20th Mar 2023


EU leaders welcome Biden win

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron have congratulated Joe Biden on his US election win, despite incumbent president Donald Trump's earlier claims of voting fraud. "Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable," Merkel said. "We have a lot to do to meet the challenges of today. Let's work together," Macron said. The Belgian, Cypriot, Greek, Irish, Italian, and Portuguese leaders also issued congratulations, as did the British prime minister.

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EU summit zooms in on global roles This WEEK

Competitiveness is expected be on the top of the agenda of EU leaders after the EU Commission last week rolled out a series of proposals to boost the bloc's capacity in green tech.


Why the EU double standards on mental help for asylum seekers?

In many EU member states, access to services is dependent on successful refugee status determination. Until then, asylum seekers may not be able to get housing, education, or jobs and can also face significant barriers to receiving psychosocial support.

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