Tag: European Union

EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount

The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week. The Europeans distributed a document that allegedly partially softens this draft but still completely accepts the Palestinian narrative that the site that includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a site holy to Muslims alone.   While the European draft does mention the Western […]

Israel to EU: Voting to recognize Temple Mount as solely Muslim site akin to ignoring Jesus

Israel warned the European Union on Thursday night that supporting a UNESCO resolution which views the Temple Mount as a solely Muslim site is akin to ignoring Europe’s Christian roots.   “If the Europeans have a hand in a UNESCO decision that rejects or does not deal with the Jewish people’s relationship to the Temple […]

Swedish support for EU membership surges following Brexit

Support for remaining within the European Union has grown in Sweden since Britain’s vote to leave, according to a new poll.A total of 63 per cent of Swedes asked said they would vote to remain if a referendum on Sweden’s EU membership were held today, up from 53 per cent in June, the survey by Swedish pollsters Novus […]

E.U. Offers New Immigration Plan, Hoping to Sway Reluctant Countries

The European Union authorities, seeking to balance the scale of the migration crisis with the reluctance of some countries to take in refugees, offered a series of proposals on Wednesday that would give member states more latitude while offering them 10,000 euros for each refugee they accept.   Europe has struggled to come up with […]

Austria minister slams the latest EU proposal on the refugees’ right to work

Austria’s conservative interior minister rejected a proposal for more unified asylum rules in the European Union under which all member countries would grant asylum seekers the right to work, according to a newspaper interview published on Thursday.   Austria took in 90,000 asylum seekers during the influx of migrants to Europe last year, but has […]

EU integration main priority for Macedonia

Macedonia is prioritizing EU integration to attract foreign investment, bring stability to the country and boost living standards, the country’s top diplomat has said.   Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki told Anadolu Agency, “In order to increase living standards in Macedonia, and to bring stability and foreign investments to our country, our main priority is […]

Ron Paul Predicts EU Will Become “Nonfunctional” After Brexit

During a June 28 interview with CNBC, former U.S. congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (shown), when asked if the Brexit vote is “the beginning of the end of the European Union,” replied: “Yes, I really do, it will become nonfunctional.” Paul continued:   I think in a functioning way it really is coming to […]

Should English remain the main language for EU business after Brexit?

After Brexit, there are various things that some in the EU hope to see and hear less in the future. One is Nigel Farage. Another is the English language.   In the early hours of June 24, as the referendum outcome was becoming clear, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, left-wing MEP and French presidential candidate, tweeted that “English […]

UKIP leader Nigel Farage stands down

Mr Farage said his “political ambition has been achieved” with the UK having voted to leave the EU. He said the party was in a “pretty good place” and said he would not change his mind about quitting as he did after the 2015 general election. Leading UKIP was “tough at times” but “all worth […]

‘Our nation is in peril’: Tony Blair urges calm in Brexit talks

Tony Blair has called for “serious statesmanship” in the talks with the European Union that will shape the future of the UK after Brexit.   The former prime minister warned “our nation is in peril” after the vote to leave the EU and the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the other countries would […]