Tag: European Union

6 countries block EU resolution that would have condemned Trump plan, annexation

The European Union foreign policy chief’s unusually strident warningTuesday that an Israeli annexation in the West Bank won’t pass “unchallenged” reportedly came after he failed to convince Europe’s foreign ministers to issue a similar criticism as a unified bloc. According to Hebrew media reports, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell […]

A new dawn: Boris Johnson will say that Brexit is ‘not an end, but a beginning’ while hailing a new era and promising to transform neglected regions of Britain

Boris Johnson will deliver a plea for the country to move on from Brexit as the UK finally leaves the EU tonight. In an address to be broadcast shortly before Britain’s departure at 11pm, the Prime Minister will insist that Brexit marks ‘not an end but a beginning’. And in a sign of the new […]

Brexit: EU sombre as UK prepares to end 47 years of membership

When the clock strikes midnight in Brussels on Friday, Britain’s 47 years in the European club of nations will be over. At first nothing will change, as the UK enters an 11-month transition period that preserves the status quo. But there is one crucial exception: the UK will fall out of all EU decision-making bodies […]

UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan. 31

The British government has announced plans for gala events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union after a prolonged political stalemate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a speech that night to mark the occasion after holding a special Cabinet session in the north of England to […]

Brexit Deal Finally Passes House of Commons; UK Set to Leave the EU

After December’s paradigm shifting general election in the United Kingdom, it might have seemed a bit anticlimactic, but on Thursday the House of Commons passed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union by a healthy margin of 330 to 231. The vote would seemingly put an end to more than three years […]

EU to explore further enlargement in 2020

Croatia, the youngest EU member, vowed to advocate for the bloc’s Balkan enlargement, and pledged to work for “a strong Europe in a world of challenges” in the upcoming six months, after taking over the European Council’s rotating presidency on Jan. 1. Members of the Croatian government will chair the reunions of the EU’s main […]

Backdoor Army: No EU ‘Military’ Yet, But Armed ‘Civilian Troops’ in ‘European Uniform’

The European Union (EU) may be expediting its plans for a centralised army with a massive expansion of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), according to the agency’s chief. “We don’t have a military army, but we will have, let’s say, civilian troops wearing a European uniform. And for certain functions carrying weapons,” said […]

‘Labelling only Israeli products is against international law’

Arutz Sheva spoke to MP Joel Voordewind from the Netherlands, who was the first to oppose the EU’s recent law requiring the labelling of products from Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and the Golden Heights. Voordewind is in Israel for the annual Israel Allies Foundation Chairman’s Conferencetaking place at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Jerusalem. […]

EU states push for foreign policy reboot

Josep Borrell once lamented that EU foreign ministers’ meetings were a “valley of tears” strong on expressions of “condolences and concern” but weak on effective action. He has the chance to start to change that on Monday, as he chairs the first such gathering under his watch as the bloc’s top diplomat. Member states will […]

Ceremony marking new European Commission and 10 years of Lisbon Treaty

 The European Union’s new leaders officially started in their positions on Sunday, December 1, which also coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s College of Commissioners won approval in a confirmatory vote at the EU Parliament earlier this week following weeks of delays after several […]