Tag: Holy Roman Empire

EU adopts new chemical weapons sanctions

The EU set up a new sanctions mechanism targeting those who use and develop chemical weapons on Monday, as part of a crackdown in the wake of the Skripal attack. The framework gives the European Union the power to impose restrictive measures on anyone identified as being involved in the development or deployment of chemical […]

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Hunt Prompts Anger by Comparing European Union to USSR

Jeremy Hunt, the British minister responsible for foreign affairs, has ruffled feathers by pointing out the punitive negotiations tactics increasingly employed by the European Union bear striking resemblances to another imperialistic power that at one time aspired to govern European nations, and punished harshly those who wished to leave. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference […]

Tony Blair: We need a second Brexit vote so that we don’t betray Britain’s future

The case for the People’s Vote is now overwhelming. The real betrayal of the country would be refusing it. There have been two years of frankly fruitless negotiations. We are not agreed with Europe or among ourselves. There are at least three different versions of what the 2016 Brexit mandate means. The Chequers proposal is […]

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.” […]

Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt “upload filters” similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types […]

GERMANY SAYS IN TALKS ABOUT POSSIBLE MILITARY ROLE IN SYRIA

BERLIN  – The German government said on Monday it was in talks with its allies about a possible military deployment in Syria, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Social Democrats (SPD) and setting up a fresh conflict in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s loveless coalition. Overseas military action remains a sensitive and deeply unpopular topic in Germany, […]

Flash – France’s Macron proposes EU collective defence plan

French President Emmanuel Macron suggested that Europe adopts a form of collective defence on Thursday as he strengthens calls for EU integration in the face of concerns over the United States’ security commitments.Macron, who has called on the bloc to stop its reliance on Washington as a military backstop, said Europe should seek “strategic autonomy” […]

Macron says EU can no longer entrust its security to the US alone: ‘It’s up to us’

Emmanuel Macron has said Europe can no longer entrust its security to the US alone, during a speech setting out the roadmap for French diplomacy in the year to come. In front of an audience of French ambassadors on Monday, Mr Macron said “it’s up to us” to guarantee Europe’s security and therefore its sovereignty He said discussions […]

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that US President Donald Trump abandoned in May, saying French oil group Total has formally pulled out a major gas project.   Efforts by the remaining signatories – EU members Britain, France and Germany plus […]

Another Surprise Meeting With Putin. This Time, It’s Merkel.

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will host President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for talks near Berlin this weekend, in a surprise move that analysts said showed how foes and allies of the United States alike were shifting in response to the Trump administration’s sweeping tariffs and unpredictable diplomacy.   The chancellor and the Russian […]