Tag: European Union

FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron plays EU ANTHEM after French election victory

In the past French politicians have announced their victory to the sound of La Marseillaise, which has stood as their anthem for hundreds of years. But Mr Macron, who has gained support from major European figures including Jean-Claude Juncker and Angela Merkel, instead blasted the anthem of Europe ‘Ode to Joy’ from the speakers as […]

French Election: Centrist Emmanuel Macron Wins Presidency Over Marine Le Pen

Centrist politician Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election on Sunday over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. At 39, Macron will be France’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte. “I called Emmanuel Macron tonight to congratulate him warmly on his election as President of the Republic,” current President Francois Hollande said in a statement. Hollande said […]

Leave.EU compares Emmanuel Macron’s victory to French World War II ‘surrender’

The Leave.EU Twitter account has responded to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election with a series of controversial tweets. As projections suggested the centrist had comfortably defeated far-right Marine Le Pen, the campaign group, backed by Ukip funder Arron Banks and former leader Nigel Farage, tweeted: “RIP France.” It later posted a picture […]

Brussels tells EU countries to reopen borders by November

Brussels has told EU countries that closed their borders because of the migrant crisis to reopen them by November. Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU Norway introduced the ID checks in 2015 and have been allowed to repeatedly prolong them at set intervals. The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, said it would […]

European Union Regulation of Internet Speech Demonstrates Its Secular Trend

The European Parliament (EP) voted earlier this week to increase regulation of speech on the Internet, specifically targeting Google’s YouTube and Vimeo — platforms in which average citizens can share videos. The EP, the legislative body of the European Union (EU), has decided that some videos do not meet their standards. The EP said it […]

How France’s presidential election could break – or make – the EU

With two convinced Eurosceptics and an equally fervent pro-European among the four contenders with a chance of reaching the run-off, France’s too-tight-to-call presidential election could conceivably break – or make – the EU. European officials and diplomats appear generally unconvinced that France, a core member of the bloc, will actually leave – an idea touted, […]

The EU disagrees with Trump admin over Assad

The EU has reasserted that Bashar al-Assad has no future in Syria, just days after the Trump administration said his departure was no longer a priority for settling the conflict.Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, said after six and a half years of war it was completely unrealistic to believe that the future of […]

EU: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal a ‘top priority’

The European Union said on Monday that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a “top priority” and that it welcomes the US administration’s expressed interest in brokering a peace agreement between the sides. “Peace between Israel and Palestine is a top priority for the European Union and it will remain a top priority in our political […]

E.U. Leaders Sign Rome Declaration and Proclaim a ‘Common Future’ (Minus Britain)

ROME — Proclaiming “Europe is our common future,” 27 leaders of the European Union signed a statement on Saturday in Rome declaring their commitment to integrating the Continent even as a series of crises has badly weakened the efforts and Britain prepares to leave the bloc. The statement, known as the Rome Declaration and signed […]

EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary

With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are increasingly testing the bonds between members. The EU nations marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty as a turning point […]