Tag: European Union

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks

PM says ‘backstop just doesn’t work’ in run-up to meetings with Merkel and Macron Boris Johnson has claimed that EU leaders will change their positions and allow the UK to scrap the Brexit backstop in the withdrawal agreement. As the prime minister prepares for face-to-face talks with Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of […]

EU WAR: Merkel’s power wanes as Macron seizes power in IMF and Brussels takeover

ANGELA Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have long been united in their fight for control in Brussels – but recent EU appointments prove the French president is leaving the German Chancellor behind. President Emmanuel Macron is understood to have been influential in the recent appointment of the International Monetary Fund managing director – Kristalina Georgieva, World […]

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready for No-Deal Brexit

Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy where the U.K., EU and the business community are all prepared well enough for no deal,” the […]

European Union demands Israel halt demolition of illegal homes

EU calls for ‘immediate halt’ to demolition of illegal Arab apartment buildings constructed near security fence. The European Union formally condemned the demolition of illegal Arab apartment buildings near Israel’s security barrier separating Jerusalem from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, and demanded Israel halt its enforcement of demolition orders. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the European […]

Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Europe of defence’ at show of force on Bastille Day

Emmanuel Macron presided over a show of European force at France’s annual Bastille Day military parade on Sunday, calling for a “Europe of defence” alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders from the continent. The French president has argued for greater military co-operation in the bloc as the US cannot be relied upon to guarantee […]

Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plans dealt huge blow

EMMANUEL MACRON’s attempts to build an ever closer European Union with a common EU army could fail due to concerns France has sparked among smaller countries, security expert Alexandre Vautravers has said. Emmanuel Macron has been one of the most outspoken proponents of a European Union-wide army to help the bloc stop relying on military […]

European Union: Toward a European Superstate

After weeks of frenzied backroom wrangling, European leaders on July 2 nominated four federalists to fill the top jobs of the European Union. The nominations — which must be approved by the European Parliament — send a clear signal that the pro-EU establishment has no intention of slowing its relentless march toward a European superstate, […]

Macron vs. Salvini: Two leaders face off over EU’s future

France’s pro-EU president and the leader of Italy’s euroskeptic, far-right movement jockeyed for the role of chief powerbroker on the continent Monday after elections to the European Parliament hollowed out the traditional political middle. The four days of balloting that drew to a close Sunday across the European Union’s 28 countries ended the domination of […]

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe’s savior, and this week’s European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rhythm of the EU anthem two years ago. His pro-Europe vision has collided with […]

European Elections

The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! The last European elections in 2014 were the largest transnational elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even […]