The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.
Italy may start processing migrants in Albania if a an agreement formed between Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is allowed to move forward.
Italy’s BRI engagement economic promises fell short. Italy’s reassessing aligns with US priorities. Taiwan’s ties could help distancing from China but strain relations. Balancing interests, alliances, and economics, Italy navigates a complex situation. Exiting the BRI may offer security assurances while maintaining diplomatic and economic hedging with the US and China.
This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.
The European Union’s perspective on China has undergone a notable transformation in recent years. This change can be attributed to the escalating tensions between the United States and China, mounting concerns over human rights violations, and the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Chinese stance. The EU must reassess its China strategy amid these shifting dynamics.
Since independence from the United Kingdom, Myanmar’s quest for freedom and democracy has been a long and ongoing battle. While its people and the international community hoped that Aung San Suu Kyi would move Myanmar down the path of democracy, the military coup of February 2021 has moved the Southeast Asian country further away from the democratic path, while strengthening its political ties with Russia and China.
In recent years EU member states have invested in the construction of barriers and other tools to keep migrants physically out of their nations. Cyprus is taking a different approach by launching a social media campaign with data that demonstrates the harsh reality of how hard it is to be accepted for asylum in the EU member state.
By reviewing the latest steps of the EU migration policy, in light of recent events like the Ukraine war, what are the next steps for implementing a supra-institutional policy?
On Wednesday, US troops stationed in the South of Syria attacked bunkers in Deir el-Zor province after a Syrian attack. These US attacks took place because of the aggressions the US troops were subjected to last week. the US thinks the attacks have been made by the Tehran-backed militias even if the Iranians denied it.
Massacres and altercations have marked the past three years in Ecuadorian prisons and the State’s actions and policies raise questions.