Tag: Holy Roman Empire

France Leads New European Defence Project To Protect Europe’s Southern Flank

Ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels this week (July 11-12), nine EU member states – including Spain and Portugal – have signed a letter of intent to develop a new French-led European Intervention Initiative (EI2).   France has long insisted that Europe needs autonomous defence capabilities that complement NATO while allowing for faster response […]

European Intervention Force: a Mini-NATO?

Although something of the sort had been talked about for a while now and other regional security structures already exist on the continent, the timing and membership of the European Intervention Force (EIF) speaks to its possible purpose in distinguishing it from all others. France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, and the UK all came together less than a week […]

Germany, France to Set Up Joint European Intervention Force

Germany agreed to join France in the establishment the European Intervention Initiative (IEI). According to Defense Update, the project brings together a dozen European countries, capable militarily and politically willing to face evolving security challenges, and better able to protect its citizens. France, UK, Netherlands, and Germany were among the first to endorse the project.Following […]

EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Into 2019

Russian-held Crimean businesses will remain under European Union (EU) sanctions for another year after the bloc agreed to extend its economic actions until mid-2019.The EU joined the United States in 2014 in blacklisting a range of Russian industries following Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. It has since extended the measures in […]

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

A rare direct flight from Pyongyang landed in Singapore on Saturday ahead of the expected arrival of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss ending the North’s isolation and its nuclear program.Roadblocks are set up outside St Regis Hotel in Singapore June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar SuThe […]

Merkel: Germany will exert its influence to push Iran out of Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged from their 90-minute meeting in Berlin on Monday still disagreeing about the merits of the Iranian nuclear agreement, but in accord about the need to push Iran out of other countries in the Middle East.Germany, Merkel said at a press conference with Netanyahu after their […]

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 […]