Europeans once hoped the British would reverse Brexit. Now, many can’t wait for them to leave

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European Council President Donald Tusk meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 25. Tusk said in April that he still dreamed of a Brexit reversal. (Andrew Parsons/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) BRUSSELS — Wistful … Read More

Brexit: Boris Johnson paves way for snap election

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Johnson: ‘There are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay’ BORIS Johnson has raised the stakes over Brexit, paving the way for a general election on Monday, October 14. He made clear that if MPs backed a move … Read More

Time for Strong New EU Leaders

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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

The Latest: UK lawmakers avoid Brexit topic at Parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron,left, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A top official at the French presidency says France doesn’t rule out granting a further delay to … Read More

‘Special place in hell’ for Brexiteers without plan – EU’s Tusk

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European Council President Donald Tusk slams British politicians who lobbied for the UK to exit the European economic bloc “without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.” EU Council President Donald Tusk and Irish Prime … Read More

EU leaders gather for ‘moment of truth’ Brexit summit

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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) (Francisco Seco) BRUSSELS … Read More

EU’s Solution to ‘Refugee Crisis’ Involves Outsourcing Responsibilities

A recent summit saw the domestic contradictions in EU nations coming to the fore; the focus is increasingly on getting Turkey and Libya to stop those fleeing from conflict. In the last week of June, political developments within Germany and … Read More

Merkel Calls for EU to Lead the World As It Is “Reorganized”

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During Wednesday’s meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Munich, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the opportunity to take a cheap shot at President Trump while calling for the European Union (EU) to rise up and lead the world. … Read More