Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plans dealt huge blow – ‘Countries are concerned’

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EMMANUEL MACRON’s attempts to build an ever-closer European Union with a common EU army could fail due to concerns France has sparked among smaller countries, security expert Alexandre Vautravers has said. Emmanuel Macron has been one of the most outspoken proponents … Read More

Ursula von der Leyen unveils plot for united states of Europe in bid to rule EU

URSULA von der Leyen today set out her plans for a united states of Europe in one final effort to convince MEPs to support her bid for the European Commission presidency. Ms von der Leyen, a German defense minister, told … Read More

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

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Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The center-right defense minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than … Read More

Labour is finally backing a second referendum. Is it too little, too late?

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The unions have cornered Jeremy Corbyn into agreeing to a second Brexit vote. But, as ever, it’s not that simple. The question is whether Corbyn has left it too late to get the credit for belatedly and begrudgingly doing what … Read More

Christine Lagarde among those to take top EU jobs after marathon summit

Christine Lagarde has been proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank ( AFP/Getty Images ) European Union leaders have agreed on who should next fill the bloc’s top positions following a marathon summit. European Council President Donald Tusk announced … Read More

EU heads back Germany’s von der Leyen to be new Commission president

The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s political heavyweights abandon the … Read More

Europe’s historic heat wave crushed more records this weekend, but it’s finally easing

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Eight countries saw their highest June temperatures in recorded history People play as they bathe in a fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday. (Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images) The second pulse of a historic heat wave scorched … Read More

What is the EU-Iran payment vehicle INSTEX?

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The special purpose vehicle INSTEX aims to facilitate trade between the EU and Iran to get around US sanctions. DW examines how it will work, the players and its possible impact. Germany, France, and Britain have launched an EU-backed system … Read More

EU mechanism for trade with Iran ‘now operational’

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The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show goodwill toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal. The European Union announced … Read More

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