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18th May 2022

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Greenland sees no preferential treatment for EU

Greenland’s PM Kuupik Kleist has said he will not give the EU preference over China in exploiting the country's rare earths deposits. “All are welcome if they meet our conditions and our requirements to operate in Greenland,” he said, the BBC reports. China controls an estimated 97% of the market.

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Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine - the case for granting EU candidacy

Granting EU candidacy status to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will firmly anchor their ties with Brussels — and enable the EU to secure its place in the Black Sea region, connecting Europe to China and energy-rich Central Asia, bypassing Russia.

UK and EU edge closer to trade war over Northern Ireland

The EU warning comes after the UK government escalated the conflict over the Northern Ireland protocol — a set of post-Brexit trade rules — by saying it will unilaterally pass a law to change the EU-UK trade treaty.

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