The EU border where refugees are treated as human weapons

Thousands of men, women and children seeking asylum are trapped in freezing conditions between hostile forces in the borderlands that separate Belarus from Poland and the European Union. They have come mainly from the Middle East, fleeing poverty and conflict in places such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. But rather than being welcomed they face … Read more

UK economic rebound slows sharply as supplies hit

Britain’s economy grew 1.3 percent in the third quarter, a far slower pace than the previous three months, as global supply constraints hit businesses hard, official data showed Thursday. Gross domestic product growth for the July-September period compared with output of 5.5 percent in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in … Read more

Merkel hesitates over handshake with EU’s Ursula von der Leyen – video

Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, seemed wary of offering her hand for a full handshake with the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, at a Brussels summit. Von der Leyen instead grasped Merkel’s hand by way of greeting, at what could be her compatriot’s final EU summit as chancellor Source link

Climate Change: European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and its impact on India

Free riding and climate fairness are the two main issues behind the difficulties in reaching meaningful international agreements on reducing emissions. By (Mrs) Amb Narinder Chauhan Climate change is a global problem that needs a global solution. It is a given that while there is strong common interest in tackling climate change, the efforts required … Read more

In a world’s first, EU plans universal charging port for all mobile phones

The EU aims to have a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones under a European Commission proposal presented on Thursday in a world first, with the move impacting iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals. The move has been more than 10 years in the making, with the European Union executive touting … Read more

European Union unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, tries to allay China fears

The European Union on Thursday unveiled a new strategy for boosting economic, political and defense ties in the Indo-Pacific, just hours after the United States, Britain and Australia announced a new security alliance likely to reshape their relations with the vast region. The EU believes the region, which stretches from India and China through Japan … Read more

Stung by Afghan debacle, EU forges ahead with security plans

Stung by the swift collapse of the Afghan army and the chaotic US-led evacuation through Kabul airport, the European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to develop its own defense capacities to try to ensure that it has more freedom to act in future crises. More than 100,000 people were evacuated in the frenzied final … Read more

India, EU to expand their dialogue and coordination over Afghan crisis

India and European Union will be expanding their dialogue and coordination over Afghanistan. On Tuesday PM Narendra Modi discussed the pressing issue with a top EU official ahead of Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s meeting with EU Foreign Ministers in Slovenia on Friday coinciding with the 16th edition of Bled Strategic Forum. “Spoke with @eucopresident Charles … Read more

EU removes US from Covid safe list for non-essential travel

The European Union on Monday removed five territories including the United States from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic. “Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and the United States of America were removed from the list,” a statement from the European Council said. The … Read more

EU ministers to weigh Afghan security, migrant challenges

European Union foreign ministers are holding emergency talks on Tuesday to weigh the security implications of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan amid concern that widespread fear of hardline Islamist rule will provoke an exodus of people from the conflict-ravaged country. Afghans are among the biggest group of nationalities seeking sanctuary in Europe, after Syrians. According … Read more