Tag: European Union

Parliament Grabs Control of Brexit From a Wounded Theresa May

LONDON — Britain’s Parliament grabbed control Monday of the government’s efforts to leave the European Union, challenging the country’s political traditions and inflicting on Prime Minister Theresa May a rebuke not suffered by any recent predecessor. By stepping into the process known as Brexit and trying to define an alternative path, lawmakers could create a […]

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Europe: Prey or Power?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China at a welcoming ceremony in Rome.CreditRiccardo Antimiani/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Imagine Europe as a target on a radar screen, and you can see the warning alerts flashing red and ubiquitous. Europe is undergoing a multipronged, hybrid attack. The assailants do not coordinate and their goals may vary. But what […]

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Cambodia Faces Major Economic Blow as E.U. Weighs Ending Trade Deal

BANGKOK — Cambodia faces a serious blow to its economy as the European Union investigates the government’s deteriorating human rights record and considers revoking a special trading deal with the country. For 17 years, Cambodia has benefited from preferential access to the European Union a major trading partner, under a program called Everything but Arms, […]

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Four in Ten French Say Revolution the Solution to Country’s Problems

A newly released survey has claimed that nearly four out of every ten French believe that a full-on revolution is the best way to solve the country’s political problems. The poll, which was taken by polling firm IFOP, shows that 39 percent of French surveyed said that a revolution was needed to effect real change […]

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MAYDAY: Cabinet Coup in Full Swing, ‘End Is Nigh, She Will Be Gone in 10 Days’

A full-scale Cabinet coup against Prime Minister Theresa May is now underway, according to insiders, with one senior minister claiming she will be “gone in ten days”. News that at least eleven members of the Cabinet plan on confronting the Tory leader on Monday and asking her to resign follows reports of a “Murder on […]

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Britons Set to March in London to Demand Second Brexit Vote

LONDON — “Hello, and welcome aboard the People’s Vote express from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington,” Sally Patterson, 23, said into the microphone, before handing it back to the conductor. With that, a chartered train carrying students departed on Saturday morning for a march in London that is expected to draw hundreds and thousands […]

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Brexit Deal is Still Unacceptable, Key Government Ally Says

LONDON — A small but influential party aligned with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suggested on Friday that it still cannot support her plan for Britain to leave the European Union, a development that could doom her hopes of persuading Parliament to pass the deal next week on the third try. The Democratic Unionist Party […]

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Nigel Farage to Stand as Brexit Party Leader After May Brexit Betrayal

Nigel Farage has announced that he will be standing as leader of the Brexit Party, after Prime Minister Theresa May succeeded in cancelling Brexit Day. The Member of the European Parliament made the announcement on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in response to the news that Brexit day has been cancelled and the European Union […]

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E.U. Approves a Brexit Extension, but on New Terms

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to extend the deadline for Britain’s looming exit from the bloc, but on terms different from those requested by Prime Minister Theresa May. Thursday’s agreement is designed to avert the possibility of a disorderly, possibly chaotic, departure by Britain on March 29. After hours of talks, the […]

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News analysis: Theresa May’s Message to Britain at a Perilous Moment: It’s Parliament’s Fault

LONDON — Theresa May approached the lectern at No. 10 Downing Street late on Wednesday evening, at a perilous moment for the country. With only nine days remaining until Britain is set to leave the European Union with no negotiated exit deal, Brussels had extended the flimsiest of lifelines, allowing a brief extension if Parliament […]

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Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

LONDON — European authorities on Wednesday fined Google 1.5 billion euros for antitrust violations in the online advertising market, continuing its efforts to rein in the world’s biggest technology companies. The fine, worth about $1.7 billion, is the third against Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforcing the region’s position as the world’s most […]

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May Expected to Request Brexit Delay as U.K. Government Remains in Crisis

LONDON — The chaos and dysfunction of the British government were on full display on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Theresa May preparing to request a short delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after a bitter dispute in her cabinet over her plan for a lengthier extension. The deadlock in the cabinet underscored the […]

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In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism

ATHENS — Less than a year after Greece emerged from a multibillion-euro international bailout, Athens is witnessing an investor boom. Hip new hotels with Acropolis views are dotting the skyline. Construction workers are tearing into dwellings owned by Greeks needing cash and converting them swiftly to short-term rentals, Airbnbs or fancy new homes for foreigners. […]

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A Forgotten Italian Port Could Become a Chinese Gateway to Europe

TRIESTE, Italy — For centuries, this cosmopolitan port city at the northern tip of Italy’s Adriatic coast acted as a geographic pivot point between empires. Then, for nearly 70 years, Trieste’s geopolitical star dimmed and its old world mishmash of central European cultures grew stale, like an old strudel in one of its elegant cafes. […]

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Why Do Central European Nationalists Love Israel So Much?

Periods of major political transformation have never been particularly easy for Jews, and the current moment is no exception. Anti-Semitism is ascendant in Europe and many fear that the resurgence of nationalism will exacerbate it. But there is a twist: Anti-Semitism’s rise in Europe is being accompanied by a growing fascination among Europe’s hard right […]

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Yellow Vests: 15,000 Protesters, 100 Arrests, French PM Vows ‘Severe Punishment’

PARIS (AP) – The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 5:45 p.m. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is vowing to “severely punish” the radicals responsible for rioting and setting fires around one of France’s richest neighbourhoods. Philippe visited the Champs-Elysees on Saturday to show his support for riot police and firefighters […]

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A St. Patrick’s Day Miracle: United Ireland

For going on three years now, Britain has taken a holiday from sanity. A tiny island kingdom whose people once ruled nearly a fourth of the world’s land area squabbles over the terms of its self-inflicted diminishing and isolation. And really, who cares? Those who believe that history has a wicked sense of humor should […]

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Britain’s Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit, but Not to Control It

LONDON — British lawmakers on Thursday voted to postpone the country’s departure from the European Union but, in a rare victory for Prime Minister Theresa May, narrowly failed to wrest control of the Brexit process from her battered government. After days of turmoil, Mrs. May fended off — by just two votes — a remarkable […]

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Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: Parliament Votes to Delay Britain’s E.U. Departure

• With just 15 days left until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, and no consensus on how to do it, Parliament voted on Thursday to postpone the fast-approaching departure date. • By the narrowest of margins, Prime Minister Theresa May beat back a power play by lawmakers who wanted to wrest control […]

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Live Briefing: Brexit Live Updates: Britain Moves to Push Back E.U. Departure Date

• With a March 29 deadline fast approaching and no consensus in Britain on a deal, Parliament will vote on Thursday on whether to push back the country’s scheduled date of departure from the European Union. • Lawmakers have twice rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement by resounding margins. They hemmed her in […]

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U.K. Lawmakers Reject ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, but Next Steps Remain Unclear

LONDON — Having twice thrown out Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the fractious British Parliament on Wednesday also rejected the idea of a disorderly “no-deal” exit from the bloc at the end of the month. But if Britain’s newly assertive lawmakers have found it easy to say what […]

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