EU SHOCK: Angela Merkel to replace Juncker in new ‘pro-Europe coalition’

ANGELA Merkel could leave the German political scene to become the next European Commission President leading a new “pro-Europe coalition” at the May 2019 European elections, claims political scientist Sergio Fabbrini. The Director of the LUISS School of Government told he believes … Read More

U.S. touts EU trade truce, attention now turns to China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States signaled on Thursday it is set to push ahead on trade talks with Canada and Mexico after agreeing to suspend hostilities over tariffs with Europe in a fragile deal that may clear the way … Read More

US-EU trade agreement wins cautious welcome in Germany

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BERLIN  Political and business leaders in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, on Thursday welcomed a deal to defuse trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, but relief was tempered with caution that details must still be firmed up. At … Read More

Discord Over Migrant Ships Deepens European Divide

Disagreement about how to handle migrants is causing deep strains between Europe’s capitals Migrants, part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stand on a rescue boat upon arrival at the port of … Read More

Take that, America. Europe’s tariffs take effect

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The European Union has imposed additional tariffs of 25% on products such as motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon, peanut butter, cigarettes and denim â?? part of its response to the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Europe. LONDON … Read More

‘Pack your bags’: new Italian gov’t pledges mass migrant deportation

Rome: Italy’s new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday – and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. “The free ride is over,” League leader Matteo Salvini, … Read More