As populism replaces pragmatism, Angela Merkel exits the political stage

posted in: Germany, News

Angela Merkel’s departure means the EU’s future is up for grabs. Angela Merkel has been German Chancellor since 2005 (Source: Getty) While others in Europe were losing their heads, it seemed Merkel was just about keeping hold of hers. Brexit, … Read More

As others condemn Saudi Arabia, Germany takes action

As the Trudeau government faces increasing pressure to cancel a $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia — a move that the prime minister warns would leave Canadians “holding a billion-dollar bill” — most other Western countries, with the exception of Germany, … Read More

Russia urges Germany and France to join effort in Syria so refugees can go home

While Washington wants to put more troops in the war-torn Middle Eastern country, Moscow wants to organise a summit with European leaders. Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Russia has … Read More

UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May wait for the beginning of the plenary session of the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Source: Associated Press The British government on Friday accused … Read More

‘He NEEDS the UK’ Macron FEARS Brexit chaos will SPARK populist TAKEOVER of EU by next May

posted in: European Union, News

Emmanuel Macron will desperately need Britain on his side as a political ally in the run-up to the European Parliament elections next May, amid fears among Brussels establishment that anti-EU forces could take over the bloc’s institutions. Emmanuel Macron is … Read More

Brussels under PRESSURE: European elections ‘could FORCE EU to give in to UK demands’

posted in: European Union, News

THE EUROPEAN Parliament elections in May next year will put the EU leadership under severe pressure to strike a Brexit deal with Britain, according to former Vote Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart. Former Labour MP Gisela Stuart has predicted that the … Read More

French President Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security

posted in: European Union, News

Trump’s ‘aggressive’ isolationism means US ‘appears to be turning its back on shared history’, French president says. ‘It is up to us to … guarantee our security,’ Macron said on Monday [Philippe Wojazer/Pool/Reuters] The European Union must stop depending on the United States for … Read More

US–EU Trade Deal Welcomed by German Leaders

The result was well above expectations, Germany’s Foreign Minister Maas says. President Donald Trump meets with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on July 25, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The … Read More

U.S. touts EU trade truce, attention now turns to China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States signaled on Thursday it is set to push ahead on trade talks with Canada and Mexico after agreeing to suspend hostilities over tariffs with Europe in a fragile deal that may clear the way … Read More

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