Tag: Europe

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency […]

European angst over Trump visit

“If Potus leaves here with the idea that the EU is in some way useful, that’s it. Job done.” The words of a trusted European source when I asked about EU expectations for Donald Trump’s first trip to Brussels as US president. Not a far-reaching ambition, I think you’d agree. But the EU is nervous. […]

With threat ‘very high’, France set to extend state of emergency

Paris (AFP) – President Emmanuel Macron wants a sixth extension of France’s state of emergency since the Paris attacks of November 2015, his prime minister said Wednesday, adding that the terror threat “remains very high”. The new president, elected on May 7, also wants legislation to bolster the powers of the security forces, Prime Minister […]

France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said the pair had a “joint conviction” that they needed to “deepen the […]

China and Europe have responsibility to avert North Korea crisis

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern Thursday about rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and said China and Europe have a common responsibility to avoid a military escalation on the Korean Peninsula. In a speech at Tsinghua University on her final day of a three-day trip to Beijing, Mogherini warned of […]

U.S. Campuses Lead Rise in Global Anti-Semitism

A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said Sunday that assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent last year. […]

How France’s presidential election could break – or make – the EU

With two convinced Eurosceptics and an equally fervent pro-European among the four contenders with a chance of reaching the run-off, France’s too-tight-to-call presidential election could conceivably break – or make – the EU. European officials and diplomats appear generally unconvinced that France, a core member of the bloc, will actually leave – an idea touted, […]

Ukraine president says sanctions keep Russian tanks out of central Europe

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has appealed for the Trump administration to maintain sanctions against Russia, saying it is the only way to keep Vladimir Putin at the negotiating table and Russian tanks away from central Europe. He said continued support for Ukraine was a test of whether the west was in decline, as Moscow has […]

Germany warns Turkey not to ‘end the European dream’

Germany on Monday warned Turkey against further distancing itself from Europe by reinstating the death penalty after a disputed referendum and urged authorities to seek “respectful dialogue” to heal a divided society. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that if Ankara were to bring back the death penalty, the move would be “synonymous with the end […]

Differentiate or bust: Europe’s future is multi-speed and multi-tier

IS EUROPE READY to embrace a new model built around not sameness but difference? Although the recent commission white paper and several national leaders have come out for a multi-speed Europe, they really have in mind a way for small groups of countries to go forward in such areas as defence or taxation, without having […]