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"You as a political project are in denial." Those words are now part of the EU lexicon thanks to Nigel Farage's speech in the European Parliament following the Brexit referendum. Farage's point: despite Brexit, the European Union was unwilling to concede that its process of centralization had gone too far. Europe
A senior EU official has called for action against internet companies that harvest personal data, as Brussels prepares to move against those spreading ... King, the UK's final European commissioner, is calling for limits on the harvesting of personal information for political purposes, more transparency on ... social media
Macron's 'La grande marche pour l'Europe' will mimic the program that toppled France's dominant political parties and transformed his La ... But he also hopes to move beyond the current EU and even NATO frameworks to establish a European intervention initiative that would operate alongside British, ...
EU planning its own 'bateau de commerce' trade yacht modelled on Royal Yacht Britannia ... The new ship – dubbed “le trade yacht” - will ferry key European Commission figures to trade negotiations as the EU tries to rebuild its own ties with ... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free ...

Experts are warning that more EU businesses could start splitting away from their UK partners as Brexit approaches. “The government's problem is that, as it becomes clear that the most we can hope for is a free trade agreement with the EU, more and more businesses reliant on pan-European supply ...
Another significant proposal is to give Parliament a voice on what happens in the event the government's final Brexit deal being voted down. Ministers have warned MPs that if they fail to back it the only other option is crashing out of the EU without any deal at all. The peers, however, think that MPs should ...
These claims are bound to increase already heightened scrutiny of top appointments in EU institutions, and expose the Parliament to accusations of double standards. Members of Parliament have pushed for an inquiry into the quick promotion of Martin Selmayr last month to the most powerful civil servant ...
The list included at least 16 European Union nations, with more likely to follow. Germany, Poland and France each planned to boot four, the Czech Republic three and Italy two. Ukraine, a non-EU country with its own conflicts with Moscow, was expelling 13 Russians, President Petro Poroshenko said.
Poland's political landscape has been in flux since 2015, reflecting a mindset shift by a disillusioned population. ... Few now believe that Polish interests will be best served by emulating Western standards, deepening EU integration and seeking alignment with key European partners (especially Germany).
"I very much hope the EU Commission will take the opportunity to see sense, recalibrate its position and not play politics on something that is so vitally important," Mr Williamson said. The Financial Times describes the issue as "highly charged politically" because French companies are expected to benefit ...
Steps taken by some EU countries in the wake of alleged poisoning of the former Russian intelligence officer and British spy Sergei Skripal aim to fan ... and the unacceptability of the European Union's allegations on the incident in Salisbury as much as the steps taken by certain EU countries that aim to fan ...
MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Britain, which is leaving the European Union, is trying to force the remaining EU countries to spoil relations with Russia, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Facebook about the possibility of Russian diplomats' expulsion. "A country leaving the European ...
During May's statement the Labour MPs Ben Bradshaw and Angela Eagle both asked Theresa May to justify the decision of her political secretary, Stephen Parkinson, to out a whistleblower who accused Vote Leave of breaking EU referendum spending rules. (See 4.46pm and 4.49pm.) They are both ...
Economic growth in Europe hit a ten-year high of 2.5 per cent in 2017, eclipsing the UK's 1.8 per cent. Despite Dutch, French and German voters being lured towards the far right, Europe chose a more stable course politically. However, the inconclusive result of the recent Italian elections threatens to throw ...
With such impeccable pro-European credentials, he can push ambitious reforms to EU policy that benefit France. ... Across Western Europe, politics are turning French: The old mainstream political forces on the Left and Right are coalescing around a pro-European agenda, imposed by the political reality of ...

Amid fears of a global trade war, the 28-member European Union is among those seeking exemptions. The Commerce Department did not respond immediately to a request for information about any planned meetings between Ross and EU officials. Asked about Trump's tweet, the EU in a statement said ...
Speaking with The New York Times in Milan's resplendent hotel Principe di Savoia, he laid out his blueprint for what sounds like a darkly inverted version of the E.U., in which an interlocking network of populist uprisings across Europe would collectively demolish the political establishment. “All I'm trying to ...
Polish voters SLAM EU for meddling in the country's political reforms ... However, the EU has threatened to remove the country's voting rights for decisions that are made at a European level after they accused the Polish government of being “undemocratic”, leading to fierce criticism from voters. Appearing ...
For many years, European voters have expressed waning approval for their political parties. (Although the dynamics in Europe have differed from those in the United States—the former being as much about parties' and governments' lack of power within the European Union (EU) as about horizontal or ...
Jean-Claude Juncker's European commission has been thrown into crisis as the unorthodox appointment of his chief of staff, Martin Selmayr, to lead the EU's civil service, was attacked ... The issue has been a source of consternation across the political spectrum since details started to leak last month.
Steaming ahead of its European neighbours is France. As of 2017, women occupied more than half (52.9%) of ministerial posts, followed by Sweden (52.2%) and Slovenia (50%). It marks significant progress for a country which saw only a fifth of its positions taken up by women just five years ago.
So the ironic effect of a nationalist trade gesture was to demonstrate how much politics can be global, namely when Europe threatened retaliatory tariffs ... to the president of the European Commission, told me it was the WTO's ruling against U.S. steel tariffs in 2003 that “gave the green light to the EU and ...
The referendum highlighted that there are two rather dysfunctional unions, the European one and the UK. ... What is needed at this stage is the development of a Europe-wide progressive alliance to create a consensus about how best to democratise the EU and shift its policy priorities away from the ...
The rise of populism, mostly right-leaning, is the most important European political development of the 21st century. It has eaten into support for ... The result is the end of the center-left/center-right duopoly that has dominated European politics since the end of World War II. Party systems throughout Europe ...
The European Union is putting pressure on President Trump's decision to impose steep across-the-board tariffs on steel and aluminum by threatening "tit-for-tat" tariffs of 25% on $3.5 billion worth of American products, Bloomberg reports. Why it matters: While iron and steel are on the EU's list, the bloc also targeted items ...
CAMBRIDGE, England — Italy's election this week has destroyed any remaining hope that the center in European politics can prevail. .... at Germany's insistence — the Five Star Movement, which presents the entire Italian political class as undemocratic and corrupt, took the single largest share of the vote.
Unveiling the union's guidelines on the future relationship, the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, said it was “simply not in our interests” to give way to the prime minister's “pick and mix” approach. “I fully understand and respect Theresa May's political objectives to demonstrate at any price that ...
On 7 March 2018, EU ambassadors endorsed an agreement reached with the European Parliament on a targeted revision of the rules for the funding of European political parties. This paves the way for the final adoption of the new rules by the Council, once the deal has been voted in the Parliament.
For the past few weeks, something strange has been happening in Europe. Instead of time marching relentlessly forward, it has been slowing down imperceptibly, yet with cumulatively noticeable results, so that millions of clocks the Continent-over are now running behind. The European Network of ...
The results announced on Sunday clear the way for Ms. Merkel, who was long considered a de facto leader of Europe, to remain in the chancellery in ... “This episode will mark German politics for a long time,” said Henrik Enderlein, a professor of political economy at the Hertie School of Governance in ...
It is not impossible that they vote against it, which means a continuous period of uncertainty in the country, which has held in its hands the stability of the entire European Union, but especially the euro area. This would also mean that all plans for Europe's future will be thrown again in the freezer awaiting ...
Writing in the Belfast News Letter, Rees-Mogg praised May for rejecting Brussels' demands “firmly and unalterably”. He said: “The thing she said no to was the egregious act of aggression by the European commission under its lead Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, that a friendly European state should be ...
The second reason, which is the more interesting one, is that the EU has long dealt with Italy as a myth rather than a reality. During the first decades of European integration, corruption and organised crime were major problems for Italian politics, leading to the implosion of the political system in the late 20th ...
Jeremy Corbyn spelled out how Labour would proceed with Brexit, inside a new customs union with full access to the single market and no race to the bottom on regulatory standards. His words were warmly welcomed by British industry and put the focus squarely on Theresa May to respond in her major ...
Anti-Brexit protestors wave flags outside Downing Street as European Council President Donald Tusk meets Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: ... well as the public. She will insist that the EU referendum result in 2016 was “not a vote for a distant relationship with our neighbours”.
The announcement will cast doubt on the prospects of reaching an agreement on the transition period by a European council summit at the end of March, as desired by the UK. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has already warned in recent weeks that that goal is in doubt because of differences ...
Bill Wirtz is a policy analyst and political correspondent based in Brussels, Belgium. Wirtz joined Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss European politics and populism including the controversial Marion Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. “Is it willful ignorance, that [CPAC] did their research ...
The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has conceded that border checks within the UK may be necessary in the future as Brussels published a draft .... Northern Ireland would stay under the jurisdiction of the European court of justice (ECJ) and the EU's VAT regime and state aid rules would apply.
Pro-European Tories play down prospect of voting with Corbyn to defeat government on custom union - Politics live ..... On the Daily Politics, asked if he was willing to vote with Labour on this issue, he replied: .... 8 - Corbyn thinks the “political class” cannot ignore the wider message of the EU referendum.
Germany's political mess caused little distress in European stock markets in 2017, but Italy is a different prospect. ... macro or political shock, but in a note Friday it said it "cannot fully rule out tail risk," which could trigger a 10 to 15 percent downside for Italian equities relative to other benchmarks in Europe.
Independent of the EU parliament, the authority registers, controls, and oversees European political parties and their affiliated foundations. The issue is critical. For a party to register as a European political party and get access to EU funds it must have at least seven members from different countries.
“Altogether, an anti-European Monetary Union/anti-Europe election outcome is unlikely,” the SEB analysts said. “However, a strongly pro-euro and Europe outcome is not likely, either. The political middle-ground outcome will be muddling through, which, in the context of strong EU growth, means marginally ...
On 21 February 2018, EU ambassadors agreed the Council's position on revised rules for the funding of European political parties and foundations. This enables the Bulgarian presidency to begin negotiations with the European Parliament. The changes target certain abusive practices, such as the creation ...
We set out to test that theory by comparing the number of cheeses each EU country produces with its political stability (or otherwise). ... was way off on the number of French cheeses, which is 1,200, according to data from the European Dairy Association -- making it Europe's undisputed grand fromage.
Identitarians largely avoid old-fashioned national conflicts by concentrating instead on what they see as the civilisational clash between Europe and other continents. Many of them even advocate a European-level political body that can hold its own against superpowers like America and China. But they ...
“The BCC has refrained from entering into the noisy political debate on the shape of the final settlement in recent weeks. We have instead emphasised the need ... “At every twist and turn of the Brexit process, Theresa May has put party politics above the national interest. If she ploughs on with this approach ...
The EU has proposed “suspending certain benefits” of EU membership from the UK during the transition period, including voting and veto rights. This would allow Brussels to punish Britain during the transition period, which is expected to last just under two years from March 2019, with Westminster ...
It is ironic to see the EU's largest political part family voicing its opposition to that – for populism had a growing rate of development in Europe during the ... transnational and citizen led movements, with a meaningful and content driven message, to have the right to participate in European level politics.


 

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