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summer rhythm

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(B2) The news is reduced. B2 moves into summer rhythm. We will continue to follow developments in the main crises which are not lacking both internally in the EU (the Greek crisis, the arrival of refugees or migrants), as well as at its borders (Libya, Ukraine, Syria, etc.) or a a little further away (Burundi, Central African Republic, Mali, Nigeria, etc.), not counting those which did not explode.

The first days of July brought some clarity to the international panorama with the beginnings of national unity in Libya, a joint agreement between the great powers and Iran on nuclear power, an agreement between the opposition and government in Macedonia (Fyrom) , and the granting of constitutional autonomy to the regions of eastern Ukraine (condition of the Minsk agreements)… But everything is not settled far from there: the Syrian conflict continues to claim its share of daily victims , the same goes for the war waged by Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Europe itself is in quite bad shape: the last two discussions – on welcoming migrants and aid to Greece – have shown a weak Europe, withdrawn into itself, which is struggling to overcome its antagonisms and his resentments. It's not very good...

B2 doesn't quite leave the edge… we're going to do a little summer series with Hillary, and different points of view on the European Union….

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).