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World leaders express condolences over Prince Philip’s death

On Friday, April 9, 99-year-old Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in the UK. On the pages of world leaders in social networks, words of condolences to the Queen and her family appeared.

World reaction

“I am with the British people and the royal family in thinking of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had a distinguished career in the army and was at the forefront of many community initiatives. May his soul rest in peace, “ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote.

The impact of his decades of dedicated public service is evident in the worthy causes he supported as a patron, the environmental efforts he championed, the military personnel he supported, the young people he inspired, and much more. His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he has shaped, “ said US President Joe Biden.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the prince “will be remembered as a decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.”

Otherworld leaders did not stand aside and also expressed their condolences to the royal family.

How did the UK react

All the official accounts of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and Clarence House have changed their main photos as a sign of mourning for Prince Philip. Instead of smiling avatars, there are now official coats of arms.

On the official website of Buckingham Palace on the main page published a photo of the deceased on a black background.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The royal family joins people from all over the world in mourning his loss, “ the caption reads.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and the Dukes of Cambridge shared a black-and-white photo of Prince Philip on their official pages, and the caption to the photo repeats the statement of Buckingham Palace.

The words of sympathy were published by the head of the British government, Boris Johnson, he writes that Prince Philip lived a very interesting and rich life.

“By any measure, Prince Philip has lived an extraordinary life as a naval hero of the Second World War, as a man who inspired countless young people with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, but above all Her Royal Majesty. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family, who have lost not just a much loved and respected person, but above all, a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The United Kingdom mourns his loss, but is proud of his contribution to the service of the country, “ the Prime Minister wrote.

“Today, we mourn the loss of an outstanding man who dedicated his life to public service and helping others. I extend my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire royal family on this occasion. Sad time, “ London Mayor Sadiq Khan posted on the social network.

“I join the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote.

“I am saddened to hear of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. I extend my personal and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family,” Scottish Leader Nicola Sturgeon wrote.

“It must be quite difficult for a male spouse. He must be a lifelong monarch or head of state. But throughout his life, Prince Philip provided this strength, this support, this reliable support and played an extremely important role, “ said former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prince Harry can fly to the UK to be with his family. Meghan Markle may stay in the US and miss the farewell ceremony due to her second pregnancy.

“Harry will do everything possible to return to the UK and stay with his family. He doesn’t need anything more than to be close to his family, and especially his grandmother, at this terrible time,” a source close to the family said.

Recall that after 90 years, Philip’s health began to deteriorate. In 2017, he stopped performing public duties, although he still accompanied Elizabeth II. In February 2021, Prince Philip was hospitalized. He underwent heart surgery and returned home in March. A month later, on April 9, he died. He will be remembered as a man of strong character and principled position, as well as someone who became truly reliable support for the Queen of Great Britain.

The US has promised to respond to the SolarWinds cyber-attack and other “Russian actions”

The United States will respond to the cyberattack and other actions that Russia is involved in within a few days. This was stated by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

One of the journalists recalled that on February 23, Psaki promised that the administration under the leadership of US President Joe Biden would respond to the cyber attack through SolarWinds within a few weeks, but not months.

“Is there any new data on this matter?” — asked the representative of the media.

“It’s still weeks, not months. I have no new data regarding the exact timing, ” Psaki said.

The NYT publication wrote that in the next three weeks, the United States plans to conduct cyber attacks on Russian networks as a response to the attack on the software company SolarWinds, in which the American side suspects Russia.

Before that, the White House accused the Russians of hacking with the help of SolarWinds software on nine US federal agencies and more than 100 private sector enterprises.

Between the USA and China have promised a new economic war

The next economic war between the United States and China will be related to the problems of climate change, experts promised. Reported by CNBC.

Bank of America’s managing director for research, Haim Israel, suggests that the “climate war” between Washington and Beijing will follow the technology and trade wars, as climate change will become the dominant economic and political theme in the coming decades. “It’s not just about saving the planet. We believe that climate strategies offer a path to global excellence because there is much more at stake here, ” he concluded.

The advantage in the production of electric vehicles will also be important. “So far, about half of the oil goes to the transport market, and cars make up the bulk of it,” Israel said. The expert is confident that whoever becomes the leader in the production of electric vehicles will definitely have a huge advantage in the future. So far, the market is ruled by the American Tesla, but competitors from China are already stepping on its heels.

Under Donald Trump, a trade war broke out between the United States and China, and tensions remain under the administration of new President Joe Biden. In February, he said that the United States is working with the European Union to fight China and resist its “economic abuse and coercion.” Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Biden said the US and its foreign partners should “make China accountable for its economic practices.”

However, experts are confident that the United States will be richer than China for several decades, judging by GDP per capita. According to the latest data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), China’s GDP per capita last year was projected at $10,582, which is about six times less than in the United States.

In the US, transgender people were again allowed to serve in the army

The US Department of Defense has approved new rules for the admission of transgender people to serve in the US Armed Forces, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters.

He stressed that the innovations are aimed at restoring the policy adopted by the Pentagon in 2016 regarding the transgender service.

“The Secretary of Defense US Lloyd Austin is convinced that the entry into the ranks of the Armed Forces of any Americans who meet the high standards of military service is only good for them [the Armed Forces],” he said at a briefing on Wednesday, March 31, which was broadcast on Twitter by the Defense Department.

In 2016, Barack Obama, who at that time led the United States, allowed transgender people to openly enlist in the Armed Forces and receive the necessary medical care.

However, the next president, Donald Trump, reversed this decision in July 2017. And then, due to the blocking of the decision by the courts of four states, issued another memorandum of prohibition in 2018.

On January 25, the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, signed a decree canceling the restrictions imposed by the previous administration.

What are the chances of the EU’s New Green Deal?

According to the plans of the European Commission, the package of measures taken to overcome the coronavirus crisis should be based on a New Green Deal. At the same time, Brussels is betting on an initiative called the “New European Bauhaus”. The aim of the project is to promote such principles and values as quality design, environmental sustainability, barrier-free operation, and investment. Meanwhile, negotiations on a new climate law due to be passed this spring have stalled. Observers are concerned about how the situation is developing.

Don’t miss at least this train

The European Union has a unique chance to catch up on the world stage, “ writes El Pais:

“In the digital race, the 27 EU countries have long been behind the US and China, but in the green race, they may well give others a head start. Eight of the ten most important companies in the field of clean energy are European. Europe must not miss this train! At stake are energy independence, the creation of many jobs, and control over technology of global significance. In addition, leadership in the field of green technologies can help the EU strengthen its image of moral authority, and this is worth a lot. Authority is imperceptible physically, but its significance is extremely great.”

Poland needs a change of course

Poland should switch from coal to renewable energy sources as soon as possible, — Rzeczpospolita insists:

“We are heading for a collision course, but we still have time for rescue maneuvers. If we miss this opportunity, we face an economic catastrophe. Rising energy prices will lead to the ruin of Polish companies and enterprises, which have already suffered from numerous lockdowns. Therefore, the economic recovery plan and the implementation of the New Green Deal in Poland should focus on green technologies. Otherwise, the Polish economy is unlikely to benefit significantly from the funds allocated by the European Union. After all, those who rely on alternative energy sources will receive the most funding.”

Results can only be achieved together

The new Green Deal should cover all EU countries, warns Rzeczpospolita:

“The idea of Ursula von der Leyen should not be limited to a group of selected countries — or a certain ‘elite’. Walter Gropius, the ideologues of the Bauhaus, said that his school should serve people — and be universal. And why this dream is not feasible if someone is deliberately excluded from it. The new Bauhaus should be built jointly by all EU countries. Including Poland, a European country with a viable industry and crafts.”

The course leading to a collision with the United States

EU plans will not strengthen relations with the US, warns The Spectator:

“President Joe Biden’s program idea is to promote green energy, focused on the production of renewable and clean electricity. … The EU has almost the same agenda: most of the fund for economic recovery from the consequences of the corona crisis in the amount of 750 billion euros is planned to be directed to this area. However, there cannot be two global leaders in the field of green energy! Competition for leadership in this area is likely to further alienate the parties from each other.”