Tag: Holy Roman Empire

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 […]

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 […]