Enhancing Financial Connectivity between Asia and Europe: Implications for Infrastructure Convergence between the Two Regions (ADBI)

If Asian countries agree to offer 50% of their spillover revenue to infrastructure investors from Europe, this might increase the rate of return of long-term investment funds.

https://www.adb.org/publications/enhancing-financial-connectivity-between-asia-and-europe

EU-Turkey Cooperation over Migration (SWP)

Despite its recent threats, Ankara is signalling interest in cooperating on migration governance. In the likely continuation of the Statement, the EU should link the implementation of the Statement to issues of rule of law. An Assessment by Sinem Adar

https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/eu-turkey-cooperation-over-migration/

Libya’s Haftar moving towards a military victory as Europe pushes for peace (Al Arabiya)

General Khalifa Haftar and the Libya National Army (LNA) is edging ever closer to a military victory in the civil war even as world powers push the warring parties towards peace.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/01/22/Libya-s-Haftar-moving-towards-a-military-victory-as-Europe-pushes-for-peace.html

Cyril Widdershoven is a Middle East defense energy analyst and the Director at Verocy B.V., a consultancy based in the Netherlands.

Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry (IFRI)

Le réseau ETNC (European Think-tank Network on China), dont l’Ifri est un membre fondateur, a consacré sa cinquième année de collaboration à l’étude de la rivalité sino-américaine et de son impact sur l’Europe. Fruit de ces réflexions, ce rapport aborde la manière dont 18 pays européens et l’UE tentent de trouver un équilibre entre les Etats-Unis, premier partenaire économique et stratégique, et la Chine, deuxième marché le plus important pour l’Europe et désormais une superpuissance économique ambitieuse.

https://www.ifri.org/fr/publications/publications-ifri/europe-face-us-china-rivalry

Mario ESTEBAN, Miguel OTERO-IGLESIAS, Una Alexandra BERZINA-CERENKOVA, Alice EKMAN, Björn JERDÉN, Lucrezia POGGETI, John SEAMAN, Tim SUMMERS, Justyna SZCZUDLIK

Europe distancing itself from the US while moving closer to Russia (Global Times)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Moscow on January 11 and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly four hours. According to information revealed by German and Russian authorities, the atmosphere of the meeting was friendly, in contrast to the indifferent attitudes during the two leaders’ contacts over the last five years.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1177790.shtml

By Jin Feng

Finding Europe’s Way in the World (Project-Syndicate)

For historical reasons, Europe has long resided in the strategic shadow of the United States, which itself has underwritten decades of globalization and rapidly expanding prosperity. But the global balance of power is rapidly shifting, leaving Europe increasingly exposed.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/european-union-facing-five-global-challenges-by-sigmar-gabriel-and-michael-huther-2020-01

Sigmar Gabriel, former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany, is Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke – Michael Hüther, Director and Member of the Presidium of the German Economic Institute, is a vice chairman of Atlantik-Brücke

EU must consider ways to support ceasefire in Libya: Borrell (Al Arabiya)

The European Union will discuss all ways to uphold a formal ceasefire in Libya if one is reached but any peace settlement will need real EU support to make it hold, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/north-africa/2020/01/20/EU-must-consider-ways-to-support-ceasefire-in-Libya-Borrell.html