Tag: Europe

Central European states urge EU to speed up enlargement in west Balkans

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Seven Central European member states called on the European Union on Monday to accelerate the accession of Montenegro and Serbia to the bloc, saying a failure to integrate the western Balkans could pose a security threat to the whole region.   Foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers of the four Visegrad Group […]

Pope Francis: ‘Europe must be federal’

Pope Francis has reportedly said that Europe “must become a federal community or it will no longer count for anything in the world”. His comments were apparently made in an interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the 93-year-old La Repubblica journalist who does not record interviews or take notes.   Scalfari writes that he told Pope Francis that […]

Minister Considers Blocking Pro-Palestinian Event from Gov. Building

A minister is threatening to cancel the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups, to be hosted in a government building in Westminster. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid is reported to be considering personally intervening to stop the event, […]

Ex-defense chief: Erdogan is ‘deliberately Islamicizing’ Europe in bid for world domination

“Erdogan is intentionally Islamicizing Europe. People are ignoring it. It’s deliberate Islamization,” he told The Times of Israel. In a far-reaching interview, the former minister and ex-IDF chief of staff also addressed Donald Trump’s initiative to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, urging the US president to “not even try” to reach a final status agreement between the […]

Paris Agreement: Over a thousand US CEOs and mayors say they will continue to fight climate change despite Trump

Over a thousand mayors, businesses, investors, and academic institutions have signed a pact to continue fighting climate change in the US despite Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Last week, Mr Trump pulled out of the Paris accord, stressing that it puts American workers at an “economic disadvantage” and that it is “unfair” for […]

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency […]

European angst over Trump visit

“If Potus leaves here with the idea that the EU is in some way useful, that’s it. Job done.” The words of a trusted European source when I asked about EU expectations for Donald Trump’s first trip to Brussels as US president. Not a far-reaching ambition, I think you’d agree. But the EU is nervous. […]

With threat ‘very high’, France set to extend state of emergency

Paris (AFP) – President Emmanuel Macron wants a sixth extension of France’s state of emergency since the Paris attacks of November 2015, his prime minister said Wednesday, adding that the terror threat “remains very high”. The new president, elected on May 7, also wants legislation to bolster the powers of the security forces, Prime Minister […]

France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said the pair had a “joint conviction” that they needed to “deepen the […]

China and Europe have responsibility to avert North Korea crisis

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern Thursday about rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and said China and Europe have a common responsibility to avoid a military escalation on the Korean Peninsula. In a speech at Tsinghua University on her final day of a three-day trip to Beijing, Mogherini warned of […]