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Last Friday (12 January), just as Boyko Borisov's government was hosting the European Commission in Sofia's communist-era palace of culture to launch Bulgaria's presidency of the EU Council, domestic politics cast a shadow over the country's efforts to shake off its image of a dysfunctional post-Soviet ...
The event explored the impact of digital tools on European politics and released the results of a ranking on the top EU digital influencers: from thousands of ... It brought communicators, policy makers and digital influencers together in a debate focused on the future of the political conversation in the EU.

And therefore the only point you'll be able to measure out is in several years' time, but we will have exited the EU in 2019; and therefore 'in' is no longer an option." According to MPs at the meeting, Starmer said the argument went beyond the practicalities and into a more fundamental question for Labour.
"The government's refusal to publish its findings until two days before the UK's scheduled departure from the EU could be catastrophic for the continuity of the supply chain," said James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents cargo owners ranging from ...
That is why the United Kingdom, which he said is leaving the EU because of interference from Brussels, has symbolically concluded a defence treaty with Warsaw, Friedman was cited as saying. He added that Poland is currently the leader of a bloc of countries that oppose European liberal elites' concept ...
Theresa may has been hit with a double Brexit blow as the EU toughened up its terms for a transition period and Norway privately warned Brussels that ... and the inclusion of people moving to the UK before 31 December 2020 in the terms of an agreement on rights for nationals from the rest of Europe ...

That's bad news for Merkel, for Germany, and for Europe as a whole, as there are numerous pitfalls facing the E.U. in the year ahead. French President Emmanuel Macron has been pushing for large-scale reforms to strengthen European integration on issues like migration and defense, as well as creating ...
This allegation is all part of their politically-motivated assault." Farage has the right to appeal at the European Court of Justice. Under EU rules, full-time MEP assistants are not allowed to do paid work for a national political party. Part-time assistants need to have second jobs, paid and voluntary, vetted by ...
The EU chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has made clear that the UK's intention to restrict immigration from Europe and break free from the European Court of Justice means it can only expect a trade deal modelled on the one the EU has with Canada, which does not include services and would lead to ...
In late 2016, predictions of an earth-shattering so-called "populist" rise in Europe were constantly being made due to the July Brexit vote as well as Donald Trump's November victory in the U.S. presidential elections. Both of these events had defied every major poll and projection, leading to suspicions that ...
It is for this reason that Labour's view on Brexit is not merely a minor question of political positioning, not just one issue on the political spectrum. A party ... It is the industrial areas, like the north of England, where trade is European. This means ... Membership of the EU underpinned mainstream politics.
When the EU was enlarged in 2004 existing members were entitled to take advantage of transitional arrangements limiting the flow of migrants from Eastern Europe for up to seven years. Three countries - the UK, Ireland and Sweden - waived their right to restrict free movement. In the UK's case, we did so ...
In London , a former leader of the UK Independence Party, Lord Pearson, denounces the political establishment for giving in to politically correct definitions of equality and hate speech: soon, ... Penned by a hard-line Christian faction, it accused supporters of the European Union of "spiritual treason".
The rise of a new anti-capitalist, anti-globalisation, anti-establishment far left has proved equally damaging. The moderate European left that played such a fundamental part in rebuilding Western Europe's post-war democracy is not yet dead. But unless it can once more offer voters credible solutions to their ...
Philosophy skeptics have a tendency to sniffingly dismiss the field as useless. "What's the point?" they ask, shrugging at the greatest ideas in human history. Well, aside from the intellectual pursuit of the truth etc., one point of philosophy is it shapes the world around us: Societal instincts and political ideals ...
The clash, triggered earlier this week after European Council President Donald Tusk called the EU's attempts to impose mandatory refugee quotas "highly ... The tension also reflects the divergent political agendas of Europe's eastern and western halves, underscoring the difficulty the EU will face in the ...

Among those held back is one file covering the creation of the Euro. While it is not unusual for the government to withhold some files in its biannual disclosures, critics have raised eyebrows over the decision to withhold documents on European policy at a critical juncture in Britain's exit from the EU.
EVERY European Union measure to which the UK has formally objected since last year's referendum vote has been passed into law, new research has ... Since last June's referendum, the UK has taken part in 102 votes of the EU's decision-making Council of Ministers, said pro-Brexit group Change Britain.
"Corbyn can kick off a revolution among EUrope's political elites" an interview with Michael Hartmann ... He spoke to Alexander Damiano Ricci about 30 years of changes in the European ruling class: from Thatcher to Corbyn, from Podemos to Syriza, from the .... Of course, Italy is far too important for the EU.
National Archives release is a brutal reminder of how divisive Europe has been in British politics ... Why else, after all, would discussions about such dusty historical matters such as sterling's short and disastrous membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism more than a quarter of a century ago ...
Philosophy skeptics have a tendency to sniffingly dismiss the field as useless. "What's the point?" they ask, shrugging at the greatest ideas in human history. Well, aside from the intellectual pursuit of the truth etc., one point of philosophy is it shapes the world around us: Societal instincts and political ideals ...
The rise of a new anti-capitalist, anti-globalisation, anti-establishment far left has proved equally damaging. The moderate European left that played such a fundamental part in rebuilding Western Europe's post-war democracy is not yet dead. But unless it can once more offer voters credible solutions to their ...
George Osborne said he would not rule out going back into politics, but it was not 'plan A'. Photograph: ... George Osborne has hinted that he is open to making a political comeback, as he spoke of his opposition to holding the EU referendum and gloom about the prospects of remain winning. The former ...
CAIRO - 16 December 2017: Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar met Saturday with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship ... Abdel Ghaffar stressed on the importance of reaching political solutions to conflicts in the world to reduce the flow of migrants and asylum seekers, who ...
Hammond, who is in China on a trade mission, was asked whether British firms should expect a transition deal under which the UK was still participating in the single market, customs union and subject to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). "In a word, yes," he told Sky News. "What they should expect as a ...
EU leaders have agreed Brexit talks can move on, with the UK staying in the customs union, single market and under the European Court of Justice's ... told BBC Newsnight that during the transition the UK would continue economically under the current terms, but would have left the union politically.
JACOB Rees-Mogg has accused Theresa may's government of "rolling over" for the European Union - and guiding the UK down a path that would leave ... The Brexiteer hit out at the possibility the EU "acquis" - the sum of all EU law and legislation - could still apply to the UK after Brexit, as well as the rule ...
European leaders hoping to close out 2017 with a display of unity at their year-end summit instead found themselves scrambling to paper over a dispute on ... The tension also reflects the divergent political agendas of EUrope's eastern and western halves, underscoring the difficulty the EU will face in the ...
The analysis surveyed more than 10,000 Europeans in 10 EU countries about their views on a range of political and social issues and concluded that the current polarized debate of "pro-EU" versus "anti-EU" fails to capture the complexity of the European political spectrum. The largest political tribe, with 36 ...
Britain became known as "the sick man of EUrope" - a label first applied by ... The creation of the European single market - enabling the free movement of goods, ... Rather than merely leaving the EU's political institutions, the government .... Here at home the Brexit vote has turned our politics upside down.
Ethiopia working on solving political discontent - Minister tells E.U. rep ... Workneh Gebeyehu told the European Union's new envoy to the ...
Illustration of the isolation of the EU. ... The so-called European migration crisis and the populist political backlash that ... Not least in Central and Eastern Europe, we encounter signs of a shrinking space for civil society.
"Populism is not an eastern European phenomenon only," noted Milan ... Nic said that - just as in Western Europe - people are getting fed up with ... Using EU funds to exert political pressure would be a double-edge sword, they argue. ... western states will be less willing politically to support the agenda of ...
Europe's wolf packs are racing up the political agenda as farmers seek to protect ... In a letter sent to the European Commission in September, seen by POLITICO, ... he admitted that such a fix was "politically, extremely difficult.
Only political dialogue can bring stability to Catalonia - and the EU must help ... strongly pro-Europe and who believes firmly in self-determination, whichever ... it is resolved will have an impact on the European Union, not just Spain. ... the government refuses to address politically a conflict that is political by ...
It's quite another to do it to the European Union ... Despite my youthful faith in its political importance, despite my sincere wish that the opposite ...
Pope to meet with political and social leaders next Saturday on "(Re)thinking Europe" ... Previously he spoke when he visited the European Parliament, ... However, the sixtieth anniversary of the EU is not an exceptionally ...
This rejection of politics as usual, and the consequent fragmentation of the body politic, ... Everywhere, or so it seems, newly minted or reviving political forces, ... neo-Nazi origins and ideology led the EU to boycott Austria in 2000, when the ... Forgetful of its historical role as European exemplar, arbiter and ...
This month, he was indicted on what he called politically motivated charges of misusing European Union ... In Czech Election, a New Threat to European Unity OCT. ... in recent elections across Europe, his promise to upend the political ... "The image of politics is corrupt," said Otto Eibl, a political scientist at ...
In 2016, Turkey struck a deal with the European Union, in which Turkey ... refugees into Europe, but that he will use them for short-term political gain for his ... over differences in culture and politics, and granting this population ...
Earlier, it was confirmed that EU leaders have agreed to start internal ... The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said reports of a ... There's plenty of creeps in politics but I steer well clear of them. ... Meanwhile several of Open Europe's contacts at the London embassies of EU member states ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk (L) participate in a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in ...
The institutional setup of the European Union is so complex for three ... outright impossible, in the current political environment in Europe. ... However, the political lesson of this episode has been clear - EU Treaty reform is politically toxic. ... the author(s), and not the position of LSE British politics and Policy, ...
In the face of challenges that may block the EU's way forward, the current debate on social dimension of Europe and the European Pillar of ...
Austria's Rightward Swing Marks Accelerated Political Shifts In EUrope ... On Sunday, Austria became the latest European country to hold national ... As foreign minister, he called in 2015 for tighter control over the EU's external borders. ... Kurz understood what was happening in Austrian politics and among ...
The early elections were called in May, due to political battles over reforms ... worse, not better," says Erik Jones, professor of European studies at Johns Hopkins University. ... "They had the creation of the EU, they had the U.S. as a partner ... The smaller countries in Central and Eastern Europe also have ...
A CONSERVATIVE Lord has criticised the European Union for the way they are approaching Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.
A Brexit survey suggests the public now regrets the referendum decision to leave the EU. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images.
Macron seeks to disrupt European politics ahead of 2019 EU elections ... creating a new political group in the European Parliament or sitting with the centre. ... party (S&D), and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).


 

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