Tag: Europe

Pictures: Croatia Earthquake, Largest in 140 Years, Injures 17, Damages Cathedral and Homes

A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 other people were injured, authorities said. The European seismological agency, EMSC, said the 5.3 earthquake struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 a.m. (0523 GMT). The epicenter was 7 kilometers (4 miles) north of Zagreb at a depth of 10 […]

EUROPE’S DEFENSE DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT AMERICA

Last year, when French president Emmanuel Macron declared in an interview with the Economist that NATO was “brain dead,” he caused a stir throughout Europe. Official European reactions came quickly, and they were negative across the continent. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “any attempt to distance Europe from North America will not only weaken […]

1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, new survey finds

A new survey shows about one in four Europeans holding anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in Eastern and Central European countries. The poll of 14 countries released Thursday by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that such views have held mostly steady in Western Europe. “It is deeply concerning that approximately […]

Europe’s oldest hatred is back with new EU labeling law for Jewish products

Two generations removed from the Holocaust, a rising specter of anti-Semitism is once again haunting Europe. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) just issued a ruling discriminating against Jewish businesses in Israel. The case was brought by Psâgot Winery, a historic vineyard, and maker of Israeli wine. The decision, however, has implications […]

EU grants new Brexit delay to Jan. 31

The European Union agreed to delay Brexit until Jan. 31 next year on Monday — just three days before it was due to take place. European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU’s 27 other countries agreed to accept “the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January, 2020. The decision […]

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

Letter from former officials says Europe must stand by the two-state solution High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians. The letter, sent to the Guardian, the EU and European […]

How Trump and Brexit united Europe

Europeans across the English Channel are nervously watching Britain’s debate over Brexit, fearful of what the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union will mean for their decades-old economic and political bloc. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Dec. 11 delayed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit plan, saying it would not pass. So Britain’s […]

Central European states urge EU to speed up enlargement in west Balkans

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Seven Central European member states called on the European Union on Monday to accelerate the accession of Montenegro and Serbia to the bloc, saying a failure to integrate the western Balkans could pose a security threat to the whole region.   Foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers of the four Visegrad Group […]

Pope Francis: ‘Europe must be federal’

Pope Francis has reportedly said that Europe “must become a federal community or it will no longer count for anything in the world”. His comments were apparently made in an interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the 93-year-old La Repubblica journalist who does not record interviews or take notes.   Scalfari writes that he told Pope Francis that […]

Minister Considers Blocking Pro-Palestinian Event from Gov. Building

A minister is threatening to cancel the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups, to be hosted in a government building in Westminster. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid is reported to be considering personally intervening to stop the event, […]