Day: July 4, 2020

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The First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

July 6, 2020 marks the 80th birthday of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev. The rise of my country from just a chunk of the Soviet Union to a trusted partner in international relations – including the EU and Belgium – is a story of leadership, the success for […]

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Conference on the future of Europe
Governance
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The case for a citizens-centered Conference on the Future of Europe

On July 1st, Germany will take over the EU’s rotating presidency at a tipping point of Europe’s history after the Covid-19 pandemic. For a period of 6 months, Angela Merkel will have a crucial role to play in defining the scope and format of the Conference for the Future of Europe and in negotiating the […]

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Coronavirus outbreak
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US news
US politics

‘Consigning his voters to sickness’: Trump fuels culture war over masks | US news

Nancy Allen, 73, wears a face mask in the chicken coop at her farm but not when she goes to church. “There’s been so much change in what we should do and what we should not do,” explains the Donald Trump supporter from Shelby, North Carolina. “I don’t think that I should be told that […]

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