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    Britain, 10 years on
    Jun23

    Britain, 10 years on

    With a weakened government and an uncertain future outside the EU, the U.K. is facing a generational challenge as it forges a future on its own. On the anniversary of its decision to leave, a POLITICO symposium asks what the next 10 years are likely to bring. Â * * * Britain, the awkward years In 1962, former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson...

    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....

    U.S. voices concern about violence against monitors in east Ukraine
    Jun22

    U.S. voices concern about violence against monitors in east Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was “deeply concerned” about a pattern of violence by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine targeting unarmed civilians of a European mission monitoring the conflict in region. …read more Source:...

    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...

    Oliver Stone on interviewing Vladimir Putin: “There are two sides to every story”
    Jun22

    Oliver Stone on interviewing Vladimir Putin: “There are two sides to every story”

    The director says his conversations with the Russian president, like all of his works, speak for themselves. “You’re going to start with this blogging bullshit?” Oliver Stone raises his voice at a reporter, a look of fury on his face. The director has been asked about the veracity of a video shown to him by the Russian president in his...

    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...

    Ukrainians now have more freedom of travel – but less freedom of thought
    Jun22

    Ukrainians now have more freedom of travel – but less freedom of thought

    Ukraine’s government is rightly concerned about Russian cyber aggression. But does that merit online censorship? Ukrainians have sacrificed so much in their bid to be recognised as fellow Europeans. Their struggle to extricate themselves from Russian domination is written in the blood of the Euromaidan protestors and the toll of its...

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