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Section: European Voice (EU)

    The idealistic pull of the ‘Anglosphere’
    Jul13

    The idealistic pull of the ‘Anglosphere’

    LONDON — As I wandered around the anti-Brexit protests in London last weekend, I saw nothing on the many placards in the air that could counter the simple message of their opponents. The Leave camp’s “Take Back Control” and proliferation of national flags have a powerful emotional pull, one that pro-Europeans have struggled to deliver....

    Spain, Portugal in line for penalties on budget deficits
    Jul12

    Spain, Portugal in line for penalties on budget deficits

    EU finance ministers have given the European Commission the green light to pursue potential sanctions against Portugal and Spain for failing to meet the bloc’s budgetary rules. The ministers made the decision today after scrutinizing an assessment by the Commission, which concluded that the Iberian countries had failed to take “effective...

    French finance minister calls for Portugal to be spared EU sanctions
    Jul11

    French finance minister calls for Portugal to be spared EU sanctions

    Portugal does not deserve to be punished for missing EU budget targets, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Monday. The European Commission last week began formal disciplinary procedures against Portugal and Spain for having excessive deficits in 2014 and 2015, with EU finance ministers to make a decision Tuesday on what action to take. But...

    English are the exception — Europeans dig the EU
    Jul11

    English are the exception — Europeans dig the EU

    In the wake of the Leave campaign’s shocking win in the U.K.’s In/Out referendum, commentators have painstakingly defended Britain’s rampant Euroskepticism as part of a larger trend. They point to the wave of discontent sweeping through the Union, from Sweden and Denmark in the north, to France, the Netherlands and Austria in...

    Police tighten security in Paris ahead of Euro 2016 final
    Jul10

    Police tighten security in Paris ahead of Euro 2016 final

    More than 5,000 French police are being deployed around the capital on Sunday ahead of the Euro 2016 football final between France and Portugal. Police officials in Paris said police will patrol the Stade de France stadium as well as the Fan Zones. About 1,900 officers will monitor the area near the Eiffel Tower, and another 3,400 the Champs...

    In good and bad, Europe can count on US, Obama says
    Jul09

    In good and bad, Europe can count on US, Obama says

    WARSAW — NATO leaders on Saturday agreed to face Russia with a mix of deterrence and dialogue, achieving a difficult consensus under U.S. leadership after a two-day summit, characterized by backroom compromise rather than bold conviction. “NATO is sending a clear message that we will defend every ally,” President Barack Obama said at the...

    Central and Eastern Europeans feel less like 2nd class NATO allies
    Jul09

    Central and Eastern Europeans feel less like 2nd class NATO allies

    WARSAW — NATO opened its doors to members from Central Europe in 1999, but the alliance’s military footprint made only the tiniest of toeholds in the region. The headquarters of a multinational Polish-Danish-German corps is located on the outskirts of the city of Szczecin, just 10 kilometers from Poland’s border with Germany. Since...

    How the world fell out of love with Obama
    Jul09

    How the world fell out of love with Obama

    The rest of the world fell as hard for Barack Obama as Americans did. Back in 2008, the same qualities in the 47-year-old senator from Illinois that excited U.S. voters enthralled people around the globe. He was a fresh face and a compelling orator. He had spent his childhood in the Asia-Pacific, and his skin color alone made billions of people...

    US expelled two Russian diplomats from Washington: media report
    Jul09

    US expelled two Russian diplomats from Washington: media report

    The United States expelled two Russian diplomats in response to an attack on an American diplomat in Moscow. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said two Russian officials – who have not been named – were told to leave the country on June 17, the BBC reported Saturday. Earlier last month, on June 6, a Russian policeman attacked the U.S....

    Obama gives worried allies a pep talk at NATO summit
    Jul08

    Obama gives worried allies a pep talk at NATO summit

    WARSAW — NATO leaders took pains Friday to demonstrate common resolve at the outset of a two-day summit overshadowed by concerns over European unity and alliance divisions about how to counter Russia’s territorial grabs. “This will be a landmark summit and the decisions we are going to take together will once again confirm that Europe and...

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