Tag: Holy Roman Empire

German-Franco initiative in EU to revive as German coalition talks make breakthrough

The German-Franco Initiative will return and push European integration to go further as German coalition talks have achieved breakthrough, according to Prof. Frank Baasner, director of the Deutsch-Franzoesisches Institut (DFI).The exploratory talks for government coalition between Angela Merkel’s Conservatives Union and Martin Schulz-led Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Friday made breakthrough on Friday.According to the […]

EU Balkans expansion: Brussels bids to make Serbia and Montenegro FULL EU members by 2026

The bloc is reportedly preparing to welcome its next group of member states by 2025 and hopes the likes of Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo will be “well advanced on their European path by then”. The countries are some of the poorest in Europe. But disputes in several Balkans nations could slow the accession process or scupper […]

Germans, French most in favor of a ‘United States of Europe:’ poll

Nearly one-third of Germans back Martin Schulz’s plans for a “United States of Europe,” but support for his ideas varies greatly across the Continent, according to a poll released Thursday.Schulz, a former European Parliament president and now leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), proposed earlier this month drafting a constitutional treaty to turn the EU […]

One Step Closer to a Bad Idea: A European Union Army

Bureaucrats in Brussels have long yearned to control the armed forces of the European Union’s member states, with the ultimate goal of creating an EU Army. The United Kingdom has largely stymied these efforts, rightfully seeing them as infringing on national sovereignty and creating a competitor to NATO.Now, however, with the UK leaving the EU, […]

NATO Jets Continue Low-Altitude Training Flights Over Estonia

NATO is maintaining its increased military presence in the Baltic States by continuing to send the alliance’s patrol jets to the region’s airspace, citing the alleged Russian threat.TALLINN (Sputnik) — Belgian F-16 fighter jets, which are conducting a mission to police the skies over the Baltics, will be carrying out daily low-altitude training flights over Estonia between Monday and Friday, […]

EU tells Netanyahu no support for Trump’s Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, meanwhile, took his own case to Egypt on Monday […]

Merkel faces demand for further EU integration as price to end government crisis

ngela Merkel faces demands for sweeping European Union reform and further integration as the price of a new coalition government in Germany, it emerged on Friday. Martin Schulz, the leader of the rival Social Democrats (SPD), told an interview with Spiegel magazine he would insist on deeper integration as a condition of joining any new government […]

EU must become a United States of Europe by 2025, says Angela Merkel’s planned coalition partner Martin Schulz

The leader of Germany’s main centre-left party has said he wants to establish a United States of Europe by 2025.Martin Schulz, a former European Parliament president, said a convention should be set up to create a new constitution for Europe and that any country that did not adopt it should automatically be kicked out of […]

With pitch for ‘United States of Europe,’ German center-left opts to open talks with Merkel

Germany’s main center-left party on Thursday offered Chancellor Angela Merkel a way out of the country’s months-long political stalemate while signaling that its price may be a radically different vision of Europe. The Social Democrats (SPD) had repeatedly insisted they would not join Merkel’s conservatives in another grand coalition following an inconclusive September election. But on […]

Promising 16+1 cooperation helps boost European development, integration

China and the 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) are striving to advance their cooperation, which is significant in fueling up the overall development in Europe and strengthening the integration of the continent.   As an important part of and a helpful complement to China-Europe ties, 16+1 cooperation has promoted the development of China-Europe […]