Hopes for transatlantic relations grow as EU and US make overtures

Hopes for transatlantic relations grow as EU and US make overtures

NDO - Positive messages from the European Union and US President-elect Joe Biden offer hopes of a de-escalation in transatlantic trade tensions. (Jan 15, 2021 10:52:36)


An opportunity to change

  Jan 14, 2021 17:10:06
NDO – The goal of “carbon neutrality” was once again reiterated by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the recent COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition. “To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need an urgent transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy”, he said. 

Bright spots of hopes

  Dec 22, 2020 15:40:07
NDO – In recent days, a number of Asia-Pacific economies, including the US, have shown positive signs of recovery, which is considered a bright spot of hopes” in the context of the gloomy global economic picture due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Troubleshooting crisis in Middle East and North Africa

  Dec 22, 2020 12:49:15
NDO – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has witnessed many fluctuations in 2020 with the extremely tense relations between Iran vs the United States and allies, as well as the continued conflicts in many countries. However, the “light at the end of the tunnel” has also emerged on the journey to seek peace and clear deadlocks for regional crises. 

Pioneering mission

  Dec 16, 2020 17:45:51
NDO – 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ (UN) service to promote global peace and development. In the context that the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating economies, undermining progress in poverty eradication and the realization of sustainable development goals, the UN has played a key role as well as maintained its pioneering mission in facilitating international cooperation to respond and overcome common challenges. 

Commitments to emission reduction – An inevitable trend

  Dec 14, 2020 16:28:02
NDO – Taking place on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, convened by the United Nations (UN) on December 12, offered an opportunity for the world to review the results of implementing the agreement and set out specific goals and effective plans to reduce emissions. 

A psychological dose

  Dec 07, 2020 17:46:28
NDO – Earlier this December, a series of countries around the world announced the a vaccination against COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that if too much emphasis is placed on the “miracle” fix of vaccines and lack of supportive measures, countries couldpay a high price. However, the development createdpositive sentiment on a global scale. 

Pandemic paints a gloomy picture for US economy

  Dec 07, 2020 16:21:16
NDO – The US economy is facing a lot of difficulties as the COVID-19 pandemic is still causing havoc in the country. The latest reports and statistics show that economic activity in many parts of the US came to a standstill in November, while job growth was the slowest since July. 

A shared strategic vision

  Dec 04, 2020 18:02:52
NDO – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) have officially upgraded their relations from “dialogue” to “strategic partnership”. This strategic decision reflects a shared vision of the two most successful regional organisations nowadays, building a cohesive and comprehensive partnership, as well as sharing in common values and benefits.  

Cautious optimism

  Dec 03, 2020 17:21:16
NDO – The first positive signs in the world economy have been recorded, as progress with vaccines and treatment have lifted expectations for the recovery of production, trade and services. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in its recently released economic outlook report that global output will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021 after witnessing a sharp 4.2% decline this year. 

Challenge for solidarity

  Dec 02, 2020 11:03:25
NDO – The Schengen Agreement has played a very important role for Europe both in terms of politics and economics. However, the COVID-19 pandemic that has raged for nearly a year has posed many challenges for this agreement, reflecting the Continent's goals of integration, solidarity and unity. Leaders of the European Union (EU) are calling for the protection of the free movement area to serve the post-pandemic recovery process. 

Consensus for common development

  Nov 19, 2020 17:13:28
NDO – Under the theme of “Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”, the 12th BRICS Summit was recently held virtually, during which, leaders from the world's leading emerging economies sought to gain consensus and strengthen intra-regional cooperation to promote trade and respond to common challenges, in the context of the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Encouraging the multilateral process

  Nov 19, 2020 17:12:14
NDO – International media and public opinion continue to add positive comments on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ,just signed by ASEAN and its partners. The member countries believe that the RCEP will promote economic integration in the Asian-Pacific region, while other countries see the world's best free trade pact as a “wake-up call”, encouraging the multilateral trade process which still remains stagnant. 

Expectations from RCEP

  Nov 16, 2020 17:27:45
NDO – The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was in the spotlight at the 37th ASEAN Summit which was virtually hosted by Vietnam from November 12-15, according to Singapore’s The Strait Times.  

Huge chance for ASEAN amid digital economic era

  Nov 16, 2020 08:52:20
NDO – Despite the complex developments of COVID-19, ASEAN and its clear advantages is now seeing a huge opportunity for sustainable digital economic development.