Coronavirus will make life hard for a long time, Angela Merkel says

posted in: Germany, News

Despite positive developments in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has cautioned that the pandemic has only just begun. She also said Germany should be prepared to open its pocketbook to help the EU. The decision to impose restrictions on public life … Read More

COVID-19 and the EU: crisis too far or transformative moment?

posted in: European Union, News

Will the COVID-19 pandemic prompt the EU to take the decisive integrative steps that it failed to take in the context of the Eurozone crisis? Or will this be a crisis too far? The COVID-19 pandemic poses an existential threat … Read More

Europe needs €1.5 TRILLION to recover or single market could ‘break in two’ – EU economy commissioner

posted in: European Union, News

FILE PHOTO. ©  Global Look Press / The European Union urgently requires financial injections to stay afloat and survive the coronavirus epidemic currently ravaging the continent, the European commissioner for the economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has warned. A whopping €1.5 … Read More

Coronavirus latest: EU agrees to close external borders for 30 days

EU leaders have agreed to prevent foreigners from entering the European bloc for 30 days as they fight to contain the deadly coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the proposal “got a lot of support by the … Read More

UK to publish draft trade deal in next nine days after EU says ‘make your mind up’

posted in: European Union, News

The PM’s Europe adviser says he will unveil a draft-free trade deal before next week’s round of negotiations with Brussels. The PM’s Europe adviser David Frost and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will meet again in London next week The … Read More

Crisis Escalates at Turkey-Greece Border

Thousands of refugees are trying to enter the European Union after Turkey declared it would no longer stop them. Refugees and migrants wait before they attempt to enter Greece from Turkey on March 2 in Edirne, Turkey. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES Here … Read More

Talking about life after the divorce: EU and Britain set for new talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union kick off talks on Monday on how their relationship will shape up after Brexit, with half a trillion euros worth of annual trade and close security ties at stake in what are … Read More

Commission: Yemen is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis

A displaced woman (C) sits among her children outside a temporary shelter in Sanaa, Yemen, 7 February 2020. [Yahiya Arhab/EPA/EFE] Obstruction by the rebel Huthi authorities in northern Yemen has put the world’s biggest humanitarian lifeline at risk, threatening millions … Read More

EU ‘surprised’ at Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance

Ursula von der Leyen speaking to MEPs BORIS Johnson’s suggestion that the UK could be prepared to accept an Australian-style relationship with the EU without a formal trade deal has “surprised” Brussels. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen pointed … Read More

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