Tag: Holy Roman Empire

Theresa May: no-deal preparations will continue despite Brexit delay

UK prime minister writes to civil service to rebuke reports contingency plans were being wound down Theresa May has written to civil servants saying no-deal preparations must carry on despite a new October deadline for the UK’s exit from the European Union. An email seen by the Guardian shows that the prime minister has told […]

Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal

Britain’s Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The legislation received final approval from the House of Lords and House of Commons late Monday. It compels the government to ask the EU to delay Brexit, which is currently due to take place Friday. Prime […]

Brexit deadline, hope for orderly divorce fading fast

The European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Britain’s exit from the EU without a deal was becoming “day after day more likely.” He issued the warning the morning after the U.K. Parliament again rejected alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular divorce deal. Despite the downbeat assessment, Barnier said that “we can […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

Senior European Union and British officials were set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will meet U.K. […]

EU bid to bolster Arab links as US leaves HUGE vacuum for Russia and China

EUROPEAN and Arab leaders participated in a landmark summit on Sunday, as major World powers met for talks at the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh. This first summit debuts as the US retracts from the region. Sharm El-Sheik has set the stage for EU-Arab relations as international leaders descended on the region for […]

Merkel defends Iran deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down on American criticism of Europe. Merkel’s comments at […]

UN chief Guterres wins Charlemagne Prize

Former Portuguese prime minister to be honored for being ‘an outstanding advocate for the European model of society.’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres will receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for his services to European values. The award’s board of directors announced the winner Tuesday, saying it is recognition of Guterres’ “dedication to a revitalization and consolidation of multilateral […]

Trump Warns Europeans Not to Try to Evade Iran Sanctions

The Trump administration is closely eyeing efforts in Europe to set up an alternative money payment channel to ease doing business with Iran and avoid running afoul of sanctions the U.S. has levied on the Islamic republic. The White House is putting the Europeans on notice, saying that if they try to do an end-run […]

PM May tries to tweak defeated Brexit plan, refuses to rule out no-deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on Monday by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. With little time left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, there […]

Austria Withdraws Support from EU Army Project

Austria’s defence minister has said his nation will not be involved in the developing pan-European army, a pet project of leading globalists like Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, saying the continent should concentrate on cooperation, not integration. The comments from populist-right Freedom Party defence minister Mario Kunasek comes just weeks after French president Macron […]