Brexit talks: the brutal reckoning that awaits the UK

Many EU member states are calling for a very hard line with the UK in talks on the future relationship. When and if Brexit is finally delivered, a vast array of questions will immediately spring up. Britain’s prime minister told … Read More

EU must take responsibility for Syrian refugees in Turkey – NGO director

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

The European Union must continue protecting Syrian refugees within Turkey, but should also take further responsibility and resettle more of them, Human Rights Watch associate director Gerry Simpson wrote in an op-ed published by the EU Observer on Wednesday. More effort from … Read More

Johnson faces new constitutional crisis as Brexit talks grind to a halt

It appears increasingly unlikely PM will hit deadline for deal laid down in Benn act. With a Brexit delay forced on him, Johnson could fight a general election on a platform of a hard Brexit. Photograph: Han Yan/Xinhua/Barcroft Media Boris … Read More

EU’s Juncker: Irish Border Controls Needed in No-Deal Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker, chief of the European Union’s executive arm, says border controls will be placed on the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern … Read More

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Mina Andreeva, file photo. [Europe by Satellite] Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday (26 August), warning that future ties would be threatened if London … Read More

Migration more worrying than climate change for Europeans: survey

posted in: European Union, News

While climate change is growing in the public conscience, migration is still the major issue for more EU citizens, according to the results of the European Commission’s biannual Eurobarometer public opinion survey. Migration remains the top concern across the European … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 2 August 2019

posted in: News, Weekly Update

Greetings from Tyler, Are these the best of times, or the worst?  It seems that for now at least, the foreign policy of the United States is solid.  Iran is still holding the British owned tanker taken hostage in the … Read More

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

posted in: European Union, News

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

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