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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
Your Wednesday Briefing
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Natasha Frost | ) + 0.81   time to read: +1 min
France and Germany tussle over life after TrumpAfter years of hostility toward Europe, President Trump is leaving. France and Germany in particular are at loggerheads over the future of European defense and strategic autonomy, displaying the different anxieties of two countries central to the functioning of the European Union. are fundamental to Germany in a way they are not to France, which maintains its own nuclear arsenal, explained Jana Puglierin of the European Council on Foreign Relations. “Take them away from Germany and we feel naked,” she said. “America is back,” he said.
Persons: Trump, Jana Puglierin, , Joe Biden Organizations: Trump, European Union, NATO, European Council, Foreign Relations Locations: France, Germany, Europe, United States
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement if Iran abides by the deal, but both sides will have to race against the clock and navigate a political minefield to reach that goal. Iran and the bombThe 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers lifted punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in return for strict limits on Iran's nuclear activities. If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations," Biden wrote. Iran faces shortages of medicine and medical equipment, including insulin, drugs for cancer treatment, influenza vaccine and test kits for the coronavirus, according to Iranian officials. Conservative gainsWithout a deal before Iran's June 2021 elections, Biden may have no willing counterpart to negotiate a deal.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden's, Hassan Rouhani, Biden, Rouhani, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mohammad Berno, Ellie Geranmayeh, Trump, Naysan Rafati, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Yousef Al Otaiba, Richard Dalton, Dalton, David Albright, Mike Pompeo, " Pompeo, Qassim Soliemani, Katherine Bauer, Bauer, Iran's, Ali Khamenei Organizations: WASHINGTON, Washington, Biden, European Council, Foreign Relations, Group, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency ., Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, AFP, Getty, Congress, Tel, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies, Saudi, United Arab, Institute for Science, International Security, Wednesday, Islamic, Covid, Treasury Department, Washington Institute for Near, Conservative, Iran's Locations: Iran, Washington, Tehran, U.S, Bushehr, United States, United, Georgia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, British, Islamic Republic, Iraq, Iranian, American, Syria, Yemen
Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump caused widespread relief in European capitals. There was a huge collective sigh of relief in Berlin when it became clear that Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump in the presidential election earlier this month. President Trump made a habit of attacking Germany for failing to spend 2% of its annual GDP on defense, as required by the military alliance. Such is Trump's deep unpopularity in Berlin that caving into one of his foreign policy demands was almost impossible. "The Biden administration might make it actually easier for Germans to take a clearer position on China," Dalibor Rohac said.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Jana Puglierin, Obama, Trump, , Heiko Maas, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Biarritz Reuters Trump's, United States —, Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel, Trump's, Dalibor Rohac Organizations: Trump, European Council, Foreign Relations, Democratic, White House, NATO, EU, American Enterprise Institute, US Chamber of Commerce, Biarritz Reuters, Biden Locations: Berlin, Germany, Washington, China, Europe, Biarritz, Beijing, United States
Budapest and Warsaw on Monday vetoed the adoption of the 1.1 trillion euro 2021-2027 EU budget and the 750 billion recovery fund because the budget law included a clause which makes access to money conditional on respecting the rule of law. Because both the budget and the recovery fund require unanimous support of all of the EU’s 27 countries, without the consent of Poland and Hungary no EU country will get any budget or recovery money in the coming years, including Poland and Hungary themselves, who are both net beneficiaries of EU funds. If the link is introduced, both countries risk losing access to tens of billions of euros in EU funds. But a large group of countries led by the Netherlands as well as the European Parliament want an even stronger link and refuse not approve the budget without it. “We are awaiting new proposals that will be coherent with EU treaties and secondly, will be in line with the conclusions of the European Council (decisions) from July, when the EU budget was agreed,” Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller told state radio.
Persons: Heiko Maas, Rafael Grossi, Michael Sohn, , , Clement Beaune, Michael Roth, ” Roth, Piotr Muller Organizations: European Union, International Atomic Energy Agency, REUTERS, Union, EU, Monday, European Council Locations: BRUSSELS, Poland, Hungary, Berlin, Germany, France, Europe, Budapest, Warsaw, Netherlands
With a Biden win, Europe hopes for a 'renewed transatlantic relationship': Senior policy fellowEurope wants the United States to remain an ally and continue close cooperation in NATO and trade relations, says Jana Puglierin of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Persons: Jana Puglierin Organizations: Biden, NATO, European Council, Foreign Relations Locations: Europe, United States
EU edges towards agreement on multi-year budget
  + stars: | 2020-11-05 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.83   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union edged towards finalising its next 1.8 trillion euro ($2.12 trillion) budget and COVID recovery package on Thursday after an agreement that countries breaching rule of law commitments risk losing EU funds. Finnish European lawmaker Petri Sarvamaa, who sits on the parliament’s budget committee, called the agreement a milestone for protecting EU values. Both the European Parliament and the European Council, the body representing the 27 EU countries, will have to approve the agreement. In September, Hungary said a German proposal to tie future EU aid to rule of law conditions as “unacceptable”.
Persons: Yves Herman BRUSSELS, Petri Sarvamaa, Organizations: European Commission, REUTERS, EU, European Council Locations: Brussels, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Budapest, Warsaw
The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, explained
  + stars: | 2020-10-02 | by ( Sam Meredith | )   time to read: +6 min
Armenia supports the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh region, but the country of roughly 3 million people has not officially recognized it. French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the fighting via telephone on Wednesday, calling on the warring sides to immediately de-escalate tensions. CNBCLeaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have dismissed the suggestion of holding peace talks, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations. Located in the South Caucasus between Europe and Asia, majority-Christian Armenia shares a border with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey. The Kremlin has offered to host talks between the two sides, claiming it had contacted the foreign ministers of both Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
Persons: Samuel Boivin, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Antonio Guterres, Mevlut Cavusoglu, France's Macron, IVUSKANS, Macron, Donald Trump, P Global Platts, Dominika Organizations: Armenian, of, Azerbaijan Embassy, NurPhoto, Getty, United Nations, CNBC, Christian, NATO, Ottoman Turks, Anadolu, Turkish, Latvia's, AFP, European Council, Eurasia Group, Energy, P Global, France, Georgia, Iran, Turkey, Latvia Locations: of France, France, Azerbaijan, Paris, Nagorno, Karabakh, Armenia, Turkey, Asia, Europe, Soviet, of Armenia, South Caucasus, Christian Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Ottoman, Riga, Latvia, Baltic, Baku, Tbilisi, Caucasus, Nagorno Karabach, Republic of Artsakh, Republic, Soviet Union, Artsakh, Paris, Sunday, July, Riga, Azerbaijan
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