German US vote observer calls Trump’s allegations ‘baseless’
14 November 2020 | 8:52 am
A member of parliament sent to Washington by Europe’s security agency has said there is no evidence to support claims of voter fraud. He warned Europe should be concerned about the US transition process involving Trump.
A select group of citizens of the EU has gathered multiple times since last May to discuss what the bloc should look like in the years ahead. But implementing some of the ideas would mean overhauling how the EU works.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen voiced support for rewriting the bloc's treaties during a conference on the EU's future that was dominated by the war in Ukraine.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth will not carry out the opening of parliament on Tuesday as the 96-year-old monarch has had a recurrence of mobility issues, Buckingham Palace said on Monday (May 9), the latest event she will not attend because of her health.
The UK government has set out next year's agenda in a tradition-steeped ceremony in Parliament. Queen Elizabeth did not attend in the first time in 59 years.
Europe wants to build stronger ties with Africa but several issues between the two remain unresolved. While the African continent is hoping for more trust and collaboration, Europe remains uncompromising with its demands. What will it take to reset the relationship?
Sweden's government has decided to reverse decades of security policy and formally join NATO. Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced the step. Finland's parliament votes on the same plan later.
Citing corruption and other issues among deputies, Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved the country's parliament with elections set for the end of the year.
In March 2022, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed that the UK has taken in "more vulnerable people fleeing theatres of conflict than any other country in Europe." FRANCE 24's Georgina Robertson and Sophie Samaille unpack some of the key figures about refugees in Europe.
It took the invasion of Ukraine for Europeans to realise that decades of short-sighted energy policy have caught up with them. As Germany strips its former chancellor of parliamentary privileges over his refusal to sever ties with Gazprom, Gerhard Schröder's downfall is a reminder that it's all of Germany and most of Europe that went for a quick buck by buying Russian oil and gas.
Where do you get oil and gas if you want to end dependence on Russia? Germany imported more than 500,000 barrels of crude oil from Russia every day in 2020. In theory, Iran could step in. But it's complicated.
With the European Union looking to ditch Russian oil and gas, the African country says it could not only help bridge the gap but also bolster the bloc's green push thanks to abundant sunshine and high wind speeds.
As the World Economic Forum in Davos draws to a close, Business Editor Kate Moody gives us an update on the final day's agenda. The war in Ukraine and global food and energy security dominated discussions throughout the event. The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, has told FRANCE 24 that it will be very difficult for Europe to move away from Russian gas because of its over-reliance on the country's supplies over the years.
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