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Europe needs new leaders who recognise the interests of the people and are capable of protecting them, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Monday.
Europe in need of new leaders, says Hungarian foreign minister


 
German MEP begins campaign in Athens after Alexis Tsipras claims he is ‘anti-Greek’

Manfred Weber has launched his campaign to become president of the European commission in Athens, but faced excoriating criticism from the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, before he had even arrived in the Greek capital.

In a tweet intended to cause maximum embarrassment for the German leader of the conservative European People’s party group in the European parliament, Tsipras insinuated that Weber harboured racist and authoritarian tendencies. He said that at the height of Athens’ debt crisis, Weber had pushed for “Grexit” and thus proved himself to be “anti-Greek”. #Greece #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Germany #Europeanelections #Europe #Worldnews


 
UK's biggest fishing trawler sails up Thames in Brexit warning #Fishingindustry #Fishing #Brexit #Conservation #EuropeanUnion #Environment #Europe #Food #Marinelife #Politics


 

Weber plant Aufbau 10.000 zusätzlicher europäischer Grenzschutzbeamten bis 2022

Weber stellt das Programm zum Wahlkampfauftakt der Europäischen Volkspartei (EVP) am heutigen Dienstagabend in Athen vor. Es ist quasi sein persönliches Regierungsprogramm im Falle seiner Wahl zum EU-Kommissionspräsidenten als Nachfolger von Jean-Claude Juncker.

"Enge Partnerschaft ja, EU-Mitgliedschaft nein" lautet Webers Motto in Hinblick auf die Türkei, deren Beitrittsgespräche mit der EU seit 2005 laufen, aber praktisch zum Erliegen gekommen sind. "Ich werde die Beitrittsverhandlungen mit der Türkei beenden", verspricht Weber in seinem Programm. Die Türkei entferne sich von europäischen Werten. Die EU-Mitgliedschaft sei daher "keine Option".
Das klingt doch schon einmal positiv. Ein generelles Einfrieren der Bzeiehungen wäre wohl für keine Seite sonderlich förderlich und gäbe unserem anatolischen Faschisten noch eine weitreichendere Handhabe über die Vorgänge im vord... show more


 

Manfred Weber promises/threatens to obstruct construction of Nord Strem 2 if elected EU Commission's president

"I am against this project. It's not in the interest of the European Union," he said. "As the head of the European Commission, I will use all available laws to block Nord Stream 2," the German centre-right European People's Party candidate told the paper.
True. I too am not interested in continuing to depend on Russian gas. We have to become independent from them so that we won't be that easy a target to Russian blackmailing. You know it is the worst kind of blackmailing you were ever going to experience.
Opinion polls ahead of the May 23-26 European elections show the EPP would remain the biggest party in the European Parliament, giving Weber a solid chance of becoming Commission president, though he may face resistance from governments who do not want to be bound to choose from among party leaders.

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Trump to visit France and England amid D-Day commemorations


Previous to his visit, I would like to demand every member of his administration to be briefed on what has happened during D-Day, so that we can avoid the fauxpas that we were sadly to experience the year before. We don't need any further exhibition of his administration's incapability to recall historic events of this expense. Thanks a lot!
Remember the outstanding relationship between Germany and the US: The Independent
“President Donald J. Drumpf and First Lady Melania Drumpf accepted the invitation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United Kingdom from June 3 to 5, 2019,” a statement said. “This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Drumpf will also participate in a
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Libertarian Claire Fox is one of five new candidates announced for European elections

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party has unveiled a former revolutionary communist who once supported Irish republicanism and opposed the Good Friday peace deal as among five new candidates announced for the European elections.

Claire Fox, who now styles herself a libertarian and is a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme, told the launch event she most likely only agreed with Farage on one issue – Brexit. #Brexitparty #2019Europeanparliamentaryelections #Europeanelections #Brexit #NigelFarage #EuropeanUnion #Europe #UKnews #Politics


 
Ukip MEP candidate blamed feminists for rise in misogyny #UKIndependencepartyUkip #Politics #Brexit #Feminism #EuropeanUnion #UKnews #Europe #JessPhillips


 
In the shadow of Brexit, Britain has become one front in a pan-continental battle for the soul of the European project

Elections to the European parliament can be awkward for admirers of the EU. A ballot in every member state is the most directly democratic feature of the union’s institutional architecture and such a poll should, in theory, bind millions of people in a sense of collective political enterprise.

In practice, it rarely feels that way. Awareness of the parliament’s functions is thin. Turnout is low. Parties tend to reserve their best candidates for domestic races. An election of apparently minor consequence invites protest voting, which yield MEPs who have no interest in doing the job properly. #Europeanelections #Brexit #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Hungary #Europe #ViktorOrbán #Thefarright


 
MPs vote to put pressure on Berlin as European parliamentary elections loom

Greece is poised to send Germany a formal diplomatic note detailing its demand for billions of euros in wartime reparations after MPs voted overwhelmingly for the emotive issue to be raised officially.

In a move bound to stir sentiment ahead of crucial European parliament elections, Athens vowed to pile pressure on Berlin, taking legal and diplomatic steps that will throw the spotlight on crimes committed during the brutal Nazi occupation. #Greece #Europe #Worldnews #Germany #AlexisTsipras #AngelaMerkel #Europeanelections #EuropeanUnion #Politics #Secondworldwar


 
Romanian hospitals in crisis as emigration take its toll #Depopulation #Romania #EuropeanUnion #Doctors #Europe #Worldnews


 
Time is running out for planet Earth, yet all our politicians can do is carp on about article 50 #Climatechange #Environment #Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections #2019Europeanparliamentaryelections #Opinionpolls #EuropeanUnion #Europeanelections #Europe #Worldnews #Politics


 
Life as the Guardian's Ireland reporter: my return home to a nation in flux #Membership #Ireland #Europe #Brexit #NorthernIreland #EuropeanUnion #Politics #Worldnews


 
Tory councillors refuse to campaign for next month's EU elections #Conservatives #Brexit #Europeanelections #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews


 
Why does the EU need a €13bn defence fund? It should be waging peace #EuropeanUnion #Armstrade #Europe #Defencepolicy #Politics


 
The Guardian view on Britain and the EU elections: get together to stay together | Editorial #Europeanelections #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #Article50 #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Politics #TheresaMay


 
The Slovenian MEP Alojz Peterle played the EU anthem, based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy, on his harmonica in the European parliament on Thursday, eliciting applause and cheers from colleagues. 'It is our responsibility to keep Europe together,' said the politician #Europe #EuropeanUnion


 
How the Irish backstop emerged as May's Brexit nemesis #Politics #NorthernIreland #Ireland #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Brexit #Foreignpolicy


 
Ex-MEP Clegg is sent stern letter accusing Facebook of ignoring how EU law works

Facebook’s head of global affairs, Sir Nick Clegg, has been told by the European Union to rethink some of the company’s rules aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference.

Věra Jourová, the European commissioner for justice, told the Guardian that the EU had a clear message for Facebook over its approach to ensuring greater transparency about who funds political adverts. #Facebook #NickClegg #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews


 
Former Ukip leader’s Brexit party can be stopped ‘only if Labour backs a people’s vote’

Labour’s Margaret Beckett has said Nigel Farage’s Brexit party will win the EU elections but claimed her party could beat him if they portrayed themselves as the natural home for remain voters.

Polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign suggested that the former Ukip leader’s new party was on course to top EU elections polls with a five-point lead, with remain voters split between Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Greens and Change UK. #Brexitparty #Europe #Brexit #NigelFarage #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews #VinceCable #MargaretBeckett


 
Andrzej Krauze on the Notre Dame fire – cartoon #France #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #NotreDame


 
Macron vowed to change the EU – but his chance may have gone | Shahin Vallée #EmmanuelMacron #France #Europe #EuropeanUnion #AngelaMerkel


 
Donald Tusk and Guy Verhofstadt clash over Brexit extension – video #Brexit #DonaldTusk #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Europeanelections #Foreignpolicy #Article50


 
Brexit weekly briefing: Tory support plummets as Halloween cliff-edge looms #Politics #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Worldnews #TheresaMay #Conservatives #Europe #Foreignpolicy


 

United We Stand, Divided We Fall


(This piece is from 2016 — how time flies — but with EU elections around the corner, the precious reader may find it still useful.)

The European Union is neither a sovereign country nor a community of sovereign countries, but merely a system established to allow sovereign member states to collaborate without the typical restraints of neighbouring political domains."

#Politics #EuropeanUnion #EU #Collaboration


 
Theresa May: no-deal preparations will continue despite Brexit delay #Brexit #TheresaMay #Politics #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Europe #Worldnews


 
High-ranking former European politicians urge the EU to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians

We are reaching out at a critical point in time in the Middle East, as well as in Europe. The EU is heavily invested in the multilateral, rules-based international order. International law has brought us the longest period of peace, prosperity and stability our continent has ever enjoyed. For decades, we have worked to see our Israeli and Palestinian neighbours enjoy the peace dividends that we Europeans have through our commitment to that order.

In partnership with previous US administrations, Europe has promoted a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the context of a two-state solution. To this date, despite subsequent setbacks, the Oslo agreement is still a milestone of transatlantic foreign policy cooperation. ... show more


 
More and more perpetrators get away with human rights violations and crimes against humanity. #MiddleEast #Qatar #UnitedNations #EuropeanUnion #Crimesagainsthumanity #Law


 
More and more perpetrators get away with human rights violations and crimes against humanity. #MiddleEast #Qatar #UnitedNations #EuropeanUnion #Crimesagainsthumanity #Law


 
Future remain campaign will be better than in 2016, say MPs #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #UKnews #Politics #Article50 #Europe #Labour


 
The European election could give UK voters the voice Westminster has denied them

Strange to say, but the 2019 European parliament election could turn into one of the turning points of British political history.

You might think it is obvious, in a modern democracy, that voters should be engaged in shaping the most profound change in our country’s international relationships for more than 50 years. And that a single vote nearly three years ago does not provide a basis on which party politicians, most of whom voted against the policy anyway, can claim the right to exclude the voters from the process.

Both Labour and Conservatives rightly fear that the party duopoly will not survive a more honest engagement with voters

Neither party has any plausible claim to represent a broad-based national view ... show more


 
As Nigel Farage flits overhead, a baying mob of Tories chases the withdrawal agreement into the swamp #Brexit #Europe #Foreignpolicy #NigelFarage #Politics #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Conservatives #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Timing of May’s ‘festival of Britain’ risks Irish anger #Brexit #Article50 #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics #TheresaMay #Ireland #Europe #Worldnews


 
What are the key dates between now and the new Brexit deadline? #Brexit #TheresaMay #HouseofCommons #Article50 #UKnews #Politics #Foreignpolicy #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews