June 2021

Joe Biden (centre) is flanked by Ursula von der Leyen (left) and Charles Michel ahead of the EU-US summit in Brussels. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
Joe Biden (centre) is flanked by Ursula ... […]

US, EU strike Airbus-Boeing deal, turn to China ‘challenges’

US President Joe Biden and the EU have agreed a long-term truce in the 17-year-old Airbus-Boeing feud, putting aside their own disputes to take on a rising China
France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) look at US President Donald Trump during a 2019 NATO summit in Watford. Photo: Christian Hartmann / AFP-Pool / File
France's President Emmanuel Macron (left... […]

Five sore points in EU-US ties

Brussels and Washington will renew their vows during a whistle-stop visit by President Joe Biden to EU headquarters, following a difficult four years under Donald Trump's rule
US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One after arriving at Melsbroek Military Airport in Brussels on June 13, 2021, ahead of the NATO and EU-US summits. Photo: Yves Herman / Pool / AFP
US President Joe Biden disembarks from A... […]

Biden to rebuild ‘sacred’ NATO bond shaken by Trump

US President Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO's first post-Trump summit, as leaders push to revitalise the alliance despite differences over dangers ahead
An airplane flying above Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, 05 January 2007, on the day that British Environment Minister Ian Pearson said that budget airline Ryanair was the "irresponsible face of capitalism". The European Commission proposed last month to set carbon dioxide emission quotas starting in 2011, airlines will be asked to pay for exceeding their current level of emissions. This could have the effect of raising ticket prices by up to nine euros (about 12 dollars) by 2020 for internal European flights. Ryanair has opposed efforts to control carbon emissions saying a trading scheme would discriminate against low-cost airlines. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
An airplane flying above Liverpool's Joh... […]

Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

After flying into the financial turbulence of the Covid pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change
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