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Section: European Voice (EU)

    The trouble with referendums
    Jul06

    The trouble with referendums

    After Britain’s decision to leave the European Union via popular referendum last month, political turmoil ensued. But don’t let the near-collapse of the British government make you think governments will be dissuaded from using this form of supposedly direct democracy in future: Referendums are more popular than ever. In fact,...

    Günther Oettinger urges action against Spain and Portugal over deficits
    Jul04

    Günther Oettinger urges action against Spain and Portugal over deficits

    The European Commission must sanction Spain and Portugal for breaching deficit rules “if [it] wants to keep its credibility,” Günther Oettinger, the bloc’s digital economy commissioner, told the Bild newspaper. “Both countries have not respected their self-imposed budget obligations in 2015. I think that if the Commission wants to keep its...

    Brexit roadmap: A guide to what happens next
    Jul04

    Brexit roadmap: A guide to what happens next

    Britain’s referendum on EU membership answered one question but raised a lot of others — from who will next lead the U.K. to what relationship it will have with Europe to how the union itself will retool for the future. The biggest question of all is how Brexit will actually happen, once Britain formally gives notice it is leaving the EU....

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia through next year
    Jul01

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia through next year

    The European Council today approved extending economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy through the end of January. The expected move extends sanctions on Russia that were first introduced two years ago and have been repeatedly extended. In recent weeks, some EU leaders have softened their stance on the sanctions,...

    Jean-Claude Juncker: I don’t care about bad press. And I’m not quitting!
    Jun29

    Jean-Claude Juncker: I don’t care about bad press. And I’m not quitting!

    Jean-Claude Juncker offered a sharp defense of his record during the Brexit campaign, rejecting calls for him to resign in the wake of a vote that could rob the European Union of one of its largest members and nearly one-fifth of its economy. Asked by POLITICO after Wednesday’s European summit for his response to critics, including the...

    EU global strategy: ‘We must be ready to go beyond NATO’
    Jun28

    EU global strategy: ‘We must be ready to go beyond NATO’

    Europe must be able to develop its own military autonomy by going beyond NATO, says a new foreign policy and security proposal to be presented Tuesday to European leaders. “When it comes to collective defense, NATO remains the primary framework for most member states” but “as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security,” states...

    Why the new nationalists are taking over
    Jun28

    Why the new nationalists are taking over

    It’s time to acknowledge that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have far more in common than funny hair, and that the movement once known as conservatism—to which both men retain only the barest connection—is taking on a new form, that of an unabashed, xenophobic nationalism. Trump and Johnson have tapped into a profound trend in world...

    Poland mourns Brexit
    Jun28

    Poland mourns Brexit

    WARSAW — When Poland’s new government laid out its foreign policy priorities, there wasn’t much question who was the country’s leading EU partner. “In the first place, the United Kingdom,” Witold Waszczykowski, the foreign minister, said in a January speech to the Polish parliament, saying that the two countries had a “common...

    Angela Merkel takes center stage on Brexit
    Jun27

    Angela Merkel takes center stage on Brexit

    As Britain’s political chaos veered into a fourth uncertain day, and the pound and markets continued their tumble, a familiar figure in Europe stepped into the foreground on Monday to attempt to provide some clarity on the days and months to come after last week’s shocking Brexit referendum. Once again, as during the Greek debt crisis...

    Brussels bickers over Brexit
    Jun26

    Brussels bickers over Brexit

    Continental dividing lines over Brexit came into sharper focus this weekend, revealing disagreements among leading political players over how to manage a divorce with the U.K. On the one side are hawks, or to some the bad cops, in the form of the presidents of the European Commission and Parliament — Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz — along...

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