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The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

The EU is right to be cautious about recognising Juan Guaidó as #Venezuela’s president

| January 24, 2019

January 23rd was an extraordinary day in the history of Venezuela, capped off by opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaiming himself the country’s legitimate president and taking the oath of office in front of cheering crowds of protestors. Even more astonishingly, the Trump administration quickly backed Guaidó’s claim—a nearly unprecedented step, as the U.S. typically refrains […]

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Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

Amid trade wars, countries like #Kazakhstan remain open for business

| January 11, 2019

The battle between openness and isolationism in world trade is nothing new. However, global interest in so-called ‘trade wars’ has increased hugely of late, due to the escalation of tensions between China and the US. Recently, both countries have imposed a series of tariffs on products, amid warnings from the IMF and others that this […]

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Looking towards a beacon in #Africa

Looking towards a beacon in #Africa

| November 7, 2018

This week in Brussels the focus is on Africa-EU relations at the S&Ds with Africa week-long event.  Delegates will discuss the challenges that we face together and highlight our shared vision of a future governed by the principles of cooperation and freedom.  As the Nigerian election approaches in February 2019, we are reminded that the […]

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Working together for a safer world: Support #Taiwan’s participation as an Observer in #INTERPOL

Working together for a safer world: Support #Taiwan’s participation as an Observer in #INTERPOL

| November 7, 2018

Transnational crime is on the rise. Law enforcement agencies worldwide can only be effective against this trend where there are strong ties and efficient cooperation. It is for this reason that Taiwan must be allowed observer status in the International Criminal Police Organisation INTERPOL – writes Tsai Tsan-Po, Commissioner, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Republic of China […]

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#China – Failing #Climate leadership

#China – Failing #Climate leadership

| October 30, 2018

Katowice is ramping up to host this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (or COP24) in early December – but it will be the Chinese delegation and not the bustling Polish city that will be the centre of global attention. The conference comes fast on the heels of a recent IPCC report released earlier this month […]

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#Kazakhstan president sets out vision at ASEM Summit

#Kazakhstan president sets out vision at ASEM Summit

| October 21, 2018

The 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) was held on 18-19 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The summit brought together the heads of state or government of 51 European and Asian countries, representatives of the European Union, and the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The summit was chaired by European Council President […]

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The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

| September 21, 2018

The art world eagerly awaits the unveiling of “Salvator Mundi”, the last da Vinci masterpiece, indefinitely postponed by the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, where it is currently on long-term loan from the Emirate’s Department of Culture and Tourism.  The reason behind the delay remains unknown, adding yet more mystery to the enigmatic story of […]

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