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Europe-Asia relations become a priority in the age of Trump

Asian governments are still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s unpredictable approach to their region. After lambasting both Tokyo and Beijing over their trade and currency policies, the new President of the United States has made constructive contact with both the Chinese and Japanese leaders. But conflicting statements by American policymakers indicate that Washington… Read article ›

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What is sustainable tourism, and how can it support development?​

With more than 1.6 billion people travelling around the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force. It makes a genuine difference to the lives of millions of people, supporting one in every eleven jobs worldwide. In this International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Friends of Europe has created a factsheet highlighting… Read article ›

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Behind the headlines, Merkel’s refugee policy is working for Germany

Refugees are often used as scapegoats, but the success stories of Germany’s refugees paint a very different picture. Angela Merkel has come under fire from many directions for her so-called ’open door‘ refugee policy. But apart from the usual suspects – domestic and foreign right-wing politicians, groups and parties – criticism has come from moderates… Read article ›

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As Trump disengages from the world, Europe and others can take the lead

The new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is upending liberal democracy, spreading ‘alternative facts’ and smashing civilised values. The loss of US leadership in championing democracy and human rights is worrying. But America’s retreat from the global stage is also an opportunity for others to craft a different vision for living together in… Read article ›

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Beware clashes of big-power nationalisms in 2017 – with Europe stuck in the middle

2017 will see the clash of big-power nationalisms, triggered by Donald Trump’s forthcoming inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. The most immediately striking characteristic of the Trump administration is its attitude to China. During the campaign the President-elect threatened to impose very high tariffs on Chinese imports. But his decision to abandon… Read article ›