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Macron-mania grips Brussels for French president’s EU debut
Jun23

Macron-mania grips Brussels for French president’s EU debut

A strange new trend gripped Brussels on Thursday. Call it Macron-mania. For his debut appearance in Brussels as French president, Emmanuel Macron unleashed a sort of feverish excitement not seen since Britain voted to leave the European Union or the darkest days of the Greek debt crisis. Journalists tussled over a microphone to ask him questions....

UK and EU on collision course over rights of EU citizens
Jun22

UK and EU on collision course over rights of EU citizens

The British and EU27 Brexit negotiating teams are headed for a major clash over how the rights of the 3.2 million EU citizens living in the U.K. will be enforced post-Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May, in a statement to EU leaders at the European Council in Brussels, rejected calls from the EU side for those rights to be upheld by the European...

Donald Tusk channels John Lennon, imagines there’s no Brexit
Jun22

Donald Tusk channels John Lennon, imagines there’s no Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk is used to dealing with thorny, high-stakes issues, from the threat of eurozone meltdown to the migration crisis, but Thursday he delved into far more divisive territory — the politics of the Beatles. Under questioning at a news conference at the European Council in Brussels, Tusk, a former...

Theresa May speaks, EU puts on poker face
Jun22

Theresa May speaks, EU puts on poker face

Theresa May arrives in Brussels for the European Council meeting brandishing an olive branch: the principles of her “big and generous†offer on European Union citizens’ rights. Well, the broad principles at least. The detail will come when she has skipped town, in a policy paper published Monday. The expectation...

EU leaders look beyond Brexit and love what they see
Jun22

EU leaders look beyond Brexit and love what they see

Call it summer EU-phoria. There was a blazing sun overhead as European leaders arrived in Brussels for their summer summit Thursday, and the political outlook seemed just as bright, with an array of crises in check, economic indicators on the upswing across the Continent, and spirits lifted by a series of ballot-box triumphs. Perhaps most...

EU and Ukraine hail closer ties, extension of Russia sanctions
Jun22

EU and Ukraine hail closer ties, extension of Russia sanctions

With recently approved visa-free travel to Europe, Ukrainians have finally broken their historic chains to the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. Stopping in Brussels to meet European Council President Donald Tusk on his return from a trip to Washington, Poroshenko boasted of robust...

Babi Yar Massacre Remembered In The European Parliament
Jun22

Babi Yar Massacre Remembered In The European Parliament

During 29-30 September 1941 some 34,000 people, mostly Jews, were murdered by German Troops at Babi War, Kyiv, Ukraine. To this day, no definitive memorial stands at the site. On June 20th, The European Parliament hosted a debate on the matter and heard of plans being formulated for the construction of an appropriate monument to these innocents....

Vladimir Putin’s man in the Balkans
Jun21

Vladimir Putin’s man in the Balkans

MOSCOW — If appearances are to be believed, Vladimir Putin has a new point man in the Balkans. Nikolai Patrushev, a Kremlin hawk, career intelligence officer and close associate of the Russian president, is the head of Russia’s Security Council, known for his fiery nationalism, conspiratorial world view and extensive...

Russia’s pipeline power
Jun20

Russia’s pipeline power

WASHINGTON — For months, Washington has been fixated on Russia’s interference in our presidential election, as well as similar concerns in elections of our European allies like France and Germany. Moscow’s actions are a direct threat to the credibility of our presidential elections and it’s...

In Trump, top Democrat sees danger everywhere he looks
Jun20

In Trump, top Democrat sees danger everywhere he looks

Ben Cardin thinks America is “absolutely†in danger of stumbling into war. Or wars. Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, Ukraine — Cardin, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sees problems that could get out of hand all over the planet. And he hasn’t seen any kind of a...

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