Tag: Holy Roman Empire

Britain’s EU partners agree terms for post-Brexit ties

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.The agreement was hailed as a big step forward by Britain, which only has months to seal sweeping agreements on trade, security and […]

NATO Set To Begin Move To New Brussels Headquarters

NATO will begin moving into its new headquarters in Brussels after several delays caused by technical problems, German news agency dpa reports.The move of some 4,000 personnel will likely take 12 weeks to complete, officials said.The new site is near the alliance’s existing headquarters, which will continue to be used during the transition period.NATO said […]

What Is the S-400? The Russian Anti-Aircraft Weapon Dividing NATO

Turkey could take delivery of the Russian-made S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile system as early as 2020, in a $2.5 billion deal between the two countries that is creating a rift within NATO.   Vladimir Kozhin, a Russian presidential aide for military cooperation, told the Rossiya 24 TV channel, “I think we will begin to fulfill [the deal […]

France’s Macron hails German coalition vote as ‘good news for Europe’

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel and acting SPD leader Olaf Scholz after Germany’s Social Democrats voted in favor of forming a new coalition, the French presidency said on Sunday.   “It’s good news for Europe,” Macron’s office said.   “France and Germany will work together on new […]

UK Labour opposition seeks softer version of Brexit

LONDON — Britain’s main opposition party said Monday that it wants the U.K. to remain in a customs union with the European Union after it leaves the bloc — a small but significant shift that could push the government toward a softer version of Brexit.   Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn clarified his party’s previously […]

U.S. Warns Brussels Not to Threaten NATO with EU Army

Brussels must be careful not to weaken or undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it builds a supranational European Union (EU) Army, American military leaders have told their EU lilies.   Last November, 25 EU states signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation on Security and Defence (PESCO), agreeing on a multi-billion-euro common defence fund […]

Albania must stay the course of EU Integration says the nation’s most influential woman politician

Albania faces serious organised crime challenges and should pursue reforms that place it on a path of transparency, accountability, and growth.That is the bottom line argument of   Ms. Monika Kryemadhi, the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration, that is, the third biggest in the Albanian Parliament. The most powerful woman politician in Albania argues […]

Join us at the EU table, Balkan aspirants are told

A dozen EU countries want to bring the six western Balkan nations into European Union policy meetings even before they join the bloc, according to a policy paper seen by Reuters, in an effort to improve the bloc’s image in the region.After years of neglecting the six western Balkan countries and looking to counter growing […]

Shock as Merkel’s business leaders rally AGAINST integration plans

Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), along with their Bavarian sister party the CSU, are working against the clock to thrash out a deal with the centre-left SDP after months of failed negotiations.But now the CDU’s Economic Council, which represents the interests of around 12,000 small and medium-sized businesses, has raised concerns the alliance will serve […]

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 […]