Tag: Holy Roman Empire

Johnson Again Fails Snap Election, Suspends Parliament

The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of the legislature. In a session that ran past midnight, Parliament enacted a […]

Brexit: EU considers using disaster fund for no deal

The European Commission is considering allowing EU countries to apply for cash to cope with a no-deal Brexit using a special emergency fund. Officials are working on a plan to classify no deal as a “major disaster”, a category normally used to describe destructive natural events such as earthquakes or major floods. The move would […]

France’s G-7 invitation of Zarif underscores U.S., European divisions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Top Iranian officials made an unexpected visit Sunday to the Group of Seven summit at the apparent invitation of France, a brazen end run around Washington that underscores the deep divide between the U.S. and its key European allies over how to deal with Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, its destabilization of the Middle East and its […]

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 […]

Europe’s Fading Cosmopolitan Dream

The continent and its cities are beginning to rethink their multicultural enthusiasm. In headier days, Europe’s leaders dreamed of a multicultural continent, its aging cities saved by millions of new migrants eager to join a stable, prosperous urbanity. This was the promise behind former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair’s Cool Britannia, the multicultural fervor of […]

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready for No-Deal Brexit

Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy where the U.K., EU and the business community are all prepared well enough for no deal,” the […]

European Union: Toward a European Superstate

After weeks of frenzied backroom wrangling, European leaders on July 2 nominated four federalists to fill the top jobs of the European Union. The nominations — which must be approved by the European Parliament — send a clear signal that the pro-EU establishment has no intention of slowing its relentless march toward a European superstate, […]

Backdoor Sharia Law? Lawmakers Aim to Define “Islam” as a Race

You’ve heard the claim that boys can transition into girls. Now some British lawmakers and activists want to transition Islam into a race. “It’s a backdoor approach toward enforcing Islamic blasphemy laws,” writes one commentator — using the “Islamophobia” label as cover. As the Gatestone Institute’s Soeren Kern reports: Days after the British government rejected […]

Sanctions on Russia can be lifted ‘at any time’

Even as both the EU and Russia renewed sanctions against each other, the French prime minister argued the measures are not permanent and could be removed swiftly, in a possible signal to Washington. “We know that sanctions are not a permanent regime, but a state that can be canceled at any time,” PM Eduard Philippe […]

UK and Russia consider May-Putin meeting to thaw relations

More than a year after Skripal poisoning, obstacles remain to key diplomatic step The UK and Russia are examining the scope for a thaw in relations, including the possibility of a meeting between the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Theresa May at the G20 leaders’ summit in Japan at the end of this month. If […]