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28th Sep 2020

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Macron wants more European forces in Sahel

"It is our desire to Europeanise the fight against terrorism in the Sahel," French president Emmanuel Macron said in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tuesday at a summit with five regional states. "When France gets involved, it's Europe that gets involved," he added. The Spanish foreign minister also attended, while German and Italian leaders and EU officials dialled in on video. France has been fighting Islamists in the area, mostly alone, since 2014.

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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