Digest (english)

Tuesday, 15 October 2019: EU avoids arms embargo on Turkey, EU approves German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor, Clashes in Barcelona over Catalan separatist leaders’ prison terms

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU avoids arms embargo on Turkey: EU foreign ministers have condemned Turkey’s military intervention in northeastern Syria but stopped short of agreeing on an EU-wide arms embargo. The EU warned Monday that Turkey’s military action undermined the stability and the security of the whole region, resulting in more civilians suffering and further …

Tuesday, 15 October 2019: EU avoids arms embargo on Turkey, EU approves German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor, Clashes in Barcelona over Catalan separatist leaders’ prison terms Weiterlesen »

Monday, October 14th 2019: Polish parliamentary elections, Brexit negotiations, Macron to meet Von der Leyen, Merkel calls Erdogan on Syria

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Poland elects PiS: On Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Poland, the far-right Law and Justice Party PiS has gained 43,6 per cent, according to the first exit polls. This implies that the ruling party can govern without a coalition partner, as it will receive 239 seats in the Sejm, while 231 are necessary …

Monday, October 14th 2019: Polish parliamentary elections, Brexit negotiations, Macron to meet Von der Leyen, Merkel calls Erdogan on Syria Weiterlesen »

Friday, 11 October 2019: EU countries urge Turkey to halt Syria invasion, Macron’s nominee for EU Commission post rejected, Johnson and Varadkar see possibility for Brexit deal

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU countries urge Turkey to halt Syria invasion: At a United Nations meeting, Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, the UK and Estonia called for an end to the Turkish offensive in Syria. They warned that new armed conflicts in northern Syria threatened the stability of the entire region, worsened the suffering of civilians …

Friday, 11 October 2019: EU countries urge Turkey to halt Syria invasion, Macron’s nominee for EU Commission post rejected, Johnson and Varadkar see possibility for Brexit deal Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 10 October 2019: Turkey starts offensive in Syria, Barnier thinks Brexit agreement is possible, Merkel at vigil outside Berlin’s New Synagogue

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Turkey starts offensive in Syria: Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery at Kurdish YPG targets in northern Syria on Wednesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive would aim to eliminate threats from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and enable the return of Syrian refugees in Turkey after the formation of …

Thursday, 10 October 2019: Turkey starts offensive in Syria, Barnier thinks Brexit agreement is possible, Merkel at vigil outside Berlin’s New Synagogue Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 09 October 2019: Timmermans pledges to tax polluting imports, Merkel says EU agreement on Brexit deal unlikely, Third day of climate protests

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Timmermans pledges to tax polluting imports: EU Commissioner-designate for European Green Deal Frans Timmermans, who will be responsible for climate issues in the new EU Commission, announced at a confirmation hearing in the EU Parliament on Tuesday that the EU will start work immediately on a tax on polluting foreign firms. Europe’s …

Wednesday, 09 October 2019: Timmermans pledges to tax polluting imports, Merkel says EU agreement on Brexit deal unlikely, Third day of climate protests Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, 08 October 2019: US troops withdraw from Syria ahead of Turkish offensive, German government accused of watering down climate bill, EU questions Facebook about Libra

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ US troops withdraw from Syria ahead of Turkish offensive: US troops have started withdrawing from positions in northeastern Syria on the border with Turkey, after the Turkish government announced it was planning a military offensive there. The US government said it would not support or be involved in the operation, and United …

Tuesday, 08 October 2019: US troops withdraw from Syria ahead of Turkish offensive, German government accused of watering down climate bill, EU questions Facebook about Libra Weiterlesen »

Monday, 07 October 2019: Finnish PM Rinne expects Brexit delay, Second whistleblower in Ukraine affair, German interior minister warns of refugee wave

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Finnish PM Rinne expects Brexit delay: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte remains unconvinced on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan after the two leaders spoke on the phone Saturday. Rutte said important questions remained about the British proposals. Talks between the UK’s top Brexit representative, David Frost, and EU negotiator Michel …

Monday, 07 October 2019: Finnish PM Rinne expects Brexit delay, Second whistleblower in Ukraine affair, German interior minister warns of refugee wave Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 02 October 2019: Pompeo rebuffs demands in impeachment probe, Romania proposes new EU commissioner, Austria’s Strache suspended from Freedom Party

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Pompeo rebuffs demands in impeachment probe: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resisted the Democrats’ demands for documents and testimony related to their impeachment inquiry regarding US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine. Pompeo asserted that the Democrats’ bid to swiftly schedule depositions did not allow enough time to properly …

Wednesday, 02 October 2019: Pompeo rebuffs demands in impeachment probe, Romania proposes new EU commissioner, Austria’s Strache suspended from Freedom Party Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, 01 October 2019: Greece to move refugees from overcrowded camps, Hungary nominates Varhelyi for EU commissioner job, Trump was warned over Ukraine affair

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Greece to move refugees from overcrowded camps: On Monday, the Greek government announced measures to deal with the increase in migration flows, one day after a fire in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesvos killed two people. The goal is for some 20,000 people to leave the squalid …

Tuesday, 01 October 2019: Greece to move refugees from overcrowded camps, Hungary nominates Varhelyi for EU commissioner job, Trump was warned over Ukraine affair Weiterlesen »

Monday, 30 September 2019: Johnson denies abuse of office, Trump criticises impeachment investigation, Kurz wins Austrian election

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Johnson denies abuse of office: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said there was no interest to declare regarding links with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri. It is alleged Arcuri had received favourable treatment due to her friendship with Johnson. The “Sunday Times” reported that Arcuri told friends that she had an affair …

Monday, 30 September 2019: Johnson denies abuse of office, Trump criticises impeachment investigation, Kurz wins Austrian election Weiterlesen »