Video: Analysis: deadlocks show EU lacks coherence in foreign policy (France 24)
Analysis: deadlocks show EU lacks coherence in foreign policy
Decisions are taken unanimously at the EU, which has led to deadlock on key issues such as responding to disputed elections in Belarus, and Turkey’s drilling in contested waters. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Robert Parsons, says the EU’s approach to foreign affairs lacks the coherence and clout of its economic policies.
China tightens grip on Hong Kong for national celebration
As China celebrated its national day, thousands of riot police were stationed in Hong Kong in efforts to stamp out violent confrontations seen last year. This year, permission to hold a march was denied, leading Hong Kongers to express their dissatisfaction in some unique and unusual ways. Derek Thompson, editor-in-chief from FRANCE 24’s The Observers, explains.
Covid-19 under control, millions of Chinese set to travel during national holiday
Hundreds of millions of Chinese are set to enjoy their first national holiday since the country beat its coronavirus outbreak. Airports and train stations are bustling in China as people celebrate the start of Golden Week, which marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. FRANCE 24 correspondent Charles Pellegrin says there will be 550 million domestic trips in China over the next eight days, indicating Chinese confidence the coronavirus has been sufficiently eradicated in the country.
Humanitarian groups and charities have reacted with fury to revelations that No 10 officials explored sending asylum seekers to offshore detention centres in Moldova, Morocco and south Atlantic islands, branding the move “morally bankrupt”.
A source close to the Home Office told the Guardian that the prime minister’s chief