Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tag: Jean Claude Juncker

EU summit lines up against Russia

On Thursday, the 28 leaders of the European Union gathered in Brussels at their final summit of the year. The EU is in deep crisis. Following the British decision to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump as US president, and the rise of right-wing nationalist forces in...

Europe Wishes to Inform You That the Refugee Crisis Is Over

Greece - Skala Sikaminias is a little beach town on the northern coast of the Greek island of Lesbos. A year ago, rickety wooden boats and dinghies packed with Syrian refugees began plowing into the narrow stretch of beach next to the taverna in the town square. Within days, the flotilla had swelled to vast proportions; as many as 7,000 Syrian refugees were landing on Lesbos every day.

John Kerry: Brexit could be walked back

US secretary of state expresses doubts over whether Brexit will happen as David Cameron ‘has no idea how he would do it’. The US secretary of state has raised doubts about whether Brexit will ever happen, suggesting most leave campaigners do not truly believe in Britain’s divorce from the EU...

Angela Merkel Doesn’t Have a Brexit Plan, Either

Britain's departure from the EU has made Germany far more powerful than it should be. At Monday afternoon’s news conference in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's body language was a notch less downcast than her post-Brexit vote appearance on Friday, when the dispassionate, even-keeled chancellor actually looked disheartened in a...

EU Focuses on Security Measures After Brussels Attacks

European Union justice and security ministers hold talks in Brussels Thursday on ways to shore up intelligence and security, as police search for yet another suspect in the attacks in the Belgian capital that killed at least 31 people and wounded 300 others. Police have launched a manhunt for a...

EU wastes migrant aid millions with chaotic and badly managed projects

Ahead of €6 billion bargain with Turkey, blistering report says EU does not even count millions spent overseas on halting migration. European Union aid to halt migration is so poorly managed that Jean-Claude Juncker’s officials are unable to say how much has been spent, a scathing report has found. The finding...

Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in

Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis. Erdogan stepped up his denunciations of Western policy on migrants in a speech...

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