Tag: Europe

Obama Will Need His Oratory Powers to Sell Globalization

When President Obama travels to North Carolina and Europe this week, he will press an argument that could define foreign policy in the last six months of his presidency: that Americans and Europeans must not forsake their open, interconnected societies for the nativism and nationalism preached by Donald J. Trump or Britain’s Brexiteers.   Few […]

The United States of Europe: Germany and France Hatch a Plan to Create an EU Superstate

If you believe that the Brexit vote is going to kill the idea of a “United States of Europe,” you might want to think again.   In fact, it appears that the decision by the British people to leave the European Union is only going to accelerate the process of creating an EU superstate.   […]

Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.   The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part […]

Obama warns against global ‘hysteria’ after Britain’s vote to leave EU

Barack Obama warned against financial and global hysteria after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying cataclysmic changes were unlikely. In an in interview with NPR that aired on Tuesday, the US president called for calm and pointed out that Norway is not a member of the European Union but is one of America’s […]

EU referendum: German and French to unveil European superstate blueprint post-Brexit

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.   Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those […]

European ‘superstate’ suggested as Brexit solution

The tumult following last week’s vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union intensified on Monday when it was revealed that a new “superstate” is being considered in which nations would “lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank,” according to one report.   Britain’s credit […]

English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP

Danuta Hübner, the head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), warned Monday that English will not be one of the European Union’s official languages after Britain leaves the EU.   English is one of the EU’s 24 official languages because the U.K. identified it as its own official language, Hübner said. But as soon as Britain completes […]

Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit

Ottawa (AFP) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain’s vote to split with the European Union.   Nieto, who spoke during a stopover in Quebec City, is scheduled to attend a North American leaders summit in Ottawa on Wednesday […]

Brexit: UK government shifts to damage control in Brexit turmoil

British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The British government will not be triggering Article 50 at this stage.” He said that Britain would have to establish its new relationship with the European Union before doing so and that it would be up to the next prime minister and cabinet to decide. “Tomorrow is an opportunity […]

Brexit and the failure of European unification

The citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union.   In doing so, they have undone a half-millennium of work toward pacifying the most war-torn continent on the planet earth.   Europe has always been at war with itself. The Pax Romana never fully pacified the Germanic tribes. Strife was frequent […]