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Slideshow ( 3 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to improve transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, EU officials said. Those areas on health, notably fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting the economic recovery, combating climate change, promoting peace and security and upholding shared values, including a belief in multilateral rules. EU leaders are expected to debate transatlantic relations when they convene for a summit on Dec. 10-11. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the United States and the European Union need to forge a new transatlantic alliance in areas such as climate change and the digital economy. Von der Leyen said the EU was looking forward to the United States rejoining the Paris agreement, which Biden has said he will do.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Charles Michel, Biden, Ursula von der Leyen, Trump, Von der Leyen Organizations: European Union, Trump, Belgian, European Council Locations: BRUSSELS, United States, Paris, Iran, America
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. “The EU should agree a set of concrete priorities on which to engage the new US leadership,” it said. EU leaders are expected to debate transatlantic relations when they convene for a summit on Dec. 10-11. However, one EU diplomat cautioned against any assumption that the EU and the United States would agree on all issues. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU is looking forward to the United States rejoining the Paris agreement, which Biden has said he will do.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, , , Biden, Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: European Union, Reuters, EU, U.S, European Commission, Financial Times, Belgian, European Council Locations: BRUSSELS, Europe, United States, Paris, Iran, Washington, United, China
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union members debated on Monday how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. “The EU should agree a set of concrete priorities on which to engage the new US leadership,” it said. Despite divisions between EU members - with France seeking more autonomy from Washington and eastern Europe keen to keep the United States close - there was broad agreement on the focus areas on Monday, an EU official said. However, one EU diplomat cautioned against any assumption that the EU and the United States would agree on all issues. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU is looking forward to the United States rejoining the Paris agreement, which Biden has said he will do.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, , , Biden, Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: Union, Reuters, EU, U.S, European Commission, European Locations: BRUSSELS, France, Washington, Europe, United States, China, Paris, Iran, United
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to oust Turkey’s central bank chief this month was made hours after briefings on the fragile state of the economy, a snap judgement that prompted his son-in-law to resign as finance minister, four sources said. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. Their accounts offer important clues to the sudden economic pivot over the weekend of Nov. 6-9. The drop is recorded in public central bank data so cannot have been a surprise, but the sources said the chat convinced Erdogan that Uysal must be replaced. Last week, the central bank under Agbal delivered a 475-point rate hike, its sharpest in more than two years.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan’s, Turkey’s, Tayyip Erdogan, Charles Michel, Francois Lenoir, Naci Agbal, Erdogan, Murat Uysal, Uysal, Erdogan’s, Berat Albayrak, Albayrak, , Agbal, “ Erdogan, Lutfi, Joe Biden’s, Atilla Yesilada Organizations: EU, REUTERS, AK, AK Party, Reuters, Turkey, GlobalSource Locations: ANKARA, Brussels, Belgium, COVID
The EU has thanked President-elect Joe Biden for his support after he warned Boris Johnson not to undermine the Good Friday Agreement in pursuit of a favourable Brexit deal. It came after Biden publicly warned Boris Johnson in October that a UK-US trade deal was off the table if Boris Johnson undermined the Good Friday Agreement. The EU has thanked President-elect Joe Biden for his support after he warned Boris Johnson against his plans to rip up parts of his Brexit deal with Europe. While President Trump was an ardent supporter of the UK's departure from the EU, Biden was firmly opposed to the idea. The president-elect in October also publicly warned Boris Johnson in October not to let the Good Friday Agreement become "a casualty of Brexit."
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Charles Michel, Biden, Michel, Johnson, Downing Street's, Trump, Antony Blinken Organizations: EU, European Council, European, Ministers Locations: Europe, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain
EU's Michel invites Biden to 'rebuild' trans-Atlantic alliance
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official, in a phone call with Joe Biden on Monday, invited the U.S. president-elect to rebuild “a strong trans-Atlantic alliance” and attend a meeting with the bloc’s 27 national leaders next year, his office said. European Council President Charles Michel congratulated Biden on his election and, in a 20-minute call on Monday evening, invited him to a special meeting in 2021 with EU heads in the bloc’s hub Brussels, which is also home to NATO headquarters. “During the call President Michel proposed to rebuild a strong transatlantic alliance based on common interests and shared values,” Michel’s office said in a statement. “He welcomed the strong commitment of President-elect Biden to America’s allies and his support for European cooperation.”As the EU grapples with the historic setback of Brexit, the bloc’s statement also highlighted Biden’s support for preserving peace and stability on the sensitive Irish border despite Britain leaving the EU. Biden has warned London it must honour its 2020 Brexit divorce deal with the EU as it protects peace on the island of Ireland, or else there will be no U.S. trade deal for Britain.
Persons: Joe Biden, Charles Michel, Biden, Michel, , America’s, Donald Trump, Brexit Organizations: European Union, European, NATO, , , EU, Britain Locations: BRUSSELS, Brussels, Brexit, Britain, London, Ireland, Washington, United States
NATO, EU invite Biden to rebuild transatlantic ties
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Gabriela Baczynska | ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of NATO and a top European Union official on Monday invited U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to rebuild transatlantic ties and meet with Washington’s European allies next year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Charles Michel, in phone calls with Biden, congratulated him on his election win and invited him to visit the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, which is also the hub of the 27-nation EU. Stoltenberg thanked Biden “for being a long-standing supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship,” according to a statement by the military alliance, while Michel “proposed to rebuild ... strong transatlantic” ties, his office said. As the EU grapples with the historic setback of Brexit, the bloc’s statement also highlighted Biden’s support for preserving peace and stability on the sensitive Irish border despite Britain leaving the EU. Biden has told London it must honour its 2020 divorce deal with the EU as it protects peace on the island of Ireland, or else there will be no U.S. trade deal for Britain.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, Charles Michel, Biden, Stoltenberg, Biden “, Michel “, Donald Trump, Brexit Organizations: NATO, European Union, Monday, Washington’s, European, EU, Britain Locations: BRUSSELS, Brussels, Brexit, Britain, London, Ireland, Washington, United States
G-20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-Covid world
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The Covid-19 pandemic, which has thrown the global economy into a deep recession this year, and efforts needed to underpin an economic rebound in 2021, were at the top of the agenda. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. "China is willing to strengthen cooperation with other countries in the research and development, production, and distribution of vaccines," President Xi Jinping told the G20 Summit. U.S. President Donald Trump, who lost the U.S. presidential election but has refused to concede to former Vice President Joe Biden, addressed G20 leaders briefly before going golfing. She made no mention of any U.S. pledge to support the global vaccine distribution effort.
Persons: Charles Michel, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Kayleigh McEnany Organizations: Saudi, Reuters, European Union, ACT, Twitter, U.S, White House Press Locations: Saudi Arabia, Brussels, Italy, Germany, Moscow, China, U.S
The Covid-19 pandemic, which will throw the global economy into a deep recession this year before an economic rebound expected in 2021, is at the top of the agenda. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. To do that, the European Union urged G20 leaders to quickly put more money into a global project for vaccines, tests and therapeutics called Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Extending the temporary debt relief could encourage some additional countries to ask for forbearance, experts say, but private sector creditors must also agree to participate. Debt relief for Africa will be an important theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021.
Persons: King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, David Malpass, Donald Trump Organizations: Saudi, European Union, ACT, Twitter, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, Reuters, NBC, Bank Locations: BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, Moscow, China, pandemics, Africa, Sterling, Virginia
G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Jan Strupczewski | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of Saudi Arabia?s UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. Debt relief for Africa will be a main theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021. The change of U.S. leadership also raises hopes of a more concerted effort at G20 level to fight climate change. Under Trump, the United States pulled out of the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, but the decision is likely to be reversed by President-elect Joe Biden. To help finance the fight again climate change the EU will push for the G20 to agree common global standards on what constitutes “green” investment.
Persons: , Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, ” Michel, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, , Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: Heritage, REUTERS, European, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, Reuters, World Trade Organisation, European Union, Trump, Paris Agreement, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, pandemics, Africa, Japan, China, South Korea, South Africa, United States, Paris, U.S
G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Raya Jalabi | Ryan Woo | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of Saudi Arabia?s UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. To do that, the European Union urged G20 leaders to quickly put more money into a global project for vaccines, tests and therapeutics called Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Extending the temporary debt relief could encourage some additional countries to ask for forbearance, experts say, but private sector creditors must also agree to participate. Debt relief for Africa will be an important theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021.
Persons: Shyoukhi, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, , Vladimir Putin, ” Xi, Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, David Malpass Organizations: Reuters, Heritage, REUTERS, Saudi, European Union, ACT, Twitter, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, World Bank Locations: BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, Moscow, China, pandemics, Africa
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