Tag: European Union

The EU Wrestles With a Response to Russia

The European Union’s foreign ministers met Monday in Luxembourg to discuss the bloc’s foreign policy. Finding common ground among the 28 EU members on any subject can be difficult, much less in an area such as foreign policy, where decisions have to be made unanimously. The task becomes even more complicated when, like Monday, Russia […]

Mosul battle: EU ‘should prepare for returning jihadists’

The EU should be prepared for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, an official warns. Security Commissioner Julian King said even a small number of militants would pose “a serious threat that we must prepare ourselves for”. Iraqi forces say they have captured 10 villages […]

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin.   While the EU says conflicts in Syria and Ukraine need to be […]

Rare show of EU unity as it launches new border force

THE European Union launched its beefed-up border force yesterday in a rare show of unity by the squabbling bloc as it seeks to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II.   EU officials inaugurated the new task force at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, the main land frontier for migrants […]

EU ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

The European Parliament backed the Paris accord to fight climate change on Tuesday, the EU executive said, tipping it over the threshold needed for the global deal to enter into force.   The Paris Agreement, backed by nearly 200 nations nearly one year ago, will help guide a radical shift of the world economy away […]

Italy lays out ‘vision’ of EU army

Italy has laid out plans for the creation of a “European force” that goes beyond Franco-German proposals on defence integration. It said in an informal paper, seen by EUobserver, ahead of a defence ministers’ meeting in Bratislava on Tuesday (27 September) that the EU should create a “powerful and usable European Force that can also […]

“Galloping Populists” Blast President Juncker’s Call for EU Superstate

Jean-Claude Juncker (shown), the head of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, has reignited a firestorm. In his annual State of the European Union (SOTEU) address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Juncker decried the “galloping populism” and nationalism that are responsible, he said, for placing the EU in “an existential crisis.” […]

European Superstate | Prophecy Update

  The Bible prophesies that a superstate will soon emerge out of Europe.

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters

The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. Jean-Claude Juncker said the lack of a “permanent structure” resulted in money being wasted on missions. Part of his annual state of the union address was devoted to the UK’s unexpected vote to […]

EU is facing existential crisis, says Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Union is facing an existential crisis, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will say on Wednesday, as he announces a raft of economic and security plans in the search for common ground in the wake of the British vote to leave.   In his annual state of the union address to […]