Viktor Orbán speaking at a summit on Poland on Sept. 11.
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Once an atheist, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban embraced Christianity on his way to power – and has used it to consolidate his position since.
Demonstrators in Zimbabwe chant slogans and wave flags during a rally to denounce EU and US sanctions against the country on October 25, 2019.
Countries or international organizations regularly enact sanctions against individual states. But how can the effectiveness of these measures be evaluated?
COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Morrison government abandon long-held dogma on debt and deficits. But on climate and energy, it's singing from the same old songbook.
Asylum seekers carry their belongings, Lesbos, Greece, September 11 2020.
The pact is largely characterised by the continuation of older ideas, despite the change in tone.
Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, the exiled Belarusian opposition candidate, speaking at the EU parliament on September 21.
Why haven't international and European human rights organisations done more to protect the human rights of Belarusians?
Members of the European Parliament protest in support of Poland’s LGBTQ community.
In her first state of the union speech, Commission president Ursula von der Leyen took a confrontational stance over discrimination, singling out Poland in particular.
Whether it's bluster or not, a dangerous message has been sent to the rest of the world that the UK may be willing to backtrack on important promises.
Brandon Lewis and Boris Johnson: doing a deal of their own. Never mind about the EU.
Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis doesn't seem to care that the UK would be breaking the law by rewriting the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Trade deals are usually about breaking down barriers. This one is about putting them up.
Student protesters detained in Minsk.
A new survey conducted just before the disputed election, shows how the views of young Belarusians are changing.
The €24 billion spent supporting farm incomes in richer regions could more than cover the EU's Biodiversity Strategy.
Biden goes way back with a number of world leaders, among them Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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How would Joe Biden engage a world upended by Trump? A diplomacy expert explains what Biden's history says about his foreign policy priorities.
We can’t tackle the huge global challenges we face in isolation – scientists must be able to work together across borders.
European Council President Charles Michel (R) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speak as they attend a news conference following a virtual summit with Chinese President in Brussels, on June 22, 2020.
Long lenient toward China, Europeans have recently taken a firmer approach. Beijing's conduct during the Covid-19 pandemic and its general intransigence have had a lot to do with this.
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The early signs indicate that the EU is responding much more effectively than it did in 2008.
The European Commission promises a debate about representation. It should consider how Black and other people of colour feel about Europe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Also present is Élisabeth Borne, Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (left).
China’s attempts to promote its actions and model of governance while discrediting the EU are not a short-term response to the pandemic, but part of a long-term strategy to build its international power.
Cockpit of the Airbus A330-900.
In January Airbus agreed to pay nearly 4 billions euros to settle bribery charges. Theories developed by criminology researchers explain how the firm was able to operate so long with such impunity.
Global crises often spark debate over the value of the union itself. This should not be one of them.
The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020.
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In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.