Tag: Holy Roman Empire

NATO to focus on deterrence, ‘managing’ Russia ties at July summit

NATO said Monday (28 May) it will focus on five key areas from deterrence to modernisation and EU relations at its July summit, with measures to…   Source: NATO to focus on deterrence, ‘managing’ Russia ties at July summit – EURACTIV.com

Switzerland Fights European Union on Gun Right Sovereignty

Switzerland is embroiled in a fight to protect the rights of its armed citizenry. European Union (EU) politicians and the Swiss Federal Council are attempting to enact legislation and potential legal sanctions to strangle sovereign constitutional rights from the Swiss people, who are fighting back against this onslaught.Unlike other European countries, Switzerland is a neutral […]

European groups at risk of US sanctions over Iran

European companies risk being hit by US sanctions if they defy Donald Trump’s calls for commercial links with Iran to be severed, the White House national security adviser warned on Sunday.John Bolton said he expected Europe ultimately to go along with the US after the president’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran following his withdrawal […]

Macron gets Charlemagne Prize on first anniversary in office

French President Emmanuel Macron will receive the Charlemagne Prize, the EU’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, on 10 May. The award was announced on 7 May, the first anniversary of the French President taking office. “Macron is a head of state with a claim to European leadership”, states the Board of Directors of the […]

Germany, France ‘optimistic’ on having plan for EU reforms by June

The finance ministers of Germany and France have reaffirmed their intention to present a plan for reforming the Eurozone by this summer.”France and Germany have the same goal: a more robust and strongly integrated Eurozone,” France’s Bruno Le Maire said Saturday in Sofia at an informal meeting of EU finance ministers.A joint plan should be […]

Bulgaria: The European country still hoping to join the euro

The eastern European nation of Bulgaria has provided the EU with some much-needed confidence, forging ahead with more integration despite rising anti-euro sentiment across the continent.   Bulgaria, who’s been a member of the EU since 2007, wants to move forward with its European integration and join the euro area as soon as possible. The […]

Pro-EU candidate wins Montenegro’s presidential election: Pollster CeMI

Djukanovic — a candidate for the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS)— said his win marked “another important victory for (Montenegro’s) European future,” on Sunday, adding that the results confirmed voters’ “strong determination to continue on the European road”.The 56-year-old was favourite to win Sunday’s elections.Milos Nikolic, a DPS parliamentary deputy, told reporters at the […]

Tony Blair calls for new leadership from ‘strong progressive centre’

Tony Blair has called for new political leadership from the “strong progressive centre” and confirmed his institute is developing a raft of policies to encourage such leaders.The former prime minister insisted he had not given up on Labour despite his concerns of it being “in the grip of the hard left”.Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s […]

Turkey orders arrest of cleric Gulen over killing of Russian envoy

Turkey has ordered the arrest of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey, the Haberturk newspaper said on Monday, a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the country.   Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at an Ankara […]

German minister wants to rebuild trust with Russia after spy standoff

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wants to resume dialogue with Russia and gradually improve ties after diplomatic expulsions over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England that Britain blames on Russia, he said on Sunday.   Conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Maas have joined the United States and other European […]