What we discussed with Buhari on security, economy – Ahmed Lawan
19 July 2019 | 2:35 pm
What we discussed with Buhari on security, economy - Ahmed Lawan
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EU countries neighboring Belarus are ramping up border security, citing threats posed by Wagner mercenaries. That leaves Minsk more isolated, but ordinary Belarusians are impacted too.
The German economy emerges from recession, but is still in a phase of weakness. From April to June, it recorded zero growth compared to the previous quarter.
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Enlargement of the European Union was one of the priorities outlined by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union speech on September 13th, and it is likely to become an ever more pressing issue over the next few years. After the speech, Talking Europe sat down with the EU Commissioner in charge of neighbourhood and enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi. He is a distinguished Hungarian diplomat and lawyer. He served as Hungary's ambassador to the EU, and has held prominent positions at the Hungarian ministry of justice and ministry of foreign affairs.
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Germany has wanted reform of the UN Security Council for years. But its bids to join the exclusive circle of permanent members have always failed.
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