Digest (english)

Thursday, 31 October 2019: Chile cancels climate summit amid protests, Barnier says no-deal Brexit risk persists, Denmark gives go-ahead for “Nord Stream 2” gas pipeline

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Chile cancels climate summit amid protests: Chile has withdrawn as the host of the COP25 climate summit in December and the Apec trade forum in November. Weeks of riots over inequality in Chile have left at least 18 people dead. President Sebastian Pinera said he was forced to cancel both events due …

Thursday, 31 October 2019: Chile cancels climate summit amid protests, Barnier says no-deal Brexit risk persists, Denmark gives go-ahead for “Nord Stream 2” gas pipeline Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 30 October 2019: Britain set for 12 December election, Ukraine and separatist troops start withdrawal of troops, Leyen approves French and Hungarian commissioners

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Britain set for 12 December election: The UK is set to go to the polls on 12 December after MPs backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for an election. The bill is still to be approved by the Lords but could become law by the end of the week. If that happens, …

Wednesday, 30 October 2019: Britain set for 12 December election, Ukraine and separatist troops start withdrawal of troops, Leyen approves French and Hungarian commissioners Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, 29 October 2019: British parliament rejects election bid, Praise for outgoing ECB president Draghi, Two injured in France mosque shootings

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ British parliament rejects election bid: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening failed to get the House of Commons to support his call for an election, his third unsuccessful attempt since taking office in July. Johnson told MPs he will propose a short, one-off piece of legislation to trigger an election on …

Tuesday, 29 October 2019: British parliament rejects election bid, Praise for outgoing ECB president Draghi, Two injured in France mosque shootings Weiterlesen »

Monday, 28 October 2019: German politicians criticise minister’s behaviour during Turkey visit, EU budget chief wants to cut payments to Turkey, British opposition will back election if EU grants extension

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ German politicians criticise minister’s behaviour during Turkey visit: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu have rebuffed a plan by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for a UN safe zone in northern Syria. Maas dismissed the idea during a visit to Turkey, saying he heard everywhere he went …

Monday, 28 October 2019: German politicians criticise minister’s behaviour during Turkey visit, EU budget chief wants to cut payments to Turkey, British opposition will back election if EU grants extension Weiterlesen »

Friday, 25 October 2019: US welcomes Germany’s Syria proposal, Johnson seeks 12 December election, ECB President Draghi’s last meeting

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ US welcomes Germany’s Syria proposal: German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer presented to Nato her proposal for a security zone in northern Syria on Thursday. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the proposal would be in line with US calls for European countries to contribute more to their own security. While few details …

Friday, 25 October 2019: US welcomes Germany’s Syria proposal, Johnson seeks 12 December election, ECB President Draghi’s last meeting Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 24 October 2019: Germany defends vision of international security zone in Syria, Germany open for short Brexit extension, Syrian Kurd sets himself on fire outside UN refugee agency in Switzerland

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Germany defends vision of international security zone in Syria: Germany has reasserted the need for an internationally-run safe zone in northern Syria. German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, touted as a possible heir to Angela Merkel as chancellor, had suggested that international forces be used to create a security zone in northern Syria. …

Thursday, 24 October 2019: Germany defends vision of international security zone in Syria, Germany open for short Brexit extension, Syrian Kurd sets himself on fire outside UN refugee agency in Switzerland Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 23 October 2019: British MPs reject Brexit timetable, EU criticises Romania for not tackling corruption, Merkel backs plan for safe zone in Syria

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ British MPs reject Brexit timetable: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to fast-track his Brexit deal through parliament in time for next week’s 31 October deadline was blocked by MPs on Tuesday night, even after he threatened to pull it and press for a general election. MPs backed Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill – …

Wednesday, 23 October 2019: British MPs reject Brexit timetable, EU criticises Romania for not tackling corruption, Merkel backs plan for safe zone in Syria Weiterlesen »

Friday, 18 October 2019: EU leaders endorse Brexit deal, Turkey and US agree ceasefire in northern Syria, Catalan leader Quim Torra considers new referendum

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU leaders endorse Brexit deal: The leaders of the EU countries have formally endorsed the new Brexit agreement with the UK. The deal will have to pass in British parliament on Saturday. Members of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said they would not vote for the deal as it stood. …

Friday, 18 October 2019: EU leaders endorse Brexit deal, Turkey and US agree ceasefire in northern Syria, Catalan leader Quim Torra considers new referendum Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 17 October 2019: US stops sharing intelligence with Turkey, Start of new EU Commission delayed, Steps towards a Brexit deal

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ US stops sharing intelligence with Turkey: The US government has largely excluded the Turkish military from its international military coalition against Isis, with Turkey no longer receiving information from reconnaissance flights. The move comes amid US concerns that Turkey might be using the coalition’s findings for its fight against the Kurds in …

Thursday, 17 October 2019: US stops sharing intelligence with Turkey, Start of new EU Commission delayed, Steps towards a Brexit deal Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 16 October 2019: Russian troops patrol in northern Syria, Brexit deal still possible, Barcelona airport cancels flights after protests

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Russian troops patrol in northern Syria: Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe of having failed in the Syria conflict. He said the international community had left Turkey alone with the …

Wednesday, 16 October 2019: Russian troops patrol in northern Syria, Brexit deal still possible, Barcelona airport cancels flights after protests Weiterlesen »