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Politico.eu.com | EU raises bar for punishing countries that help Russia beat sanctions, 2 June
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The EU is creating a NEW! sanctions weapon, but is afraid to load it.

After adopting 10 sanctions packages following Russia's attempted invasion of Ukraine, the EU is now designing a NEW! mechanism to punish countries that enable sanctions evasion. If third countries, for example in Central Asia, fail to comply with [PRICE CAP COALITION] sanctions against Moscow or can't explain a sudden rise in trade in banned goods, they would face EU punishment.

The sanctions have so far been [in]effective in curbing ["]direct exports["] of sanctions from the EU [wut] to Russia, according to NEW! research by a group of European experts CEPR, while the increase in imports from non-sanctioning countries has substituted no more than a quarter of missing volumes.

Borin, et al., "The impact of EU sanctions on Russian imports," 29 Mar, illustrated
Concluding remarks
Using a unique dataset on the EU trade restrictions on Russia, we provide novel evidence on the impact of trade bans on Russian imports. By exploiting data both from mirror statistics and Russian customs, we obtain robust and comprehensive evidence. We find that the effects of the sanctions on exports to Russia are sizable. Flows from sanctioning countries [ie. PRICE CAP COALITION] are still well below their pre-war trend and are close to zero for restricted goods. Even if Russian imports from non-sanctioning countries picked up, they did not replace the missing shipments from sanctioning countries in most sectors. Some countries, especially those traditionally holding strong economic ties with Russia, may have become a hub through which some private companies re[-]route the products they imported from the EU towards Russia.
One [Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)]investigation has, meanwhile, found evidence that sensitive dual-use technologies -- such as drones and microelectronics -- have found their way to Russia through third countries like Kazakhstan with the help of local companies founded by Russian owners.
"Kazakhstan Has Become a Pathway for the Supply of Russia's War Machine. Here's How It Works.," 19 May illustrated

Trade statistics show large increases of drone and microelectronics imports to Kazakhstan since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in early 2022. Kazakhstan's exports of drones and microelectronics to Russia have also grown enormously. Kazakh companies registered by Russians after the war are being used as intermediaries for these imports.

By putting a gun on the table, the EU hopes more countries will comply.
archived NEW! "anti-coercion instrument"
But that proposal is now being watered down, according to the latest version of the draft proposal, dated Wednesday and seen by POLITICO.

To win over the [PRICE CAP COALITION] skeptics, the European Commission has included more safeguards.

This comes after concerns expressed by several EU countries, including heavy-hitter Germany. They fear such a mechanism would hurt diplomatic relations, and even drive [third-]countries into the arms of Russia and China. Rather than HITTING the countries that are allowing sanctioned goods to be re-exported to Russia, Berlin is proposing to focus on ["Busting Putin's balls"], according to an earlier discussion document dated May 5 and seen by POLITICO.

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EU countries now hope to get a deal on the package done next week, three EU diplomats said. There will be consultations ahead of the next discussion by EU envoys on June 7. "An agreement is within reach," said one of them, while adding that the exact timing is "still hard to predict."
archived export license sophistry, Ruble and Euro color of law, 16 Mar CNN retail sales promotion and 21 Mar NY Yella Cake sales promotion in Stalemate Endures, Pessimism Grows, Deaths Mount, 3 December 2022 price cap mania, US Seeks Economist to Scrutinize Sanction Spillovers, Worldwide Organized Crime
by Cat on Fri Jun 2nd, 2023 at 04:09:18 PM EST
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Politico.eu.com | 'Very, very false': Dutch minister quashes Beijing view on Ukraine European countries at top security forum
Speech by HR/VP Borrell at Shangri La Dialogue
So, in the last ten years, we have increased our military expenditure by 30% and you ["Asia"] by 45% which shows clearly that we live in a dangerous world where people feel insecure and in order to look for security, an old reflex as old as humankind, they go and buy arms. And it shows that we must do more to build trust and address regional tensions. And that it is our common responsibility to defend security principles whenever and wherever they are threatened—be it in Ukraine or in the South China Sea or anywhere else.

Yes, dear colleagues, we must bring a peace to Ukraine. But a peace that could be considered a just peace. You know, I know how to finish the war in Ukraine. I know. It's quite easy. We stop supporting militarily Ukraine and the war would finish in a couple of weeks. But how it will finish? Doesn't it matter? Or, does it matter? If it matters, then we cannot stop supporting militarily Ukraine. Because we don't want a peace which is the peace of the cemeteries, the peace of surrender, the peace of the stronger, the peace that may create a second Belarus. But, yes, the war will finish.

'A Shared Vision for the Indo-Pacific': Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Shangri-La Dialogue
Well, the first thing I'd tell you is we're not trying to create a NATO in the Indo-Pacific and we have a number of colleagues today from Europe and I'm really glad to see them here because they all have interest in this region. And those interests are not just military, they cover whole of government and so they would tell you that they have an interest in the region because all the great things that happened here. And Prime Minister Albanese talked about some of those things yesterday. The rate at which this region is growing, you know, the capability, the capacity that this region has. It is rightful that European countries would remain interested in making sure that we have good relationships with the countries here in the region, and I'm confident that that's why they're here. But they'll probably tell you themselves, because you'll see—you'll interact with them later on in the day.
So the question is, then, is not to finish the war, but how we finish the war. And that's why we will keep on supporting Ukraine although we want peace as much as anyone else in this room. And at the same time we must be sure that the Indo Pacific stays "pacific," as Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi rightly said last month when we met in Stockholm for the European Union Indo-Pacific Forum. And as the Spanish sailors, the first time they sailed this water, called it "pacific" because it was surprisingly - very surprisingly - because the water was so calm compared with the Atlantic.
thejakartapost | Ukraine dismisses 'strange' Indonesian peace plan
by Cat on Sun Jun 4th, 2023 at 11:51:57 AM EST
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FT | France objects to NATO plan for office in Tokyo, 6 June, No NATO in the Indo-Pacific?
The resistance from France has complicated months of discussion within NATO to create the alliance's first outpost [FALSE] in the Indo-Pacific region, according to eight people familiar with the situation.
US Military Bases in Japan: 8
NATO | Relations with Japan
"NATO and Japan have been engaged in dialogue and cooperation since initial contacts in the early 1990s. Japan is one of a number of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area—often referred to as "partners across the globe"—with which NATO is developing relations."
NATO and Japan conduct first ever joint ["]counter-piracy["] drill (25.09.14)
• Galic, M., Navigation by Sun and Compass, Policy Brief One
"That Japan and NATO developed formal relations only in the waning days of the Cold War is no coincidence. France's 1983 focus on NATO's European identity reflected the Alliance's formal mission of defending Western Europe's territorial integrity from Soviet aggression."
The push to open a small ["NATO"] base in Tokyo next year comes as the US and Japan urge Europe to become more involved in Asia security issues, particularly as concern mounts about possible future Chinese military action against Taiwan.
One French official said Paris believed NATO's charter required the alliance to limit its geographic reach to the "north Atlantic". But the official also suggested it could undermine European credibility with China in regard to the war in Ukraine, particularly in terms of asking Beijing not to supply arms to Russia. One of the people familiar with the debate inside NATO said France was reluctant to back anything "that contributes to NATO-China tension"
antaranews | President Joko Widodo to open 2023 MNEK in Makassar Strait (28.05.23)
"'The opening is on June 5, 2023, and will be opened by President Joko Widodo,' Makassar Navy Base VI Commander Brigadier General Amir Kasman said here on Sunday. He said MNEK [2023 Komodo Multilateral Naval Exercise] is a non-war exercise that prioritizes maritime cooperation in the region, disaster mitigation, and humanitarian operations. The drill is aimed to strengthen cooperation between the Indonesian Navy and friendly countries such as the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Netherlands, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Russia, Thailand, Timor Leste, and the United Kingdom."
Macron's resistance comes two months after he angered the US and other allies by suggesting, during a visit to China [06.04.23], that Europe should distance itself from US-China tensions over Taiwan.

Setting up a new NATO office requires unanimous support from the North Atlantic Council, NATO's highest political decision-making body, which means France has the power to stop the move. NATO declined to give details about "ongoing deliberations". The Japanese government did not comment. But a Japanese official said Tokyo wanted to strengthen ties with the alliance. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

NATO | Partners across the globe

In addition to its formal partnerships, NATO cooperates with a range of countries which are not part of these structures. Often referred to as "Partners across the globe", these countries develop cooperation with NATO in areas of mutual interest, including emerging security challenges, and some contribute actively to NATO operations either militarily or in some other way.
archived charade of inviolate NATO by-laws
by Cat on Tue Jun 6th, 2023 at 01:43:15 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Jun 15th, 2023 at 04:25:39 PM EST
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Macron's Revenge

China hitting France in the belly of Françafrique

Unfair competition, China shovels rare earth metals from "occupied" regions like Xinjiang ..

Most important, France may join the U.S. - South Korean alliance building nuclear power plants ... EU's force for green energy.

Nuclear Belt and Road and U.S.-South Korea Nuclear Cooperation

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 15th, 2023 at 06:27:18 PM EST
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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on June 6, 2023
Reuters: According to a news report, French President Emmanuel Macron has objected to NATO's proposal to open an office in Tokyo, saying NATO should remain focused on its own north Atlantic region. What is the ministry's comment on this? 
Wang Wenbin: We have noted relevant reports. NATO has publicly stated on many occasions that it remains a regional alliance and does not seek a geopolitical breakthrough. Asia lies beyond the geographical scope of the North Atlantic and has no need for a replica of NATO. However, we have seen NATO bent on going east into this region, interfering in regional affairs and inciting bloc confrontation. What is NATO really up to? This calls for high vigilance among countries in the world, particularly in Asia. As I said yesterday, the attitude of the majority of countries in the region is very clear. They oppose the emergence of military blocs in the region. They don't welcome NATO's outreach in Asia. They don't want a replica of bloc confrontation in Asia. And they certainly will not allow any Cold War or hot war to happen again in Asia. NATO needs to have a sober understanding of this. Japan should make the right call in keeping with the region's stability and development interests and refrain from doing anything that may undermine mutual trust between regional countries and peace and stability in the region.
Bloomberg: The US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters that military interception maneuvers by Chinese ships and planes suggest a growing aggressiveness from Beijing and could lead to an accident. What's the foreign ministry's comment on Mr. Kirby's remarks? ...
by Cat on Tue Jun 6th, 2023 at 02:11:54 PM EST
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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning's Regular Press Conference on June 1, 2023
Global Times: According to reports, on May 31, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said to the press after the US-EU Trade and Technology Council ministerial meeting that with regard to China, the US and the EU are not looking for confrontation, a Cold War or decoupling, but are focused on de-risking. What's your comment?
Mao Ning: De-risking is becoming a buzzword lately. Before talking about de-risking, one needs to find out what the risks are....
archived Thu Mar 30th 2023 vdL "De-risking, not De-coupling: Europe and China at this watershed moment"
by Cat on Sun Jun 4th, 2023 at 12:30:33 PM EST
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yahoo! fin | Trillion-Dollar Treasury Vacuum Coming for Wall Street Rally, 4 June
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou estimates a flood of Treasuries will compound the effect of QT [quantitative tightening] on stocks and bonds, knocking almost 5% off their combined performance this year. Citigroup Inc. macro strategists offer a similar calculus, showing a median drop of 5.4% in the S&P 500 over two months could follow a liquidity drawdown of such magnitude, and a 37 basis-point jolt for high-yield credit spreads.

The sales, set to begin Monday, will rumble through every asset class as they claim an already shrinking supply of money: JPMorgan estimates a broad measure of liquidity will fall $1.1 trillion from about $25 trillion at the start of 2023.

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by Cat on Sun Jun 4th, 2023 at 12:46:35 PM EST
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euronews | Europe's economy enters ["]technical recession["] as households struggle with cost-of-living crisis, 8 June
Economic output in the 20 countries that use the euro currency dropped 0.1% in both the final three months of 2022 [Q4] and the first three months of this year [Q1] from the previous quarter, according to the European Union's statistics agency Eurostat....However, the economists on a panel that declares eurozone recessions use a broader set of data including unemployment figures and European labour markets have held up to recent economic shocks.
by Cat on Fri Jun 9th, 2023 at 10:34:40 PM EST
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hs | More than 1.5 billion euros will be cut from social security
"THE GOVERNMENT plans to save about 4.2 billion euros in public spending at the level of 2027. The biggest cuts will come to social security."

yle | The program of the new government has been published - housing benefits will be cut, conditions for unemployment benefits will be tightened, income tax will be reduced

The head of the talks, the chairman of the Coalition Party, Petteri Orpo , said that the formation of the ruling coalition was delayed because the process required careful work. He is sure that Finland needs change.
The right-wing government, made up of four parties - the Coalition Party, the True Finns, the Swedish People's Party and the Christian Democrats - is set to cut spending drastically.

According to Orpo, the goal of the new government is to balance the Finnish economy by six billion euros. The share of direct cuts is four billion euros. Among the main challenges facing the new government, Orpo named the war in Ukraine, growing debt, inflation, problems in the social sphere and others.

yle | The new government will tighten migration policy - here are the seven main changes
by Cat on Sat Jun 17th, 2023 at 05:50:40 PM EST
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SZ Byznys | Hundreds of thousands of Czechs are at risk of high electricity and gas prices
What we write about in the analysis
• This year, state aid to energy consumers will exceed 100 billion crowns [USD 4,606 million]. By next year, it is already unrealistic.
• The European Commission has stated that the energy crisis is on the wane. Nevertheless, prices may rise for hundreds of thousands of Czech households next year.
• A number of people have signed contracts with suppliers with a high fixed crisis price from last year. Around 10 and 15 thousand crowns [CZK] per megawatt hour of electricity.
• Extreme payments are being cut by capping this year. After it ends, the extraordinarily high prices on current contracts will return.
• If the state provides relief to anyone in the future, then only those who are at risk of energy poverty.
if the measures to protect customers are maintained until next year, the government will hardly succeed in stabilizing public finances, as it is trying to do. It is precisely the crisis regulation of energy prices that is significantly reflected in the state's record budget deficit this year, which already amounted to 271 billion crowns [USD 12.484 million] in May.
by Cat on Sat Jun 17th, 2023 at 06:50:01 PM EST
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excellent news!

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno hinted that the PRICE CAP COALITION caught a moat in its mechanisms.

"We know that the OPEC+ meeting on June 4 has decided to extend oil production cuts until the end of 2024. In early April, a number of countries have already announced production cuts. Moreover, Saudi Arabia has decided to reduce oil production by 1 million barrels per day starting July. Thus, the imbalance of supply and demand, as well as opacity are rising, which may result in oil prices remaining at a high level"
And that is wonderful, because advanced economies don't need no stinkin' fossil fuel anyhow.
by Cat on Mon Jun 5th, 2023 at 04:49:43 PM EST
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reuters | Lloyd's Register drops ships of top Indian carrier of Russian oil, 26 May
Lloyd's Register has told India's Gatik Ship Management, which has become a major carrier of Russian oil since the Ukraine war, that it will withdraw certification of 21 of its vessels by June 3, the maritime services company told Reuters. It is the latest setback for Gatik, which was also been forced to find new flags for 36 of its ships after they were deflagged by the St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry.

"Lloyd's Register is committed to facilitating compliance with sanctions regulations on the trading of Russian oil," it said in an email to Reuters. "Where supported by evidence, we withdraw class and services from any vessels found by the relevant authorities to be breaching international sanctions."
A major U.S. insurer, the American Club, also told Reuters it was no longer providing cover for Gatik ships, while Russian insurer Ingosstrakh (INGSI.MM) said it would not work with Gatik in future.
According to Refinitiv [!] data, about 1.36 million tonnes of Russian crude was earmarked for arrival in India in May and June on tankers linked to Gatik, although those numbers were preliminary. In April, the St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry told Reuters it was removing its flag from 36 Gatik vessels. According to data from maritime platform Lloyd's List Intelligence, Gatik has flagged 15 ships to Gabon, up from 9 at the start of April before St. Kitts & Nevis started removing its flag from the company's vessels.

Gabon's flag registry did not respond to requests for comment.

by Cat on Fri Jun 9th, 2023 at 09:31:08 PM EST
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bloomberg | Germany Warns of Industry Shutdown If Russian Gas Stops Flowing, unexpectedly
Germany may be forced to wind down or even switch off industrial capacity if UKRAINE's gas transit agreement with Russia isn't extended after it expires at the end of next year, according to Economy Minister Robert Habeck.

Rules on sharing the burden of potential gas shortages in Eastern Europe would have to be respected, meaning Germany would have to export gas there to offset the deficit and manufacturers in Europe's biggest economy could have their supply restricted or cut, he added.

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"There is no secure scenario for how things will turn out," Habeck said at the forum in Bad Saarow. Additional capacity -- including a planned LNG [mega-]terminal on Germany's north coast that has provoked opposition from locals and environmental groups -- will therefore be essential to maintain supply to both Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe, he said.
archived Germany's LNG acceleration law
Even if some supply continues beyond 2024, it's unlikely that the current transit agreement will be extended under similar conditions, given the lack of political support, according to a report by the Center on Global Energy Policy published last week.
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FT | ECB warns Brussels against windfall ["]levy["] on frozen Russian assets
it could dent confidence in the euro as a global currency and hurt financial stability.

The Frankfurt-based institution has privately told the European Commission that plans to divert payments on bonds owned by the Russian central bank to fund Ukraine would send a bad signal to global markets, according to people familiar with the discussions.
"The implications could be substantial: it may lead to a diversification of reserves away from euro-denominated assets, increase financing costs for European sovereigns, and lead to trade diversification," the note added, describing the ECB position. An ECB spokesperson declined to comment.

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by Cat on Sat Jun 17th, 2023 at 08:12:32 PM EST
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finance.ec.europa.eu | Sanctions adopted following Russia's military aggression against Ukraine
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RFERL | EU Approves 11th Sanctions Package Against Russia [sic] Over Invasion Of Ukraine, 21 June
The new package allows the implementation of measures restricting the [EU?] export of sensitive dual-use goods and technology to third countries, which could then transfer them to Russia. The new rules allow the EU to exert much more pressure to end the practice than before.

EU officials have long been concerned about a surge of demand for EU products from Russia's neighbors, including Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and from other countries that have maintained trading relationships with Moscow, such as the United Arab Emirates [UAE], Turkey, and CHINA.

The package adds 71 people and 33 eNTiTies to those banned from the EU and freezes any assets they hold in EU jurisdictions for being involved in the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.[
In addition, the package bans access to EU ports for ships that engage in ship-to-ship transfers of crude oil or petroleum products at sea if there is cause to suspect the cargo was of Russian origin.

interfax | New EU sanctions package includes ban on oil transportation via Druzhba pipeline's northern section - Polish envoy, 21 June
The European Commission took into account a number of Warsaw's proposals when drafting the 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions, Permanent Representative of Poland to the European Union Andrzej Sados said in Brussels on Wednesday.

"Among other things, the list includes the provision suggested by Poland on sanctions against the northern section of the Druzhba oil pipeline, and the banning of Russian semi-trucks from entering the European Union," Radio Poland quoted Sados as saying.

telesur | European Union Sets 11th Package of Sanctions Against Russia
The EU will penalize ships transporting Russian crude or derivatives purchased above the maximum price agreed by Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the U.S.
Furthermore, the new package includes the possibility of adopting new exceptional measures as a "last resort" to restrict the sale, supply, transfer, or export of sensitive dual-use goods and technology to third countries whose jurisdiction "demonstrates a continuous and particularly high risk of being used for evasion."
eurointegration.ua | EU Approves Eleventh Package of Sanctions against Russia
...EU ambassadors struggled for weeks to reach a consensus. The main reason was Greece and Hungary protesting against including some of their companies on the list of "war sponsors" proposed by Ukraine. Athens and Budapest wanted their companies to be removed from that list. Currently, the details of how the resistance from the two countries was overcome are unknown....
Baker McKenzie | Criminalisation of violations of EU Sanctions: EU Council publishes draft sanctions enforcement measures and penalties legislation, 19 June
On 9 June 2023, the EU Council published draft legislation introducing EU-wide criminal penalties and stricter enforcement for the evasion of EU sanctions. The EU Council's press release explains that it has settled its position on the terms of new legislation to align criminal offences and penalties across the EU, before commencing negotiations with the European Parliament on its finalisation.
Proposal on the definition of criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures, 17 May 2023, 47 pp
Currently, Member States are not obligated to criminalise sanctions circumvention, however, once finalised, Member States will need to criminalise certain conduct specified in the legislation. As currently proposed, criminal conduct under the draft legislation includes:
archived Hiroshima, the "symbol of peace"
by Cat on Wed Jun 21st, 2023 at 06:26:39 PM EST
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FT | Top US official to meet Ukraine war ["]sceptics["] from developing nations, 22 June
Welcome to our "anti-coercion measure" demonstration...
Jake Ssssullivan, the White House national security adviser, has agreed to attend the meeting in Copenhagen with officials from countries including India, Brazil, and South Africa, according to people familiar with the plans. The list of attendees has not been finalised and could change before the gathering, one of the people cautioned.
One of the people familiar with the plans said that, following the Ukrainian request, Washington has been encouraging China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa to attend. Ssssullivan will travel with < wipes tears > Victoria Nuland, the number-three official at the US state department. A  senior EU official will also participate. The White House declined to comment
... 11th sanction package reveal party!
Two people familiar with the plans said the officials would discuss peace principles for Ukraine in an informal setting. One stressed that the meeting was not intended to result in any concrete outcome.
AP | G7 'outreach' an effort to build consensus on global issues like Ukraine, China, climate change (19.05.23)
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are joining their counterparts from other countries during their summit in Japan in an effort to expand the G7's sway and to include voices from the so-called Global South....
Ssssullivan this week said that while India had a different perspective on the war in Ukraine, it would be useful to discuss the conflict with Modi. He added that Zelensk* had urged Biden to engage with leaders such as Modi, [current G20 president].

"We think this actually sends a message to the [Price Cap] coalition and Ukraine that we're working to advocate on their behalf with a broader range of countries than just those that show up around the table either in NATO. . . or at the G7," Ssssullivan told reporters this week, when discussing Modi's visit [to USA].

by Cat on Thu Jun 22nd, 2023 at 11:42:03 PM EST
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... peace principles for Ukraine ...

Grain corridor security guarantee: Odesa to Ukraine and contested Crimea and Azov Sea region to Russia?

Non-compliance would result in the US naming Geoffrey Pyatt or Vicky herself to the country as Ambassador of change. 😂

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jun 23rd, 2023 at 04:39:42 AM EST
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Macron hurting on Russia and China infringing on France's playground in old colonial Africa. Just not fair on foreign economic policy between powers.

Françafrique lives on

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jun 23rd, 2023 at 04:49:36 AM EST
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Eleventh package - 23 June 2023, proposal; no link to Eur-Lex legal text
• Trade measures
• Transport measures
• Energy measures
• Additional listings
• Additional clarifications
• Other

Explaining a joke is no fun at all!

by Cat on Fri Jun 30th, 2023 at 06:03:13 PM EST
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atlanticcouncil | Sanctioning China in a Taiwan crisis, a "de-risk" and "de-couple" polemical monologue, conclusions, and recommendations

comment: The situation here is pretty psychotic.

by Cat on Fri Jun 23rd, 2023 at 05:30:41 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 8th, 2023 at 06:25:17 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 21st, 2023 at 07:47:38 PM EST
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Bank of England must `create recession' to fight high inflation, Hunt advisor says, as mortgage rates rise again

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 21st, 2023 at 07:48:40 PM EST
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1.4m UK mortgage holders face 20% hit to disposable income from rate hikes

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 21st, 2023 at 07:49:21 PM EST
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