Tag: European Union

EU says escalation in eastern Ukraine violates Minsk peace deal

The EU’s diplomatic arm condemned an arson attack Sunday on armored vehicles belonging to OSCE truce monitors as well as the fact that the monitors have been caught in the crossfire in Shchastya and Shyrokyne.   These incidents “put in danger the crucial role that the SMM (Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE) plays in […]

EU Considers Sanctioning Israeli Banks

The European Union may take larger steps against Israel’s economy after pushing ahead this week with its decision to label Israeli goods made in communities in Judea and Samaria. Read More: EU Considers Sanctioning Israeli Banks – Europe – News – Arutz Sheva.

The Next Superpower: Is a ‘United States of Europe’ Possible?

Four days ago, French President François Hollande declared his in-principle commitment to the creation of a “euro government, with the addition of a specific budget and a parliament to ensure democratic control.” Read More: The Next Superpower: Is a ‘United States of Europe’ Possible? | The National Interest Blog.

Greece debt crisis: Hollande calls for a ‘eurozone government’ to further integrate member states

639 PRINT A A A The French President has lobbed a large boulder into negotiations on the future of Europe by calling for a full “eurozone government” with its own ministers, parliament and budget. Read More: Greece debt crisis: Hollande calls for a ‘eurozone government’ to further integrate member states – but what will it […]

Inside politics: EU presidents plotting new phase of integration

Now all of a sudden, there are five of the blighters to worry about. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has collaborated with four other top Eurocrats to produce a blueprint on the future of the EU.   The so-called “Five Presidents’ Report” was slipped out last month virtually unnoticed at a Brussels summit dominated by the […]

US, EU: Israel’s authorization of 300 new settler homes harmful to peace

American and European officials warned Israel on Wednesday that its authorization of 300 new settler homes in the Beit El settlement was harmful to ongoing efforts to jump start the frozen peace process.   Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the PA presidency, said the decision would sabotage US and EU efforts to resume the peace […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas may address the EU in bid to reinvigorate peace process

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could address European heads of state in the near future as part of a push by the international community to jump-start the peace process.   It would be Netanyahu’s first address to the EU Council as premier, even though he has spoken three times before […]

PM Cameron To Fast-Track Britain’s EU Membership Referendum To June 2016

Although 10 Downing Street has refused to comment further The Independent on Sunday reports their source insisted that fast-tracking the vote to June 2016, including the bill needed to approve that, would not be blocked by Parliament. The election manifesto and the Queen’s Speech promised the EU membership referendum “before the end of 2017″, the House of Lords would be unlikely to […]

Abbas counting on EU to pave way for resumption of stalled peace process – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he was pinning hopes on the EU and members of the Quartet to pave the way for the resumption of the stalled peace process.   Abbas, who was speaking in Bethlehem during a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, said that the Palestinians […]

After German minister’s Iran visit heavily criticized, EU’s Mogherini heads to Tehran

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the West’s historic nuclear deal with Iran, also going to Saudi Arabia in her first official visit to the two regional powers.   Mogherini’s first stop will be Saudi Arabia on Monday, where she will meet officials including the country’s […]