What might trigger the collapse of the EU?

posted in: European Union, News

Several factors including Brexit and the rise of the far-right pose a threat to the political union. A mural by graffiti artist Banksy on a wall in Dover – Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images The European Union is facing unprecedented threats to its … Read More

France and Germany move closer together to lead Europe

posted in: Germany, News

Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2019 shows a view of the treaty of Aachen signing ceremony in Aachen, Germany. [Photo/Xinhua] France and Germany – political and economic powerhouses of Europe – have rewritten the terms of their long-term engagement to … Read More

The End of Europe?

posted in: European Union, News

PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom and prosperity around the world than at any other time in history has been held up by two pillars: the United States of America … Read More

French police warn the government: ‘We’re at breaking point’

French police have sent a stark warning to the government after another weekend of violence in cities around the country left them “at breaking point”. The protests began in France four weeks ago against the government’s planned fuel tax hikes … Read More

Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes

Demonstrations to continue despite demands to call off action after Strasbourg attack. A student protests in Paris against changes in education policy. Photograph: Stéphane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris on … Read More

Macron’s Budget 180 Shows He’s Given Up on Germany

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© Bloomberg. Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, departs following a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Bloomberg) — Once Emmanuel Macron had clinched the French presidency last year, he headed straight to Berlin to … Read More

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