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COVID-19 crisis is a potential geopolitical game-changer, warn MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 giugno 2020

A global pandemic needs global solutions, and the EU has to be at the centre of this response, said High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell in a plenary debate on the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on EU foreign policy, on Thursday.To this end, the EU has launched a Team Europe response to support its partner countries in facing the pandemic, said Mr Borrell in his introductory speech. It is vital to boost sustainable and green investment in the EU’s partner countries worldwide, he added. “This crisis will be a crisis of biblical consequences”, warned the EU foreign affairs chief, stressing also the importance of extending the European Union’s programmes for refugees.The pandemic has brought about changes of tremendous dimensions and will be a potential “geopolitical game-changer”, MEPs pointed out, be it due to the deterioration of democracy and fundamental freedoms in many parts of the world, increasing disinformation campaigns, cyber-attacks, or isolationism instead of multilateral cooperation.They supported strong and coordinated measures that would clearly show solidarity to EU partners throughout the world.Recalling the EU’s ambitions to be a global player, MEPs called for unity in facing the crisis. They pointed out that in the absence of the US as a global leader, Europe should step in and take on this role.Several MEPs called for an adequate EU response to China, saying that the country has not acted as a reliable partner and accusing its government of human rights breaches, a state-led economy, spreading fake news and an inability to fight the pandemic transparently.

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Caspian states jockey for position over its status as a sea or lake

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 novembre 2015

caspianby Luke Coffey. The region around the Caspian Sea plays a role in many of the world’s most daunting challenges. From the rise of Islamic extremism to Russia and Iran’s renewed assertiveness, the largest enclosed body of water on earth figures in the problems’ address book. It is rich in natural resources and sandwiched between two of the globe’s most energy hungry markets – Europe and Asia. The tug of war for control of those resources may come down to whether the Caspian is officially designated a sea or a lake, with huge geopolitical implications for the five nations that border it – and for the whole of Europe and the broader region.​ (Photo: caspian) (font: Geopolitical Information Service)

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