Britain mean its departure from the European Union should have as little impact as possible on security co-operation, Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (pictured) said, writes Paul Carrel. “I can only say trans-Atlantic co-operation is, especially in the security domain, of paramount significance for […]

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EU executive says #Poland’s minister misrepresents dispute

EU executive says #Poland’s minister misrepresents dispute

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s executive on Monday (29 May) accused Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (pictured) of misrepresenting the nature of the spat between Warsaw and Brussels over rule of law, writes Gabriela Baczynska. Waszczykowski was quoted as saying over the weekend by Politico that the European Commission’s deputy head, Frans Timmermans, was waging a “a personal […]

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Course towards the future: modernization of #Kazakhstan identity

Course towards the future: modernization of #Kazakhstan identity

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has entered a new period in its history. In April, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, published his vision for the modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity and society. President Nazarbayev explained: “The large-scale economic and political reforms that we have started should be complemented with advanced modernization of our identity. This won’t just complement political […]

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#CaribbeanExport: More firms set to get #Angel investment

#CaribbeanExport: More firms set to get #Angel investment

The Caribbean Export Development Agency co-hosted the inaugural Caribbean Angel Investor Forum in Montego Bay on 12 May, 2017 together with the World Bank Group. The event, which attracted some of the region’s most influential business people, came together to lay the foundation for a more buoyant and active Angel Investor ecosystem within the Caribbean.  […]

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#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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