Macron ‘would support’ Merkel for Commission president

posted in: Germany, News

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets French President Emmanuel Macron | Carsten Koall/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told Swiss TV station RTS that he would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Commission president. Asked about his stance in … Read More

Time for Strong New EU Leaders

posted in: European Union, News

As the EU prepares to replace its top officeholders, the union needs leaders who can confront bullying international actors, navigate through a turbulent political scene, and rebuild public trust in the European project. The EU’s Game of Thrones, which will … Read More

Angela Merkel TURNS her back on EU: German leader REJECTS Brussels top job

ANGELA Merkel yesterday denied that she is in the hunt for a top European Union job after her term as German chancellor ends. Ms Merkel fuelled speculation that she is vying to replace Jean-Claude Juncker or Donald Tusk after claiming … Read More

Prime Minister Theresa May ‘in tears’ as she’s forced to say when she’ll quit and Brexit talks collapse

Boris Johnson threw his hat into the ring yesterday, saying he would ‘go for it’ referring to the Tory party leadership Theresa May was said to have had tears in her eyes as she was told MPs have run out … Read More

2019: Europe’s year of reckoning

posted in: European Union, News

What with Brexit and EU parliament elections looming, dramatic change could happen in Europe next year, writes Joschka Fischer, a former German foreign minister. Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union. The United Kingdom is … Read More

Europe’s economy is getting hit from all sides

Europe’s economy turned in its best performance in decades in 2017. There won’t be a repeat anytime soon. Growth is expected to slow dramatically this year as Europe grapples with new trade barriers, uncertainty over Brexit and political spats that … Read More

Merkel eyes reform of ‘dysfunctional’ EU migration agreement

Chancellor wants ‘fairer’ burden-sharing to more evenly distribute refugees in Europe German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking … Read More

The EU was always going to punish us for Brexit

posted in: European Union, News

Attacking Brussels for ‘intransigence’ shows how deluded Leavers are about their ability to strike a favourable deal. On Easter Island in the South Pacific, hundreds of vast stone heads each weighing around 12 tonnes gaze into the distance, keeping their … 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

Brexit warning: France ready for a ‘BRUTAL DIVORCE’ as no-deal EU split looms

posted in: European Union, News

FRANCE is preparing contingency plans for a “brutal divorce” between the UK and the European Union, with one senior minister claiming Britain will be the country that will suffer the most from a no-deal Brexit. Nathalie Loiseau, the French minister … Read More

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