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In the news

10/07/2017
G20 consensus highlights cooperation as major trend in global governance
Xinhua News quotes Shada Islam, Director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on China’s role in the G20 summit.

04/07/2017
Commission eyes fuel efficiency rules for trucks as road transport looks set to grow
Euractiv summarised Friends of Europe‘s event on the future of road freight transport.

01/07/2017
China brings stability, inspires confidence amid global uncertainties
Xinhua News quotes Shada Islam, Director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on EU-China partnership.

30/06/2017
Turning a Digital Page in European Health? 
Applied clinical trials mentions Friends of Europe‘s discussion paper on ‘Disruptive models of healthcare for Europe’.

28/06/2017
Think tank urges EU to embrace free-trade talks with China
Ecns.cn mentions Friends of Europe‘s annual EU-China Forum.

27/06/2017
EU-politiikan asiantuntija: Ranskalla valtavat turvallisuusintressit Euroopassa
YLE Uutiset quotes and mentions quotes our report on French security by Paul Taylor.

22/06/2017
EU Leaders Support Defense Cooperation Plan
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Pauline Massart, Deputy Director of Security & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the future of EU defence.

13/06/2017
Multipolar anarchy to fill gap between hegemons?
The Straits Times mentions Friends of Europe‘s ASEAN summit.

10/06/2017
Merkel’s message is a warning to Trump
Europost interviewed  Giles Merritt, founder and chairman of Friends of Europe, on Europe’s current transatlantic relations.

10/06/2017
Who will be next hegemon following collapse of Anglo-American order?
Dawn mentions Friends of Europe‘s ASEAN summit.

09/06/2017
Expert: China-EU Summit send solid messages
CNC interviewed Shada Islam, Director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the results of China-EU summit.

08/06/2017
China, EU send solid messages to the world in uncertain times
New China TV interviewed Shada Islam, Director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on China-EU relations.

07/06/2017
Montenegro’s new NATO membership infuriates Russia
CGTN interviewed Pauline Massart, Deputy Director of Security & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on Montenegro’s NATO membership and its possible challenges.

07/06/2017
Thanks, Trump, for forcing Europe to rethink its own security
EurActiv reproduced an article by Giles Merritt, founder and chairman of Friends of Europe, on Donald Trump’s influence on European security policies.

04/06/2017
Angela Merkel y la doctrina de la cerveza
El Universal interviewed Pauline Massart, Deputy Director of Security & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on Europe’s political situation.

01/06/2017
Jordan Prince Pours Cold Water on EU Initiative for Syrian Refugees
The Wall Street Journal mentions Friends of Europe event with HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal.

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