LEADING EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN ELECTRICAL VEHICLES SALES

Countries with highest share of plug-in EV in New Passenger Car Sales (2019)

  1. Norway: 55.93%
  2. Iceland: 17.79%
  3. Netherlands: 15.01%
  4. Sweden: 11.35%
  5. Finland: 6.89%
  6. Portugal: 5.67%
  7. Switzerland: 5.61%
  8. Denmark: 4.17%
  9. Ireland: 4.09%
  10. Austria: 3.47%
  11. Belgium: 3.23%
  12. United Kingdom: 3.15%
  13. Germany: 3.02%
  14. France: 2.77% 

BIDEN’S FOREIGN POLICY ADVISERS

  1. Tony Blinken: Biden’s former national security adviser who has been in Biden’s  orbit for the better part of 18 years. Blinken now oversees a growing cadre of familiar faces from the center-left of Washington’s foreign policy establishment who are tasked with advising the campaign both formally and informally. Blinken first served on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council before signing on in 2002 as the foreign policy adviser for Biden, who as a senator served as chairman and top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee through 2008.

SUCCINT ASSESSMENT OF DONALD TRUMP’S CONDUCT IN OFFICE

Author: Stephen Edward Schmidt (American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Shwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John Mc Cain. He was a Vice Chair at the public relations firm Edelman until he stepped down in July 2018. In June 2018, Schmidt renounced the Republican Party as ‘fully the party of Trump”.

BIDEN VS TRUMP ON RUSSIA

Trump and Biden see Russia and particularly its president, Vladimir Putin, in diametrically opposed ways. Trump sees a strongman with whom he can make deals; Biden sees a reckless, cruel regime led by a dictatorial leader that is, by its very nature, opposed to American values and interests. The November election could well determine whether Russia becomes a US partner or a US enemy, with striking implications for Europe.

Trump on Russia

EU-CHINA KEY ISSUES

20 MOST CORRUPT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

Most Corrupt Countries

COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES RANKED NOT FREE IN THE WORLD

Source: Freedom House 2019 Annual Report

Based on Access to political rights and civil liberties, right to vote, freedom of expression and equality before the law.

JOE BIDEN ON KEY ISSUES OF INTEREST FOR EUROPE

Source: Council on Foreign Relations

THE FRUGAL FOUR AND COVID-19 IMPACT

Source: OECD Economic Outlook June 2020

1. Austria

RESCUING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AFTER TRUMP

Author: Joseph R. Biden March/April 2020 in Foreign Affairs

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