Tag: Holy Roman Empire

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 […]

German foreign minister hopes to ease tensions in visit to Iraq

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas appealed for a de-escalation of regional tensions as he arrived for a visit in Iraq on Saturday, urging all sides not to “add fuel to the fire” and calling on Europe to step up its mediation role. “There is a clear danger of miscalculations, misunderstandings, provocations leading to unforeseeable consequences in this highly […]

Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, one of the more recent […]

Theresa May Secretly Be Considering a New Brexit Referendum

Nothing surprises any more in the chaotic mess that is Brexit. Amid a crisis in confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, and calls for her to resign, she continues to fight for a Brexit deal, which will, nearly three years after the initial vote, finally extricate the United Kingdom from the European Union. All […]

82% of Conservative Party Members Want Theresa May to Resign

A new poll by the ConservativeHome website shows that the vast majority of Conservative members want Theresa May to stand down immediately. The poll, the third such survey in the last two months, showed that support for the prime Minister resigning had surged from 71 per cent a month ago to a staggering 82 per […]

European Elections

The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! The last European elections in 2014 were the largest transnational elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even […]

UK should ‘cool down’ and drop #Brexit – Socialist candidate to head European Commission

Britain should use the next few months to “cool down and rethink” its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission, Frans Timmermans, said last week, writes Peter Maushagen. Two weeks ago, EU leaders gave Britain an extension of its departure date until 31 October, with the possibility […]

Theresa May: no-deal preparations will continue despite Brexit delay

UK prime minister writes to civil service to rebuke reports contingency plans were being wound down Theresa May has written to civil servants saying no-deal preparations must carry on despite a new October deadline for the UK’s exit from the European Union. An email seen by the Guardian shows that the prime minister has told […]

Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal

Britain’s Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The legislation received final approval from the House of Lords and House of Commons late Monday. It compels the government to ask the EU to delay Brexit, which is currently due to take place Friday. Prime […]

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 […]