What is the future of the European Union?

The European Union (EU) is facing turbulent times. It is plagued by deep divisions over how to shape its future. Over half a century of integration has created a profound interconnectedness between the political, economic, and social fates of member … Read More

Opinion: Warning signal for Europe from Slovakia

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After Jan Kuciak’s assassination, hundreds of thousands of Slovaks have demonstrated against corruption and abuse of power. Keno Verseck believes that foreign countries should pay close attention. The murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancé, Martina Kusnirova, shocked Slovakia like … Read More

Europe starts preparing Mideast peace initiative

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ARTICLE SUMMARY The one-sided decision by the United States to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem in May opens the way for a European Mideast peace initiative. European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini shakes hands with … Read More

Trump: European Union has ‘been brutal’ to the US

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(CNN)President Donald Trump said Saturday that the European Union’s trade policies have “been brutal” to the United States, a sentiment he shared both online and in person after EU leaders condemned his recently announced 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on … Read More

European Union Likely to Ban Common Insecticides to Save the Bees

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The European Food Safety Authority has released a new assessment reasserting the dangers of the most widely used pesticide in the world. This is likely to influence future policies. Bees all over Europe may soon be just a little safer, … Read More

Syria is a moral defeat for Europeans

After 1945 Europe said “never again” but never again is happening before our eyes in the Middle East, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède.  Syrian civilians flee airstrikes in eastern Ghouta, February 2018. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images Syria is a European … Read More

The migrant crisis is still a growing burden for Europe

  © Getty French President Emmanuel Macron’s government introduced a bill last week that would accelerate the expulsion of migrants who do not qualify for asylum and make illegal border crossings a criminal offense punishable by one year in jail and a fine. And Hungary … Read More

EU at war: The member states REFUSING to pay Brussels more after Brexit

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ONLY 14 EU member states have agreed to pay more into the union’s vast budget as bloc officials attempt to recover the damage caused by the UK’s decision to leave. EU officials have been grappling with members to pay up … Read More

Fearing Russia, United States, Germany offer to host new NATO commands: officials

BRUSSELS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Germany have offered to host two proposed new NATO commands aimed at deterring Russia, diplomats and officials said, in a show of support for the alliance’s military build-up that has echoes of the … Read More

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