Tag: European Union

Brexit deadline, hope for orderly divorce fading fast

The European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Britain’s exit from the EU without a deal was becoming “day after day more likely.” He issued the warning the morning after the U.K. Parliament again rejected alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular divorce deal. Despite the downbeat assessment, Barnier said that “we can […]

Romania Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Romania presidency shatters EU line on Jerusalem Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem, its prime minister has said, shattering the EU line on the Arab-Israeli conflict while the country holds the EU rotating presidency. “I am pleased to announce today to the AIPAC audience that … I, as prime minister of Romania, and the […]

May’s Deal Does Not Deliver Brexit, ‘We Simply Become Non-Voting Members’ of EU

Backbench heavyweight Boris Johnson has all but confirmed he will vote against Theresa May’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement again if she puts it to MPs for a third time — with ministers signalling she may abandon “Meaningful Vote 3” if it looks certain she cannot win it. Writing in the Telegraph newspaper, the Brexiteer and perennial […]

‘Something has to give,’ EU’s Barnier tells Brexit Britain

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc – as proposed by the opposition Labour party – to break the impasse over their looming divorce. Barnier told a news conference in Luxembourg that time was “extremely short” to conclude a […]

Devastating defeat on key Brexit vote

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat Tuesday as Parliament overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit deal with the European Union — a defeat that places the future of Brexit in doubt and intensified calls for May’s ouster via a general election. May’s withdrawal agreement was voted down 432-202, […]

The EU’s Dangerous New Confidence Game

The first problem of the European Court of Human Rights decision against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is that it means that, at least in cases of blasphemy, truth is not a defence. Such a judgement hands over the decision on what is or is not allowed to be said not to a European or national court, but […]

Insulting Islam is not free speech: European court

The ECHR ruled against an Austrian woman who claimed calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile was protected by free speech. The applicant claimed she was contributing to public debate. An Austrian woman’s conviction for calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile did not violate her freedom of speech, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday. […]

EU appoints new Special Representative to Middle East peace process

The European Council appointed Susanna Terstal as European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process on Tuesday. The European Council said in a statement that “the tasks of the Special Representative are to contribute to actions and initiatives leading to a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.” […]

The Grand Plans to Renew the European Union

The European Union is riddled with overlapping problems. The euro currency crisis, diverging policies on Russia and Turkey, irregular migration patterns, rising nationalism, terrorism and Euroskepticism are just a few — not to mention the Brexit. With all of these issues piling up, it’s little wonder that some EU leaders have judged the European project […]

Germany Drafts Outline of EU-U.K. Ties Post-Brexit, Paper Shows

Germany is working on proposals for the European Union’s future relations with the U.K. that include calls for a “comprehensive free-trade accord” with the British government, according to a draft paper prepared by the Foreign Ministry in Berlin.With EU leaders due to discuss Brexit at a summit in Brussels on Thursday, the document lays out […]