Tag: European Union

Britain’s new EU Commissioner must pledge allegiance to Europe when he takes up role despite Brexit vote

Sir Julian King, the senior British diplomat picked to be the UK last European Commissioner, has promised to pledge allegiance to Europe when he takes up his new role and will not be drawn into a conflict of interest over Brexit negotiations.   Sir Julian, currently ambassador to Paris, at times faced hostile questioning in […]

EU boss sparks border OUTRAGE: Juncker slammed over ‘beyond parody’ checkpoint madness

“Safe and secure borders help to define a nation, you only have to look at Germany to see what happens when you when you effectively discard them. “Mr Juncker is also well behind the curve to think he, or his colleagues amongst the European political elite, can stop popular democracy from flourishing across Europe following […]

Brexit will greatly weaken EU: expert

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) will greatly weaken the bloc, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said here on Sunday.   “If a country like Britain exits, it must be perceived by the outside world as weakening the Union and as a demonstration of the crisis that the EU is undergoing,” said Sefcovic, […]

The Future of the European Union | Prophecy Update

France, Germany and Italy are meeting today to plan for the future of the European Union after Great Britain makes its exit. Germany is concerned with assuring that the remaining 27 members stay in the EU. There are rumblings that the Netherlands, one of the founding members of the European Union, may be considering following […]

Turkish EU Minister: ‘We Will Be An EU Member Within 6 Years

Turkey’s ambassador to the European Union (EU), Selim Yenel, has claimed the country’s Islamist president “saved democracy” in Turkey, which will join the EU in just a few years. “I know that there are countries which do not want us in the EU. But Turkey wants to enter. We strive for full membership. For us, it […]

U.S. accepts more Syrian refugees than all of EU: 8,000 vs. 6,000

Despite promises of European Union member states to take in 160,000 refugees, a new report shows that they’ve accepted a fraction, 6,000, while the United States has embraced 8,000 of a planned 10,000 this year.   As President Obama, backed by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has ramped up accepting refugees fleeing Syria and other […]

EU global strategy under threat from division at home

As the European Union reeled in the first shock of the United Kingdom’s Brexit decision, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini carried on with what should have been a transformative moment for the EU: the unveiling of the EU Global Strategy. On 28 June, Mogherini presented her draft, titled “Shared Vision, Common Action: […]

Turkey: Erdogan threatens to block immigrants into the EU if visa deal doesn’t go through

“The European Union is not behaving in a sincere manner with Turkey,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan commented to French newspaper La Monde, noting that the EU was supposed to waive the need for visas from Turkish citizens since June 1   “If our demands are not satisfied then the readmissions will no longer be […]

EU Warns Turkey Over Death Penalty After Coup

Turkey has been warned if it brings back the death penalty all negotiations to join the European Union are off.   EU chief Jean Claude Juncker also said the country is in no position to become a member of the bloc “any time soon” following the attempted coup.   His comments come after Preisdent Recep Tayyip […]

EU membership more important than being part of UK, says SNP man Skene

Maintaining EU membership is more important to Scotland than being part of the UK, according to former SNP election candidate Danus Skene.   He believes the vote to leave the EU is an “unqualified catastrophe” that has left the country reeling in confusion as people realise there is not a “plan B”.   In a […]