Uzbekistan’s Nuclear Project: Expensive, and Environmentally Unsound.

On December 11th of last year Uzbekistan became an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the latest and most important step to date on the path toward full membership of Vladimir Putin’s rival to the EU, through which the Russian president  hopes to entice former Soviet republics back into Moscow’s orbit. Tashkent plans to…

What you Always Wanted to Know About The White House…But Were Afraid to Ask.

It’s been a week since Joe Biden officially became the 46th President of the United States and got the keys to the historic White House. Interested in symbolic landmarks, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk analysed global search volume data from online analytics tool Ahrefs to discover the most Googled questions about the White House. Some of the highlights from the research include:  ‘Where is the…

US Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

President Joe Biden has taken the United States back into the Paris Agreement on Wednesday 20 January, the day of his inauguration. Friends of Earth International, U.S., and Europe released the following statements in response: Karen Orenstein, Climate and Energy Program Director for Friends of the Earth U.S., said: “Rejoining the Paris Agreement was the…

European Socialists Hail Biden Confirmation

The Socialists and Democrats salute the US Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s victory in the November presidential election. Yesterday’s assault on the Capitol by a violent mob of Trump’s supporters shows how important democracy and civility are. We look forward to rebuilding and strengthening our transatlantic relations.  S&D leader Iratxe García Pérez MEP said: “I am still shocked by the images…

How will the US and the EU deal with China?

Joe Biden in the White House would remove the threat of a US-EU trade war from the table, and open up new areas for co-operation. But the US and EU would still disagree on many issues, particularly how best to deal with China, writes Sam Lowe. The EU’s trade relationship with the US has suffered…

Is anyone meddling in the US Elections?

In their final head to head debate before the Presidential election on 3 November, Donald Trump and Joe Biden clashed over financial ties with Russia and China. Both candidates levelled allegations against the other. Trump has made more than $200 million in income from his foreign business interests since 2016, according to the Center for…

US Ambassador Sondland “refreshes his recollection”

Gordon Sondland, US President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, reversed himself in new testimony to House impeachment investigators, saying he does believe Ukraine military aid was contingent upon the launch of politically motivated probes. In his revised statement, Sondland said he now remembers telling a top Ukrainian official on Sept. 1 that hundreds…