Philippines: Can Ferdinand Marcos Jr. presidency mend EU ties?
14 May 2022 | 5:48 pm
Marcos Jr. is the son of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the country for decades under a brutal autocratic regime. Mending frayed EU-Philippine relations will be a challenge for the new leader.
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The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
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The oil embargo could be upheld for years, the German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said. Her Green ally Robert Habeck said complete independence from Russian oil was possible by late summer.
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