Tag: European Union

EU states push for foreign policy reboot

Josep Borrell once lamented that EU foreign ministers’ meetings were a “valley of tears” strong on expressions of “condolences and concern” but weak on effective action. He has the chance to start to change that on Monday, as he chairs the first such gathering under his watch as the bloc’s top diplomat. Member states will […]

Ceremony marking new European Commission and 10 years of Lisbon Treaty

 The European Union’s new leaders officially started in their positions on Sunday, December 1, which also coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s College of Commissioners won approval in a confirmatory vote at the EU Parliament earlier this week following weeks of delays after several […]

At United Nations, U.S. faces strong opposition to its shift on Israeli settlements

The United States on Wednesday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to the Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international law. Monday’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed a four-decade-old U.S. position on […]

Europe’s oldest hatred is back with new EU labeling law for Jewish products

Two generations removed from the Holocaust, a rising specter of anti-Semitism is once again haunting Europe. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) just issued a ruling discriminating against Jewish businesses in Israel. The case was brought by Psâgot Winery, a historic vineyard, and maker of Israeli wine. The decision, however, has implications […]

Von der Leyen: ‘Europe must learn the language of power’

The European Union needs to take a more active role in global politics if it wants to protect its interests, incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. “Europe must also learn the language of power,” von der Leyen said during a speech on European policy in Berlin. “On the one hand, […]

‘YOU? Really?’: Iran’s Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal

    Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences. European countries have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, […]

EU grants new Brexit delay to Jan. 31

The European Union agreed to delay Brexit until Jan. 31 next year on Monday — just three days before it was due to take place. European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU’s 27 other countries agreed to accept “the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January, 2020. The decision […]

Britain’s Struggle to Leave the EU Demonstrates the Tenacity of Globalists

With the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue — or shut down — Parliament is unlawful, certain things are quite clear. All the talk about “democracy” by the “Remain” forces in Britain is highly hypocritical and the globalists who support Britain remaining in the European Union […]

Johnson Says Divorce Talks at ‘Difficult Moment’: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson skipped a planned press conference with his Luxembourgish counterpart Xavier Bettel, which was set up close to a noisy group of anti-Brexit protesters. In his absence, Bettel called Brexit a “nightmare” and said it was up to Johnson to find a way out of the impasse. Earlier, the U.K. prime minister met European […]

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks

PM says ‘backstop just doesn’t work’ in run-up to meetings with Merkel and Macron Boris Johnson has claimed that EU leaders will change their positions and allow the UK to scrap the Brexit backstop in the withdrawal agreement. As the prime minister prepares for face-to-face talks with Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of […]