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Greek parliament approves bonuses despite EU objections

A file photo of the Greek parliament building in Athens (by AFP)The Greek parliament has approved a piece of legislation to pay pensioners one-off bonuses over the objections of Greece’s eurozone creditors.A total of 196 lawmakers out of the 257 pr...

So much for unity! EU in disarray as MEPs threaten to start their OWN Brexit talks with UK

Express UK  Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament’s chief negotiator, savaged representatives from the European Council and threatened to start up his own talks with the UK if MEPs are not given a leading role in the Brexit process. His as...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 14, 2016

UK Supreme Court won't overturn Brexit vote: Court president David Neuberger

UK Supreme Court President David NeubergerThe UK Supreme Court, which has heard a landmark case to decide whether the government can trigger the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union without the parliament's approval, says it will...

EU advises members to resume returning refugees to Greece

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 8, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)The European Union says its member states can resume re...

A Government out of its depth

The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright appears to be out of his depth, or else he is being undermined by people in the Government to which he belongs. When the Referendum was being planned, no one expected Brexit to be adopted. … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Dec 7, 2016

EU warns Britainof having 18 months to reach Brexit deal

Michel Barnier, chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union, speaks at a press conference at the European Commission on December 6, 2016, in Brussels. (Photo by AFP)The European Union has warned that Britain will have less than 18 months to strike...

UK Supreme Court to decide if government can trigger Brexit process

Britain’s Attorney General Jeremy Wright speaks at the UK Supreme Court in this image taken from video in London, Monday December 5, 2016. (Photo by AP)The UK Supreme Court has begun a hearing into a landmark case to decide whether the government c...

UPCOMING TRAVEL: 101 Days Across the European Continent

The crazy idea with this plan is to travel across Europe in 101 days covering as many countries as possible starting in London, England and the rest of UK then to Belgium going north to east to south to west and to end the journey in Paris, France. ...
by pinoyontheroad on Dec 2, 2016

Martin Armstrong: ‘The United States Will Most Likely Break Apart By 2036’

Back on January 27, 2016, I asked: Do any readers follow Martin Armstrong, economist at Armstrong Economics (and former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd.) and the creator of the Economic Confidence Model? While the jury’s still out...
by Survival And Prosperity on Dec 1, 2016

EU Commission reveals 5-billion-euro European Defense Fund

Keep Talking Greece The European Commission is planning to propose the creation of a fund for military procurement and research, as part of wider plans for an EU defence union. The proposal, due out in Brussels on Wednesday (30 November) and...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 1, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May warns of 'difficult times ahead' as Britain leaves EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of the cabinet to discuss department-by-department Brexit action plans, August 31, 2016. (AFP photo)Prime Minister Theresa May warns that there will be “difficult times ahead” for the UK economy...

German protesters slam EU-Turkey refugee deal

Protesters staged a rally on September 2, 2016 in Berlin to slam EU's refugee deal with Turkey. (Reuters photo)Protesters in the German capital of Berlin have condemned a refugee deal between Turkey and the European Union which they say could pave th...

France’s Marine Le Pen vows ‘Frexit’ if elected president

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and a member of the European Parliament, delivers a speech as she attends a FN political rally in Brachay, France, September 3, 2016. (Photos by REUTERS)French National Front Party Lead...

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim rejects EU demands for changes to anti-terror laws

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) delivers a speech next to European Parliament President Martin Schulz during a joint press conference at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey, on September 1, 2016. ©AFPTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildiri...

British Prime Minister Theresa May says restricting immigration will be central to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of the cabinet at her retreat in Chequers, Buckinghamshire, on August 31, 2016.(AFP)British Prime Minister Theresa May makes restricting immigration a top priority in Brexit negotiations with the Eu...

French President Francois Hollande urges EU to end economic bans against Russia

French President Francois Hollande gestures as he addresses French ambassadors at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 30, 2016. ©AFPFrench President Francois Hollande has called for an end to European Union sanctions against Russia over the c...

US White House calls EU’s fine ruling on Apple unfair

White House spokesman Josh Earnest speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 30, 2016. (AFP photos)The White House has voiced concern over economic consequences of the European Commission’s order for the...

US, EU officials make contradictory remarks over TTIP talks

US Trade Representative Michael Froman speaks on April 14, 2016 in Washington,DC. (AFP photo)American and European officials have made contradictory remarks about their negotiations over a proposed trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and...

British Prime Minister Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with journalists during a press conference in the garden of Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome on July 27, 2016. (AFP photo)British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected carrying out a second referendum or a gene...

Paris says will urge EU to end negotiates on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with US on free trade deal

French Foreign Trade Minister Matthias Fekl ©AFPParis says it will urge the European Union to end negotiations on a transatlantic free trade deal with the US due to a lack of “political support” in France as doubts are mounting about the prospec...


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